DIY Salt Dough Christmas Tree Ornaments

My Christmas music is playing in the background and I’m totally in the mood to create some more of these adorable DIY salt dough Christmas tree ornaments with my kids.

Have you ever made your own salt dough ornaments? It’s so easy, and you’ll end up with some super-cute ornaments like these!

DIY Salt Dough Christmas Tree Ornament - easy and cute holiday ornaments - great for kids!

DIY Salt Dough Christmas Tree Ornaments

I really love making salt dough ornaments each holiday season because they are so simple to make.

It’s a great way to let your kids get hands-on—literally! they will love helping you mix up the dough, roll it out, and use cookie cutters to create their ornaments.

DIY Salt Dough Christmas Tree Ornament - easy and cute holiday ornaments - great for kids!

We chose to make salt dough Christmas trees today, but you can certainly use any shape cookie cutter you’d like to create your salt dough ornaments.

If you don’t have any Christmas cookie cutters, just use a glass to cut out circles and create decorated round ornaments!

DIY Salt Dough Christmas Tree Ornament - easy and cute holiday ornaments - great for kids!

The holiday season can become so busy and stress-filled, that making these easy ornaments are a great way to unwind for kids and adults alike.

DIY Salt Dough Christmas Tree Ornament - easy and cute holiday ornaments - great for kids!

I find it so relaxing to just hang out with my kids and get creative while crafting. It’s also a really wonderful way for me to bond with my little ones.

DIY Salt Dough Christmas Tree Ornament - easy and cute holiday ornaments - great for kids!

You can create a very traditional Christmas tree design, like the ones pictured here, or you can go crazy with paint to make fun, decorated trees.

You can also use some glue or a hot glue gun (supervised, of course) to add sequins or beads to your salt dough Christmas tree ornaments to jazz them up more.

DIY Salt Dough Christmas Tree Ornament - easy and cute holiday ornaments - great for kids!

I hope you’ll stay tuned to my blog over the coming weeks as I continue to bring you some really fun and easy DIY Christmas ornaments. You can also follow along on Instagram to check out all the Christmas crafting fun! :)

DIY Salt Dough Christmas Tree Ornament - easy and cute holiday ornaments - great for kids!

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Merry Christmas!

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DIY Salt Dough Christmas Tree Ornaments

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • Christmas Tree Cookie Cutters
  • Green & Gold Craft paint, or desired colors
  • Paint Brush
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Instructions:

  1. Begin by mixing together flour and salt. Slowly add water and mix until combined and is a dough-like consistency.  Roll out to ¼ inch thickness. Using your cookie cutters cut out Christmas tree shapes.  The amount of ornaments you get will be determined by the size cookie cutters you use.  
  2. Place on a parchment paper covered baking sheet and bake in the oven at 200 degrees F for 3 hours or until dried.
  3. Paint your Christmas trees with your desired paint colors.  Hot glue on embellishments such as ribbons & buttons.  Glue on a small piece of string or ribbon for hanging.
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DIY Salt Dough Christmas Tree Ornament - easy and cute holiday ornaments - great for kids!

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6 comments

  1. These are really cute. I remember making these salt dough type ornaments many years ago. It is super easy and non toxic. The ornaments last a long long time too.

    Rating: 5
  2. These are simple to make. I have some salt dough ornaments that I made over 30 years ago and they look brand new. I used acrylic paint on them. As long as they are stored in a dry place they keep well.

  3. Do the ornaments last from year to year?? I’m thinking they could mold… or bugs could get at them…. maybe spray them with clear gloss after decorating?? whats your opinion??

  4. These were my favorite thing to make when I was growing up. One thing my mom did, was bend a paperclip or piece of wire into a “U” shape and stick it in the top of the ornament before baking, that way there was a little built in hanger. My 7-year old nephew and I are definitely making these this year!!

  5. I always wondered how people made these !! That’s awesome. Thank you!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    http://www.askawayblog.com

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