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Real Mom Talk: Christmas Crafts
December 23, 2022 12:35 pm | by

PicMonkey CollageMy kids and I decided to make homemade Christmas ornaments using salt dough this year. We haven’t done this before, and I really wanted to start doing things that I’ll be able to keep and look at years from now.

Are you wondering how to make great salt dough? All you’ll need is flour, salt, water, a rolling pin, and cookie cutters. Then, if you want to paint your ornaments (we did!), then you’ll also need some paint and paintbrushes. We also made our ornaments scented, although after painting them, they weren’t scented anymore but it was fun while rolling them out.


  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 10-15 drops of essential oil (optional)

Mix the salt, flour, water, and essential oil together. Roll out the dough to your desired thickness. Have fun with the cookie cutters and place on to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Be sure to put a small hole in it somewhere for a hook or ribbon to hang on the tree. In a preheated oven (250° F), let the ornaments dry out for about 2-3 hours, depending on the thickness. After cooling, you can decorate as you please!

The girls loved making these! We made trees, gingerbread men, stars, snowflakes, and I traced their hands too! I can’t wait to hang them up on our tree for years to come!

About the Author

Amanda is a stay-at-home mom of three who keep her on her toes! Her family resides in Columbus, Ohio — the Buckeye state! She ventured into cloth diapering a little "late," but is a firm believer in "better late than never!" Amanda enjoys her morning coffee, spending time with her littles, buying too many cloth diapers, much-needed pedicures and the rare date night with her husband. Get to know Amanda on her personal blog, Fluff Bum Babies. Instagram: @FluffBumBabiesMama


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