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Handmade Holiday Crafts: Salt Dough Ornaments
December 10, 2013 6:02 pm | by

The holidays are by far my favorite time of year. I love all the baking, crafting, and gathering that it brings. With the holidays, there’s gifts. And what better way to show your appreciation for someone you love than with something handmade. DIY Salt Dough Ornaments are not only a perfect keepsake, but a great little present.  As always, if you don’t have the time to create a unique gift at home, a Cotton Babies gift certificate is a thoughtful solution.

Here’s What You Will Need:

4c. All-Purpose Flour

1c. Salt

1 1/2c. Warm Water (gradually added, as needed)


– Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit.

– Whisk together flour and salt in a large mixing bowl until the mixture is well combined.

– Gradually add water to mixture, while stirring with a large fork. Finish kneading dough with hands a place dough on a floured surface.

– Roll dough out, until its is about 1/8 of an inch thick.

– Using a bowl, butter knife, or cookie cutters cut out a circle shape (big enough to place your child’s handprint on).

– Place the cutouts on your cookie sheet and press your child’s hand gently on the dough. Using a straw or toothpick cut a small hole out of the top of the ornament to thread string through.

– Bake at 325 degrees fahrenheit until hard, about 1 hour or so. Let cool. Decorate with paint or glitter, thread string through hole and hang on tree!








About the Author

Emily is a Midwest native currently residing in North Dakota with her husband who is active duty in the United States Marine Corps and their sweet boy Asher Jude. She currently is a stay at home mama due to her husbands busy military schedule. She enjoys crafting, shopping, and of course blogging on her personal blog Everything Emily. Emily's little guy is the light of her life and she loves sharing tips, tricks, and life experiences with other mamas. Instagram: @emilyloeffelman



  • Deah Harambasic said...
    December 19, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Perfect last minute gift for the grandparents–having a baby opens up a world of gift-giving options!

  • gary thompson said...
    December 12, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Brilliant and what a great idea…I am calling my wife to do the same thing with our son!