I was really looking forward to making more homemade ornaments this year! After looking over the post from last year, I mixed up the dough and realized… that recipe is not that great. The proportions are all off and the fact that I made them in the microwave was the reason they came out so crappy. Not that Lorelai cares, but my standards have raised a little in the past year – lol!!
So, let’s try this AGAIN! We re-did them and they came out really nice. I still need to pick up some ribbon to hang them on the tree (hence no pictures of them up).
Homemade Salt Dough Ornaments Recipe:
- 2 cups of flour, plus a little extra
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 1/2 cup of warm water
- cinnamon (optional, but strongly recommended)
- paint (acrylic)
- something to poke holes in the ornaments (I used a bobby pin.)
- Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
- Mix ingredients well with a hand or stand mixer until well blended.
- Liberally flour your work surface and rolling pin.
- Dump dough onto the work surface and roll out to about a 1/4″ thickness. Add extra flour if necessary, sometimes the dough will be too sticky to roll.
- Cut out shapes with Christmas cookie cutters and (carefully) pick up and lay them on a baking sheet. Re-roll extra dough and cut out more shapes.
- With a pointy object (I used an unused bobby pin), create the hole for ribbon. Make sure the hole goes all the way through. I just stuck the end of the bobby pin in and moved it in a circular motion to create a little hole ~ not hard at all!
- Bake for 4-6 hours in the oven. This will take out all of the moisture. I baked mine for 4 hours on one side and then flipped and baked for 2 more hours.
- Once baked through, allow to cool and then paint with acrylics.
- Attach ribbon, you’re done!