Thursday, December 3, 2009

Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments

One wonderful way to make homemade ornaments is by crafting them from salt dough. With salt dough, you can create almost any type of ornament you want. It is simple enough for children to do, yet you can get a real professional look or create a tree full of theme ornaments, such as snowmen. Here is how to get started with creating salt dough ornaments.


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 cup warm water
4 tablespoons ground cinnamon** 

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg **

**(don't have to add but give off a nice scent and color)


1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

2.Mix flour and salt well. Gradually add water, stirring with a large spoon. Finish mixing with hands. Knead until soft and pliable.

3.Roll out on floured surface about 1/8 inch thick. Cut shapes with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets. With a toothpick make a hole in the top of the ornament for threading string. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) until hard, about 1 hour. Decorate with paint and varnish to preserve.
4.When your ornament is dry, you can paint and decorate it. Add a coat of varnish to add shine and preserve the ornament for future years.

1 comment:

  1. those are great! i googled salt dough ornament recipes and images and yours are just wonderful! :)


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