Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

My cousin, Kristen and I are six months apart and our little boys are also six months apart. It was so much fun growing up together and now watching our boys together is so special! Briggs is such a sweetheart and I can only imagine all the fun he and Landon will have as they get older… and all the trouble they’ll get in together!

We finally got around to making handmade Christmas ornaments this year and it was so easy and fun, I want to share the recipe! There are tons of different recipes and instructions for salt dough ornaments on Pinterest, and we were really happy with the way these turned out!

You may notice that the holes are at the wrong end of some of our ornaments… and we really don’t have any excuse except #blonde and #pregnancybrain – and also, keeping toddlers out of trouble while trying to make happy Christmas memories! Hahaha honestly, I think it makes me love them even more!



  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Straw for poking hole
  • Ribbon for hanging
  • Paint for decorating


  • Mix together ingredients, kneading into a thick dough.
  • Sprinkle flour onto surface and rolling pin so dough doesn’t stick.
  • Roll out dough, just like you would sugar cookie dough.
  • Press baby’s hand or foot into dough, cut out around it, and use a straw to poke a hole for hanging.
  • Bake on lined baking sheet for 3 hours at 200 degrees.
  • Once cool, paint and allow to dry and attach ribbon for hanging.

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