Salt Dough Ornaments (part 1)

Like most of you, I saw many Christmas recipes on Pinterest promising to be THE one with the perfect salt dough recipe. And I pinned a couple with the intention of trying them out to decide which one was lying. Unfortunately, we made them tonight on a whim and kinda made my own recipe by mixing the two ‘promised’ ones. They turned out like normal salt dough ornaments. But the thing that stood out the most was the laughing and creativity it inspired. I’ll post the recipe at the end of this post.

And just for fun, here is our experience documented in black and white. 






OK, I have to stop here and confess how hard it was for me at this point to let her roll, cut and scoop onto the pan. Mostly because I could make them look prettier and we all know that’s what this memory is about…watching mom do everything because I can make them pretty.


So I put my hands behind my back and stood behind her so she couldn’t see my impatience. And took a couple deep breaths. I have a thing with perfectionism with crafts…oh OK and a smidge of a control thing. 😉 Then I just took to the camera. Easier to be reminded of what I’m missing if I keep that attitude.



Salt Dough

1/2C Salt

1/2C Luke warm water

1C Flour

Mix and Kneed. Bake at 300’F for 20-25 min. And there you have it. Use your favorite cookie cutters.

**Tomorrow we paint, stamp and ribbon-ize!**