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Because this is just more fun!
I couldn't really afford Christmas ornaments this year so I decided to make my own. My oven didn't work so instead of baking these I let them dry naturally. No pictures for this tutorial, sorry!

Posted by Amocacushi from Chicago, Illinois, United States • Published See Amocacushi's 3 projects »

  • Step 1

    Mix your flour, salt and water until you get a dough like consistency. Add more flour or water as you feel needed until it is neither overly dry and sticky.

  • How to make a Christmas decoration. Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments - Step 2
    Step 2

    Depending on the color you want your ornaments to be mix in food coloring slowly. Or you can leave it the natural color it is.

    The chart on the left is very helpful, each number represents the number of drops.

    Knead the food coloring into the dough until it is consistently one color.

    Add more drops until it is the color you want.

  • Step 3

    Lightly flour your workspace before rolling out the dough. Flour the rolling pin as well to prevent sticking.

  • Step 4

    Roll out the dough until it is about 1/4" thick.

  • Step 5

    Cut out your desired shapes with the cookie cutters. Or you can press your hand into the dough for the Santa ornaments.

  • Step 6

    Take a toothpick and poke a hole at the top through each of your ornaments. This will be used to hang them.

  • Step 7

    Let your ornaments dry, preferably somewhere such as a windowsill. This process takes about 3-4 days to complete.

  • Step 8

    When the ornaments are dry and ready decorate them as you'd like =). I used sharpies, glitter glue, rhinestones and ribbon for mine.

    Don't forget to tie a string through the hole for hanging.

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Mochi Mochi
Mochi Mochi · Irwindale, California, US · 79 projects
They are so cute on your white Christmas.
Juanita  C.
Juanita C.
Agree with you. just love them

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