Cinnamon salt dough ornaments are such a fun and easy way to get into the Christmas spirit!
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My kids and I had a blast making our ornaments and they smelled amazing while they baked. I absolutely love the smell of cinnamon and it is the perfect Christmas scent.
Another great thing about these ornaments is that they can easily be made from common pantry items. There’s not any special ingredients and you probably have everything you need at home already.
💚 Why you’ll love this craft
These cinnamon salt dough ornaments are so easy to make with common pantry ingredients. There is no applesauce needed to make these ornaments either.
They are such a fun Christmas activity to do with kids and they smell amazing too!
💭 Are these edible?
These ornaments aren’t for eating even though they smell really good. They are for decoration only and I definitely do not recommend eating these since they would taste super salty.
📋 What ingredients are needed to make these ornaments?
To make the dough for the cinnamon salt dough ornaments you will need:
- Flour: You will need all purpose flour.
- Salt: You will need a lot of salt for this recipe.
- Ground cloves (optional): These are optional but you can add a few cloves in for a more fragrant ornament.
- Warm water
- Cookie cutters of your choice
- Baking sheet
- Non-stick spray or parchment paper: Just a reminder to use parchment paper and NOT wax paper.
- Straw or toothpick
- Twine, string, or ribbon to hang the ornaments
🥣 How to make these ornaments
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well with a large wooden spoon or a spatula.
Roll the dough out and use cookie cutters to make the desired shapes.
Use a toothpick or a straw (depending on how large of a string or ribbon you will use to hang the ornament) to poke a hole towards the top of your ornaments.
Bake at 200 degrees for two hours on a greased baking sheet or on parchment paper (not wax paper).
Let cool and then hang on your Christmas tree using ribbon, string, or twine.
💬 What kind of cookie cutters do I need?
You can use any type of cookie cutter. I have a Christmas themed set of cookie cutters but my son also wanted to make a few dinosaur ornaments which I thought was really cute.
If you have a theme for your Christmas tree then you could totally customize the ornaments you make.
🎅🏼 Craft FAQs
You can totally paint these ornaments once they are cooled. I decided to keep it simple and just keep our ornaments as-is. Acrylic paint would work best if you want to be extra crafty and paint your ornaments.
You don’t have to seal them but if you’d like to, you can use mod podge.
These ornaments can last for years if you keep them cool and dry.
These bake in the oven for two hours at 200 degrees.
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Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments
- Baking sheet
- Cookie cutter
- Straw or toothpick
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup salt
- ½ cup warm water
- ¼ cup ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves (optional, for smell)
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
- In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well with a large wooden spoon or a spatula.
- Roll the dough out and use cookie cutters to make the desired shapes.
- Use a toothpick or a straw (depending on how large of a string or ribbon you will use to hang the ornament) to poke a hole towards the top of your ornaments.
- Bake at 200 degrees for two hours on a greased baking sheet or on parchment paper (not wax paper).
- Let cool and then hang on your Christmas tree using ribbon, string, or twine.
- Our dough was crumbly at first but as we worked it with our hands it came together more. If it still seems crumbly, add one to two tablespoons of water.
- If your ornaments still seem soft, let them air dry for 24 hours.
Made these with my kids yesterday. Set my oven to 200, it took about 2 1/2 hours to dry thinly rolled thick ornaments and 4 hours to dry ones 2x as thick. We also made hand print keepsake gifts that we are still waiting on to be dry. These are roughly 1/4 inch thick.
Wow very unique idea of making ornaments with dough salt and cinnamon.
I’ve never made salt dough ornaments before, but you make it look easy! I might have to try this with my kids this year!
Theae surprisingly last a very long time. My son made one when he was 3 in preschool and theee years later it’s still a good ornament!
We used to make these all of the time when I was little! My husband and I definitely need to make these for Christmas this year.
Going to have to give these a try! So cute 💛
This looks so fun! Definitely want to try it with my son this coming holiday season.