How to Make Salt Dough Christmas Cookie Ornaments.

by Toni Burks-Grijalva

Here is a fun project that the entire family can enjoy. Fast, easy and inexpensive. Hope you enjoy !


  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Cookie cutters
  • Glossy Accents, 3D Matt Medium, Mod Podge etc.
  • Minx-Allure Bankroll, Enchanting, Majestic
  • Velvet - Cotton Candy, Cotton
  • Sorbet-Sunshine
  • Stone Effects-Brick
  • Metal Effects-Gold, Silver
  • Seed Beads
  • Assorted glitter
  • Twine or Jute
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    All you need is 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup water.... this makes approx 12 cookies depending on the size of cutter.

    Step 2

    Mix with your hands well.

    Step 3

    Dough should look like this, flour your counter space and roll out to about 1/8" thick. Dough should look like this, flour your counter space and roll out to about 1/8" thick.

    Step 4

    Get out your cookie cutters and let's have some fun. Once cut, place on ungreased cookie sheet.

    Step 5

    Before backing, using a skewer, straw or chop stick, place a hole at the top of ornament to run twine through. Make sure not go put the hole too close to the edge of cookie.

    Step 6

    All ready to bake. Place in 250 degree oven for 4 hours or the lowest setting your oven will go.

    Step 7

    To prep your cookies, give your cookies a coat of white acrylic paint or gesso.

    Step 8

    You can use any of the following to achieve the look I got, I used all of these and more. AA's Mud provides a thick frosting look which is really neat also.

    Step 9

    Taking your Minx Shimmering Inks, place drops in your medium.

    Step 10

    You will paint on your Minx colored medium and then immediately apply your glitters. Allow to dry.

    Step 11

    This is Minx-Enchanting added to Cotton Candy Dimension Velvet paint for a fun frosting look.

    Step 12

    Sprinkled with tinsel glitter really makes it pop.

    Step 13

    Add seed beads to look like candy sprinkles.

    Step 14

    Here are some that are sitting waiting to dry.

    Step 15

    Now lets add a bit more fun to our cookies. I used Snow-Tex to give a snow effect to my trees. For the finishing touch I used bakers twine to hang the ornaments on the tree.

    Step 16

    The Snow-Tex gives that fun snowy look to your cookies.

    Step 17

    I used a tiny brush and Sorbet-Black Leather for details on my little bears.

    Step 18

    To make the pearl effect I gobbed on Velvet - Cotton and allowed to dry in peaks.

    Step 19

    And there you go, the children can get wild with these cookies, super easy and inexpensive.

    Step 20

    Hope this has inspired you to get creative with your crafts in the kitchen.

    Step 21

    The best part about these cookies is they don't cause you to gain weight.... lol because their not edible.

    Step 22

    Warm wishes for a wonderful Christmas season.

    Step 23

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