Little Loft Project: Salt Dough Ornaments

Nothing says the holidays like a nice batch of salt dough, right? Not for eating (yucky!) but great  for creating homemade ornaments! 

Make some salt dough. Gather supplies + some stamps + glitter + cookie cutter.

Make some salt dough. Gather supplies + some stamps + glitter + cookie cutter.

If you have flour, salt and water, you can make this! Mix one cup of flour, one cup of water and a half cup of table salt together in a mixing bowl and knead it together into a ball. Hint: put some vegetable/coconut oil on your hands while kneading to combat the dryness of the salt.

Roll out the dough to 1/4 thickness and it's ready. There are many salt dough ornament variations. We went modern and used rubber stamps with NEON stamp pads. I chose some very basic graphic stamps but you could use things from home, corks, legos, bottle caps, bolts-anything that makes a cool print.

Rolling the dough to 1/4 inch is ideal for minimal drying time.

Rolling the dough to 1/4 inch is ideal for minimal drying time.

Gently press the inked stamp into the rolled dough. To get the best results be sure to wipe your stamp with a damp paper towel before using a new color. Think of this as a salt dough canvas!

Gently press the inked stamp into the rolled dough. To get the best results be sure to wipe your stamp with a damp paper towel before using a new color. Think of this as a salt dough canvas!

After you've created your cookie shapes use a straw to make a hole. 

After you've created your cookie shapes use a straw to make a hole. 

You'll want to bake the finished shapes for up to three hours in the oven at 200 degrees. When your shapes are dry add a coat of sealer (Mod Podge), a few sprinkles of glitter and some string. Instant homemade ornament!