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Salt Dough Ornaments


Salt Dough Ornaments

Roll out salt dough, cut shapes with cookie cutters, and bake until hard. Then you can paint your own designs on the ornaments.

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Salt dough is one of the easiest things in the world to make, and you can create just about anything from it. Use it with cookie cutters to make your own Sabbat ornaments.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour


  • 4 Cups flour
  • 1 Cup salt
  • 1 ½ Cups hot water
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil


Combine the salt and flour, then add the water until the dough becomes elastic. Add the oil at this time and knead the dough (if it's too sticky, add more flour). Once it's a good consistency, make your decorations with cookie cutters. Bake ornaments at 200* until hard (about 20 - 30 minutes). Once they've cooled, paint them with designs and symbols, and seal with clear varnish.

If you're planning to hang them, poke a hole through the ornament BEFORE baking them. Then after you've varnished them, run a ribbon or thread through the hole.

More Yule Ornaments to Make:

  • Yule Sachet - Make an Herbal Sachet for Yule: This sachet is simple to make, and combines some of the most delightful scents of the season. Make them small and hang on a tree, make them a bit larger and give as gifts!
  • Pipecleaner Pentacles - Make a Pentacle Ornament: This is a super-easy craft project you can get your kids working on, and have them create a whole bunch of pretty pentacles to hang around your house during the Yule season.
  • Pinecone Ornaments: The pine cone has long been a symbol of the winter solstice. Make these nature-friendly ornaments to sparkle and shine during your Yule celebration.
  • Yule Spell Ornament: If you're hanging up ornaments for Yule, why not make some of them magical? Use basic craft supplies to create a magical spell ornament for your Yule decorations!

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