How to make easy salt dough snowflakes for the holidays! These look so pretty on your tree or made into a garland.
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Today we are making salt dough snowflakes! These might just be my favorite salt dough ornaments ever. I just love the pop of white against my dark green Christmas tree. And, because these are so cheap to make, you can make a whole bunch and really make a statement.
You only need a few simple ingredients and materials for these. First, you want to check out my super simple recipe for the best salt dough ornaments. I’ll post it below for convenience.
Salt Dough Snowflakes Tutorial
How to Make Salt Dough Snowflake Ornaments
Total Time: 1 hour
Make Salt Dough
The first step is making salt dough! This couldn’t be easier. The basic recipe is 2 cups of flour to 1 cup of salt. Mix these together in a bowl. Then, slowly add in water and mix until you have a dough consistency. It shouldn’t be sticky and it shouldn’t be crumbly and dry. I use basic white flour and Morton’s iodized salt.
Roll Out Dough and Make Snowflakes
Sprinkle some flour on your rolling surface and roll the dough out until it’s a little less than 1/2 inch thick. Use your snowflake cookie cutters and cut out the shapes. DON’T FORGET: Use a toothpick to make a hole in the snowflakes that you can use later for hanging.
Place your snowflakes on a baking sheet with parchment or a Silpat and bake them at 200 degrees for about 30 minutes. If they don’t seem totally done when you pull them out, you can leave them out to air dry.
Paint Salt Dough Snowflakes
After your snowflakes are totally dry, you can use acrylic paint or spray paint to paint them white or any color you like. I find it takes a couple of coats of spray paint – the first coat absorbs a bit into the salt dough.
Tie on String and Hang
You can spray your salt dough with Take a piece of string and thread it through the hole in your snowflakes. Tie the top into a knot and hang them on your tree!
How to Store Salt Dough Ornaments
Salt Dough ornaments can last years if you store them the right way. I store mine between pieces of wax paper and keep them in our guest room closet with the rest of the ornaments. They are stored at normal room temperature, nothing too hot or too cold. I learned this from Martha Stewart!
I hope you guys enjoyed this tutorial! Happy Crafting! 🙂