Salt Dough Snowflakes

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.

Things You’ll Need

Flour

Salt

Rolling Pin

Snowflake Cookie Cutters

Water

Mixing Bowl and Spoon

Toothpick

Jute Twine or String

White Spray Paint

Salt Dough Snowflakes Tutorial

Salt Dough Snowflakes Hung on the Tree- full tutorial in post

How to Make Salt Dough Snowflake Ornaments

Total Time: 1 hour

  1. Make Salt Dough

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    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.

  2. Roll Out Dough and Make Snowflakes

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    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.

  3. Bake Snowflakes

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    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.

  4. Paint Salt Dough Snowflakes

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    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.

  5. Tie on String and Hang

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    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!

Making Salt Dough Snowflake Ornaments - full tutorial in post
Salt Dough Snowflakes Hung on the Tree- full tutorial in post
Salt Dough Snowflakes Hung on the Tree- full tutorial in post

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! 🙂

Xo Karen