A Modern Twist on the Salt Dough Ornament | Black & White Style

Hi Friends!

I have been drowning in holiday, school, and life tasks this week. Whew!  I am betting  that a lot of you can relate.  For my son’s classroom holiday party I have volunteered to do an activity with the kindergarteners.  I have been brainstorming on ideas and  decided that DIY  Salt Dough Ornaments would be perfect.   Yesterday, I started creating the ornaments for the class party.  Today I decided to create one for myself, a modern twist on the salt dough ornament.  My black and white dough ornament is  shamefully easy to make that it would be silly not to give it a try. * Just a reminder, these are not edible.

Modern Salt Dough Ornament | Black & White Style

Modern Black and White Dough Ornament

So here is what you need to make salt dough ornaments.

4 cups of Flour

1  cup of Salt

1 1/2 Warm Water

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Mix flour and salt well. Gradually add water, stirring with a large spoon. Finish mixing with hands. Knead until soft and pliable.
  • Roll out on floured surface about 1/8 inch thick. Cut shapes with cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheets. With a toothpick make a hole in the top of the ornament for threading string. Bake at 325 degrees F  until hard, about 1 hour. Decorate, paint, draw and varnish to preserve.


I made a lot!  Once they were cooled off, I painted a star-shaped ornament with white acrylic paint.  Then with a sharpie marker I drew  little lines.


Crazy easy right?  Once it was done I strung a piece of black ribbon through the hole that I created with the toothpick.

Modern Black and White Salt Dough Ornament

Salt onamnet 2

So, how do you like my modern take on the simple salt dough ornament.

Dig out some stale flour from your pantry and give it a try.

XOXO Carmody

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