Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments

Last week on Thanksgiving my mother in law was cleaning out things that she no longer needed or used and I seen these two beautiful boxes that sparked my imagination. I was tossing everything out the boxes when my 11-year-old point out some nail polishes and told me not to toss them. We kept them along with a few eye shadows and yesterday we used them for a project. We made some Salt dough holiday ornaments for our tree.

We used the basic salt dough recipe to make these ornaments and set the oven for 200 and let them bake until they were hard.

Materials needed:

  • Salt dough
  • Holiday cookie cutters (This is the set that we have 101 Cookie Cutter Set)
  • Festive colored nail polish
  • Old eye shadow

Painting a candy cane salt dough ornament

We made the dough and used the cookie cutters to cut out shapes. After they made the shapes I used a skewer to poke a hole in the top of each one then placed them in a 200-degree oven and forgot that they were there until I smelled them. We placed them on a wire rack and let cool. After cooling, we used the nail polish to decorate them. We were missing a few colors so we used acrylic paint for the colors that were missing.

We like the ones that we used the nail polish on better because the have a shimmer to them that our acrylics matte or glossy couldn’t achieve.

Well, that’s it. This was one of my quick posts to share what we have been up to.

Salt Dough Ornaments Pinnable Image


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5 Responses to Salt Dough Holiday Ornaments

  1. Lauren says:

    we love making salt dough ornaments BUT we’ve never thought to decorate them with nail polish. Thanks for sharing with the FrugalMommas team!
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  2. Ashley says:

    Great idea with the nail polish! I think some salt dough ornaments are in order for this year 🙂
    Ashley recently posted…Letter to SantaMy Profile

  3. using nail polish is genius! Love salt dough ornaments too!
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