Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Glitter Salt Dough Ornaments

Glittering Salt Dough Ornaments

Glitters! Glitters, perfect for the Holiday season. I personally don't prefer using glitters, but we figured out a way to seal glitters from falling/scattering of the craft. About the glitters pack! Yeah! We got them in the holiday craft supplies package from Craftsprojectideas.com

Have you checked out Craftsprojectideas.com, they have a wonderful collection of Christmas crafts and the products used on the site are all sold at the Kids’ Crafts aisle in Walmart stores.

We reused the dough from the volcano mountain and the baking soda eruption play.

3 cups of flour(we ran out all purpose flour so we used wheat flour, it worked perfectly fine)
1 cup of salt
2 tablespoon cooking oil
1 cup of water

Mix 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, and 1 cup of water. knead the dough with 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.

It worked perfectly fine. You can also use the Salt dough recipe.

Salt dough Recipe:

1 cup of flour
1 cup of Salt
1/2 cup of water(add little by little)

Mix the flour and salt. Add the 1 cup of water little by little and Knead into a dough. If it is too sticky then add more flour.

Materials Used:
Tempera paint or Acrylic paint
Cookie Cutter
Salt dough
Painting brush
Gloss Lustre Mod Podge
Rolling pin

Steps Overview:

Roll out the dough on a flat surface/Place mat using a rolling pin.

Cut out different shapes using cookie cutters. Poke a hole on top of each shape with a straw so that a ribbon can be threaded later through the hole.

Place the cookie shapes on a Cookie tray and Bake at 250 degree for 2-3 hours or until they are completely moisture free. We did a mistake here, in a hurry I took some of them out and broke few. That made us to let them dry in the air for 24 hrs.

When dry, paint the ornament. We used tempera paint without diluting in water. Ignore the tooth pick impressions, I was trying to be extra crafty:-)

Let the paint dry for few minutes. We painted all the ornaments at a time and started with the first ornament which was little dry by the time. Apply a coat of Mod podge and sprinkle glitter. Shake off the excess.

After finishing all the other ornaments, Apply one more coat of Mod podge on top of the glitters. It helps to seal the glitters. Mod Podge gives a glossy finish too!
Seal glitter with mod podge

Thread with a thin ribbon and hang.


  1. I am super excited to try this acitivty this later in the month! Its such a fun acitivy an a great way to decorate the tree with memories!

  2. Each so beautiful I love the red glitter heart the most. You guys sure did have fun


  3. We love salt dough and salt dough ornaments are just fabulous! Yours turned out so well. Love all the glitter!

    Thank you for joining Kids Get Crafty!


  4. I'm going to do this with my lil one for xmas. Thanks for this.

  5. so beautiful and cute... Love the red heart and the tree.... !!! Lovely ideas !!

  6. Love this idea! I'd love for you to link up to my homemade in December Christmas Link Carnival.


  7. These are so cute and perfect for any age!
    ~Aleacia @ Dilly-Dali Art

  8. What a great idea...my children would love to do this. We often make biscuits but we have never made anything from salt dough. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. we just made our first batch of salt dough for ornaments over the weekend! LOVE it and can't wait to make more!!! the glitter is fabulous and thanks for the tip - we always have tons of stray glitter & it never seems to fully clean up, does it!

    Thanks for linking your idea to the Sunday Showcase last week. Hope to see you this week!


  10. I SO need to do these with my daughter! I'm going to "pin" this right now!

    And this is so perfect for my new linky party. I'd love if you would come by and share this (or any other fun activities) at my first Thrifty Thursday Linky Party this week! It is a place to specifically share FREE (or nearly free) learning activities. Come check it out!


  11. These are so beautiful...lovely .

  12. thank you i love these !

  13. Great idea to seal in that glitter with mod podge. Actually, I have never seen salt dough ornaments painted, I have always used food coloring in the dough. I love the way yours turned out. Thanks for sharing on Monday Madness.

  14. Congrats you win again :)

  15. just make these with my class. they loved it..thx

    1. Wow! That sounds great! Thanks for stopping by and Appreciate it!