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DIY christmas ornaments

Gingerbread Salt Dough Ornaments

Make gingerbread cookie cutouts that will last for years to come! These salt dough ornaments look like gingerbread cookies but last longer!48
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 48 cookies


  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup ground cloves
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 1/5-2 cups water
  • 15 drops essential oils


  • Combine the dry ingredients. Add flour, salt, cinnamon and cloves to a large bowl. Whisk to eliminate any clumps.
  • Put aside 1/4 cup of the dry ingredients to use for rolling out the dough.
  • Place 2 cups of water in a pitcher or glass measuring cup. Add essential oils to the water. You can use any ones you'd like. But I used Christmas Spirit, Nutmeg and Ginger.
  • Gradually pour water into the dry ingredients, stirring to combine. You will want to use your hands towards the end and knead like you would bread dough.
  • Once the dough is mixed thoroughly, place onto a floured surface (using the reserved flour mixture). Roll out to 1/4" thick and use cookie cutters to cut out dough. Place on baking sheet and bake in 300 degree oven for 1 hour.
  • Once the "cookies" have cooled, decorate using acrylic paint, paint pens, glue and glitter.