Simple traditions are what make Christmastime the best time of the year. From trimming the tree to making homemade treasures, kids always look forward to the season. Today, I’m sharing a simple salt dough ornament tutorial that you can make this Christmas.

Why You'll Love this

You will love salt dough ornament garlands because they are simple and your kids will love making them.

What you'll need

– 1 cup all purpose flour – ¼ cup table salt – ½ cup water – 20 drop essential oils - Twine

Easy Steps for making Salt Dough ornaments

1. Mix flour and salt in a large mixing bowl 2. Add the water slowly and mix until the dough forms a ball 3.  Fold in a few drops of essential oil 4. Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and chill 5. Roll the dough out, cut with Cristmas cookie cutters, poke a small hole in the ornaments for twine 6. Bake in a 200°F oven for an hour or until dried out

Scent Combinations for Salt Dough Ornaments

One of the best parts of making salt dough ornaments is that you can add different scents to them so that they are even more festive!

How to make salt dough ornaments special

– Add food coloring so they are colorful - Use a patterned rolling pin to add a pattern to your ornaments - Cut them out with a monogrammed cookie cutter to make them personal – Use metallic food markers to decorate the ornaments

Unique ways to use Salt Dough Ornaments

– Use them as gift tags and write who gifts are for on them with a food marker – Make an advent count down by putting numbers on them and hanging them on a special tree as you go through advent

If you would rather not bake your ornaments, but instead let them air dry, you can make no bake salt dough ornaments. Depending on the conditions within your home, it make take anywhere from 3 to 7 days to fully dry your ornaments.