Christmas dough ornaments made at home are a fun, inexpensive, and fairly easy way of decorating your home during Christmas. Here are some great dough recipes and decoration ideas for you to use.
Dough ornaments are a fun way of decorating the Christmas tree and make for amazing Christmas decorations. This inexpensive, easy, do-it-yourself craft idea allows the entire family to get together and create the Christmas ornaments right from scratch.
Moreover, these homemade ornaments look great when sprayed with paint. What's more, they can last for ages as well. All you need for making these simple homemade decorations are dough of flour, salt, and water, and you are all set to cut out and bake your very own personalized Christmas ornaments, without having to spend a fortune.
Christmas Dough Ornaments Recipes
Christmas Salt Dough Ornaments
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 cup of water
How to Make
For making the salt dough ornaments, mix salt, flour, and water together, and knead the dough till it turns smooth. Using a rolling pin to roll out the dough to one-fourth thickness. Use a cookie cutter to shape the dough into your favorite Christmas ornaments.
Once you have cut the dough into desired shapes use edible food coloring to paint the ornaments. Now join together the different parts of the ornaments and with a toothpick puncture a hole on top so that you can hang it later.
You can leave the ornaments to dry by themselves or microwave it at 250 degrees for 2 hours. Once it is cooked, turn off the oven, and let the pieces dry. You can now use acrylic or spray paints to add sparkle to your homemade decorations. Once the paint has dried off, use a clear varnish. Attach a ribbon and tie a knot to hang the ornament on the tree.
Christmas Cinnamon Dough Ornaments
1 cup cinnamon
3/4 cup applesauce
ground cloves (optional)
How to Make
Mix the applesauce with the cinnamon to form a stiff dough. Roll to around one-fourth or one-eight thickness. You can use extra cinnamon for rolling the dough.
Using cookie cutters or knives, cut the shapes, and make a hole at the top of each one for hanging. Place these ornaments on a rack for four to five days for drying. Using acrylic paint, decorate the ornaments, and string on a piece of yarn or ribbon for tying the ornament on the tree.
Decorating Christmas Dough Ornaments
Decorating the homemade dough Christmas ornaments can be a fun affair for you and the children. You can shape the ornaments in the shape of gingerbread men with eyes buttons and belts, which can be stuck to the ornaments using glue.
For the dough Christmas wreaths, make dough ribbons and tie it to the wreaths.
One of the favorite dough ornaments is the Santa Claus. All you had to do was cut out Santa shapes and color it in red and white. Use a cheese grater to cut out long pieces that you can use for the beard.
Similarly, for making the candy cane add a few drops of red food coloring to the dough and a few drops of white into another roll of dough. Roll out the pieces into long rope like shapes using your hand, and then braid them together. At the end, curve the shape so that your ornament now resembles a candy cane.
For decorating the ornaments, you can use colored paper, glitter, and yarn for making the skirts, shirts, and other accessories. Candy pieces can be used as buttons, eyes, mouth, etc.
The ideas for decorating Christmas ornaments made from dough are endless. These homemade ornaments make for great handmade gifts for friends and family and also serve as great decorations for your wreaths, Christmas tree, and for trimming the presents.