DIY Salt Dough Ornaments {Glittery Snowflakes}

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These Glitter Salt Dough Snowflakes are adorable and so much fun to create! 




  1. Mix one cup of salt and one cup of flour in a bowl.
  2. While stirring, slowly pour in 1/2 cup of water. You want to mix in just enough to make the dough pliable, but not sticky.
  3. Split the dough in half.
  4. Mix blue glitter in one half and silver glitter into the other. 
  5. Knead the glitter into the dough with your hands. 
  6. Roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness. 
  7. Cut out snowflake shapes. 
  8. Add a hole in each snowflake/shape using the straw so you can hang it with ribbon later!
  9. Place the snowflake cutouts on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper (foil works too).
  10. Dry the cutouts. Bake at 250 degrees for 45+ minutes. Time will vary depending on how thick your ornaments are. A general rule of thumb is that for every 1/4″ of dough, bake time is 45-60 min. If your salt dough ornaments are thinner, bake for less time. Always bake for less and check throughout the process. You want to remove them from the oven BEFORE they start to brown (unless you prefer that as a “finish.”) Allow them to sit out on the counter for at least overnight to finish cooling and drying. 
  11. Thread a ribbon through the hole and hang them up.



  • You may not need to use the full 1/2 cup of water. If your dough seems particularly dry, you can add a few extra drops.
  • Add 3 to 5 tablespoons until you like the effect.
  • If your dough sticks, lightly flour your work area and rolling-pin.