DIY Christmas Ornaments: Easy Salt Dough Cookies Stamped with Love

When Christmas season comes around, there’s no better way to celebrate than with some arts and crafts! If you’re looking for a fun and kid-friendly project that you can do at home, Simply Stamps has got you covered.

Our collection of holiday rubber stamps makes crafting easy and affordable while still maintaining a high-end look. We offer a variety of different designs so you can customize your own ornament to your liking! Follow our simple instructions below and create a Christmas ornament that is reusable for many years to come:

Stamped Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Warm Water

Makes about 12 ornaments – for decoration, please don’t eat them!


Step 1-

Measure out your flour, salt, and water – warm the water in the microwave for 1 minute.

Step 2-

Combine the flour and salt. Then, pour in the warm water and mix until everything is incorporated and a wet dough has formed.

Step 3-

Clean and flour your countertop, flour your rolling pin, then roll out the dough to be about a 1/2 centimeter.

Step 4-

Using your cookie cutters (or cup!), press into the dough – wiggle the cookie cutter in the dough to fully separate. You can also flour the top of the cookies before pressing into them so the cookie cutter doesn’t get stuck.

Step 5-

Place your cookie on a floured baking tray and poke out holes using a straw at the top of each cookie. You can either leave your cookies uncovered for three days to dry out, this is what we did, flipping them once a day. You can also bake them at 250°F for 90 minutes to 2 hours. Check on them every 30 minutes – they should be dry on the outside but still slightly bendy.

Step 6-

Once they’re dry, use your favorite Christmas stamps to decorate each ornament. We also used food dye to paint the smaller cookies.

Once your salt dough ornaments are decorated and looking ready for the Christmas tree, cut out 8 inch pieces of string to lace through the cookies. Hang them up and enjoy seeing your beautiful Christmas crafts on your tree!

Christmas Rubber Stamps

Have fun with your loved ones this holiday by DIY crafting your very own Christmas cookie ornaments! Find all sorts of Christmas and Holiday themed stamps to use and plenty more crafting stamps at Simply Stamps!

Happy Holidays from the Simply Stamps team! Make sure to check back for more unique DIY crafts that will spark your creativity.