homemade clay ornaments

It's really easy to make your own clay ornaments without spending a dime.

What you need:
-1 cup salt
-2 cups flour
-1 cup of really warm water
-cookie cutters or knife
-cookie sheet
-acrylic paint

What to do:
-Mix together salt and flour.
-Then slowly add in warm water.
-When it starts to thicken knead it on a floured surface.
-Roll it out and cut out shapes.  I used a butter knife, but cookie cutters work great too.
-Put them on a cookie sheet and bake at 250 for 3 hours.
-Once they have cooled you can start painting them!
These are fun to make with friends and family.  Why not make a party out of it?


  1. Love them! So adorable and handmade! Just what I like in my own home . . . thanks for sharing!

  2. think I shall be making our thanksgiving name cards out of these today! thanks!

  3. such a great idea, I will be starting getting ready my Christmas decorations and that gave me an idea

  4. I remember making these in Girl Scouts when I was a little girl! Would love for you to come link up to Made with Love Monday at Sew Chatty this week! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com/

  5. My sister and I used to make these when we were kids and I can't wait to pass along the tradition with my nephews and children of my own one day! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Those would look great on my gingerbread tree! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. Hi,
    I was wondering if you poke a hole in them for the ribbon before you bake them of after? Thank you! great idea!


  8. This is outstanding! Thanks for sharing. I have chosen this to feature as Lucky Linky of the week on Tuesday.
    :) Erin

  9. Yay - this is such a great idea! Thanks :)
    Also your wedding photos were beautiful!
    I enjoyed stopping by, feel free to visit my blog

  10. These are great!! I can't wait to make some with my niece. Congratulations on your anniversary! I had my one-year last week. I'm your newest follower! Feel free to stop by my blog too!


  11. I seriously love these ornaments. Cute, nostalgic, colorful, they win on all counts :)

    I'd love for you to share it on my first Holiday themed link party at my blog: http://bit.ly/h0FA83

    Hopefully I can feature this fund craft on a future blog post this month.

  12. Thank you all for the sweet comments. I made these when I was little too! I think I still have them.

    Alma: I poked the hole before I baked them.

  13. I have a recipe similar to this; the main difference is the flour to salt ratio (the old recipe has 4c. flour to 1c salt). I wondered if having less flour in it will make it expand less because yours look much better than the ones I used to make. Did yours expand much? Did any of the holes close up?