DIY: Salt Dough Christmas Family Tree Ornament
Want a Christmas ornament that represent your family? Why not make one with your family’s fingerprints and create a Christmas Family Tree Ornament?!
The salt dough recipe:
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup salt (I used table salt for this. If you only have sea salt, click here to see what the end result will look like.)
- 1/2 cup warm water
Pour flour & salt in a medium mixing bowl and add warm water a little at time while you mix until it forms a dough. Put the dough on a clean flat surface. Use a rolling pin to make it flat and about 1/4 of an inch thick. Use a Christmas tree cookie cutter or just cut the shape with a knife. Use a drinking straw to puncture the top of the dough to form a hole.
Have your family push their fingerprints on the Christmas tree.
If you want your family’s last name on it, go ahead and use rubber letter stamps.
Leave it out to air-dry (1-2 days) or put in the oven at the lowest temperature for about 2 hours. Keep on checking the oven to make sure the dough does not crack or gets too dry. Flip the dough over halfway.
Once it is dry, start painting the fingerprints with each family member’s favorite colors and add decoration. I painted tiny colorful ornaments and made the fingerprints look like big ornaments. Thread the ribbon through the top hole and tie it into a bow.
Put it up on the Christmas tree and show off your handmade Christmas Family Tree ornament!
*The name on the Christmas Family Tree ornament has been changed for privacy reasons.
Did you make any Christmas ornaments to represent your family? If so, what are they? If not, I hope this give you an idea to make your own!