What you need:
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tbl cinnamon
1/2 cup very warm water
Mix the flour, cinnamon and salt together in a mixing bowl.
Add the warm water and mix with your hands until dough forms.
Roll the dough onto a lightly floured surface. I made my ornaments about 1/4 inch in thickness.
I bought a bag of Christmas cookie cutters from the local Dollar Tree and used the star shape to make my ornaments.
Different recipes that I've read for salt dough ornaments say letting dry overnight versus baking at low heat in the oven. Because I am inpatient and wanted to decorate our Christmas tree ASAP, I decided to take a chance and bake them. I baked the ornaments in the oven at 200 degrees for about 2 1/2 hours, turning them about every 30 minutes. Unfortunately the way that they baked it changed the color of the ornament, as you can see in the picture below. Of note, I also made special handprint ornament which I left out of the oven to dry overnight and as it has started to dry the same change has occurred. I think it may this dough recipe in particular. I would make it again without the cinnamon I think.
Since the color changed when I baked them, I decided to paint the stars gold. I used acrylic paint left over from my first set of glass ornaments that I painted back in 2013!
I made a loop of red gift wrapping ribbon through the whole that I made in the ornament before baking so that I could hang these beauties on the tree!
And VOILA! I will definitely make more ornaments like these next year to add to the collection of ornaments that I have amassed over the past 4 years.
Our Christmas Tree this year. So excited to kick off this holiday season!