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DIY Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments & Gift Tags

by agent72

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! Here in Australia the sun is shining, the temperature is rising, and the much needed 2020 Christmas Spirit can be felt everywhere! The only downside to Christmas when living full time in a caravan, is the lack of space to accumulate and store all the gifts and goodies in preparation for the big day. On the up side it allows you to get creative, and these DIY salt dough decorations and gift tags are a super easy, (inexpensive) and great fun way to gift a homemade present to the ones you love!

Watch our full episode below to see us in action making salt dough ornaments and gift tags!


1 cup salt

2 cups flour

1 cup water

Essential Oil of choice

Decorations of choice – glitter, food colouring, stamps & ink pad etc


Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until a smooth dough forms (you may need to use your hands and we find this very therapeutic!).

We added 20-30 drops of a beautiful Christmas blend of essential oils to make the dough smell delicious!

Roll out the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper to approximately 1cm thick, then cut out shapes using cookie cutters. Make a small hole in the top of each ornament/gift tag using a drinking straw, and leave to air dry for 2-3 days, or bake in a low heat oven or Weber BBQ until dough hardens.

Once dry, thread twine or ribbon through the holes and hang on the Christmas tree or use as gift tags on presents.

* When cooking with essential oils we recommend using only the highest quality, purest oils available. We choose ,,dōTERRA Essential Oils for this reason.

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