Today I wanted to share with you a fun and easy way to create your own scented ornaments and garlands. This salt dough recipe is super easy and you can create, really, whatever kind of ornaments you want.
What you will need:
3 cups of flour
1 cup of cinnamon
1 cup of salt
1 1/2 cups of water
cinnamon leaf essential oil
First you want to combine 2 cups of flour with the salt and cinnamon. Whisk it together with a fork to make sure there are no lumps in the powder mixture.
Now you want to drop 8-15 drops of you essential oils into the water. Once you water and oil is combined gradually add the water to the dry ingredients.
Start to knead the flour and water till it forms a dough then dump it on to a flat surface and roll it out with a rolling pin.
Use cookie cutters to cut whatever shapes you want for ornaments. I wanted to make gingerbread men garlands so I used gingerbread men. For the holes, for hanging or stringing up your decorations, use a straw to poke holes in the soft dough. If you want to use whole cloves for extra scent you can create designs on your ornaments before you put them in the oven.
Once you have cut out and placed your ornaments onto a cookie sheet bake in the oven at 300 degrees for 30-40 minutes. When you remove them from the oven let them cool completely before you try to paint, glitter, or hang any of them.
As you can see they turn out pretty cool and there a lot of different ways to hang and use them. I tried gingerbread garlands 2 ways, the first is the traditional horizontal style the second I went for a vertical chain thing. Both turned out pretty cool, these ornaments are great to add to a present or put on the tree to make it smell. I had a lot of fun creating this DIY let me know if you try it!