DIY Snowflake Cookie Ornaments | Easy Christmas Craft

It’s time for more awesome candy-themed Christmas crafts to sweeten up your holiday! Today, you can save money and dress up your tree with these DIY snowflake cookie ornaments. You probably even have everything you need to make them (except the sprinkles) in your craft room already!

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It’s Day 6 and we are sharing DIY Ornament Ideas!

Pink Snowflake Cookie
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These ornaments are what sparked the theme for my projects for this year’s 12 Days of Christmas blog hop. I saw the one above on Hobby Lobby’s website and fell in love (they are no longer available online). Unfortunately, I need a lot of them for my tree and couldn’t justify the the price tag.

Enter the idea to make my own. They turned out fantastically and, bonus, come at a fraction of the price! If you’re looking for a budget friendly way to adorn your candy tree this year then these beauties are for you.



Glittery Snowflake Cookie Ornaments Next to Sprinkles

Glittery Snowflake Cookie Ornaments Materials

Step 1

First, preheat your oven to 250º Fahrenheit.


Close Up of Salt Dough in Bowl

Step 2

If you haven’t already, start by mixing up your salt dough.

Step 3

Once your dough is mixed, separate it into 2 halves.


Close Up of Pink Gel Food Coloring on Salt Dough

Close Up of Pink Salt Dough

Step 4

Set one half aside and then knead rose gel food coloring into the second half until you’ve reached your desired color.


Close Up of Blue Salt Dough

Step 5

Repeat step 3 with your royal blue gel food coloring and the second half of your dough.


Rolled Out Pink Salt Dough

Step 6

Next, roll out 1 color of your dough until it’s about 1/4 inch thick and cut as many snowflakes out as your can.


Store your dough in a glass bowl and cover with a damp towel while waiting between baking batches.


Pink Salt Dough Snowflakes

Step 7

Then place your cut out snowflakes on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 2 hours.


Hole in Pink Snowflake

Step 8

As soon as your take the snowflakes out of the oven, poke a hole in one spoke of the snowflake with your pointy stick to create a spot for your ornament hanger. Then place them on a cooling rack to cool.

Step 9

Continue making snowflakes until you run out of dough.


Close Up of Purple Salt Dough



Glitter on Purple Snowflake Ornament

Step 10

Once all of your snowflakes have cooled, cover them in glue and glitter. Set aside to dry.

Step 11

After your glitter has dried, add your cord or ribbon hanger. You want to do this before you add your “icing” because you will cover the hole.


White Paint on Purple Snowflake Ornament

Step 12

Next, add a thick layer of white acrylic paint to look like icing. It doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, it looks more realistic if it’s not.


Purple Snowflake Cookie Ornament

Step 13

Immediately add you add your acrylic paint, top it with the Styrofoam sprinkles.


Glittery Snowflake Cookie Ornaments

Step 14

Set your ornaments flat until completely dry.


Snowflake Cookie Ornaments on Teal Background

Teal Glittery Snowflake Cookie Ornaments Next to Sprinkles

Pink Glittery Snowflake Cookie Ornaments Next to Sprinkles

Purple Glittery Snowflake Cookie Ornaments Next to Sprinkles

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These DIY snowflake cookie ornaments turned out absolutely fabulous! If you’re keeping track, that’s 40 amazing ornaments for our candy tree for the low, low price of $5. That is incredible! Even if you have to buy some of the other materials, it’s still less then $10. That is definitely good for your Christmas Budget this year.

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