Ornaments, That Smell Like Christmas and Will Warm Your Heart!

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Introduction: Ornaments, That Smell Like Christmas and Will Warm Your Heart!

About: Hi! I’m young, passionate crafter, who are always ready to try new skills and achieve goals! Follow along to see what’s in my purse!

Oh, Christmas time.. There’s no better time to stop for a little moment and make your whole world a tiny bit more magical. For me, Christmas mood sets in through the fresh gingerbread cookie, winter breeze and hot cocoa scents, but all of those smell just for a little moment and vanishes so quickly!
Let’s keep the scent a little longer by making magical salt dough ornaments that smell like Christmas, and from now on your house will smell like subtle cinnamon, sweet vanilla and vibrant orange peels for the whole holiday season! These ornaments will be a great addition to your Christmas tree or serve as a garland in the windows or around the fireplace! Also, this year I used them as a gift tag decor!
This project won’t steal you a lot of time or money, and it can easily be used as a family activity with kids!

For the project you will need:
2,5 cups of white flour

1 cup of extra fine salt

1 cup of water

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ginger

2 tsp all-spice mix

Few drops of vanilla essential oil

Few drops of orange peel essential oil

Also: Few fresh or artificial plant stems

Step 1: Making the Dough!

Start by adding flour to a large bowl, following by extra fine salt and all the spices. I suggest using only extra fine salt, because a regular table one contains large crystals and it will make the dough quite grainy. Add the water and few drops of each essential oils. Start by adding just 4 to 5 drops and add more later if you want it to smell stronger. Mix the dough with a whisk until it becomes thicker, then continue kneading by hand!

Can you already feel the smell?

Step 2: Prepare the Base!

Continue kneading the dough until it becomes smooth and form a round ball. Flour the surface a little more and roll the dough about 1/4 inch thick. The ticker the dough is, the longer you'll need to bake it, but make sure not to roll it too thin either or the ornaments will break more easily.

Step 3: Give Your Heart Out!

Press heart shaped (or other shapes!) cookie cutter into the dough and gently shake it around heart edges. Remove leftover dough and transfer little hearts on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Make sure they don't touch each other, but it's not necessary to leave a big gap between them as they won't rise.

Gently poke little holes with toothpick or skewer. It is important to do it now, because poking the cookie after baking will break it.

Step 4: Add Your Little Magic!

Gently press some small greens into the cookie and make various designs! I used artificial plant leaves as well as some Christmas tree stems, bet you definitely can open up your imagination and use pinecones, flowers, mistletoes or even dried orange rings... This decision is yours!

Step 5: Bake!

Bake them in preheated oven at the lowest possible temperature, mine was 70 C (160 F), for about one hour or until ornaments are baked through and harden completely.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Let them cool completely and fulfill your house with warmness and amazing Christmas scent that keeps smelling for the whole season! These nordic style ornaments will be a great addition to your home decor, Christmas tree or gift tag! Make long garlands next to the fire place or hang them in the windows!

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    17 Comments

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    maya tsvetanova
    maya tsvetanova

    11 months ago

    It's a shame you're not a finalist :(. Great tutorial. The cover photo looks amazing!

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    Kate Russell
    Kate Russell

    11 months ago on Step 6

    I love these! These are definitely being added to my holiday gifting and decor.

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    Onelady7
    Onelady7

    Reply 11 months ago

    What a great idea!

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    Sarah Elizabeth Grace
    Sarah Elizabeth Grace

    11 months ago on Step 6

    Just finished making these, thank you so much!
    My home smells amazing.
    I used an ornament to press into some too!
    It's been a rough few weeks here and this has helped our family feel close to normal for the first time in a long time. Everyone is walking around with smiles at the Christmas scent.
    I so appreciate that you took the time to share.
    You have made my day.

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    Cookizane
    Cookizane

    Reply 11 months ago

    Thank you so much, It means a lot to me! Your ornaments look so great! Where did you get that imprint roll? I haven’t seen anything like that yet, I deffinitely want to try!

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    Sarah Elizabeth Grace
    Sarah Elizabeth Grace

    Reply 11 months ago

    I'm so glad! I really loved making them.
    I think I got it from our local bakery shop, but you can definitely get them online, I definitely recommend saving up and getting a good quality one, the cheap ones (ebay, amazon etc) have really shallow engraving, but there are some that are much deeper and tend to last better when the cookie is baked.
    They also work really well on fondant or marzipan to top cookies or cakes.
    Have the most amazing Christmas!

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    learnatlaunchpad1
    learnatlaunchpad1

    11 months ago

    So simple and elegant. I will get my Christmas cookie fix without the calories!! Thanks for the idea!!

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    joshuaamadeusrodriguez
    joshuaamadeusrodriguez

    11 months ago

    These are absolutely lovely! I have made similar things but adding the smell of Christmas is so smart! I will most certainly make these!

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    Easy Paper Hacks
    Easy Paper Hacks

    11 months ago

    oh wow- we stand no chance of winning now thsi is amazing- imma votechu (Hannah & Janine)

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    CarolP42
    CarolP42

    11 months ago

    What a wonderful Christmas project. I think I'm going to have to try a make some of these! Thank you so much for sharing with us and Seasons Greetings. 🎄⛄️

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    Momos75
    Momos75

    12 months ago

    Love them, certainly a must-try for me! Thanks for sharing 😊

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    Cookizane
    Cookizane

    Reply 11 months ago

    Thank you! Hope your’s turns out great!

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    ellygibson
    ellygibson

    11 months ago

    These are simple and so beautiful!

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    Cookizane
    Cookizane

    Reply 11 months ago

    Thank you so much!

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    12 months ago

    I love the added detail of the inprints!