Cute and Easy DIY Cinnamon Salt Dough Reindeer Ornaments

Posted on in Crafts/ DIY/ Holidays

I’ve mentioned multiple times how much I loved the holidays but did you know I also love DIY? I don’t do much of it on the blog because I’ll be honest – I’m not that great at DIY, but I like doing it anyway. With the holidays right around the corner, my kids and I decided it would be entertaining to come up with some cute DIY ornaments for our tree!

I’ve made salt dough ornaments for a while now; I think most of us have! But I decided this time around to try Cinnamon! Why not have them smelling delicious while also looking super cute! They were easy, and because I am not very good at decorating anything I decided it would be easiest just to draw on the face to the ornaments and I think they turned out super cute!

Ingredients /Things Needed:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Round cookie cutter
  • Sharpies
  • Twine
  • Rolling pin



  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing box and mix
  2. Knead dough, if sticky use a little flour on your hands to help the kneading process
  3. Once dough has been kneaded well use rolling pin to roll out dough
  4. Cut out circles with a round cookie cutter and place on baking sheet
  5. Use a pencil, straw or even a toothpick to make a hole in the middle top of circle for twine
  6. Pop in the freezer for 20 minutes, and then you are ready to decorate!
  7. Use sharpies to draw eyes, mouth and antlers or let kids get creative!
  8. Twine, and hang on the tree!

Depending on how thick you make them you can make anywhere from 12-24 ornaments!

My girls especially had a lot of fun helping get these ready. Drawing on the faces, and making them perfect for the tree. They are easy to make, and you don’t have to be an artist to decorate them. Otherwise, I’d never have been able to do them myself, ha!

When hanging on the tree, they make a cute little addition. Add the year on the back and have your kids make new ones every year, they are fun, smell delicious and last a long time!


Have fun and Happy Holidays!

Easy Cinnamon Salt Dough Reindeer Ornaments


  • Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh December 11, 2017 at 11:33 am

    Those are so cute! We made cinnamon ornaments years ago, when my oldest was in kindergarten. We make ornaments every year, changing the ideas. I think it’s time to take a step back and do these again.

  • Reply Beth Davidson December 11, 2017 at 11:51 am

    These are cute! I was just thinking I need to start making my kids new ornaments every year like my mom did for me, but I didn’t have any ideas. Thanks!

  • Reply robin rue December 11, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    What an insanely cute idea. I love how they came out. Those little faces on them are adorable!!

  • Reply Rebecca Bryant December 11, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    I love DIY ornaments. I am totally a DIY challenge person but I love trying new things and hey who knows this may be the one project I get right.

  • Reply Ana De- Jesus December 11, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Happy festive season! I have never tried making my own edible ornaments but I love how you made them into cute reindeers. Perfect to hang on the Christmas tree x

  • Reply Karen Morse December 11, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    It’s such an adorable idea that’s also very unique! I love how it turned out and I’m sure it makes the house smell amazing as well! It’s definitely a great choice for ornaments!

  • Reply Teresa December 11, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    I’m with you on the I love and adore crafting, but it never turns out as beautiful as I envision it will in my head. But, these are so cute and I could totally do these with my daughters

  • Reply StylishGeek December 11, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    Those adorable ornaments are just so precious!!! I love DIY too. I made ornaments during an ornament exchange a few years ago. I used kaishi pearls from my travels to Thailand. It was unique but cute. :)

  • Reply Laura @ MommyDearest December 11, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    These are super cute, I think we might make these over Christmas for next years tree. I never thought to add cinnamon to my salt dough. Fantastic idea,

  • Reply AnnMarie John December 12, 2017 at 3:06 am

    I love making my own decorations with the kids involved when they want to join in! I think this would be a lot of fun to make with them! It’s easy too!

  • Reply Krystal Butherus December 12, 2017 at 9:34 am

    What a cute, creative and simple ornament to make! This will be fun making these with our son!

  • Reply reesa December 12, 2017 at 9:48 am

    I love cute and rustic looking these are! I bet they make the house smell amazing when you make them too!

  • Reply Quirky Homemaker December 12, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    We’ve made salt dough ornaments before,too. My mom had the cutest ones when I was little and that was a long time ago! I think the simplicity of yours makes them even more cute! Love how your little reindeer turned out. Funny story~~We tried to make some when my son was little and he ate one. Ewwww! I mean he committed, too. Ate the whole thing.

  • Reply Terri Steffes December 12, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    Those are so adorable and I bet they smell AMAZING. I love salt dough and adding cinnamon is brilliant.

  • Reply Jessica Joachim December 12, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    How cute, and super simple as well! I may have to try these out when my mom comes over to do our baking day this weekend! I bet my daughter would have a blast

  • Reply Brittany December 12, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Ahh these are so cute! I love salt dough ornaments! They’re so fun to decorate with the kids!

  • Reply Cindy Ingalls December 12, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    These homemade ornaments are so cute. They would look amazing on a tree or hanging from garland around the house. This would also be a fun craft to do with the kids so they can contribute their own flare to the decorating.

  • Reply Serena December 12, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    I would have never thought to do that. Love this ornament and the DIY element. Great idea to add the cinnamon

  • Reply Kim December 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    THats all there is to this darling craft? I’m booking marking it for sure – my family would love to make them

  • Reply HilLesha December 13, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    These are simply adorable! Since I’ve been using the same ornaments for the last few years, I’ll definitely have to keep something like this in mind next year.

  • Reply Marielle Altenor December 13, 2017 at 10:43 pm

    How totally adorable! Funny thing, I made some sugar cookies for the first time and they were so hard, I should just make reindeer ornaments with them lol

  • Reply Cassie Tucker December 14, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    These ornaments look really cute hanging on your tree. I know my niece and nephew would love making a set of them.

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