Today, I’m sharing baking soda dough gingerbread ornaments! These ornaments are made using my Baking Soda Dough Recipe with the addition of cinnamon and puff paint to decorate!
Baking Soda Gingerbread Ornaments
Ever since I made baking soda dough, I’ve been hooked. It’s such an easy dough to make and by adding a few tablespoons of cinnamon, it turns into the perfect baking soda gingerbread dough.
- baking soda dough recipe + 4T. to 5T. cinnamon
- Cookie Cutters
- puff paint, Gallery Glass , or 3D Fabric Paint – various colors
- Fine Glitter – various colors
- parchment paper
- Baking Sheet
- Rolling Pin
- Silpat or Silicone Baking Mat
- skewer/straw or paperclips
- craft glue
- wire cutters (only if using paperclips)
- fine sandpaper (optional)
Make the baking soda dough recipe and add at least 4T. of cinnamon. Add another tablespoon if you want the dough darker. It will become lumpy and the cinnamon/baking soda will look like it’s sticking and burning on the bottom pot, but don’t worry. As soon as the dough starts to come together (it may be a little sticky), scoop it onto the Silicone Baking Mat to cool. When it is just cool enough to handle, start to knead the dough to smooth out the clumps of cinnamon.
Roll the dough to about 1/4″ thick. Cut out shapes. Cut off the end of a paperclip and insert into the top of each shape or use a straw/skewer to make a hole in the top of each shape.
Tip: If the dough edges are drying out, knead the dough again. Also, put a damp cloth over cut-out shapes to prevent cracking.
Place cut-outs on a pan with parchment paper or Silpat. Bake at 200°F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until the ornaments are solid and hard (it can take up to 3-4 hours).
Tip: If you see a crack in the dough, knead it out again and re-cut. Even if you smooth out the crack with water, it WILL show up after baking. If needed, use a fine grit sandpaper to smooth out rough edges.
Baking Soda Gingerbread Snowman Ornament
Use black puff paint and outline the hat. Sprinkle black glitter over the paint and shake off excess. Let this dry for about an hour. Next, outline and fill in the snowman shape with white puff paint (I used gallery glass). Sprinkle white glitter over the paint, shake off the excess and let dry for an hour. Add black buttons with black puff paint and let dry. For the scarf, I cut off the edge off a pom-pom ribbon and glued it on the snowman neck.
Gingerbread Man Ornament
Outline the gingerbread men with white puff paint (I used gallery glass), sprinkle with white glitter, shake off excess and let dry. Use black puff paint to buttons, sprinkle with black glitter and shake off excess. Add a bow tie and eyes with black puff paint. Last, add a mouth with red puff paint and let the entire piece dry.
Baking Soda Gingerbread Stocking Ornaments
Outline and fill the top of the stockings with white gallery glass, sprinkle with white glitter, shake off excess and let dry. Outline and fill in the remaining portion of the stockings with red puff paint, sprinkle with red glitter, shake off excess and let dry. Leave the ornament as-is or decorate more. Other options would be to create words, add dots, or patterns onto each stocking.
I am making these with my girl today. I love partying with you and have a great week.
Son los adornos mas encantadores que he visto de masa artesanal! Gracias por compartir!
Such cute ornaments and seem easy to make! Great idea to make these with my kids
Erlene! I m so very glad to have found your Pinterest adventures, they are so fun to try out at home, these gingerbread ornaments are so cute! Can’t wait to make my own this Holiday season! All the love from Nepal! xoxo
Very cute. I have made baking soda dough ornaments many times but I never thought to add cinnamon to make it brown (I bet it smells nice too!). Pinned.
Wow! I am seriously in love with these! You did such an amazing job. They look just like cookies (only better because there’s glitter involved). I am definitely making these for my tree this year.
What a great idea for ornaments. This is something I could do with my granddaughter.
Just in time for afternoon tea – I wish. These are soooo adorable and will fool everyone on Christmas Day. So easy on the budget as well as easy to make – gotta love that.
Those are all so cute. Really like the gingerbread men and the stockings.
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I’m looking forward to going at making these with my niece.
This looks nice.
I have only ever made salt dough ornaments with the kids for Christmas, but never heard of baking soda dough. This is a must try! It looks so much smoother than the dough we made & love the gingerbread color!
I prefer baking soda dough because it does come out smoother than salt dough.
This will be fun with the grandboys!!
These are too cute – I’d love to have them on my tree!
These are so cool! I love them! They look so real! I could have never guessed they were made with baking soda! I am going to add this to the list of projects to do with the kids. It will be so fun!
Gingerbread is my favourite! I love these ornaments.
These almost look good enough to eat!
Are you supposed to want to eat your decorations? LOL. Because i am hungry after looking at the pictures. In all seriousness, the ornaments are so so cool and very creative! 🙂
Ahh, the snowmen are my favorite! I tried to make homemade ornaments a couple of years ago and failed miserably. Yours look perfect, I think it’s worth another shot and a super fun activity to do with my nieces and nephews!
You did a fantastic job! I’m pinning this for later use! Thank you so much for sharing!
thanks for the opportunity
I always make a gingerbread house every year, but have never thought about doing ornaments!
It’s not Christmas without gingerbread. Thanks for the reminder.
Those are lovely ornaments. I like how it is so whimsical . It will be cherished!
These look so good, I love the gingerbread men!
I need to make these with my kids!
These are so cute!
They would be so cute on the tree!
This is the perfect idea for a craft to do with my grands this year! One of our traditions is to make something together–sometimes food, sometimes a cute craft. ***Pinned.
This is a great idea. I think I might try making these this year.
These are so cute! My family likes to have new ornaments each year for each person so this is such a good idea for us, thank you!
This is so cute! What a fun craft to do with my kids!
Nice to see creative hand-made ornaments! It’s a good idea to use glitter and/or seal them with clear glaze, because they look tasty enough to eat!
Okay, I’m totally pinning this one and trying it out at some point… it is so adorable!!
This is awesome. 🙂 Believe it or not, I’ve never had gingerbread before! 😀
What a neat idea! This would be a fun project to do with kids.
So cute and crafty!
I just realized that I’ve never done this with my kids!! I have so many great memories of doing this with my mom – on my to-do list this year!
Woah I thought this was real cookies at first lol.
This recipe sounds delish! They turned out great!
I hope you don’t make these to eat?! These are for decorations only 🙂
The Gingerbread Ornaments are cute. My girls like to make gingerbread houses every year. We may make little men to go with it this year.
My kids love to help me create ornaments. I think they would love decorating these.
We tried these one year, ended up storing the ornaments and tree in the shed and the mice found them! Yours turned out beautiful ours not so good.
Oh no. I’ve had mine regular baking soda creations for a few years already with no issues. Too bad the mice got to yours 🙁 Was there any type of applesauce or sweet food item added to the recipe? I’ve seen cinnamon dough made with applesauce, but I was afraid of how it would hold up.
I like making gingerbread cookies in our house
these are so cute but I’d have to try not to eat them all
Cute! This would be fun to do with the family!
So pretty I want to eat them 😀
The gingerbread are my FAVORITE 🙂 soooo cute!
These look so real and yummy. A fun project.
These are so so cute!!! I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen Gallery Glass, but I think I “need” some of that! Great project. I have to try it with my niece.
These are adorable!
This is a fun thing i can do with my kids!
Erlene, I love how these ornaments are so glittery. It’s the only thing keeping them from looking like delicious edible cookies, lol. So, so cute.
So cute! Entered giveaway
love the ginger bread
So creative and awesome. Thank you for the idea and I’m sure my family will have lots of fun with this.
Snowman are my weakness!! These are adorable!
Omg! Love this can’t wait to try them myself! Thanks for the idea!
very cute and fun to make with some kids I know
We have made gingerbread ornaments before…so cute and they really do last! I love the smell of them!
We’ve tried several different dough ornament recipes over the years, but not this one. We just might bake up a batch to decorate Christmas packages this year. Thanks for sharing!
I think that these would be so fun for my kids to decorate! Thanks for the good idea and the fun giveaway.
they look like real! And so gliterring that will look great on the tree with the lights on.
This is not for households with small children or animals 😀 These look like real cookies!
this is perfect to do with the grandkids 🙂
These ornaments are so cute! This is a perfect project to do with my two young nieces!!
we love making gingerbread cookies in our house
Aaack! Reminds me of the gingerbread ornaments I made with my mom and brother as a child. This is a great recipe to make ornaments with my grandson in a few weeks.
I am so in love with these. I have wanted to make them with my kids for years. I think this year is the year!! Im so excited to do this with them!!
Your handmade ornaments are so cute and look good enough to eat! You really have a steady hand they turned out perfect!
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So cute! These ornaments remind me of the tree my mom would have us do every year – an all edible tree! I’d love to do this!
This is awesome. I am making these with my girl today. I love partying with you and have a great week.
These are amazing Erlene! They really do look good enough to eat!
Those look so real! I have never done baking soda ornaments before. This is going to be a great project to make with the kids.
Thanks, they do look real except they are super hard….lol. Hope you have fun using the dough.