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 Dough 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 – In the shapes you want to create.
- Puff paint or 3D Fabric Paint – various colors. These will mimic the look of icing.
- Fine Glitter – various colors
- Ribbon – Used to hang the gingerbread ornaments.
- 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)
How to Make the Baking Soda Dough Gingerbread Ornaments
Make the Gingerbread Baking Soda Dough
Step 1. 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.
Creating Gingerbread Ornament Shapes
Step 2. 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.
Baking the Ornaments
Step 3. 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.
How to Make 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.