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Christmas scripture verse ornaments are made with a baking soda dough, markers and ribbon. Easy to make, use your favorite Bible verses to decorate your Christmas tree. 

Making homemade Christmas ornaments with your kids is a fun tradition. Every year we do a little craft and make a batch of ornaments together. Last year we used air dry clay to make No Bake Clay Christmas Ornaments Scented with Essential Oils.  We've also been crafting with wine corks this winter with DIY Wine Cork Snowman Christmas Tree Ornaments and Angel Wine Cork Ornaments.

A few years ago we tried out a baking soda dough to make “salt” dough ornaments. I fell in love with this dough for ornament making. It's such a nice white dough and it's easy to work with.  Last year we made a set of DIY Nativity Christmas Ornaments. These Christmas Scripture Verse Ornaments are the same idea. 

DIY Christmas Scripture Verses Dough Ornaments

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MAKE THE DOUGH

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Make a batch of baking soda dough. All of the instructions for making and baking the ornaments can be found in our Homemade Clay Christmas Ornaments: Star Wars Style post! The smoother the dough the better. If there are wrinkles, they will remain and may show a bit in the final piece.  Use cookie cutters to cut out any shapes you like.
Bake the ornaments.  Then allow to dry in the oven and let set overnight on cooling racks.  
Once your ornaments are completely dry, it's safe to decorate them. Have fun with these and using your favorite Christmas sayings or words.  

DECORATE YOUR ORNAMENTS

Start with the black outline and then add color. You could draw the outlines very lightly with pencil and cover with a permanent marker if you are worried about making a mistake.
The lighter/brighter sharpies worked better for this project because the dough really soaks up the marker pigment and made the dark colors quite dark.
If necessary, you can test the marker color on the back of the ornaments, or cut a scrap piece to do this.
Once your ornaments are decorated, add a ribbon to hang them. Cut about an 8″ piece of ribbon and tie the ends in a knot.
Slide the looped end through the hole and bring the knot through the loop creating a slip knot. Pull tightly and hang onto the tree. 
For ornaments without a hole, tie a knot in the ribbon and attach it to the back of the ornaments with hot glue. Let set to harden.
Words/Verses Ideas: 
  • Savior 
  • Rejoice
  • Joy
  • Jesus
  • A King is Born
  • Happy Birthday Jesus
  • The Messiah
  • Good Tidings of Great Joy
  • Price of Peace
  • Peace on Earth
  • Light of the World
  • Wise Men Seek Him

DIY Christmas Scripture Verses Dough Ornaments

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Additional Time 1 days
Total Time 1 days 1 hour 20 minutes

Materials

  • Baking Soda Dough
  • Christmas Cookie Cutters 
  • Permanent Markers
  • 1/8" ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue & Hot Glue Gun

Instructions

  1. Make a batch of baking soda dough. All of the instructions for making and baking the ornaments can be found in our Homemade Clay Christmas Ornaments: Star Wars Style post! The smoother the dough the better. If there are wrinkles, they will remain and may show a bit in the final piece. Use cookie cutters to cut out any shapes you like.
  2. Bake the ornaments. Then allow to dry in the oven and let set overnight on cooling racks.  
  3. Once your ornaments are completely dry, it's safe to decorate them. Have fun with these and using your favorite Christmas sayings or words.  
  4. Start with the black outline and then add color. You could draw the outlines very lightly with pencil and cover with a permanent marker if you are worried about making a mistake.
  5. The lighter/brighter sharpies worked better for this project because the dough really soaks up the marker pigment and made the dark colors quite dark. If necessary, you can test the marker color on the back of the ornaments, or cut a scrap piece to do this.
  6. Once your ornaments are decorated, add a ribbon to hang them. Cut about an 8″ piece of ribbon and tie the ends in a knot.
  7. Slide the looped end through the hole and bring the knot through the loop creating a slip knot. Pull tightly and hang onto the tree. 
  8. For ornaments without a hole, tie a knot in the ribbon and attach it to the back of the ornaments with hot glue. Let set to harden.

Words/Verse Ideas:

  • Savior 
  • Rejoice
  • Joy
  • Jesus
  • A King is Born
  • Happy Birthday Jesus
  • The Messiah
  • Good Tidings of Great Joy
  • Price of Peace
  • Peace on Earth
  • Light of the World
  • Wise Men Seek Him
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