I think the first time I made a dough ornament was way back in first grade, at least, and the result was a yellowed, rough, and very... salty piece of handiwork. Because I haven't been all too fond of the yellowed and rough look, the salt dough ornaments haven't made their way into my own home. After seeing these ornaments, however, I think it is time to give dough ornaments another chance- especially since these do NOT include salt or flour, making them a beautiful creamy white canvas. Made simply of baking soda, corn starch, and water, this recipe used by professional chef Carmen Swaine looks to be exactly what I need.
UPDATE: The original post is no longer available, so here's a new version that should work just as well.
Via The Etsy New York Team