Fake Porcelain Christmas Tree Ornaments

Fake porcelain Christmas tree ornaments

We recently made these super easy fake porcelain Christmas tree ornaments and I am totally in love with how they turned out. I think they look so nice and elegant! My three year old daughter and I had lots of fun making…such a lovely thing to do together as a family. I was looking for an alternative to salt dough as I am not keen on the grainy texture and yellowish colour and came across a fake porcelain recipe which I thought I’d share with you.


Recipe fake porcelain
  • 1/2 Cup of corn flour
  • 1 Cup of baking soda
  • 3/4 Cup of water


Just add all ingredients into a pot and heat up whilst constantly stirring. Don’t worry when the mixture starts to bubble up, that’s perfectly normal.

Making fake porcelain

Keep stirring until the mixture has the consistency of mash.

Fake porcelain as an alternative to salt dough

Take the pot from the stove and scoop the fake porcelain dough out onto a plate to cool down whilst covering the dough with cling film so it doesn’t dry out. This will take roughly 15 minutes.

Fake porcelain dough

Kneed the dough thoroughly like if you were preparing a dough for biscuits and you can then use a rolling pin to flatten it and use cookie cutters to cut out the desired shapes.

Use a straw or tooth pick to make a whole for the twine.

Making fake porcelain Christmas tree ornaments

You can then either leave your fake porcelain Christmas tree ornaments plain or use stamps or other structured objects to create interesting effects. We used this cookie stamp for some “HO HO HO” and “X-MAS” ones and a piece of thick lace to make a knit effect.

Fake porcelain

Once your happy with them you can either dry them in the oven at 80°C for around 2 hours but remember to flip your ornaments over after one hours or let them air dry. We decided to let them air dry which took almost 4 days and I also flipped them over twice a day to prevent them from curling up.

Fake porcelain Christmas tree ornaments

Once dry thread some twine through your fake porcelain Christmas tree ornaments and you’re done. If you left them plain you can also paint them with acrylic paint or decorate them wish washi tape.

What do you think about our designs?

Love, Pamela

P.S. If you enjoyed this you might like my tutorial around “DIY Plaster of Paris Letters”

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