Robbie's Christmas Oranment Recipes
This is for Granny, who was wanting
ideas for Christmas ornaments that she
can make with her grandkids. I think
many will submit how to make the ones
you described, so thought I would send
these in to the newsletter. I hope you
have lots of fun with the grandkids.
Note: None of these ornaments are meant
to be eaten.
Christmas Wreath Ornaments
1 lg. shredded wheat cereal
5 drops green food color
1/4 c. white
Break up shredded wheat
"biscuit". Add food color and glue. Mix.
Put on a plastic butter lid and shape in
a wreath shape. Decorate with red hots.
While partially wet make a hole and
insert ribbon for hanging. Dries in 24
Fresh Cranberry and
Thin florist wire
Pieces of orange rind
wire into 16 inch lengths. Begin by
threading a cranberry on the wire,
leaving 1 1/2 inches wire on the end.
Alternate cranberries, marshmallows, and
orange rind. When wire is almost
covered, twist it into a wreath shape.
Twist end pieces of wire together.
ribbon to wire and hang on
Peppermint Hard Candy Ornaments
Hard peppermint candies
metal cookie cutters
toothpick or skewer
twine or ribbon
Preheat oven to
350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment
paper. Spray the inside of each cookie
cutter with cooking spray. Lay cookie
cutters on baking sheet and fill with a
layer of peppermints. You may need to
break or cut the candy to fill in all
Bake for 3-9 minutes.
Keep an eye on candy as it melts, remove
from oven when candies have melted
Lightly coat a toothpick
with cooking spray and use it to make a
hole in each group of candies. Let candy
sit inside cookie cutter until it
re-hardens. Once hard, carefully stretch
out the cookie cutter, pulling it away
from the candy, to pop out your
These ornaments are
really so easy, but it may be helpful to
make a trial run: Place one
peppermint-filled cookie cutter into the
oven to get an idea of how fast the
candy will melt and how quickly it will
cool and re-harden after you remove it
from the oven.
Try turning down
the temperature of your oven, so that
candies will melt more slowly, if your
candies are melting unevenly or at
Squeeze as many
peppermints, side-by-side, into your
cookie cutter as possible. If
peppermints melt into too thin of a
layer, try layering peppermints in the
cookie cutter to make a thicker, more
shaped, cookie cutters work best for
this project. The more intricate the
cutter, the more likely ornaments will
break when removed from their cookie
Don’t forget to be
careful around the hot metal and melted
candy! This is a fun craft to make with
children, just be sure to provide plenty
Try not to handle
the ornaments too much because they can
get sticky, but they should be fine
after they’re hanging on the tree.