It’s time for more awesome candy-themed Christmas crafts to sweeten up your holiday! Today, you can save money and dress up your tree with these DIY snowflake cookie ornaments. You probably even have everything you need to make them (except the sprinkles) in your craft room already!
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It’s Day 6 and we are sharing DIY Ornament Ideas!
These ornaments are what sparked the theme for my projects for this year’s 12 Days of Christmas blog hop. I saw the one above on Hobby Lobby’s website and fell in love (they are no longer available online). Unfortunately, I need a lot of them for my tree and couldn’t justify the the price tag.
Enter the idea to make my own. They turned out fantastically and, bonus, come at a fraction of the price! If you’re looking for a budget friendly way to adorn your candy tree this year then these beauties are for you.
- The size of your snowflake cookie cutter will determine how many ornaments this makes. My cookie cutter was about 3” wide and made 40 ornaments!
Glittery Snowflake Cookie Ornaments Materials
- Prepared Salt Dough Recipe (I used this recipe)
- Rose Gel Food Coloring
- Royal Blue Gel Food Coloring
- Rolling Pin
- Small Pointy Stick (I used a kabob stick)
- Snowflake Cookie Cutter
- Mod Podge
- Cord or Ribbon
- White Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
- Styrofoam Sprinkles
First, preheat your oven to 250º Fahrenheit.
If you haven’t already, start by mixing up your salt dough.
Once your dough is mixed, separate it into 2 halves.
Set one half aside and then knead rose gel food coloring into the second half until you’ve reached your desired color.
Repeat step 3 with your royal blue gel food coloring and the second half of your dough.
Next, roll out 1 color of your dough until it’s about 1/4 inch thick and cut as many snowflakes out as your can.
Store your dough in a glass bowl and cover with a damp towel while waiting between baking batches.
Then place your cut out snowflakes on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 2 hours.
As soon as your take the snowflakes out of the oven, poke a hole in one spoke of the snowflake with your pointy stick to create a spot for your ornament hanger. Then place them on a cooling rack to cool.
Continue making snowflakes until you run out of dough.
- When you get down to the last bits of blue and pink dough, knead them together to mix them into purple for your remaining snowflakes.
Once all of your snowflakes have cooled, cover them in glue and glitter. Set aside to dry.
After your glitter has dried, add your cord or ribbon hanger. You want to do this before you add your “icing” because you will cover the hole.
Next, add a thick layer of white acrylic paint to look like icing. It doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, it looks more realistic if it’s not.
Immediately add you add your acrylic paint, top it with the Styrofoam sprinkles.
Set your ornaments flat until completely dry.
These DIY snowflake cookie ornaments turned out absolutely fabulous! If you’re keeping track, that’s 40 amazing ornaments for our candy tree for the low, low price of $5. That is incredible! Even if you have to buy some of the other materials, it’s still less then $10. That is definitely good for your Christmas Budget this year.
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.