Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Candy Ornaments



Since making ornaments has become a passion of mine, I decided to include Kurt in the fun. So we made these ornaments last week for Family Home Evening. We just took some cheap holiday mints, and melted them. Instructions on how to do this are here.

We didn't have a ton of sprinkles to decorate with, so I just busted out the black paint and some dollar store pipe cleaners for the snowmen.

These trees are my favorites.

Kurt thought the wreaths were boring, so we only made a couple of those

He made me this heart. Because he is romantic like that.

The only thing I would add is the green mints took longer to melt than the red ones. We ended up with green ones that weren't melted enough (and needed hot glue), and red ones that were puddly. So I recommend doing all your green ornaments on one cookie sheet, and then your red ones later.

If you want these to last more than one year, you might want to spray your ornaments with a clear coat of paint, or some kind of varnish. I tried Mod Podging one- that did not go well. Or just leave them as they are, and make new ones next year- which is our plan. I think this will be a fun family tradition :)


3 comments:

Doug and Sheelah said...

Very pretty tree and decorations! My wife, Sheelah, loves Christmas projects. You would be a great "craft team" some Christmas. - Doug

Magistros = MC² said...

Those are so stinkin cute! How do you come up with your ideas?? That will be a very fun tradition. I think your future kids will love it

Woman in Love said...

Cute! What happened with the Mod Podge? I'm curious!!

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