26 November 2012

Christmas Ornaments Good Enough to Eat

Each year for Christmas you'll see packets of red and green M&Ms in the stores. They're a short, special run, done just for Christmas, which makes them kind of special. It also makes them just right for making edible Christmas ornaments.

Edible ornaments not only decorate your home, but they are a treat to offer visitors during the holiday period too.

Here are two types of "ornaments" you can make. Both are quick and easy enough for primary school aged children to make too.

Tree Ornaments

You will need:
Clingwrap
Packets of Christmas (red & green) M&Ms
Pipe cleaners
Curling ribbon in Christmas colours

To make the tree ornaments:
Cut plastic wrap into 15cm squares. Place a tablespoon of M&Ms in the centre. Gather the corners and twist tightly. Secure with a pipe cleaner. Cluster individual balls into one large one, connecting each ball with the adjoining pipe cleaner. Tie curling ribbon around the cluster to form a loop at the tops. Tie two 10-inch strands of ribbon at the bottom and curl. Hang on the tree with the loop ends.

Christmas Wreath

You will need:
Clingwrap
Packets of Christmas (red & green) M&Ms
Pipe cleaners
Curling ribbon in Christmas colours
1wire coathanger
 
To make the M&M Christmas wreath:
Make cluster balls the same way as the tree ornament clusters, using plain or peanut M&M's. Form a circle from a wire coat hanger, the hook forms the hanging loop. Attach cluster balls to the hanger with pipe cleaners. Tie a large bow at the top of the wreath.


Note: You can use Smarties or Beanies instead of M&Ms and reduce the cost. 

1 comment:

  1. Hey, not sure if you have tried the Ornamator (http://www.ornamator.com), it's a "cheap" solution to making professional looking bows and wreaths.

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