Friday, 25 November 2011

Christmas tree decorations

This is just a quick post to show you how simple your Christmas tree decorations could be without spending too much on it, and still have something pretty to look at.
You would need the ingredients here below:

Granulated sugar,
Green, yellow and red food colouring,
Some Christmassy shaped biscuits cutters
A bit of water.
A few small bowls and a teaspoon.

Here is how you make your decorations:
Take 12 tablespoons of granulated sugar and add 2 teaspoons of food colouring.
Make three bowls like this, each with a different colour- one gree, one yellow, one red.Or you can go for just yellow and green , which is what I did.
Mix well. The mixture has to have an even colour ( green, or yellow, or red).For the mixture think wet sand like when you build a sandcastle. So: not too dry, and not too wet.Add,  if too dry , a tiny bit of water.

Roll out some baking paper.
Take a Christmassy themed biscuit cutter ( star, tree, bell, or otherwise) which has a high-ish edge.
Using the baking paper as your worktop on which you will make your decorations, fill the biscuit shape with the sugar"sand"- and compact well with your finger or the bottom of a teaspoon.Loosen the shape by using the handle of the teaspoon like a small knife and go all along the edges ,so the shape of the star or tree or whatever shape you have chosen , pops out onto the baking paper.

Let the shapes dry.This may take about 15 to 20 minutes.The sugar will become pretty hard.

Wrap the shapes in cellophane and tie with a ribbon.They are now ready to be hung from your tree.
You can improvise a small tree by taking some branches and spraying and / or painting them white and putting themin a wicker basket with some evergreen cover at the foot of the "tree".
Hang your decorations from the branches and you are done!

Enjoy your Christmas decorations! And if you are tired of them, you can simply dissolve them in a cup of tea or coffee!!

I'd like to thank my friend Mariette with her lovely blog Mariette's back to basics 
for the super cute blog award she gave me yesterday.
Aww !! Isn't is sweet !
Thank you dearest Mariette!
And a very happy weekend to you and Peter and to all of you out there !!


Nena3110 said...

Very nice:)

Mariette said...

Dearest Bea,

You earned your award! Again you give such a lovely and Eco-Friendly tip on how to create beautiful Christmas ornaments!
Love to you,