Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Sugary sweet -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!!


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Bea,

That is quite a nice presentation of those sweet ornaments! You're very talented.

Have a great week.

Mariette's Back to Basics

Deb said...

Your little tree is adorable. So sweet! I love your blog especially throughout this season.
Hugs, Deb=^..^=x5

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

What a cute and simple idea! Thank you for linking these up to Homemade Christmas!

Cindy said...

This would be such a fun activity with the kids :0

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annewalker said...

That was a very clever and, yes, sweet Christmas tree ideas. Thanks for sharing. How I want to grab those sweet stars! Happy Holidays!