Disclosure: This post sponsored by Imperial Sugar. All opinions are 100% my own.
It's nearly winter break here, and that means kids will out of school for a few weeks to enjoy Christmas and the holidays around it. My mom and I have been doing a lot of crafts with my niece trying to keep her busy. We've been making a lot of handmade Christmas ornaments so that she can decorate her tree at home (which apparently through the eyes of a five year old needs more ornaments).
One idea we tried recently uses a common household ingredient: sugar. This project is from Dixie Crystals Kids in the Kitchen and I have to admit, I was skeptical at first. I didn't think these handmade Christmas ornaments would hold together and look so cute. But boy, was I surprised! We had such fun making them and there's really no limit to the shapes you can do (we chose a mitten as you can see).
I do have to answer one question you might have: where is the Mod Podge? You're going to use your favorite Mod Podge formula to seal the ornaments. That way the sugar doesn't disintegrate and you can use them year after year! I recommend using the Gloss formula to coat these with the glitter – or try Mod Podge Sparkle if you want to give your project a seasonal flair.
Handmade Christmas Ornaments with Sugar
Gather These Supplies
- 1 1/2 cups Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
- 3 teaspoons water
- Food coloring (if you want – otherwise they'll be white like mine)
- Cookie cutters
- 2 tablespoons glitter
- Mod Podge Gloss or Sparkle
- Twine to hang the ornament
Get the FULL tutorial for these handmade Christmas ornaments on Dixie Crystals Kids in the Kitchen site HERE!
Full Disclosure: Imperial Sugar provided me compensation in exchange for this post. I only feature products on this blog that I have tried and love. All opinions are 100% my own, and honest!