One of my favorite holiday traditions is decorating our Christmas tree. When we put the ornaments on the tree we always reminisce about each ornament, where it came from and why we have it. We have numerous handmade ornaments that the kids made but very few that I made. I was in Joann Fabrics and Crafts looking for cookie sprinkles when I saw some small cookie cutters on sale. The candy cane cookie cutter inspired me to create this glitter candy cane Christmas ornament.
The cookie cutter was already red so I decided to add some bling with glitter. I used silver ribbon rather than white because I thought the silver would give the ornament a little more shine and reflective power. We do love bling at my house!
- 3 and 1/2 inch tall candy cane cookie cutter
- 24 inches of 3/8 inch wide silver ribbon
- sandwich bag
- red glitter
- Aleene’s original tacky glue
- foam brush or paint brush
- hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks
- wax paper
- monofilament fishing line
1. Pour red glitter into a sandwich bag.
2. Apply tacky glue all over the cookie cutter using a foam brush or paint brush. Make sure all areas are covered.
3. Place the cookie cutter into the sandwich bag of glitter and shake for full coverage. I also pressed the glitter down.
4. Remove the cookie cutter from the bag and place it on wax paper to dry. I let mine dry overnight but I would guess that a few hours is sufficient.
5. Start the ribbon at an angle on the inside of the cookie cutter and secure the end with hot glue.
Wind the ribbon around the cookie cutter applying hot glue to secure the ribbon every wind or two. End the ribbon where you started it and cut off the excess.
6. Cut a piece of monofilament line that will be used to hang the ornament. Insert the monofilament line underneath a piece of ribbon near the top of the candy cane.
That part of my ribbon happened to be hot glued down so I lifted it up a little and slipped the monofilament line underneath.
7. Knot the monofilament ends twice to make a loop and cut off the excess.
8. Adjust the loop so that the double not is underneath the ribbon and then hot glue the monofilament line knot and ribbon down.
Voila! You now have a beautiful DIY glitter candy cane Chistmas ornament to hang on your tree. Happy holidays!