Candy-Filled Ornaments or Gift Tags


Whether celebrating Yule or Christmas, these ornaments will make good gifts hung from branches on the tree on Christmas Eve, as well as a nice decoration. They might also be added to a wrapped gift. The candy can be eaten once the sabbat or holiday has passed, and the ornaments refilled the next year.

I know candy is not healthy, and that we really shouldn’t be eating it, but I have family members who don’t limit such things. So yes, I give sweets at the holidays. Also, I don’t think it is necessarily bad to treat yourself once-in-a-while. You just don’t want to make a habit of it.

The ornaments are so easy to create that children can make them.

Materials

Clear plastic ornaments

Ribbon

Candies – small enough to fit through the neck of the ornaments

Photograph by Shannon L. Buck copyright 2014.

  1. Wash the ornaments in warm, soapy water and rinse well. Allow to dry completely.
  2. Take the tops off the ornaments carefully, so as not to bend them out of shape.
  3. Fill each ornament about 1/8 to 1/4 of the way. You don’t want them ornaments to be too heavy to hang from branches on the tree. (Note: Smaller ornaments may need to be filled all the way.)
  4. Tie ribbons to the ornament tops for hanging.
  5. Put the tops back on the ornaments.
  6. The ornaments are ready.

This simple craft will take little time to complete, and will make little ones very happy when they find them on the tree.

Tips

  • Reuse ornaments year-after-year to save money.
  • Buy dollar candies for filling.
  • Write recipients names on the ornaments in green or red permanent marker, and use them as tags on gifts. Attach them to the gifts with curly ribbon.
  • Fill with small pieces of gum for something different.
  • Use gold ribbon to use these as place markers for your New Years Eve celebration.

You may also enjoy:

Food Gifts for Christmas and Yule

Share your simple food crafts in the comments below, or email me at shannonlbuck@gmail.com.

Happy Holidays!

Shannon

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Author:Shannon L. Buck

Hi all! My name is Shannon. I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters and a Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn in Bangor. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters and grandson. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres.

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