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.
Clear plastic ornaments
Candies – small enough to fit through the neck of the ornaments
- Wash the ornaments in warm, soapy water and rinse well. Allow to dry completely.
- Take the tops off the ornaments carefully, so as not to bend them out of shape.
- 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.)
- Tie ribbons to the ornament tops for hanging.
- Put the tops back on the ornaments.
- 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.
- 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.
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