Making easy edible holiday decorations is always fun. Making easy holiday decorations, that are edible, is a relaxing way to unwind during the stressful holiday season. There are so many easy holiday decorations, which are edible, that you can make using very little money. I hope you have fun making these easy edible holiday decorations and that you enjoy eating them as well.
Candy Cane Reindeer: These easy edible holiday decorations are also very fun to make and are a wonderful edible addition to your Christmas tree. To create these easy edible holiday decorations, gather up some candy canes (I suggest a chocolate candy cane because it’s brown), some brown pipe cleaners (found in the craft section at Walmart), and some small wobble eyes. To make the antlers, for the reindeer, bend the pipe cleaners creating what looks like a row of “Vs”, with one large one at the beginning and two smaller ones in-between. Do this on both ends of the pipe cleaners, leaving room to wrap them around the candy canes. Once the pipe cleaners are done, sit them aside. Next, attach the eyes using Elmer’s glue; hot glue would melt the candy cane. You will want to attach the eyes onto the small part of the candy cane. The top of the bend is where the antlers will go, so you will want the eyes a little bit below the antlers. Then twist the antlers into place. When you are done hang this easy holiday decoration on your tree and after the holidays enjoy this edible ornament.
Popcorn Strings: This is one of those easy edible holiday decorations that give you something to munch on while you make it. To make these easy edible holiday decorations simply take popped popcorn, that hasn’t been flavored or salted, and a piece of string that has been run through a needle, piercing the popcorn kernels through the largest part and sliding them onto the string. It will take a while to make a long string of popcorn, especially if you keep munching on the edible ingredients, but when you’re finished you can wrap these easy edible holiday decorations around your Christmas tree or hang them like garland.
Gingerbread Houses: These are probably the most popular of the easy edible holiday decorations. Gingerbread houses have been made for quite some time and they’re so fun to make. I remember making one of these at school and I and my friends had so much fun building the house and eating the decorations along the way. I do suggest buying a kit, rather than making your own gingerbread. The kit will come with candy, but I suggest buying more because there’s never enough. Also the kit will come with instructions, but the basic idea is to roll out the dough and then cut the pieces of the house out. When the pieces have cooked and cooled, you will use frosting to stick the pieces together and to glue on the decorations. Everyone should make one of these easy edible holiday decorations, at least once in their lifetimes.
Cookie Ornaments: Making these easy edible holiday decorations is so much fun because there are so many edible ingredients. You have the cookies themselves, plus you have icing and candy to munch on as well. To make these easy edible holiday decorations, roll out your favorite sugar cookie dough, it can be store bought or made from scratch. Next, cut out large circles using a round cookie cutter or a bowl, depending on how large you want these easy edible holiday decorations. Then, take a large straw and cut out a hole at the top of the circle; this will be used to hang the ornament. Bake the cookies according to your recipe or the package and once cool you can begin to decorate these easy edible holiday decorations. I suggest using royal frosting because it will setup hard, unlike the frosting from a can. You can use food coloring the make several different colors of frosting. I also suggest using different kinds of candies to decorate your cookie ornaments with. When you are done decorating and the icing has set up, you can run a piece of string or ribbon through the small hole and tie it at both ends; this will create a way for you to hang your easy edible holiday decorations on your tree.
Gingerbread Men: These easy edible holiday decorations go back several Christmases. Modern times have made it much easier to prepare these easy edible holiday decorations. You can now find gingerbread cookie dough in your grocery store’s dairy section, during the holidays. All you need to do is take the cookie dough home and roll it out. Next take gingerbread men and women cookie cutters and cut out the cookies and place them on a greased cookie sheet. Bake the cookies according to the package directions. Once they are done and have cooled decorate these easy edible holiday decorations using icing and candies. If you want, you can cut a small hole in the cookies before baking them allowing you to hang them on your tree afterwards.