Making your own Christmas decorations is a fun activity for you and the kids, but for something different this year, why not try doing edible decorations? They make great gifts for friends and family, and tasty decorations to adorn your own house for when you’re feeling peckish! Here are 8 Tempting Homemade Christmas Decorations That You Can Eat. Good luck with ensuring they last to Christmas!
#1. Gum Drop Pomanders
I will definitely be helping the kids to make these Edible Gum Drop Pomader’s from myblessed life. They look great but the only problem is will they make it to Christmas? Not sure I will be able to resist them that long!
If Gum Drops are not your sweet of choice you could replace them with any small, soft sweet.
#2. Star Christmas Tree Decorations
I love these Star Christmas Tree Decorations from Tasteau. They look complicated but are pretty easy homemade Christmas decorations for kids to make.
You could add a coloured edible bauble to the points on each star to give your tree Christmas decorations.
#3. Chocolate Candy Hearts
These Chocolate Candy Heart Christmas Decorations from goodtoknow are so easy to make as they only require 2 ingredients and a ribbon, no cooking, and set in the fridge in 10 minutes.
Which is just as well as we think you may needs to make a few batches between now and Christmas Day!
#4. Jolly Ranchers Christmas Trees
I love these awesome Jolly Ranchers Christmas Decorations from Sugartown Sweets for the kids to make.
They are definitely on the baking list for this weekend. I am not sure I will be able to find Jolly Ranchers here in Ireland but I will test out other hard sweets to see how we get on.
#5. Cornflake Wreath
This no-bake recipe for a Cornflake Christmas Wreath from bonnibella should be easy for kids of all ages to make.
I am not sure they would last hung on the door (in Ireland anyhow!) but they would certainly make beautiful gifts, or a pretty table centrepiece for breakfast on Christmas Morning!
#6. Gingerbread Christmas Decorations
Follow our simple recipe for Gingerbread and turn it into any shape you want – men, trees, stars, angels – with some festive cookie cutters. If you are making hanging decorations add a hole near the top of each shape before baking.
Once the Gingerbread has cooked and cooled, decorate and add a ribbon to each piece so it can be hung around the house as the ultimate in homemade Christmas decorations.
Alternatively you could try and make a cute gingerbread house like this one here.
#7. Peppermint Tree Ornaments
I love these cute Peppermint Tree Ornaments from hellohomebody. The kids might need some help getting these out of the oven, but they should be able to manage all the other steps easily.
These would make a lovely Christmas gift for friends or teacher.
#8. Stained Glass Cookies
Impress friends, family and even Santa himself with these tasty Stained Glass Cookies from sugarkissed.
Food colouring has been added to the cookie dough to make fun coloured cookies to hang on the tree this year.
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Have your kids made any of our Tempting Edible Christmas Decorations or do you have other recipes? Please let us know in the comments box below.