I finally did it. I saw this idea in a magazine a few years ago, but never got around to it. At last, I have followed through. I made my own Christmas ornaments out of cookies.
Let me give you the story behind the story. My husband sells cookies. We have a warehouse full of cookies. We don’t bake them ourselves, mind you, but we are a distributor for Voortman Cookies (pardon my shameless plug). So when I saw a picture in a magazine of a tree decorated completely with store bought cookies, I immediately recognized the Voortman brand of cookies hanging off its branches. “Look, honey”, said I, “we can decorate our tree with your cookies!” He just rolled his eyes. He clearly was not as excited about the idea as I was.
In spite of his lack of enthusiasm, I filed that magazine picture away and knew someday I would get around to testing that out. This year was the year. We have cookies on our tree and they are quite cute! I didn’t go full out with a whole cookie theme tree – just a few scattered cookies hanging here and there. To me it was like free ornaments. (Hubby probably thinks we lost profits on that package of cookies I pilfered – oh well).
*I wanted to be crafty* Here’s what I did:
COOKIE CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENT
18″ length of ribbon for each ornament (I used 3/8″ wide ribbon)
Round cookie with a hole in the middle
(A Voortman Tea Ring Sugar Cookie works exceptionally well!)
1. Fold the 18″ length of ribbon in half
4. Tie the ends of the ribbon together
5. Hang on tree
So now we have a little different look to our tree this year, using items we had on hand. Exactly the kind of thing a resourceful Make Your Own kind of gal like me loves!
Maybe next year I really will go full out with a total cookie tree!