I have always wanted to build a snowman in the meadow. It is on my bucket list. There is something charming about going into a meadow and building a snowman and pretending that he is Parson Brown. Since I don’t have enough snow to build Mr. Brown, I will make some cookie ornaments and decorate a Snowman Christmas tree instead.
I enjoyed this project so much that I am going to make cookie ornaments and decorate a tree every year. Isn’t that how traditions are made? Next year I will make Santa cookie ornaments for a kitchen tree. Good. I have a plan
Supplies for Scarf Cookie Ornaments:
Light Blue 15 Second Icing
Dark Blue 15 Second Icing
Sugar Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing RecipeI hand cut this cookie ornament. I didn’t want to dig through all my cutters to find something that would work and I wanted it a little bigger for the tree. I hate to hand cut but, sometimes I have to! If you want any of these patterns, click here. For instructions on how to hand cut click here. Feel free to make them as big or small as you want.
Outline the scarf with the light blue. Flood every other section with the light blue and let dry for a about 30 minutes. Then, flood the remaining sections with the darker blue and let dry for about 30 minutes. Then, make light blue squiggly lines on the blue section and dark squiggly lines on the dark blue sections. Now it looks more like a real scarf.
Supplies for the Hat Cookie Ornaments:
- Outline the top of the hat and the brim with black.
- Then, flood them and let dry overnight.
- Flood the band with the blue icing and let it dry for at least a couple of hours.
- Then, with the thick green icing, make 3 holy leaves. Sweet Sugar Belle just make a video on how here.
- Next, add the red berries.
Now if you really look at these cookie ornaments, you will see one big problem! They don’t have holes for the string! Hahahaha. That is not a mistake. I wanted to try something new. Hot glue is amazing! I LOVE IT! Just look at how much my poor gun has been abused! It is at least 15 years old and still going strong.
I hot glued the back of my cookies and added strips of fabric I ripped up. I wanted the country look and it held up nicely. This tree was outside for 3 weeks on my covered front porch. I was worried I would look out one morning and see a bear or raccoon feasting on it but, it made it through the season. Not one ornament fell or got eaten by something wild. SUCCESS! See! The fabric makes a nice hanger.
Anyway, lets wrap this up because I know you have cookies to make or presents to wrap! If you want to make the hat as the tree topper you can learn how to do that here.
I hope we get snow this year but if not, I think this tree is charming and magical enough to tide me over until I can build a snowman in the meadow.