DIY Sprinkles in Custom Colors

Make Your Own Sprinkles in Custom Colors via

Have you ever had a sad or bad thought when you look at sprinkles? I think they are magical because you can’t be sad when you look at them. I discovered how to get even more joy from them. DIY sprinkles are fun to make and use. I seriously can’t stop smiling when I make them.

I know you can buy sprinkles everywhere now but, it is much cheaper to make your own. You can use your leftover icing and before you know it, you will have a cabinet full of colors that you like and use. Storing them couldn’t be easier. Just put them in an airtight container and keep them in a cool dry place away from sunlight. I like storing mine in cute little Ball Jars with a simple piece of jute around them.

 Supplies for DIY Sprinkles: 

Royal Icing Recipe or Half a Batch of Royal Icing Recipe
Icing colors of your choice
#2 or #3 Tip
Wax Paper
Storage Container
Lots of smiles

DIY-Sprinkles-with-www.thebearfootbaker.com_Another good thing about DIY Sprinkles is you have full control over how thick they are. For mini cookies you may want thin sprinkles or if you are working on a larger cookie, you might want thicker sprinkles. The best part for me is the color choices I have. I can make them any color I want so they will match my color palate perfectly.

To make them, you need to lay out a few pieces of wax paper and pipe some lines. Don’t stress over perfect line or worry if they break when you pipe them. Make the lines along the wax paper and pipe as many lines as you can and as close as you can. Let it dry overnight.

DIY-Sprinkles-via-www.thebearfootbaker.com_Once they are completely dry, gently fold over the wax paper and it will break the lines into sprinkles. If they are a little longer than you like just fold the wax paper on the pile and gently push until you get the desired length.

DIY-Sprinkles-in-fun-colors-via-thebearfootbaker.com_These are a little long so I need to give them a little smooch.

DIY-Sprinkles-in-Custom-Colors-with-www.thebearfootbaker.com_Here is a little tip for you. If you pipe multiple colors onto one sheet of wax paper, you will end up with mixed colors of sprinkles. It would be good to make red, white and blue for the fourth of July but, not if you just wanted red sprikles for Valentine’s Day. If you like to make solid color and mix them as you need, you should only pipe one color onto each set of wax paper.

DIY-Sprinkles-via-www.thebearfootbaker.comI just love royal icing! You can do so much with it.  If you store them in cute little jars likes these, you can display them on a shelf in your kitchen or craft room and they become decorations. See, I told you sprinkles will make you smile!

Bear hugs,



  1. Oh Lisa, what a good idea!! I’m constantly making my own non-pareils, but not once had I even considered these. Wow!! You clever girl!!! Sharon

  2. Another brilliant idea…great way to use up leftover icing! TFS!

  3. Brilliant!!!!

  4. Wow! Genius

  5. Como no lo pensé antes,. Pretty good idea

  6. Lisa, Great tip and I bet a little icing makes lots of sprinkles. Thanks for sharing…Pinning!

  7. Awesome idea! Sprinkles make everything better :)

  8. Oh goodness Lisa – you are the sprinkle queen! I use leftover sprinkle jars for homemade sugar sprinkles and now I will keep on saving them to make homemade RI sprinkles! PERFECT!

  9. Wow Lisa!
    I love this idea.

  10. Wow! That’s a great idea, so simple to do too and they look great :)

  11. You’ve always got something up your sleeve and I love it! Great idea!

  12. Love this!

  13. You are sooooo smart! Pinning :)

  14. Ok, this is the most clever thing I’ve seen in a long time! I just love, love this idea, not only for making the sprinkles, but for putting extra icing to good use. So many times I throw out the icing left in my bag but this is ingenious! As usual, you continue to inspire. :-)

  15. Oh WOW !!! you are so amazing.Just a quick question,med.consistency of icing is fine for that sprinkles or thin? Thanku so much.

    • Hi Samreen,

      I used outline consistency on these. 15 Second icing will work as well. I will add it to the post. 😉

  16. How long does this stay good for ?

    • If you let them dry completely before you store them in an airtight container in a cool dry place away from the sun, they will last almost forever.

  17. Heyy! ! Thanks a lot.
    This is a great idea.
    Can I get the recipe of the royal icing pls?

  18. Seriously brilliant!! I’ll definitely be making some of these babies. Thanks :)

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