The holidays are the perfect time to gather the family around and create some crafts. Especially if those crafts are easy, inexpensive and can either displayed in one’s home or given as gifts.
What follows are instructions on making a “Christmas Stocking Ornament Candy Craft” that combines all of the elements mentioned above.
To create a “Christmas Stocking Ornament Candy Craft” you will need the following items;
• 13 ounces bag of red and green foiled candies
• 6 inch square white felt
• 8 inch square red felt
• 1 Popsicle stick
• ¼ inch wide ribbon in either red or green
• Glue gun and glue sticks*
Using the scissors cut the shape of a stocking out of the red felt and the top of the stocking out of the white felt.
Next place glue the Popsicle stick to the top of the red stocking piece. The stick should extend out on each side. These extended pieces are going to be where you will eventually tie the ribbon. The ribbon is going to be used to hang the ornament onto the tree.
Proceed by gluing the white stocking top on top of the Popsicle stick. This is done for aesthetic purposed.
Then take the foil wrapped candies and one by one, glue them flat side down onto the felt stocking in a pattern of your choosing.
Allow the Christmas craft to dry completely. Afterward take the ¼ inch wide ribbon and tie it to the exposed ends of the Popsicle stick.
Note: Some people may want to forgo the use of the glue gun and employ confectioner’s glue for this application instead.
To make confectioner’s glue you will need the following items;
• 4 teaspoons egg white
• ¼ cup warm water
• 3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
Begin making the confectioner’s glue by mixing together the egg whites and warm water. Next add in the powdered sugar and mix vigorously until the mixture becomes smooth and thick. It is imperative to note that due to the nature of confectioner’s glue it must be used immediately in order to affix the candies effectively to the felt.
The “Christmas Stocking Ornament Candy Craft” makes a great teacher’s gift or as part of gift wrapping decorations.