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Christmas Craft - Plaster of Paris Christmas Cookie Ornaments

These ornaments almost look like real Christmas cookies. They can also be used as package toppers or as a table decoration for the holiday. Be careful that no one are tempted to eat them. :)



Plaster of Paris Christmas Cookie Ornaments

For this idea you will need:

- mold with shapes that look like Christmas cookies (if possible that the cookies have icing” on them for more effect)
- plaster of Paris powder
- rubber mixing bowl
- spoon
- kitchen knife (for smoothing down the edges at a later stage)
- acrylic paints in the dark brown and white
- a flat paintbrush plus one paint brush that is stiffer for drybrushing
- varnish for the finished product
- metal wire if using as ornaments

Illustrated Craft Tutorial:

Plaster of Paris Tutorial

1. To create these ornaments, follow this Plaster of Paris Castings Tutorial.

2. Once your castings are completely dry, you can begin to paint them as you please. Once the paint is dry, spray or brush on varnish to protect the figures and to give them a bit of shine.


How to Paint the Ornaments

Christmas Cookie Ornaments Tutorial 1
These are a set of poured and hardend ornaments. To use as ornaments, drill a very small hole in the tops of the ornaments before continuing.

Christmas Cookie Ornaments Tutorial 2
Then paint the ornaments all dark brown. On the two cookies with almonds, you can make the almond a lighter brown color if you like.

Christmas Cookie Ornaments Tutorial 3
Take your still brush and dip it in a bit of white paint. Then brush off the paint onto a piece of paper towel until the brush is almost dry.

Christmas Cookie Ornaments Tutorial 4
Then use the brush to catch the raised edges of the ornament to make it look like powder sugar icing. Let the ornament dry. Then tie a string through the hole to hang it.




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