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Hand-painted Christmas ornaments add a festive and personal touch to any holiday décor. To get even more festive, you could use edible Luster Dust add sparkle to your ornaments in a fun and unique way.
Luster Dust is a fine, shimmering powder that can be mixed with certain solutions to create a metallic or pearlescent finish on different surfaces. Here we'll show you how to make your own Luster Dust hand-painted Christmas ornaments for the Holiday season.
Gold Luster Dust is often used to add a metallic or shimmery finish to cakes, cookies, and other baked goods. But the food grade coloring agent is also really great to decorate hand-painted Christmas ornaments, making them much more visually appealing.
For family craft projects, be aware most Luster Dust is not intended to be ingested thus making it trickier to work with when around children — fortunately, Bakell's edible Luster Dust is made with FDA approved ingredients only making it safe for crafts and cookies, alike!
To make salt dough ornaments, you will need:
Step 1. Preheat your oven to 250°F (120°C).
Step 2. Mix the flour and salt in a bowl. Add the water and stir until a dough forms. If the dough is too dry, you can add a little more water. If it is too wet, you can add a little more flour.
Step 3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4-inch thickness. Use cookie cutters or a knife to cut out the shapes you want for your ornaments. Use a straw to make a hole near the top of each ornament for hanging.
Step 4. Place the ornaments on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 2 hours or until they are hard. Allow the ornaments to cool completely before decorating.
Step 5. You can decorate the ornaments with paint, markers, glitter, or other creative items. After they've been painted and decorated, they can be used as ornaments or tags by stringing ribbon or twine through the holes.
When mixing Luster Dust for painting purposes, make sure to use lemon extract or a very high proof vodka (Everclear) to avoid any clumping.
Here's a step-by-step process for prepping Luster Dust to paint:
Once your dough and mixed solution is ready, you're all set to create hand painted ornaments with Luster Dust for a great cheat decorating ideas for Christmas.
You will need the following supplies:
Instructions for ornament painting:
To make glitter Christmas ornaments, you will need:
While Tinker Dust can be a great finishing touch for food, it works just like its non-toxic Dazzler Dust sibling for festive decorations like Christmas Ornament painting
Tinker Dust is a brand of edible glitter specifically made to bring a bright shine to food and desserts. It is often used to provide a dazzling or shimmering effect to cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other delicacies.
Tinker Dust can be sprinkled on top of baked items as a finishing touch. It can also be used to garnish the sides of cakes or to lend a sparkly touch to chocolate or candy creations. Just remember that a little goes a long way, so use it sparingly.
There's a couple of ways to make homemade Christmas ornaments. Here are a few ideas to get the creative ball rolling:
Prepare. You'll need scissors, glue, paint, and any materials you need to make an ornament (e.g., glitter, beads, foam sheets).
Cut the shape of your ornament. Draw or utilize a template. Trace a template on paper, felt, or foam and cut it out.
Ornament. You can add paint, glitter, beads, or other decorations to your ornament. You can add details or patterns with markers or other craft tools.
Decorate. Glue the pieces of your ornament together in the way you planned.
Hang it. Use thread, ribbon, or wire to make a loop for an ornament. You can glue, tie, or punch a hole in the back of your ornament and then thread the hanger through it.
Show off your ornament. You can put your ornament on your Christmas tree or somewhere else in your home. Give it to someone you care about.
Depending on your choices and materials, there are several ways to design unique Christmas decorations. DIY ornament ideas:
Hand painted Christmas ornaments can add a personal touch to your holiday decorations.
Using luster dust is a simple and effective way to add a metallic or shimmering finish to your ornaments. Whether you're applying it to delicious cupcakes or repurposing it for ornament painting, you'll love the shine it brings to the table.