Holiday Crafts from our 'Festive in a Flash' Cooking School Shows
Fabric Covered Holiday Plate
This festive plate can be used to serve your favorite holiday desserts, including: cookies, candies, and bars.
1 holiday fabric swatch (enough to cover size of plate)
1 glass plate (8 – 12" in diameter)
1 small paintbrush
1 container of "Mod Podge®," all-in-one glue, sealer, and finish
- Use a scissors to cut fabric to about ½ inch longer than all sides of plate
- Use paintbrush to coat the back of the plate with "Mod Podge®"
- Adhere and smooth the fabric, design side up, to the back of the plate
- Use paintbrush to coat fabric on the back of the plate with another layer of "Mod Podge®"
- Allow "Mod Podge®" to dry, approximately 15-20 minutes
- Use a scissors to cut excess fabric from around the edge of the plate
- Use paintbrush to add another coat of "Mod Podge" to the fabric on the back of the plate, carefully covering all edges
- Dry completely overnight
- DO NOT immerse plate in water; clean glass surface with dishcloth
- DO NOT heat plate in microwave
These festive, fragrant ornaments are a great holiday craft for kids!
¾ cup ground cinnamon
1 TBSP ground allspice
2 TBSP ground cloves
1 TBSP ground nutmeg
1 cup applesauce
- Cookie cutters
- Combine cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg in a glass bowl. Add applesauce; mix well. Mixture will be stiff
- Roll to ¼ inch thickness on non-greased cookie sheet, marble slab, or other flat surface
- Use cookie cutters to cut festive shapes into the dough
- Punch a hole in each ornament with a metal skewer or straw for hanging the ornament. Let dry, uncovered at room temperature, for 4 – 5 days
- Once dry, decorate ornaments with paint or glitter, or leave them just as they are
- String and tie ribbon through the punched hole
- Recipes makes 25 small or 18 medium ornaments
Illuminated Holiday Glass Block
This simple craft will add elegance and whimsy to your next holiday party.
8-inch glass block, available at most home stores
Hobby knife or razor blade for cutting
Glass etching cream (e.g., Armour Etch®) Festive holiday ribbon, approximately 5 feet
- Thoroughly clean and dry glass block
- Apply contact paper to one side of glass block and press out all the bubbles
- Trace holiday stencil design onto contact paper with pencil
- Use hobby knife or razor blade to cut the contact paper away from the areas you want to etch
- With paintbrush, apply glass etching solution to the cut-out design areas
- Allow solution to remain on glass for the amount of time recommended by the etching solution manufacturer, usually 5 – 10 minutes
- Run cool water over the etching cream to rinse it off
- Peel off the contact paper and rinse the glass under cool water again
- Affix ribbon with glue around outer edge of the glass block
- Make a bow from the remaining ribbon and attach with glue to the top of the glass block
- Set a votive candle behind the glass block to illuminate design
- Wear latex gloves when working with glass etching cream. It is an acid.
- Apply the cream in a well-ventilated area.