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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.

Holiday Craft

Materials

Scissors
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

Directions

  • 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

Cautions

  • DO NOT immerse plate in water; clean glass surface with dishcloth
  • DO NOT heat plate in microwave


Cinnamon Ornaments

These festive, fragrant ornaments are a great holiday craft for kids!

Holiday Craft

Ingredients

¾ cup ground cinnamon
1 TBSP ground allspice
2 TBSP ground cloves
1 TBSP ground nutmeg
1 cup applesauce

Additional Materials

  • Cookie cutters
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors

Directions

  • 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

Holiday Craft

This simple craft will add elegance and whimsy to your next holiday party.

Materials

8-inch glass block, available at most home stores
Contact paper
Holiday stencil
Pencil
Hobby knife or razor blade for cutting
Small paintbrush
Glass etching cream (e.g., Armour Etch®) Festive holiday ribbon, approximately 5 feet
Glue
Votive candle

Directions

  • 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

Cautions

  • Wear latex gloves when working with glass etching cream. It is an acid.
  • Apply the cream in a well-ventilated area.