Like Diabetes could stop me. I love sugar. Always have. Always will. I also love Christmas decorations so today’s project couldn’t be more perfect. We know that I love to decorate my food as evidenced with the fabric-printed macarons, the typography macarons, and my watercolor mosaic cake. Here’s the latest installment in my food decorating frenzy – Macaron Christmas Ornaments!
To make your own Macaron Christmas ornaments you’ll need:
- assorted food coloring
- rubbing alcohol, vodka, or lemon juice
Using the same technique from the watercolor mosaic cake, paint the macarons to look like vintage ornaments. It helps if you find ornament designs online or in your decor before you get started! The alcohol evaporates leaving the pigment from the food coloring behind.
You could take things a step further (and who wouldn’t want to do that?!?!) by adding metal ornament hooks to hang them from a tree. Now, we can get into the whole “food safe” thing, so I would recommend that you sanitize the hooks before use. And if you’re stressed about it, don’t eat them! It’s that simple. (But who can resist a tasty French macaron?)
Use the hooks to hang them to a miniature tree, or simply place them tucked away in the tree branches. serve these up at a holiday party and then pat your back for all the new friends you’ll make.
Pink & teal macarons match these Oh Joy! For Target gift bags perfectly. If you really want to score points with every stranger you come in contact with, just package up some sweet little ornaments and pass them out to everyone you see. You’ll go straight to heaven, I tell you.
This post is part of The Proper Pinwheel’s holiday series, Mission: Merry – click there to view more holiday projects and recipes!
photography: all photos by The Proper Pinwheel