Go Back

My Favorite DIY Christmas Cookie Ornaments Tutorial

Author Melissa @ Living a Frugal Life


  • Shaped Sugar Cookies
  • Gumdrops
  • Sticky icing or frosting
  • Sprinkles
  • Ribbon
  • wax paper


  • Take shaped sugar cookies and place them on wax paper.
  • Take icing and decorate the way you want to decorate your Christmas cookie ornaments.  I used lots of lines and swirls on mine to make patterns.  You can add these however you want.
  • Add sprinkles on top of the icing before it dries at all.  This acts as a glue for the sprinkles.
  • Let icing dry completely.
  • Cut a short amount of ribbon.  I find shorter ribbon is good for smaller cookies but larger cookies need more ribbon to balance out the weight.
  • Turn cookie over and put a small amount of icing in a dot on the back.  Make ribbon into a loop with ends touching and push ends of ribbon into the icing.  If you need to, you can use icing between the ribbons as well to glue them together.
  • Let icing dry completely.
  • If you don't want these to be edible you can use hot glue to attach the ribbon.