Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments

This project has been on my mind since before last Christmas.  In fact, that’s when I bought the supplies.  But time ran short and I didn’t get a chance to make them.  That sounds better than admitting I was disorganized and let that one slip through the cracks, doesn’t it?

Stained glass cookies are basically cut out cookies with hard candy melted in the center so it looks like colored glass.  Simply Recipes has a recipe for them.

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 1
Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 1

I won’t be hanging any actual cookies on my tree, if for no other reason than I don’t want to come home to find the tree in shambles and the dog licking his guilty face.  But I can’t wait to hang up my felt version.

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 2
Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 2

To make these, you’ll need this pattern (or just trace around your favorite cookie cutter), brown felt, ribbon, white embroidery floss and sheer, colorful fabric like organza or tulle.

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 3
Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 3

Cut two of the cookie shapes from the brown felt, carefully cutting out the center shape as well.  Cut 2 or 3 layers of the sheer fabric, smaller than the entire ornament, but larger than the center cut-out.  Cut a piece of ribbon 6 inches long.

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 4
Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 4

Run a skinny string of hot glue around one circle in the center.  Lay the sheer fabric over the top.

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 5
Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 5

Repeat the glue as above and add the second ornament circle.  Fold the ribbon in half.  Pull back the top of the ornament, add a bit of glue, and place the ends of the ribbon in it.  Press the top back down over the glue.

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 6
Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 6

They’re actually pretty cute just like this, but I wanted a little stitching, to represent frosting. Use the stitch of your choice and white embroidery floss.

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 7
Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 7

I really like these hung in the window all together so you can see through the centers.

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 8
Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 8

But I also like them each on their own.

Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 9
Stained Glass Cookie Ornaments 9

They look good enough to eat.