Mia Teal

Marketing Coordinator, Paid Media

The Christmas holiday is a beautiful time of year. For many people, ornaments are continuously collected from their children while in grade school, family trips, and other memories throughout the years. No matter your age, you are never too old to create an ornament to hang on the tree. Let’s take a look at making meaningful ornaments with food that you can purchase right at your local Price Chopper and Market 32 store. This is a great family activity that will bring laughs and beautiful memories.

Salt Dough Gingerbread Men

As the name suggests, these gingerbread men are going to be salty, so not ideal for eating! They are, however, ideal for ornament-making. The salt helps preserve the ornaments. After all, these gingerbread men are made for hanging on the tree – not for eating!

What you will need:

1/4 cup ground ginger

1/4 cup ground cloves

1 cup salt

3 cups flour

1 1/2 – 2 cups water

Parchment Paper

Baking Pan


1 straw


Mix dry ingredients together & slowly add the water. Roll the dough so that it is about 1/4 inch thick and create your desired shape. Use a straw to poke a hole in the top for the string later on. Bake at 250°F for 1-2 hours and let cool. Once dried, decorate and hang!

Melted Peppermints

This craft is simple, yet intriguing! You can use red or green peppermints here, or even a mix of both!

What you will need:

Peppermint Candies 

Cookie Cutter

Parchment Paper




Line a cookie sheet with cookie cutters of choice, and spray the inside of each cutter. Line the peppermints inside the cookie cutters and bake at 350°F for 3-9 minutes, but please pay attention to how quickly they are melting. Once the candies have melted together, remove from the oven. Gently use a toothpick or straw to poke a hole in the top of the ornament and let them completely harden. Remove the cutter from melted mints and hang!

We wish you a safe & happy holiday season!