Feature Friday- Edible Snowglobe Place Settings

by Susan Myers on December 17, 2010

Edible Snowglobe Place Settings / Suzys Artsy Craftsy Sitcom #holiday #Christmas

Christmas Dinner is going to be special this year. My mom will be joining us. My father-in-law will be driving down from North Georgia, and my youngest daughter will be there along with her fiance who has been deployed to Afghanistan for a year starting in January. So it is a time for family and a time to enjoy each others company.

So we are planning a nice dinner using the fine china and the fancy tablecloth. And I decided we each need place markers at the table. My husband is a bit confused about this as he has that logical mind that most men seem to have. “We know each other’s names”, he said. Ha! Yes, but I want something cute on the table. Formal is nice, but we are anything but a formal family. Besides, it gives me another craft project to do. And you know how I like me some crafts.

For this project I used:

Store-bought chocolate chip cookies (Two packages- because the daughter ate the first one).
Christmas Reese Cups
Foil covered Christmas chocolates
Keebler Chocolate covered Grahams
White Cake Icing
White, Yellow and Chocolate Decorator Icing
Fancy sprinkles
Clear plastic cups


I started by spreading a nice layer of white cake icing on each cookie.

Using the yellow decorator icing, I then piped out some stars on foil. These will need to dry for a few hours before you can peel them off and use them. I love the decorator icing that you can buy- already in a tube and ready to pipe. The lazy one in me is overjoyed by this.

I separated the green wrapped Reese Cups from the other colors and created trees by stacking them. I put a large dab of chocolate decorator icing between each one to stabilize them. As for the other colored Reese Cups, well they will have to be disposed of in some way or another. I’m not going to go mention how mine were “disposed of”. Let’s just say, they didn’t make it to the candy dish…

I then put a little foil covered chocolate figure on each one. I got this set of six from the Dollar Store. You know, I’m there so often that they know me by name…

I added some fancy sprinkles for a bit of color in the snow.


Placed the yellow stars on the tops of the trees, gluing them down with decorator icing. And then added a little peppermint “fence”.

I then added more icing around the edges of the cookie, and placed the clear plastic cups over them. The icing will harden and hold the cup down.

Taking the Keebler cookies, I used the white decorator icing to pipe the names of my family.

I then used chocolate decorator icing to attach the cookie name tags to the top if the cup.

And there you have it. Edible Snowglobe place setting nametags. Well, you can’t eat the cup, but I figure the rest of it is up for grabs.

If you enjoyed this tutorial, you might want to check out my Baby Food Jar Christmas Tree tutorial.  A beautiful decoration created from glass jars.

Or check out my Pinecone Giftbasket tutorial.  A colorful fun gift made with inexpensive items!

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1 Ruby Davis September 20, 2012 at 6:39 pm

this is just too darn cute ur verrryyysmart and will do this thanks for posting rcarolyndavis@yahoo.com


2 Mj March 12, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I am making these for Easter with tiny foil wrapped bunnies,Reeses’ cups,green frosting covered with green coconut to resemble grass, and tiny jelly beans and foil-wrapped chocolate eggs……….


3 Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy January 3, 2011 at 10:04 pm

what a great idea! My kids would love to help me make these for a party. Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!


4 AmieAnn December 27, 2010 at 1:25 pm

This is sooo amazing! I featured it on my blog @ http://pinkapotamus.blogspot.com/2010/12/pink-hippo-party-9.html
Hope you stop by and grab your featured button!


5 AllieMakes! December 26, 2010 at 6:17 pm

How sweet! What a thoughtfull gift!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!


6 Life with the Lebedas December 23, 2010 at 7:23 pm

Oh how fun! Thats awesome!
Thanks for linking up to Craftify It Thursday!



7 Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma December 23, 2010 at 4:16 pm

An edible snowglobe place setting…how fun and festive…

thanks for linking this up to creative juice thursday despite the holiday madness!



8 RedTedArt December 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm

These are SOOO cute and SOOOO clever! I adore them!

I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) – current link up http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/22/kids-get-crafty-knusper-knusper-knauschen/

Hope to see you there!



9 Restorative Living December 23, 2010 at 4:34 am

So creative!! Great idea!


10 Alicia December 22, 2010 at 1:02 pm

How cute and easy is that? I love it!


11 Stacy December 22, 2010 at 2:15 am

So cute! Makes me wish I was hosting a Christmas dinner! Thanks for linking up today :)


12 Donnie December 22, 2010 at 1:13 am

They are so cute. I bet everybody will love them.


13 AmieAnn December 21, 2010 at 10:33 pm

What a creative idea.. and a great way to give an edible gift. Love it! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!


14 laxsupermom December 20, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Just adorable! What a great food craft idea. It's too late for this year's classroom Holiday party, but I'm filing this away for next year.


15 Neil, Amy and The Girls December 20, 2010 at 5:11 pm

CUTE! Love this!! Thanks for sharing.


16 Christie, Describe Happy December 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm

These are really clever!! I bet they were adorable on your table!


17 Jill December 19, 2010 at 11:02 pm

What a great idea!!
Just wanted to let you know I featured your snowflake soaps on my Round Tuit post this week!


Thanks so much for linking up – you have some fantastic projects on your lovely blog!
Have a great week, and a very Merry Christmas!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success


18 Judy December 18, 2010 at 6:25 am

Oh my word, how stinking cute are those?! I made a snow globe earlier this year, but this seems like so much more fun…yum!


19 DANA December 17, 2010 at 9:39 pm

What a great idea! I would lovwe for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff party!


20 Lynne December 17, 2010 at 7:38 pm

I liked your turkeys you did for Thanksgiving, but these are just incredible!


21 shopannies December 17, 2010 at 6:59 pm

yet another project that I love very pretty I am linking to my post of things I would love to make


22 The Answer Is Chocolate December 17, 2010 at 5:09 pm

Leave it to you to come up with something so imaginative! What a wonderful idea and so cute! Thanks for linking up.


23 EmilyM December 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm

What a cute idea! Enjoy your holiday!


24 Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} December 17, 2010 at 3:40 pm

This is SO stinking cute! I love it! Enjoy your precious time with family this holiday season! :)


25 Lisa December 17, 2010 at 2:44 pm

How cute! Very creative idea!

Hope you have a great holiday with your family!


26 Gramerly December 17, 2010 at 2:39 pm

I know a little grandson who would be thrilled to make those for his family.
So cute. Thanks for the idea.


27 Tru@TRU TALES FEATS December 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm

That is such a cute idea. I only wish I had the time to do this. I'll bookmark it for next year though.


28 Run DMT December 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm

Those are so adorable! My girls would love those! I am adding this to my advent calendar Christmas activities!


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