makit and bakit stocking ornament

Makit & Bakit Ornaments

Doing our best to inspire you to create Christmas Ornaments and start a new holiday tradition with your family!  Here is another great ornament idea… Makit & Bakit Christmas Ornaments.  Ornament kits come with a Metal Frame and Baking Crystals.  All you need to do is place the baking crystals in the frames and bake.  Then attach ribbon, string, or twine and these are ready to hang on your tree!  Every year when you hang these ornaments your family will remember the time you made them together.  Ornaments can also be used as sun catchers in your window or on a mirror.  Best of all they last for years~

Makit Bakit Stocking with Candy Cane Tutorial

  Supplies Needed:

  • Makit & Bakit Ornament Kit
  • Tiny Spoon
  • Small Tins for baking crystals
  • Sheer Ribbon
  • Foil
  • Baking Tray
  • Very Helpful Items:  Tweezers & Toothpick
  • Recommended for ages 8+
Directions for Makit & Bakit Ornaments (these work for Sun Catchers too):
1)  Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.  You CANNOT use a microwave oven.
2)  Line a baking tray with foil.  Make sure surface is very smooth so the metal frame lies completely flat on the foil.  Place metal frame on the foil.
makit and bakit metal frame on foil
3)  Begin by pouring each color of baking crystals into individual bowls or small containers.  This will allow you to “scoop” the crystals and fill the frame easier.  Using a small spoon begin filling the large parts of the metal frame with baking crystals.  You can copy the colors on the photo included in the kit, or create your own design.  There are enough baking crystals in each kit to be a little creative.  Make sure you fill each area completely with baking crystals.
fill metal frame with baking crystals before baking
4)  For the smaller areas of the Christmas Ornament, use only a few crystals and arrange with a needle or tweezers.  FYI:  The white parts of the candy cane above took only 3 tiny baking crystals to fill… Tweezers are super helpful for these small parts!
makit bakit ornament with baking crystals
 5)  Carefully place the baking tray on the oven rack.  Bake for 15 minutes and check.  If there are areas of the frame without melted baking crystals, remove from oven and fill in these areas.  Bake an additional 10-15 minutes and check.  We found it took around 25 minutes total to melt all the crystals and have a smooth looking ornament.  Here is what it should look like when it is done “baking”.
makit and bakit ornament after baking in oven
6)  Allow Makit & Bakit Ornament 5-10 minutes to cool before removing from foil.  Once cool, string with Sheer Ribbon or Twine and hang on your tree or in a window!
makit and bakit stocking ornament


10 replies
  1. Craft Supplies for Less, Inc.
    Craft Supplies for Less, Inc. says:

    Wow that is a great question! We’ve actually never tried this. Not sure why it wouldn’t work if you make sure to get all the old melted baking crystals out of the frame. You could try using a nail file to “sand” out any rough spots along the frame. If you do try this, please let us know how it worked!

  2. Paula
    Paula says:

    I love makit bakit ornaments! We did them with our kids when they were young and now we’re doing them with our grandkids! So much fun!!

  3. Karen Nelson
    Karen Nelson says:

    Amazing to find these after all those years. I have wonderful memories of making these at a table with my sister and now I get a chance to share those memories with my 2 boys… if I can keep them from fighting over it, lol

  4. Nini
    Nini says:

    I made these with my kids and now my grandkids. I have often replaced colors that fell out or got faded. They look as good as new.

  5. Janet Gay
    Janet Gay says:

    The first year my husband and I were married, we were pretty much short on extra cash. I bought a Makit and Bakit Christmas Ornament kit from a store in our city (not sure which store). Anyway, I made those ornaments and they were basically the only thing on our poor little tree. I remember it was a kit with 24 ornaments. I showed them to our grandkids this Christmas as they were helping me decorate our tree and they thought that was a really cool idea. I only have 4 ornaments left and I would love to make more with our grandkids. Do you still sell a kit like that?

  6. Daniel
    Daniel says:

    Funny, I was at a thrift store the other day and found a pack of these makit and bakit glow in the dark crystals from 1975 unopened. They still work just fine even after 42 years!

  7. Kara
    Kara says:

    I loved these as a kid! I’m finding it hard to find Christmas ones to make with my kiddos. Once it is melted you can take them out and carefully add more crystals to even out and fill up the space and reheat again.

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