I would like to wish everyone, a very happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year! Looking forward to sharing with, and reading more posts from wonderful friends all over the country! Thank you all for your friendships, and making blogland so much fun!
Well, if you are like most of us, these next few days will find us busy baking, cooking, wrapping, and shopping! I just came across a hint that I wanted to share with all of my friends! Wrapping.........like it or not, sooner or later we have to get it done. The roll of paper that unfolds, and gets tangled in the other rolls. I tried taping the ends, then you have to pull off the tape, and hope the paper doesn't rip.
Start saving your toilet paper rolls, ladies, and just cut it up the middle, and slip it over the roll. You can also use paper towel rolls. Easy Peasey. Use these for all of your rolls of paper to keep them neat and organized.
You can also use them to put little candies and trinkets in. Twist the paper on the ends, and wrap with ribbon for a festive make it yourself cracker.
Today I wanted to share with everyone a cute craft idea that I made last year. They are plastic cups, decorated with little miniatures. You can hang them from a tree, or just use them as little snowglobes.
Items you need:
short plastic wide cups (I got mine in Walmart)
assorted miniatures (I also used foam pieces from Micheals)
assorted flowers stems (trees)
felt or material for top (If hanging)
cording for hanging (if hanging)
scrapbook paper or coasters for bottoms
Cut a circle with your scrap paper or coaster, a little bigger than the cups bottom. You can use a scalloped edge scissor if you wish.
Start arranging your items on the paper the way you like them. I also used bits and pieces of flower picks. I made gold lights from some gold things I picked off of them. Little pieces of greenery substituted for little trees. Just use your imagination. Take your cup, and measure a piece of felt or fabric, to cover the top of the cup. If you wish to make it an ornament, you will need to make a hole in the top of the cup, and insert cording up through the bottom into the hole. Secure with hot glue from inside the cup. After you have it arranged to your liking, put a small amount of hot glue around the bottom of the cup, and set in on top of the arrangement. You can put something on the top if you wish, or leave it plain. I love them, and there are so many ways you can decorate them. I want to make some for Easter too. Now, I was visiting sweet Kim over at http://kenward.blogspot.com/2012/12/have-you-seen-this-christmas-crafting.html and she has made some using plastic wine glasses!! Too cute! I love her version too! So there you have it. If you have any question just e-mail. Thanks for coming by. If you make some I would love to see them! Send me pics! Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to visit sweet Kim. She is always coming up with the greatest ideas!
It seems that us big girls, still like to play with our "toys". Santa came early to my house this year, and brought me another toy stove like I had as a little girl! I couldn't wait to start decorating with it. I am feeling a retro Christmas this year, in my dining room and kitchen. I will also still love my pinks too, but this year I was just loving this look.
These little things I found at garage sales for like .25 and .50 cents.
The pixies came out to play too! I found the sweetest little cookie cutters in Hobby Lobby. The gingerbread girl is needlepoint, made by my dear mother-in-love. I have several of those on my fridge. I found the glass oranments at my local thrift for .69 and another 25% off! Score!!
This retro decoration was found at flea market. I did a swap of some pinecones with sweet Tammy over at Tammy's in Love, and she sent me these adorable little hang tags. I love them! I actually had some of this retro garland way back when, and I got rid of it. Boo Hoo. Now, what the girls are doing, is making these pretty tags, out of vintage cards, and scrapbook embelishments, then hang them from this garland. Check this one out over at http://creativebreathing.blogspot.com/2012/12/merry-bright-garland-tutorial.html She is so creative, and I can't stop looking at it. It's almost like a charm necklace, that you just keep adding to.
Hello bloggerettes! It's time again for pink Saturday with Beverly over at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/. Today, we are sharing goodies and treats for Christmas! I have a ball perusing over at Pinterest, and have found some great treats. I seem to be following a pattern here with the peppermint, and of course it all has pink or red! All of these recipies can be found on pinterest.
Peppermint ice cream cake!
Chocolate marshmallow fantasy cake! Drool...........
Pumpkin roll bars. Easy Peasy!
Yummy chex mix, made with white chocolate, and crushed peppermint candy.
These are Hershey cherry blossom cookies! So pretty, and yummy looking! Hope you enjoyed your visit! Please visit Beverly for more Christmas treats!
I will be married to my wonderful husband for 34yrs August 2013. We have three beautiful daughters, and two grandson's. I like to call myself a "Domestic Engineer". I enjoy taking care of my home and family, and making my home cozy and comfortable. I am a "nester" at heart. I have met so many nice people visiting blogs. Thanks for coming by and visiting mine.