My youngest daughter wanted a zebra birthday party. So I used my new Cricut to make the banner & even cut out the vinyl letters for the bags I got at a dollar store. The bags were their party favor. I think it all turned out really cute! Plus was really easy!
Thursday, December 22, 2011
I do love Pinterest! I borrowed this recipe and the printables. :)
This is going to be our gifts to our neighbors and it is the best hot cocoa mix!
And so easy too! I tripled this recipe to make 8 pint mason jars. Plus, had some left over for the family.
Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix
12 candy canes
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (I added to take it up a notch)
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
I used a food processor to grind the candy canes into a fine powder.
Did the same for the chocolate chips.
Mix all of the ingredients together.
Keep mix in an airtight container.
To make the cocoa, mix 1 cup hot milk with 1/2 cup of cocoa mix.
Thanks to lifeandkitchen.com for the recipe. Can't find my pin for the labels...so as soon as I find which website I got those from...I will thank them. :)
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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
I fancied up this puppet theater for my youngest daughters 2nd grade class. They do puppet shows every week in reading. It gives them a great way to read out loud & work on fluency. Using my Cricut, I cut the letters & stars. Made the curtains & put it on a tension rod. The kids loved it & all applauded when I was finished.
at 7:24 AM
I love Pinterest and all of the ideas I have gotten from it!
I made this for my friend's 40th Birthday.
She started when I turned 40, making it a week long event.
So every day she got me something.
For her I made this for the first day.
Really, it only gets better after 40!
40 & Fabulous!
at 7:19 AM
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
I started with 3 -2" thick canvas boards. You can use any size but here we used 2 - 20 x 20 and 1 - 20 x 24. I sprayed painted all 3 of them white. Then I taped off the 2 smaller ones with blue painter's tape.
Next I painted over the whole thing with pink & then took off the tape.
I really like the way this turned out! I need to do it for one of my own kids!
at 7:15 PM
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Finally made a wide mesh ribbon Christmas wreath! I bought the ribbon early at Sam's. They had the best prices on this type of ribbon. I used a wire coat hanger as the base of the wreath that I had shaped into a circle. I took the red ribbon... gathered it on the end and taped it on the wire coat hanger. Then I looped the ribbon, gathered the bottom of the loop & taped it again to the wire hanger. I did this until I had gone all the way around the wire hanger. Next, I took the gold ribbon, cut about 12" & then cut that 12" into half. I then tied it at the base of each loop. I hot glued an adorable reindeer ornament that finished it off! My girls love this wreath!
at 9:03 AM
Can't wait to hand them out with my daughter next week. Plus, this can be used all the winter months not just December. :)
at 8:55 AM