Day 11: Reindeer Noses in a Jar

Welcome to Day 11 of my 12 Days of Christmas

If you are doing a cookie exchange or need to do some baking for your child’s class Christmas party, these Reindeer Noses in a Mason Jar are sure to delight. I think these are adorable and so much FUN!

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I first saw this idea on the blog From Rookie to a Rock Star.  It was so unique, I knew I wanted to give it a try.  The recipe I used for the cookies can be found here.  The icing I used was a simple powdered sugar icing, that recipe can be found here. Continue reading Day 11: Reindeer Noses in a Jar

Day 10: Holiday “Dough”

Welcome to Day 10 of my 12 Days of Christmas

I have  two fabulous  20 “something” nieces on my Christmas gift list. I use to find it oh so hard to buy for them. A few years ago I decided cash was the answer and this way they could buy something they really wanted.

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My mission was then to find unique ways to give these gifts of money. Something a bit more fun than just money in a card.  I did what most folks do when they are looking for unique and interesting ideas, I started searching the internet.

I found a really cute idea over at  With All My Heart & Soul called Holiday Dough!

As soon as I read the poem, I knew this was the money gift idea I wanted to use.

It is simple and easy to throw together.  You need, well, money, ribbon, a clear bag, some card stock to print your topper and a stapler to attach it, that’s it!  A free download of the topper is available to you at the end of the post.

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Day 9: Rusty Rake Head to Display Wine Glasses

Welcome to Day 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas.

Today’s idea is a simple and creative way to add a little whimsy to the way you display and store wine glasses using a rusty old rake head.

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With a lot of old rakes the wooden handles aren’t in the best shape and can pull off quite easily.  This rake head was already pretty rusty, which I think adds to the charm. However, I did clean it off before I used it.

Here is a closer view of the rake with its lovely rusty patina. It’s hangs quite nicely with just one nail.IMG_4098

Glasses are hung by their stems and I added a bit of greenery and some of my old vintage ornaments.

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The Christmas themed wine glasses add a bit of charm too – don’t ya think?

If you don’t want to display wine glasses, here is another cute idea. Hang stockings instead.

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I may have to find another rusty old rake head as I like this idea a lot it’s from Olde Tyme Marketplace

 

 

 

Simple, creative ways to use an old rusty rake head for display.

It’s A Wandaful Thing!

Here is a recap of the last 8 days (just in case you missed one).

Day 1 – Mini Hat Christmas Ornaments

Day 2 – Twig & Ribbon Ornament

Day 3 – CD Candle Holder

Day 4 – Puzzle Piece Wreath & Ornament

Day 5 – DIY Cork Coasters

Day 6 – DIY Clothespin Star

Day 7 – Unique way to gift cookie dough

Day 8 – Coil Spring Candle Holder

 

Day 8: Coil Spring Candle Holder

Welcome to Day 8 of my 12 Days of Christmas.

Another easy, simple, unique idea. Coil Spring Candle Holder.

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In the small town I live in there is an event twice a year where people can put on their front lawn or on the curb side, items they no longer want and others can take what they like. After the event whatever is left over is considered heavy pickup and our local waste collectors will take it away for free.

This awesome coil spring was one of the items I picked IMG_4080up during that event and I debated what to do with it until I started thinking about my 12 Days of Christmas.

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Day 7: Unique Way to Gift Cookie Dough

Welcome to Day 7 of my 12 Days of Christmas.

Today I want to show you an interesting and unique way to “gift” cookie dough.

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This idea would also be great for giving already baked cookies.

To make this gift box you will need to save empty cardboard boxes from rolls of foil or cling wrap.

First make sure you remove the metal tear strip (the sharp thing along the edge of the box). I used a little bit of craft paint to dress up the outside of the box.

I made some chocolate chip cookie dough and wrapped the dough in plastic wrap, and then in parchment paper, twisted the ends and tied with twine. Continue reading Day 7: Unique Way to Gift Cookie Dough