Day 3 – 12 Days of Christmas – Pinterest Inspired

A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2019 – Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2019. This is my 6th year in a row bringing you 12 Days of Christmas from A Wandaful Thing. Today’s Pinterest inspired idea is a homemade version of one of my childhood favorite instant drink mixes – Nesquik.

You will only need three simple ingredients to make your own homemade version of this instant chocolate milk mix and you probably have these in your pantry; cocoa, sugar and salt. I love vintage mason jars so I used one to mix and store the “Homemade version of Nesquik”. You can add a label like I did and an embellishment like jute twine and ribbon and this would make a great gift.

The measurements are:

1/3 cup Cocoa Powder, 2/3 cup sugar and a pinch of salt. Add it all to your pint jar, screw the lid on tight and shake.  To use, add 1-2 tablespoons to a glass of milk and stir.  **Here’s a tip I tried when mixing it in the glass.  To get the powder to ‘dissolve’ in the milk, first add a small amount of hot tap water. Add in your powder and stir it well. Then add in your milk. This will make a smoother version with no chocolate powder floating to the top.

This was my inspiration, you can find a link to it here.

I tried it and was sipping on my homemade chocolate milk as I was writing this post. I must say it was soooo delicious and brought back good memories.  In my mind it was a Pinterest pass 🙂

It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you what Wandaful Things I’ve been up to. :)

Here is a recap of the 12 Days of Christmas 2019 so far:

Day 1 – 12 Days of Christmas 2019

Day 2 – 12 Days of Christmas 2019

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https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/

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https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

You can even eat the dishes……

Today, I was looking for an easy, cute, edible Valentine idea and decided to make another candy dish. Intrigued? Read on.

Valentine Chocolate sugar cookies…who knew? There’s just something about a chocolate sugar cookie. Chocolate is the perfect flavor for Valentine’s Day and these adorable little heart cookies will make your valentine so happy. Let me tell you they are delicious, in this display you can even eat the dish, lol, keep reading to find out how I made it…

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Roundup of My Top 5 Most Popular Posts in 2018

It’s hard to believe that 2018 is so quickly coming to a close. I wish you all a very Happy and Prosperous New Year.

I took a look back at the year and am doing a quick recap of my top 5 most popular posts in 2018. It seems that my DIY projects were far more popular than my Vintage Item posts. Next year my focus will definitely be on doing more upcycle and DIY projects.

  1. It seems that Day 7 of my 12 Days of Christmas for 2018 was quite popular. It was a seaglass Christmas ornament I made for my daughter.

2. Upcycled Office Wall Art

I did enjoy seeing the transformation on these prints going from kitchen art to nautical wall art. Click the link above to see the “after”.

3. Caramel Cones

These are so delicious and so easy to make – in the microwave 🙂 (originally posted in 2015).  Visit the link  above for a free printable recipe card complete with instructions.

4. Upcycled Thrift Store Finds

I enjoyed doing the three upcycles (click on the link above to see all three). The most popular one of the three was the Ciad Mile Failte wooden sign.

5. Vintage Image Greeting Card Challenge

I was so pleased to see all the wonderful and fabulous ideas for vintage image greeting cards.  Be sure to click on the link above to see more of the cards. Here is a card that my friend and fellow blogger made – she blogs over at Youcanalwaysstartnow.

HAPPY NEW YEAR – Thanks for stopping by. I hope to see you back here in 2019.

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing,  https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing

https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/

 https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

 

A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2018 – All things Crafty

                                    A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2018

Wow, I cannot believe this will be my 5th year in a row bringing you 12 Days of Christmas from A WandafulThing. I’m excited this year as all the crafts can be made in under 30 minutes.

Some of my posts will be about items you can make with the help of your Cricut Machine but don’t be disheartened if you don’t have one as I’ll give you alternate ways to do the crafts.

So stay tuned, I cannot wait to show you all the fabulous things I’ll be making this year.

Here is a recap with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2017). If you didn’t get a chance to see what I did last year it was all about vintage items as Christmas presents, take a look…

Day 1 – “Be Jolly” serving tray

Day 2 – Wine Box

Day 3- Hostess Gifts

Day 4 – Shine A Light

Day 5 – Poinsettia

Day 6 – Peppermint Mousse

Day 7 – Picture frames

Day 8 – Angel Ornament

Day 9 – Apron et al

Day 10 -Snow Globe

Day 11 – Decorative Sleigh

Day 12 – Elf Mug

It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you what Wandaful Things I’ve been up to. :)

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing,  https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing

https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/

 https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

 

A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 6

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Welcome back to A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas, this is Day 6 so we are half way there.

This gift includes vintage items and a bonus delicious recipe.  There is never a shortage of stem or glassware at vintage and thrift stores but often times you cannot find complete sets.  For this gift I wanted a set of four matching glasses and I was delighted when I spied these for $1.00 each.  I do believe they are brandy glasses,they have a beautiful etched wheat pattern.

I found this tray at an estate sale and was immediately drawn to it due to the fact it was wicker, was rectangular and had a handle.  I admit it’s not much to look at but oh the possibilities it holds.  I was going to paint it but I’m holding off for now as I really like the rustic look of it and I think with a few embellishments it will be perfect for delivering this gift.

Check out how some simple paper napkins helped make this tray look festive.

Since I mentioned a recipe earlier, I won’t keep you waiting any longer to find out what I put in those beautiful etched brandy glasses. Oh sooo decadent Peppermint Mousse. The recipe that follows made exactly enough to fill the four glasses, you don’t need to garnish the mousse but I had some mint and some frozen raspberries, so why not?

This is my go-to dessert recipe for the rest of 2017. The recipe is courtesy of doTerra essential oils and can be found here.

 Add some bottle brush trees and a bit of greenery to the tray, throw in some spoons (the napkins are already there) and you are ready to deliver a wonderful dessert that includes the dishes. It’s always fun to use something in a different way than it was intended and this gift does exactly that. 

  A delicious gift in vintage glasses, delivered in a vintage tray – its A Wandafulthing!

Here is a recap of what you may have missed so far along with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2016).

2017

Day 1 – “Be Jolly” tray

Day 2 – Wine Box

Day 3 – Neighbor Gifts

Day 4 – Shine A Light

Day 5 – Poinsettia

2016

Day 1 – Hershey Kiss Christmas Cookies

Day 2 – Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Day 3 – Cork Reindeer

Day 4 – Salted Caramel Pretzel Pecan Bon-Bon

Day 5 –  O Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Day 6 – DIY Table Decoration

Day 7 – Peppermint Bark Oreo Cookies

Day 8 – Jazzed Up Candle Holders

Day 9 – Shortbread Bars

Day 10 – Reindeer Cards

Day 11 – Edible Pretzel Wreaths

Day 12 – Deer Antler Door Decoration

It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you what Wandaful Things I’ve been up to for Day 4, be sure to come back to find out.

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 5

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Welcome to Day 5 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2017. I’m honored to say that I’ve had loyal readers who have been with me since the beginning and look forward to what theme and  ideas I come up with year to year.

Day 5 is an interesting and unique twist on a hostess gift. I always make a point to bring a gift to the host/hostess when I am invited into their home. I also try to be creative with my gift and/or presentation of the gift.  I found this gorgeous Mont Royale Cardinal Collection vintage crystal ice bucket at Salvation Army (under $5.00), value $50-85 (win win).

A small poinsettia is also a nice hostess gift.  I don’t usually like the plain green pot they come in, so I wrapped it in a piece of decomesh (yes I love the stuff because it is so versatile) and I used the ice bucket as the way to present it.  I think it looks great and it’s actually two gifts in one.

It’s been a great deal of fun preparing for this event, and I can’t wait to show you what the next Wandaful Thing  is – be sure to come back for Day 6.

Here is a recap from days 1-5 along with links to all the Wandaful Things I created last year (2016).

2017

Day 1 – “Be Jolly” serving tray

Day 2 – Wine Box

Day 3- Hostess Gifts

Day 4 – Shine A Light

2016

Day 1 – Hershey Kiss Christmas Cookies

Day 2 – Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Day 3 – Cork Reindeer

Day 4 – Salted Caramel Pretzel Pecan Bon-Bon

Day 5 –  O Christmas Tree Wall Hanging

Day 6 – DIY Table Decoration

Day 7 – Peppermint Bark Oreo Cookies

Day 8 – Jazzed Up Candle Holders

Day 9 – Shortbread Bars

Day 10 – Reindeer Cards

Day 11 – Edible Pretzel Wreaths

Day 12 – Deer Antler Door Decoration

You can  follow me at all these lovely places:

Twitter @awandafulthing, and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/awandafulthing/ my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/awandafulthing/and my Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/awandafulthing/ and my selling sites  https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Wandafultreasures and https://www.facebook.com/groups/WTtrinketsandtreasures/

Thanks for stopping by….until next time.

 

A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas 2017 – Day 3

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I am thrilled to be able to bring you A WandafulThing 12 Days of Christmas for the 4th year in a row. I’m excited as this year the theme of all of my posts will be about thrifted, gifted (diy) and vintage items as Christmas presents.

Today is Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2017 and today the gifts are neighbor gifts and in my books homemade gifts are always welcome, especially the edible kind. I roasted two different types and flavours of nuts, honey roasted sesame almonds and sweet & spicy roasted cashews. Links to the recipes will be available further down in this post.

To put the nuts in I used these wonder vintage Improved Gem mason jars. I love vintage mason jars and scored one dozen of the size shown below for $5.00.  They turned out to be the perfect size for the neighbor gifts.

I added some washi tape and ribbon to dress up the jars, then wrapped them in a piece of leftover decomesh and popped them into gift bags that I bought in January this year at Michaels for 75% off.

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