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.

IMG_4042

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

Day 6: DIY Clothespin Star

Welcome to Day 6 of my 12 Days of Christmas.

Today’s craft is an easy DIY clothespin Star Ornament.

star

You will need 8 clothespins per ornament, some glue (E 6000) or a glue gun and a piece of wire or ribbon for hanging.

Remove the springs from your clothespins. Continue reading Day 6: DIY Clothespin Star

Day 3: Use CDs as Candle Holders

Welcome to Day 3 of my 12 Days of Christmas.

Today’s project is another simple easy DIY project with items you probably already have around the house.

candleCD

I chose to paint my CD’s with silver spray paint that I had left over from another project, because I wasn’t planning on using the CD for any other purpose- like music- you could leave them as is and they would still look great.

CDs

The hardest part of this project for me was waiting for the paint to dry – you see it’s been below zero lately in my neck of the woods and spray paint doesn’t do well in that type of temperature – so I ran outside, Continue reading Day 3: Use CDs as Candle Holders

Day 2: Twig &Ribbon Ornament

Welcome to Day 2 of my 12 Days of Christmas.

Yesterday I started off with Mini Hat Ornaments using a toilet tissue tube and some left over yarn – if you missed it you can check it out here.

Today I want to share a really easy tree ornament using a twig, some ribbon and a piece of jute. Yup that’s it – super easy – super cute!!!

twig ribbon ornament

For the twigs I literally went into my backyard and snapped off a few from a fallen branch, the ribbon and twine were from my own stash.

Continue reading Day 2: Twig &Ribbon Ornament

Day 1: Mini Hat Christmas Ornament

Welcome to Day 1 of my 12 Days of Christmas 2015.

Over the next 12 Days you can look forward to posts that will include easy, elegant and inexpensive decorating ideas, craft ideas and gift ideas.

I’m starting off with this adorable Mini Hat Ornament.

green mini hat

I first saw it on Pinterest via goodknits.com.  They are so easy and cute you’ll want to make lots before Christmas.

Here are the supplies you’ll need:

1. Scissors
2. Toilet paper or paper towel tube
3. Pencil or pen
4. Measuring tape or ruler
5. Yarn

supplies needed

To begin, flatten out your toilet paper tube. With your ruler measure sections that are 3/4 of an inch wide. Use your pen to mark the width and then with your scissors make your cuts.

Then measure and  cut yarn strands approximately 12 inches long (I used about 40 strands per hat).

Next slIMG_3016ip the loop from one strand of yarn through your paper tube. Loop it around the two ends and pull tight. Keep going all the way around the tube.  Make sure you have enough strands to cover the paper but don’t squish the yarn too closely together.

 

 

 

Continue reading Day 1: Mini Hat Christmas Ornament