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  1. 1st …..spread a small amount of chocolate frosting on two mini candy canes.
  2. Then …..cut the miniature candy bar in 1/2
  3. Add your miniature candy bar and put a little teddy graham in between.
  4. Let it sit overnight


Sweet Candy Wreath

You will need

  • Green Life Savers
  • Red Shoe String Licorice
  • Foil
  • Pizza Pan

Its simple preheat your oven at 250 degrees

  1. Line the  pizza pan with foil
  2. Take the life saver candy and arrange them into a circle all touching
  3. Place in oven for 6 minutes until thay start to melt together
  4. Let the candy cool for 10 minutes
  5. Take the candy off the foil and make tie a bow on it through one of the lifesavers roll

Dip Tray — Step by Step

Posted: November 11, 2011 in Crafts, D.I.Y, Home, Party

I posted a few weeks back about the dip tray I made…  Well through emails I learned you guys want a step by step guide to making it…

History of my $3.oo tray

Bored day, went to Dollar Tree got  a plate and a bowl and was on my way home to make a dip tray…

So I washed it…. didn’t take a picture because EVERYONE knows how to do that. I dried it and it was another step that I know everyone can do without a picture.

So I added the glue to the candle stick… The glue is mixed with orange paint so I can mark my spot… I simply put glue on the the bottom of the candle stick holder….






I put it on the plate so I can mark it…. Once I marked it

Once I marked it I applied more glue to it and placed it all together.  I used a lot of glue …Let it sit for 2 minutes so it could get sticky/ tacky…

Put it on the center of the plate.held it down . Added glue to the top of the candle stick..Let it sit for 2 minutes so it can get sticky/tacky like we did to the bottom 3 minutes prior. Put the bowl on top and hold it down


all you need to make this

  • 1 plate
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 candle stick holder
  • or vase
  • E-6000 glue

Homemade Candy Buffet Jars

Posted: October 6, 2011 in Crafts, D.I.Y, Party
there are some things i just can’t throw away.
glass jars…. are one of those things.
why?  do you ask.
because first of all i store all sorts of stuff in them.
embroidery floss, buttons, pom pom trim, etc…
and secondly…
you can make things with them.
i took these jars and turned them into….
these jars.
and of course it’s so simple.
i just spray painted my candlesticks and lids.
 (with a grey primer first. helps to cover the writing on the jars)
then used some E6000 glue and glued the jars on top.
fill them up with whatever you’d like.
i found some gumballs and sixlets at party city. love how they are so bright and fun!
then i just added some green shredded paper and some candies to the other jar.
and the fun part is
i can switch them out with the holidays/seasons!!
gotta love it!  🙂


Posted: October 6, 2011 in Crafts, Daycare, Food, work

no need for instructions

Kiss a Mouse

Posted: October 6, 2011 in Christmas, Crafts, D.I.Y, Daycare, Food, Holiday, work
Total Time Needed:
1 Hour

Sweeten up the Christmas tree with a collection of chocolate mice ornaments.

  • Hershey’s Kisses
  • Pink felt
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided carpet tape
  • Fishing line
  • Self-adhesive googly eyes
  • Curling ribbon
  1. Remove the tags from two Hershey’s Kisses. Cut out mouse ears from pink felt, about 3/8-inch high. Using double-sided carpet tape, affix the bottoms of the ears to the flat side of one of the Kisses.
  2. Tape an 8-inch loop of fishing line behind the ears to form a hanger.
  3. With more double-sided carpet tape, join together the two flat sides of the Hershey’s Kisses, with the mouse ears and fishing line loop pointing up. Add a pair of self-adhesive googly eyes.
  4. Slip a tail — a 4-inch piece of curling ribbon — under the foil. Now, see how they run (or disappear) from your tree!

Snowman Gift

Posted: October 6, 2011 in Christmas, Crafts, Daycare, Food, Holiday

Ok…. My kids are getting older and don’t like doing crafts anymore so I will make my daycare kids 🙂 Their parents will love them !

1. Start with a Half Pint Canning Jar.  (these are the Better Homes & Gardens Brand from Wal-Mart…I love the top)
2. Fill it with Mini-Marshmallows

3. Make the Brim of the Hat using Black Paper or Fabric (it should be stiff though, so use Cardstock or Construction Paper or Felt) The most difficult part of this whole project…sizing the brim.  Basically it’s a circle with a center Circle cut out of the middle that just fits over the open rim of the jar but llisn’t big enough that once you slip it over the, it will be flimsy.  So just slightly small than the lid cover.
Different jars will have different openings, so once you find that perfect balance, just use that as your pattern!

4. Cut a piece of black ribbon to wrap around the lid of the jar…to complete the top-hat look.

5. Give that man a face!  I used Puffy Paints, but regular acrylic craft paint works too.

6. You can stop here if you’d like.  And gift your little snowman with a couple bags of hot chocolate.  Everything up to this step, including ALL materials cost me ~$2.50 per gift set to make 12.

7. Thanks to my new friend, Amy…there can be MORE to this Snowman…take another jar and fill it with Hot Cocoa Mix.  (I didn’t have a large jar, so I used the individual serving packets.  It fits 5 servings)

8. Hot glue some buttons on it…and Hot Glue your Marshmallow Jar to the top of the Cocoa jar.

9. Use up some ribbon or Scrap Fabric for the scarf! (I just cut the ends for “fringe”)

***EXTRA BONUS TIP:  adding a third jar to the bottom full of peppermint candies.  Alas, there’s no running to the store while I’m blogging during naptime, so you’ll have to imagine it for me!