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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
PLEASE LET IT SIT… I RAN OUTSIDE TO SHOW MY HUSBAND…. 
BAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM 
IT DROPPED AND I HAD TO REDO IT… LOL

Dip Tray

Posted: October 12, 2011 in D.I.Y, Food, Holiday, Home, Party

While at the dollar store I decided to get crafty

I got a plate and a bowl

and was on my way home to make a dip tray…

all you need to make this

  • 1 plate
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 candle stick holder
  • or vase
  • E-6000 glue
I simply glued the bottom of the candle stick holder…. 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
PLEASE LET IT SIT… I RAN OUTSIDE TO SHOW MY HUSBAND…. 
BAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM 
IT DROPPED AND I HAD TO REDO IT… LOL

Wrong Plug

Posted: October 8, 2011 in D.I.Y, Home

Use the thing that keeps the bread tied together to label your cords….

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Chore Dice

Posted: October 7, 2011 in D.I.Y, Home, Parenting

Chore Dice

We have been needing some chore organization around here !

Get blocks cut at home depot  from scrap wood. If you ask nicely, some locations cut free. You can usually find some scrap wood at the front of the store by the contractor’s doors. This is why this cost me a few cents. I paid 54 cents for the wood, had it cut for free and also have some wood leftover for something else. {The paint and modpodge I already had on hand – like many crafters}

Then sand, sand, sand all the blocks.

Now you are ready to start making the chore dice:

6. Sand the blocks again if you want a distressed look {or need to have a distressed look because you messed up a little like me! ;)} Mod podge all surfaces once, let it dry, and then apply one more time.

Then roll away…

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!  🙂

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.

Materials
  • Hershey’s Kisses
  • Pink felt
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided carpet tape
  • Fishing line
  • Self-adhesive googly eyes
  • Curling ribbon
Instructions
  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!