Sunday, December 30, 2007

Holiday Home

I missed doing "What I love about My Holiday Home" so I'm going to do "What I hate to put away in My Holiday Home".

This is the first cottage I've ever decorated. It started as a paper mache house ornament from Hobby Lobby. I painted it and then covered it in clear glass glitter. It's hard to see the glitter in the photo.

The next thing I hate to put away is my pumpkin pie soap dispenser. Nothing says the Holidays like soap from a piece of pie!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Awesome Flower Pens

Looks like my niece Jen-Knee-Fur has inherited my crafting gene. Yesss! She made these cute flower pens in their own vases for Christmas presents. Check them out

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Holiday Candy House

Wondering what to do with all that left over Halloween candy? You know, the "bad" stuff no one wants to eat: smarties, dum dums and such.

As part of your Advent activity why not make a Candy House? I had the privilege of helping Lean's class decorate these fabulous things. And no one lost an eye.


small size milk carton, cleaned and stapled closed
royal icing ( you can also use canned icing but it takes longer to dry, but hey its easier...I'm all about easy)
assorted left over candies
small paper plates

Smear a spoonful of frosting on bottom of plate and adhere to plate. Frost the other sides of the house. If using royal icing do one side , let child decorate, then do another side or frosting will harden.
When we made these with Lean's class we did one side at a time so no one had to wait too long. Push candies into the frosting. Voila!

Victorian Child Wall Hanging