Christmas Ornament Earrings

These ornament earrings are cute & very easy to make. You can actually make a pair in less than 10 seconds kind of easy! These would be great for a holiday party or for a festive addition to your Christmas day outfit.

Christmas Ornament Earrings

What you’ll need:

Small 1 inch ornaments. I found a pack of them for only $1 at the Target Dollar spot!

Earring Hooks ~ Really you could use any type including ones from an old pair of earrings. I like the kidney loops because they are easy to slip the ornaments and off of.

 Simply slip the ornaments onto the earring hooks.

Christmas Ornament Earrings

 

3rd Annual Christmas Cookie Swap

Christmas Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

I love participating in cookie swaps during the holiday season. Usually we bake several dozens of cookies for swaps, gifts etc. The great thing about cookies is that they last! You can store them in air tight containers for a bit after the holidays or you can usually freeze them! For this post I am participating in an online blogger swap hosted by Julie from http://www.whitelightsonwednesday.com/! I swapped recipes with Teri from http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/ who shared this cute Thumbprint cookie recipe with me! Be sure to check out her blog today to see the recipe I shared with her!

I’ve made thumbprint cookies before but this recipe right here is addicting. Honestly I don’t even know how many I ate so far. The frosting on this may be my new favorite Royal Icing recipe!

Christmas Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

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Christmas Thumbprint Cookie Recipe

What is your favorite holiday cookie recipe?

 

Spray paint Legos gold to make a Lego Christmas Tree Ornament

This Lego Tree Ornament is easy to make.  This post actually answers my question of how to make Legos any color you want! I spray painted these Legos and they turned out perfectly. Have you ever spray painted Legos? Below you’ll find how to spray paint any Legos.

This ornament is inspired by our most recent trip to Legoland where they are all decked out for the holidays.

Spray paint Legos gold to make a Lego Christmas Tree

Gold Spray Painted Lego Christmas Tree Ornament

 What you’ll need:

  • Legos
  • 1 plastic ball ornament
  • Tinsel or cotton balls/pom poms for snow
  • Gold Spray Paint

Spray paint Legos gold, super easy!

How to spray paint Legos:

  • Wipe the Legos so they are free from dirt.
  • Spray each of the Legos until they are coated in spray paint. I used this one
    and I did not need a primer. However, if you aren’t sure if your spray paint can coat Legos I would use a primer.
  • Once dried, assemble your Lego Christmas Tree
  • Place the tinsel or other “snow” in your ornament with the Lego Christmas Tree.

 This is a fun craft for kids to do, you don’t even need to paint the Legos if you want them to be colorful!

Spray paint Legos gold to make a Lego Christmas Tree

Have you spray painted Legos?

Having a holiday party? Need an easy dessert recipe? Make this Hot Chocolate Bark Candy recipe in 10 minutes, let it harden then serve!

 


Hot Cocoa Bark ~ Perfect for holiday parties and only takes 10 minutes to make!

One of the best things about the holidays are the parties with friends and family. I love getting together during this time of year and spending time with everyone. Beyond getting to spend time with friends and family the bonus to parties are the food and goodies! I usually go way above my limits and make about a dozen different treats during the holidays. Everything from cookies to fudge, if it’s sweet I am going to make it!

One of my go to treats for the holidays are my bark recipes. These are easy to make and you can make a bark with just about anything! I always make this I always make this Peppermint Bark recipe every year but today I am mixing it up with a different kind of bark, Hot Chocolate Bark. If you have never made bark you are in luck, it’s super easy! It’s almost fool proof. I always use this Almond Bark Chocolate , it’s easy to melt and tastes great! You just have to make sure you don’t scorch it but really all you do is melt it and spread it out flat.

 

Hot Cocoa Bark

Serves 24
Prep time 10 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Occasion Christmas
This hot chocolate bark is easy to make and perfect for your holiday parties.

Ingredients

  • 12oz Almond Bark Chocolate
  • 4 Crushed Peppermint Candies
  • 2 tablespoons Hot Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup Marshmallow Cream

Directions

Step 1
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Step 2
Carefully melt the block of chocolate on 60 seconds in the microwave. Remove and stir continuously until it is fully melted.
Step 3
Spread the chocolate until it is approximately 1/4 inch thick.
Step 4
Melt the marshmallow cream in a microwave safe bowl for approximately 15 seconds. Stir until smooth.
Step 5
With a knife, swirl in the marshmallow cream on top of the chocolate.
Step 6
Sprinkle the candies throughout the top of the bark.
Step 7
Finish with sprinkling of the hot cocoa on the bark.
Step 8
Allow to cool or refrigerate to harden, then serve!

Hot Chocolate Bark Candy Recipe

This easy tutorial shows you how you can upcycle food Containers into gift boxes!

How to upcycle canisters into gift boxes for treats!

During the holiday season I find myself looking for new creative ways to gift the goodies that we bake for others for gifts. In the past I have used baggies and food containers.  Since I found a recent splurge on items that were in food containers, I decided to upcycle them into goodie containers.

These containers can be used for goodies like this Almond Roca Fudge or this Peppermint Bark. These cans are very easy to make with minimal effort!

How to upcycle canisters into gift boxes for treats!

Supplies:

  • Cans from coffee, candy etc.
  • Spray Paint
  • Washi Tape

How To:

How to turn a Trader Joes coffee can into a gift box just by spray painting it!

This can was a coffee canister from Trader Joe’s, pumpkin spice to be exact!

What I used: Rust-Oleum Gold Spray Paint
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Almond Roca can turned into a gift box for goodies.

This one is the Almond Roca can. I didn’t realize that the logo was 3D so that is something you want to watch for if you cannot remove a label and paint over it.

What I used: Rust-Oleum Chalkboard Spray Paint
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Trader Joes Coffee can turned into a gift box for goodies.

This may be my favorite can, it was created from the gingerbread coffee canister from Trader Joe’s.

What I used: washi tape.

Candy can turned into a gift box.

This one was the candy canister.

What I used: wrapping paper and washi tape.

How to upcycle canisters into gift boxes for treats!

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