Christmas Crafts & Treats

Now that the holidays are over I can finally post everything I made for Christmas without worrying about spoiling any surprises…

Let’s start with the crafts!!

I made homemade cards. I used white cardstock paper (and a paper cutter) to make the base. Then I cut a piece of colorful scrapbook paper or red velvet for the front of the card. I glued a few buttons on the colored paper as “ornaments” and drew the strings and bows they were hanging from. On some cards I used stickers for the ornaments. Last I added some stickers/embellishments (from The Dollar Tree).

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For the guys in my family, I made “reinbeer”. Pretty easy. Buy a big bottle of beer, brown pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and red pom poms.

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The ladies either got vanilla bath salts (epsom salt, sea salt, and vanilla extract) or peppermint foot scrub (sugar, baby oil, and peppermint extract). I packaged them in clear Christmas tree jars, then put the jars in giant “take-out” boxes with a few other related goodies (lotion, bubble bath, socks, etc.).

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Everyone got Scrabble name ornaments. I used a piece of thick red glitter scrapbook paper as the base. I glued the Scrabble letters to it and made a loop out of green ribbon that I glued under the top letter.

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I also made a wreath (at a wreath making party). We collected a bunch of greenery in the woods then attached it to straw wreath bases using wreath pins. A lot easier than I thought it would be!

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Cindy and I made some crafts for our “Santa’s Mustache Bash”. I made a poster and she made mustache props.

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For Santa’s Mustache Bash I also made Santa’s Hat Cupcakes. I made red velvet cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting then attached a strawberry and mini marshmallow with a toothpick. To finish off the hat I added a circle of whip cream around the strawberry. Unfortunately it melted in like five seconds!

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I also made cream cheese pinwheels and Gorgonzola truffles.

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I made chocolate covered pretzel rods from this recipe.

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I made cheesecake Christmas trees.

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I also decorated sugar cookies with my nephew. I made Christmas tree designs with M&Ms.

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2 thoughts on “Christmas Crafts & Treats

  1. Hi! I recently added another blog and messed up my friends on my original one. Ahhh! I’m refollowing you, so I hope you will do the same with me. Thanks and I am so going to do those scrabble ornaments next year! Love it! You are so creative!

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