Kids Crafts * DIY Christmas Tags

Happy Saturday ! Are you busy wrapping presents today and need tags for your packages ? Well I got (Big Red) Sizzix cuter out and my tag die out and Christmas paper scraps and had fun around the table. A perfect way to use up you Christmas paper scraps. Lisa

Now little one might need help with the die machine – but you can pre Cut a bunch out before time. And tie yarn on. Lisa

And time to decorate with what ever you have to use, Die cuts,stickers or paper cut outs.

Stamp the back (Gina K) or you can write from To & from.

Have a Crafty Saturday !!! What will you be making today ? Lisa

From my Kitchen * DIY Gifts of beauty

Not only gifts of food comes out of my kitchen but I am busy making gifts for love one- these are also great hostess gifts if you are invited to a party.

Homemade lotion:

  • 3/4 C Oil (your choice -Coconut ,Argan, Jojoba )
  • 3 T Beeswax
  • 3/4 C filtered water (warm)
  • essential oil

Melt oil and beeswax in double boiler or microwave. Transfer after melting to stand mixer or food process and slowly add in water. ( Think mayonnaise ) when done -transfer to jars.

Homemade Face mask :

  • 3 T strong Chamomile tea
  • 3 T aloe Vera
  • 3 T honey
  • 4 T Ground oats

Mix all of the ingredients together to achieve a thick, gluey consistency. Apply and leave on for 15-20 minutes, then wash off with lukewarm water.

Met and Pour Honey Soap :

  • Soap base ( you can use glycerin ,honey or goat milk)
  • Pyrex Measuring cup to melt soap base in.
  • honey ( 1/2 tsp per pound)
  • Soap mold

Melt soap base in the microwave slowly (like chocolate) After melting add honey -and stir . Pour into molds and let harden.

From my Kitchen * Holiday gifts

Today from my kitchen I am posting about last minute gifts you can Cook up in your kitchen – so here some family favorites. First up perfect for anyone- hot chocolate in a jar with Homemade marshmallows perfect combo-

Hot Chocolate in a Jar :

  • 3 tablespoons powdered creamer
    3 tablespoons powdered milk
    3 tablespoons powdered sugar
    1½ tablespoons cocoa powder

  • Tag on Jar
    Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Add ½ cup of the hot chocolate mix to 1 cup of boiling water in a mug and stir until completely combined. Top with marshmallows, if desired, and enjoy!

Homemade Marshmallows :

  • 3 packages unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup ice cold water, divided
  • 12 ounces granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • Nonstick spray
  1. Combine the confectioners’ sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl. Lightly spray a 13 by 9-inch metal baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Add the sugar and cornstarch mixture and move around to completely coat the bottom and sides of the pan. Return the remaining mixture to the bowl for later use.
  2. When ready, pour the mixture into the prepared pan, using a lightly oiled spatula for spreading evenly into the pan. Dust the top with enough of the remaining sugar and cornstarch mixture to lightly cover. Reserve the rest for later. Allow the marshmallows to sit uncovered for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
  3. Turn the marshmallows out onto a cutting board and cut into 1-inch squares using a pizza wheel or knife dusted with the confectioners’ sugar mixture. Once cut, lightly dust all sides of each marshmallow with the remaining mixture, using additional if necessary.

You can package together in a large jar or you can place Marshmallows in a plastic bag or jar and give separate, Lisa

Christmas Craft projects

Happy Wednesday ! The last Wednesday before Christmas – can you believe its almost here. Is all your shopping done or do you have a few items left to buy ? If like me and the weather is cold and wet and want to stay in -Here;s my today’s Project :

Wooden Picture Ornaments :

You can find these wooden shapes in all types and shapes in most craft stores or big box stores (Craft section) . Make a bunch this weekend and hand out as gifts. Lisa

  • I covered the center with scrapbook paper and glued on .
  • I fancy cut the picture and attached,
  • Painted the outside edges and placed a tree holder on.

Christmas House : Collage

  • Cardboard House ( Micheal’s)
  • Christmas paper : torn and fancy cut.
  • Snow (cotton) ,Tag /ribbon, Paper snowflakes
  • Glue or Deca podge to house.

Have any Collage question read my book review post- Lisa