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
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-
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
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.
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.
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
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
Julia's recipes and commentary, straight to you from Iowa City! Normally, they're based around what looks good at the local farmers market. And yes, they're all out of order since they were copied over from Philip's flower blog which you should also check out -- see the link at right...
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