Saturday, December 15, 2012

Felt Cone Christmas Trees

Last week I got together with some of my girlfriends and had a fun craft night. We decided to get some styrofoam cones and transform them into Christmas trees using various fabrics, ribbon, beads, etc. This is what I created:

What You Need:

  • Styrofoam trees in various sizes
  • Felt
  • Ribbon
  • Glue

How To Make It:

  • Cut felt strips - one straight edged and the others with the bottom edge scalloped - enough to cover tree.
  • Glue straight strip to bottom first, then layer over with the scalloped edge felt strips until you reach the top.
  • Cut a circle of felt and glue to top of cone.
  • Decorate using felt flowers, ribbon rosettes, beads, etc.
These trees turned out really cute and were super simple to make!

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Cheerios Christmas Trees

When I was a little girl, I remember my Mom making these super cute Cheerios Christmas Tree treats for me to take into school and share with my class. Now I am the Mom and I knew these would be a big hit in my son's Kindergarten class this holiday season.

Cheerios Christmas Trees


  • 6 cups of Cheerios (can use regular or honey nut)
  • 4 1/2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
  • 6 T Salted Butter
  • Green Food Coloring
  • Gumdrops
  • Cooking Oil Spray

  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows over low heat, stirring constantly, until fully melted and smooth.
  • Add green food coloring until desired shade is reached.
  • Place Cheerios cereal in a bowl and add the marshmallow mixture, stirring until all the cereal is thoroughly coated.
  • Place a sheet of parchment or wax paper on a cookie sheet.
  • Spray your hands with the cooking oil and take a handful of the Cheerios mixture and form into a Christmas tree shape. Be sure to press it firmly together so the tree doesn't collapse.
  • When you are finished forming each tree, set it on the cookie sheet.
  • Once all of your trees are formed, slice your gumdrops and just stick the little circles on the trees as ornaments.
  • Place the trees in the refrigerator to set for about an hour, then take them out and cover them up until they are ready to be served!

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Baby Shower Favors

My neighbor was hosting a baby shower for her daughter, who also happens to be a friend of mine, and asked me to help with the favors. She had the idea of making some cute little bracelets with a cross to show how they've been "blessed" with a baby boy. Here's what we came up with...

We packaged them in little blue organza bags with a small "Thank You" mint (made by Wilton and purchased at Michael's). I used my Cricut to cut tags out of some baby blue card stock and wrote "We've been blessed with a boy. Thanks for sharing our joy!".

And here is the bracelet on a fabulous model, which may or may not be me....

I purchased the crosses from a fellow Etsy shop and the chains and jump rings from Michaels. This was a very inexpensive, yet meaningful gift to make for the guests.


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