Monday, October 24, 2011

Christmas Wreath

I know it's not Christmas yet. In Relief Society I signed up to do a Christmas craft for the Super Saturday coming up, so I thought I would share with all of you. It needed to be something cheap and easy, which was exactly what this was! This cost me $4.00 to make. $2.00 for a yard of burlap and $2.00 for ribbon. Here's how I did it, in pictures :) It is too late to explain step by step! ... (P.S. I can't take credit for this idea. I have seen this type of wreath all over Pinterest and I just had to make one!)

I hot glued it in a couple spots around the wreath so the burlap would hold it's place.You can leave the bow hanging or tuck it in a little bit. Not sure yet which way I like better. Maybe I will just make another ;)

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Blues Clues Birthday!

Like always... long time, no post! Here are a few pics from my Son's Blues Clues Birthday Bash!

Let me just say, this banner made me wish I had a Cricut!This was my 3rd time using fondant. I definitely need some more practice, but this looks much better than the very first fondant cake I ever tried!Mmmm... Oreo pops. Have you tried them? The recipe is at the bottom of the post. I got it from one of my free Holiday Costco Cookbooks.Cake pops. Click here to find out how to make these. Cake pops are one of my husbands favorite things I make.Found these from Pinterest. The recipe is also on the box of cones that you buy.Got to have milk with all the sweets! I made these labels using photoshop on my computer. Super simple and cute!I also made the bubble and silly string labels using photoshop. I made the Handy Dandy Notebook with photoshop and some card stock. I took them to Office Depot and it took them 5 minutes to bind them. I only paid about $12.00 to bind 8.Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper I made with felt. I just cut out the shapes and used a hot glue gun to glue them together. Once I finished them, I glued them to card stock to make them stiff and able to stand. For Mrs. Pepper I used a Sharpe Marker and made dots on gray felt.I found a mailbox at DI for 50 cents. I wish I had a before picture because it was the ugliest thing I have ever seen! It was a dark green Hershey's mailbox. I painted it purple. Used felt for his face, his little flag, and the grass. Glued 3 wooden dowels together and spray painted them blue. I cut a round styrofoam ball in half and painted it green. I used hot glue to glue everything together and walla! I love the way he turned out!

This was such a fun birthday party to plan! The kids loved it! Happy Birthday Kaden!

Oreo Truffles:

1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 pkg. OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 4-1/4 cups), divided
1 pkg. semi-sweet chocolate chips

MIX cream cheese and 3 cups cookie crumbs until well blended.
SHAPE into balls. Dip in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm.