Hey everyone! The AZ desert is finally starting to actually feel like Christmas with a few days here of freezing and below and highs in the 50's! Am I happy? You betcha! Sweaters, fleece-lined boots, mittens and scarves -- oh yeah, I'm HAPPY and totally enjoying the Christmas season!
I don't typically do Christmas themes, but I have found that this year there is an underlying theme running throughout my home -- snow! Pretty odd here in the desert and probably just wishful thinking, but I seem to have snowflakes or snowmen or snow-related items everywhere in my decor. Case-in-point, some ornies I made. If you have followed my blog for awhile, you know that I always make ornaments for our grandchildren each year.
I made these last year. See, I told you......snow on the brain even last year!
This year, while snooping around Pinterest, I found THIS idea that Jill came up with.
I got this Model Magic at Michael's (coupon, of course). Let me just say, if you have young children, this is a wonderful product to work with. It is much nicer than playdough, plus your art or theirs will dry to a permanent keepsake that is VERY lightweight and non-breakable! It would be so cute for those hand or foot molds.
I used this cookie cutter, rolled out the Model Magic (super easy) with a rolling pin, & started cutting out snowflakes. I made quite a few more than I needed just because they were so cute. I used a straw to make the hole for hanging.
I forgot to take pics of what I did next, but it was so simple. I took a texturizing rubber stamp that I had and pressed that all over each snowflake. Then I painted each one (front & back) with Mod Podge and sprinkled the fronts with crystal glitter.
After they were dry, I took a permanent pen and wrote the name & date for each "Grand." Just a simple ribbon tie finishes them off.
Like I said, I made quite a few extras. Here, I simply pushed a tiny light through the hole that was originally for hanging.
It made this little vignette on my bookshelves come to life!
I took a few more and made a garland for this lamp.
The rest I used in my craft room and just hung from a shelf. I'll show more of this
room in another post.
Well, I guess snowflakes "rule" around here, and I'm loving it!
Now for just a little "nosh" temptation --
I made these Brownie Bites for a party I attended this week. I used my mini-muffin pan, then swirled on some white almond bark after the brownies were cool, dipped the tops in crushed candy canes and topped each one off with a mini-candy cane. What could be better than rich chocolate and peppermint?
That's a wrap for today. Hope you enjoyed seeing all the snowflakes around here. Keep on enjoying your Christmas preparations and have a great weekend!
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