Friday, December 16, 2011

Nutcracker Wreath and Serving Platter

I love Nutcrackers. When my oldest son was a teenager he was dating a girl that took ballet and she was in "The Nutcracker" at our local Grand Theater and I have collected Nutcrackers ever since. I made this wreath for my front door.

Nutcracker Platter

Have you ladies checked out Purple Chocolat Home? She has a beautiful home and as I was checking out her blog I came across her Nutcracker tablescape that you can check out here. I love the Nutcracker serving platter and I knew that I could make one too. So I got one of my Nutcrackers that had a flat top and I just recently bought this round wooden cutting board from the Thrift store and I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but I do now.

I primed it first and then sprayed it with Krylon Cherry Red(several coats)and then used Gorilla Glue to attach it. I love how it turned out.

I won't be able to put food directly on it since I painted it, so I put a decorative napkin on it or I could put a candy dish. I will definitely make more just as soon as I find some more round wooden pieces.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Blessing Ring

Happy Tuesday. Here is an easy Christmas craft to do. Make a Blessing Ring to count and collect your blessings.

Here is what you will need. Use a metal ring, hole punch and glue and punch holes in cards, pictures, pretty ribbons, bookmarks and put them on the ring.

I bought the metal ring from Hobby Lobby it is a necklace that you would put a pendant on.

I used glue dots on the cards and Angel bookmarks to make them stick out like that and got my largest ribbon and folded it over the top and put a little hot glue on it to slide it on the ring and then glued the other ribbons on top of that. I also added this Angel wings ornament that I got from Dollar General last year.

Hang the Blessing ring on a doorknob where you can see it and always be reminded to be grateful and count your blessings.

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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Hershey Bar Pie

How's everyone doing today? Here is another easy dessert that you can make and take to an office Christmas party or to other Christmas dinner parties. My husbands grandmother use to make this at Thanksgiving and Christmas and since she passed away many years ago, my husband now makes it every year. This year my oldest son wanted a dark chocolate Hershey bar pie because he loves dark chocolate so he made both.

Hershey Bar Pie

1 large Hershey Bar
9 inch pie crust
1 8 oz. cool whip
bake your pie crust and let it cool.

use a double boiler to melt your chocolate bar.

and then immediately mix in your cool whip.

and the end result.

chocolate goodness minus the foot. Enjoy!!

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