Thursday, December 31, 2009

Workgroup Gift

My husband and I work at a utility company and most of the guys and gals we work with drive company vehicles and are out in rural areas frequently. I bought a 24 pack of Toilet paper and wrapped them festively for a quick little "gag" gift this year. They got a kick out of it. The little tag says "Keep in truck in case of Emergency". Sometimes it's the thought that counts and not the gift....or at least I hope so in this case.


Hello All,
Since my Christmas Cookie Exchange Party had to be cancelled this year due to weather and Electricity outages I think I'm going to go all out for Valentine's day and have a candy exchange party. I think the theme will be chocolate covered cherries(as I have a cute set of cherry dishes designed by Mary Engelbreit(sp?) I've been picking up all the last minute red christmas clearance stuff for the party and should be pretty cheap to pull off. I have bought red and white polka dot cup cozies at Michaels to fill with candy for take home gifts. I also scored on chocolate covered cherry hershey kisses at 50% off(YUM, I vote these my favorite hershey kiss flavor)

Here are some other ideas I'm kicking around. Check back for more inspiration as I find it. If you have any ideas please leave me a comment with a link.
Credits for above pics:

Super Cute Candy Buffet (could easily adapted for Valentine's by replacing cake with chocolate fountain)

Cupcake Kit Gift Set ( Nicole Heady)
I Choo-Choose You Cupcakes
Family Fun Magazine

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Burlap Christmas Ornament

I created these Burlap tree ornaments for a swap I was in. I first sewed on lots of different ric racs on the burlap and then cut them into tree shapes. Then I stuck on a hanger and a cinnamon stick for the trunk. Very fast, easy and cute. This would make a great gift tie on as well.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Card Display - Shutters

I found some shutters in my craft room and dusted them off to use for my christmas card display this year. Very cute and easy. I really love how it looks, how about you?

School Snack - Snowman poop

Here is another quick and cheap standby for a school snack. I found this great little poem. It's not the typical poem that most people use but it's really cute for first graders.

School Snack - Snowman on a stick

I created this school snack for Natalie's class for Winter. Here's what you need to make your own:

wooden skewers

large marshmallows

food icing writers

orange tic tac

hershey kiss

fruit rollup

Here's what you do:

place 3 marshmallows on stick and top off with hershey kiss

write on face and buttons onto marshmallows

cut fruit rollup into strips before removing from plastic

stretch out the fruit rollup a little

wrap around 1st and 2nd marshmallow

make hole with toothpick and place tic tac for nose

bag up with baggie

The teacher told me the kids loved these. I would love to see your versions if you make some.

Now hop on over to Todays creative blog by clicking link below to see other fabulous projects.