Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Peppermint Candy Dish (Edible)

How cute is this? It wasn't my idea - one of the students brought these in for a little Christmas gathering at school. I love it! Oh the possibilities!

One of my friends thought of using Jelly Ranchers at Easter time - I like the idea of a big cross with the pretty colors making it look mosaic or stained glass!

Anyway - I will be trying this out - with different colors of candy - different shapes - to be sure! Santa could have his cookies served on this little peppermint dish and then eat the dish, too!

You just place parchment paper down on your cookie sheet - arrange peppermints into the design and the bake at 350 degrees until they start to melt and remove - about 10 minutes. You have to watch closely! Store in a sealed bag or container.

*After posting this I checked Pinterest - and of course, they are ALL over pinterest!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Rosette Felt Grapevine Wreath

My friend, Brendel, and I worked on this wreath this evening. Between the 2 of us, we knocked it out in less than 4 hours. Her daughter, Leslie, found it on Pinterest and wanted one to use in her photography shoots. I was happy to help and I think it turned out really nice! 

Here are a couple of pictures of us hard at work. I don't know how Brendel sat on that hard tile floor so long!

Brad and I with the finished product. I can't wait to see some of the photos that Leslie comes up with using the wreath!

Items needed:
felt - she bought 10 yards which was way more than we needed. You could get by easily with half of that.
glue/glue sticks
tacky glue

The actual pattern was 3 x 3 inch squares - but we made ours 5 x 5 and then trimmed into circles. You can get the true directions here.