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Decorative Edible Christmas Gifts

 

Decorative Edible Christmas Gifts

 

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crackers-mld109203_vertThese are a delicious and neat gift for Christmas! They are easy to make, once you have the materials, and very original as gifts. You can stuff them with any kind of delectable snack, treat, or chocolate that you can find to put in them. The idea is a very festive presentation as well. They’re perfect to give to family and friends, and who wouldn’t like one of these tasty snack packages? The materials are just and idea, you can use different colors and decorations if you’d like. You can use reds greens, golds and blues in your designs for the packages. You can tie them with different styles of bows as well!

 

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Decorative Edible Christmas Gifts

 

 

 

 

How to Make Tea Cup Candles

How to Make Tea Cup Candles

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tea cup candles

tea cup candlesThis is a super easy and yet such an elegantly charming project.  Please use a double boiler when melting your candles~ I’ve learned from experience that the wax can get way too hot if you put a pan with candles or wax directly on a burner.  The safe way to melt candles or wax is the slow way… low and slow baby, low and slow!

The great thing about this project is that you can use scented candles without adding the expense of scented oils. *sweet saver*

What you need for this project:

1. Tea cup(s)
2. Candles
3.  Candle wick
4.  Chop sticks

Now  jump in and get started…. Find the perfect tea cups and some candles scented or unscented… this is your baby, you get to choose, you can also use any color of candle you fancy.

Melt your candles using a double boiler

Prepare the teacup with a wick by tying the wick to a chopstick and laying it across the cup, making sure that the wick reaches the bottom of the cup and is centered.

Then when the candle has melted, slowly and carefully pour the melted candle wax into the cup

Let stand til candle hardens

Cut the wick down to size and there you have it… a tea cup candle!

What a delightfully charming spot of heaven.  They are sure to be a favorite, make lots!  This would also make a sweet thank you gift, bridesmaids gifts, etc – you get the idea!  If you find antique cups these make for real treasures.  Hope you enjoyed how to make tea cup candles.

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How To Make Homemade Bath Salts

How To Make Homemade Bath Salts

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homemade-bath-saltsNothing says pamper yourself like luxurious bath salts, ah yes that’s the treatment!  I’ve been using bath salts for many years.  The first time I tried it I was just in heaven, the water seems to caress your cares away,  and not only does it do wonders for stress, it softens your skin and silkens your hair.  Your hair and skin will feel baby soft when you soak with bath salts.  It’s just so yummy.  Once you try it… you’ll be hooked!

This comes to us from Home Made Simple

Homemade Bath Salts Recipe

 

How To Make Liquor Bottle Lamps

How To Make Liquor Bottle Lamps

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liqour bottle lamps

photo credit lamp-bottle.com


liquor bottle lamps from suzieWhat a fun collection to create and display in your game room, or home bar you can also make these to sell in your etsy shop.  You can get the empty bottles for free, just call the manager at some of your local bars and ask them to set some aside for you.  Once you make a lamp, you’ll see it’s easy and fun, and you’ll find lots of things to make into lamps.  These make super fun and unique gifts… just choose someones favorite brand and make them an unforgettable gift.  You will need a drill for this project…

Suzi from Suzi’s Crafts shares her tutorial with full instructions

Liquor Bottle Lamps

How To Make Dollar Store Christmas Napkin Rings

How To Make Dollar Store Christmas Napkin Rings

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how to make dollar store napkin rings photo credit; Karen from Shabby Sweet Cottage


Fun, playful, elegant and say what…. it came from the dollar store?   Karen came up with a delightful way to make one of a kind napkin rings for a beautiful Christmas presentation using snowflakes and a cardboard roll!  Love these super easy design ideas…  Inspiration is coming on strong – who doesn’t love the dollar store decorating ideas – these could easily be 15 bucks in a boutique… or more!

Karen generously shares her pictures and how to with us

Dollar Store Napkin Rings ~ Voila

 

Old doors as decor

Old doors as decor

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Decorative DoorsHow many old doors just get taken to the dump or are left behind in old buildings. I think of how many people passed through these beautiful vintage doors and wonder about their stories? It would be wonderful to bring them back to life, and repurpose them as kind of a refurbished heirloom in a decorative way. And when I look at that door, I would wonder, what stories does that door have to tell? Here’s a few ideas of what you can do with an old door to bring a piece of Americana into your home!

Click here for some uses and decorative ideas for refurbishing

Old Doors

How To Make Your Own Spice Jars

How To Make Your Own Spice Jars

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repurposed spice jarsphoto credit; Instructabes

What I love most about this is how this can really cut down on your spice costs.  Spices in bulk are so inexpensive compared to 5 to 9 bucks you now pay for a very small bottle of spices. And if you’re like me you like things to look as organized as possible even if it’s your spices hidden away in the cabinet!  Another tip, is to line your spices up alphabetically ~ so easy to find this way, then I put some of those little puck lights up in my spice cabinet so I can see everything.   Now everything is juuuuust right Goldilocks!

Here is the how-to from Instructables;

Re-purposed Spice Jars