DIY Crafts-n-Baking

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I know it’s not Christmas yet, but I had to post this!
I need this for my records so I can make these with my kids and hubby…
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If you are ever hosting a party, try this:
4 cups of refried beans
sour cream
diced tomatoes ( I used 2 roma tomatoes )
1/3 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
tortilla chips
1. Really easy, basically just layer each ingredient in small serving sized cups or in one large casserole dish.

Click HERE to know more on this cake below!

Can’t wait to have kids. This would be a lot of fun! “Which color do you kids want today?” 😉

I am definitely doing this to my office when I return back home!
PINK of course 😉

Can’t wait to go back home and do this one day!

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Good to go by the laundry room! 1503244_784505674909243_149508355_n



LOVE this idea! 1010608_10152174847880119_2143901610_n

Soo cute! 1601549_10152131050130119_428149629_n

You need
Disposable decorating bags (or any triangle shaped bag)
Mini Marshmallows
Hot cocoa
Twist ties
Googly eyes
Red construction paper or red pom pom (for the nose)

Put 1/2 cup of hot chocolate in the bag (you can put more if you want)
Then put a handful of marshmallows and seal the bag with a twist tie then put a ribbon (I used Christmas colors)
Finally, put the eyes and nose. I used my hot glue gun for the eyes and nose, I tried with glue but it didn’t work, just be careful not to get it to hot 1450268_10153538420595576_1290352395_n

Very cute idea!!1463156_422443017877931_1812277399_n

Sugar Cookie Dough, divide and place in two separate bowls.
Cookie Ingredients

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Knead food colouring into one of the parts of dough. I made one half deep blue and left the other half as is. Chill the dough.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out each ball of dough separately to about 1/4 inch thickness.
Using a pastry brush, apply a little water to the darker layer of dough. Roll the lighter colour of dough around the rolling pin and transfer it on top of the darker coloured layer of dough. The little bit of water will help them stick together.
Trim the edges so you end up with a neat and tidy rectangle. Save the scraps! You can still bake the scraps up into yummy cookies! They’ll just look ‘marbled’.
Gently start rolling your dough from one of the wider ends, brushing a we bit of water on the dough as you roll it up. Once it’s rolled up, you can work the ‘log’ to even it out if the middle is thicker then the ends, and to work out any gaps.
Spill out some sprinkles onto the counter, brush the outside of the dough ‘log’ with a bit more water and roll it in the sprinkles. I used an entire container of sprinkles to coat the outside. Finally, wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour. You could also freeze the dough at this point to bake at a later date.
Once chilled, slice the dough into rounds to your desired thickness. I like them a little over 1/4 inch thick. The thinner the blade used to slice them, the better. A thick blade will tend to squish the dough. Bake according to recipe directions. Voila! Pretty, swirly cookies!1234447_504492239637707_1844597465_n
You can really make this with any colour you like!

Draw on wax paper with permanent markers, wrap around candle and heat until image is transferred.1381469_10151982610422922_191917408_n

Beautiful idea!! Keep these forever, pass them down generations! Write your name on the palm part. Such a great idea!! k

Found this one on the web. It’s a great idea for the mommies! Click here for the details.1424413_10152003514120993_2011253718_n

Layer mini marshmallow, strawberry, banana slice, and a green grape on a small stick and you get Grinch Kabobs! 1457548_654558891243230_1392058828_n

Adding this on my to-do list when I have kids 😉 ~Christmas Eve Box~ 577479_234085573422855_193342419_n

Very cute! This can also be done with a lot of other things (Christmas, Birthdays, etc.)1379768_710178925676274_1694455731_n

Use old socks that are crew length, or longer, rice, rubber bands, map pins with heads, buttons, any left over fabric if you want for a scarf-and design away! 1380568_243036552516161_953219451_n

Reindeer pops  tasty chocolate dipped marshmallows… the marshmallows are dipped in milk chocolate, the pretzel antlers are dipped in dark chocolate, then add candy eyes, and a mini m&m or small candy nose (a red nose for Rudolf of course). Top the antlers with little sprinkles or edible glitter for a little extra touch. You can use a little melted chocolate as your glue to stick the items together. Lollipop or cakepop sticks can be found at your local craft store in the cake/candy decorating section.

THESE ARE SO COOL FOR HALLOWEEN!!1376528_748240068525830_1910446440_n

Um, can you say Yum?!1385712_749809338368903_606286518_n

Start a gratitude jar! If you think of something you’re thankful for, write it down and put it in the jar! Great to read on Thanksgiving! This is definitely something I am going to do with my kids!!1383622_749812085035295_75151780_n

You don’t necesarily need alcohol, you can just use sprite and sprtiz it up with your flavored koolaid ice cubes!1375983_750555011627669_1884867206_n

Pringles cans decorated and re-used as a gift container for cookies you bake for others1377312_750932044923299_1309867883_n

A snowman ornament made from a battery operated tea light! Just add some ribbon and embellishments and it’s good to go1396017_750935798256257_454536287_n

DIY Glow-in-the-Dark Jars (weddings or anything else!)1395111_10151660500616059_370076572_n

  DIY Rock Flowers!1150357_520341721378341_1680790395_n
DIY Penguin Lightbulbs! (You can create anything really. They are great for Christmas ornaments.)1150855_563321937079112_145626378_n

A simple way to organize your makeup, paintbrushes or anything else!1231393_156164194589591_257499286_n
Another great idea!1148781_156119247927419_910065420_n

Put a cup of Vaseline into a small microwavable bowl.
Heat until it is easy to stir, about 30 seconds. Be careful
not to let it turn into liquid. (The Vaseline in the very
bottom may liquefy, but the key is to just get it warm
enough to stir.) Sprinkle Kool-Aid into Vaseline and stir-

To Do Chore List for the Kids-969051_197117580453912_1143940951_n

AMAZING IDEA! (More for people who have snow!)- diy
DIY CANDLE –934698_640897629261265_881204499_n
CHALK FOR THE KIDS –226403_397102150385315_1665861932_n
AVOCADO BACKYARD PLANT –69595_455746567831087_1995812186_n

Yummy artsy egg-in-a-hole..or should I say egg-in-a-square 😛 546982_10151728879972605_1708523061_n


2 Responses to DIY Crafts-n-Baking

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  2. Sarah K says:

    These are neeeat ideas, Love DIYs! You should check how to make Origami Stars! I made a jar of them. Beautiful for decor.

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