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Washi Covered Cookie Cutter Ornament

This cute, little ornament is perfect for a simple Christmas season!  Not only does it make a thrifty ornament for your own tree, but also is a great, thrifty gift for teachers, friends, etc.  Make several and have them on hand when you need a last minute little something to give!

You will need

Washi tape

Metal ornament

hook, twine, ribbon, or something else to hang ornament with

The possibilities with this are pretty much endless with the amount of choices out there for washi tape designs as well as the amount of shapes you can find cookie cutters in.  Its a little overwhelming to narrow the choices down!  I went with a snowman design because I have a weakness for anything snowman this time of year!  I had this cute, non Christmas washi tape on hand, and it matches my colors so I went ahead and used it instead of an traditional Christmas design.  Also, it is a little thicker than my Christmas tapes, so I was able to completely cover the edge of the ornament.

Once you have your cookie cutter and tape picked out, simply start on a side and press down the washi tape as you make your way around the ornament.  Be sure to press firmly to make sure there are no bubbles and that the tape is sticking all the way.

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Once you have gone all the way around the ornament be sure to cut your tape with scissors to leave a clean cut line as opposed to a jagged, ripped line.

Now you are ready to hang the ornament.  I used bakers twine, I love the looks of it.  Cut a long enough section that you can tie it off and still have enough to get over the branches.  Tie, hang and enjoy!  What a fun, easy craft!  This would also be something great to let the kids help make.  My kids love when they get to craft with me and this is relatively easy to do!

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Glitter Ornament ~ Easy DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Toilet Paper Roll Craft, Make a stamp to create your very own pumpkins, Low cost crafts, party ideas, FallDIY Pumpkin Stamps ~ TP roll crafts

Have some stamping fun with your little ones when you craft these easy and inexpensive pumpkin stamps. All you need is an old toilet paper roll and you are ready to stamp! Take a look at how you can get started. This is a frugal fall craft you won’t want to miss out on.

Supplies needed:

  • Toilet paper roll/cardboard roll
  • Tape or ribbon
  • Orange craft paint
  • Green craft foam or paper (optional, you can also use green craft paint)
  • Paper

Toilet Paper Roll Craft, Make a stamp to create your very own pumpkins, Low cost crafts, party ideas, FallDirections:

1. Begin by creating the pumpkin shape with your paper roll. To do this, bend it slightly so a heart shape is created. You want the dip to turn the otherwise circular roll into more of a pumpkin shape.

2. Once the shape is created, use a piece of tape or ribbon to hold the shape in place. Just wrap it around the roll snuggly so they roll stays bent.

3. Dip the end of the roll into the orange paint and start stamping away. Press firmly and see the pumpkin shape that is made.

4. Finish the stamp by adding a little piece of green felt, paper, or foam for a stem. You can also make one with green paint or a marker. See how easy it can be to make your own pumpkin stamps? This would be a great craft for Halloween parties, classroom parties, or just to enjoy some crafting time with the kids. So what are you waiting for? Grab your supplies and give this simple fall craft a try!

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Free Printable Count and Color Turkey Thanksgiving art

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Pumpkin Shaped Babybel Cheese ~ Quick and Healthy Fall Treat

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Pumpkin Rolls a quick and easy way to make your table festive, perfect for Halloween and Thanksgiving parties

Pumpkin Shaped Dinner Rolls 

Quick and easy Toilet Paper Pumpkins

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One of the best things you can do is spend alone time with the person you love. A great example is a fun camping date night – even if it’s on the floor by the TV. Add a two person sleeping bag and a great tin foil dinner over a campfire or oven and you will always remember it! Whether it’s the fall cool weather or spring flowers – a great date night will really bring you closer together!

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Recipe box week 23List of the recipes shared this week ~ add those you like to your weekly menu
or just pin those you want to find later.

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These would be so cute for a Halloween class party. The ingredients/directions yields 24 cupcakes.

Ingredients For Spider Cupcakes
1 box 18.25 oz. cake mix, your desired flavor + ingredients to make
1 can Frosting, your desired flavor or prepare our recipe below.
1 package 16 oz. Twizzler’s black licorice
10.5 oz. sweet topping, chocolate sprinkles {we used Betty Crocker}
1 package 14 oz. Wilton candy melts, white
1 tube 0.67oz. black decorating gel
24 baking cups

Directions For Spider Cupcakes
1. Make cupcakes per packaged directions.
2. {If using our recipe for frosting, prepare.}
3. Frost each cupcake.
4. Dip each cupcake in chocolate sprinkles.
5. Cutting length wise, cut licorice down the middle; then fold pieces over, cut in half. {you will need to pieces of licorice per spider}
6. Pinch about a 1/2 inch of the licorice, to make it bend. Stick the pinched part into the cupcake.
7. Press down on the frosting around the legs to help adhere the legs. Once all eight legs are secured, top with additional sprinkles to finish the look.
8. Take two chocolate Wilton discs, place a dab of icing on each disc, place on cupcakes for eyes.
9. Take your black gel pin and make the pupils. Your finished!

Ingredients For Chocolate Frosting
4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, unsalted, brought to room temp
1/2 cup Crisco
1/3 cup cocoa, natural unsweetened
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 tablespoons milk

Directions For Frosting
1. In a standing mixer, beat butter and Crisco until smooth. Add powdered sugar, cocoa, vanilla, milk and beat until incorporated. Texture should be smooth. If you think your frosting is to thick add 1 teaspoon at a time until it reaches the desired consistency.

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Quick and easy Toilet Paper Pumpkins

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Hootie Owl Cupcakes

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Now who hasn’t shot a handful of spit balls back in school?

Make it a fun family activity in the back yard with these glow in the dark spit balls

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As low as $4.99 and free shipping options

  • Science Novelty
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