Monday, December 19, 2011

Tired of Making Tissue Poms for your Parties? Try These!

I love this tissue tassle garland!  The Purple Pug has a great tutorial.  I used my beloved rotary cutter and made all of the garland that I needed in about 15 minutes.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Ode to my my new BFF, the Rotary Cutter

Oh, rotary cutter 
How do I love you
let me count the ways,

You cut tissue tassles for Grinch garland to make make our Christmas party complete
My puny little scissors can't begin to compete

Cardboard is no obstacle and wrapping paper cannot resist
Your rotary cutting goodness is number one on my list

I can't imagine preparing for a party again without you by my side
Props to your friend, the giant cutting mat I use for a guide

You are the one I have to thank as the party approaches and I have no cut or nick
Now I just need to find a cure for burns from a hot glue stick

So, why didn't someone tell me about you before now? I'll never know,
But rest assured, now that you're here, I will never let you go!   

Monday, December 12, 2011

Snowman Treats

Here are a few ideas for cute and easy snowman treats.  You can make rice crispies, place them on a stick, dip the front in melted white chocolate and use your imagination to decorate.  You could also dip vanilla sandwich cookies in white chocolate and decorate as snowmen with m&ms, orange slice candy (tear off a little and form into a carrot by rolling between your hands) or candy corn, and chocolate chips.  If you purchase the cookies already dipped in chocolate, purchase a bag of white chocolate chips to melt so that you can add your decoration.  These snowman s'mores are just as easy. Use white chocolate chips as your glue and an icing marker to make your face (you can find these in the cake aisle at Marsh).

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Reindeer Cookies

I found these on Pinterest.  So cute and so easy!  Perfect for a snack during reindeer games.  All you need is a package of M&Ms, nutter butters, mini pretzels and melted white chocolate chips for glue.