Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Do It Yourself Christmas Fun

I love doing little food gifts for friends, neighbors, teachers, etc.
Here are a couple of simple projects that make a really cute presentation:
Candy Cane Vases:
You will need an empty can, candy canes. 2 rubber bands and ribbon.
1) Put 2 rubber bands around the center of the can. 2) Put candy canes all around the can, sticking them between the can and the rubber bands. It works best if the hook of the cane faces inward. 3) Tie ribbon around can to hide rubber bands.
Peppermint/Marshmallow Cocoa Stirs:
You will need peppermint disks, large marshmallows, and popsicle sticks.
1) Place unwrapped peppermints on baking sheet. 2) Tear large marshmallows in half and place marshmallow halves on top of peppermints. 3) Bake marshmallow topped peppermints in 350 degree oven for about 5 minutes, or until peppermints begin to soften and marshmallows begin to melt. 4) Carefully remove candies from sheet with a small spatula. 5) While still warm, insert sticks into marshmallows.

1 comment:

Marian Allen said...

Ummm, yummmm! Cute and quick craft idea and the stir sticks are so doable! Thanks!

Marian Allen