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Cakes and Treats
Christmas Tree Cake
Christmas Tree Brownies
3D Reindeer Cookies
Gingerbread Man Cake
Christmas Ornaments Cupcakes
Christmas Lights Cupcakes
I love the Wilton Cake Pans, basically if you can color within the lines you can make a cute cake. I especially like the Christmas Tree one because it's versatile. Just like your Christmas Tree it can be different every time. Trim it with garland and ornaments or just add a silly face.
Yummy Gift Ideas
Use WATERPROOF Mod Podge
to Decoupage Dishes
Cookies For Santa
Cookies for Santa
Cookies For Santa Tray
This is a small wooden tray from Dollar Tree
Cookies for Santa
Hot Chocolate Bombs
are fun way to enjoy the holiday season. Kids love these !!!
This one is the one used in the tutorial. It is a medium size and great for a standard size mug
This one is bigger. Great for gifts, an oversize mug, or really chocolatey cocoa ;D
Hot Chocolate Bomb
Easy to follow Step by Step Instructions
Christmas Tree Boxes
These are the perfect little boxes to hold your Hot Chocolate Bombs
“Place Chocolate in mug.
Pour warmed milk over chocolate
and watch the magic explode.”
Thinner fonts work well for writing
with the Cricut Pen, not so much for pictures
This tutorial was designed to make these boxes to hold a Hot Chocolate Bomb, however you can change the message to whatever you want. The main purpose for this tutorial is to show Cricut users how to add writing to your Cricut projects using a Cricut Pen. It will also show you how to use a Scoring Stylus
Christmas Tree Box
Christmas Tree Box
Step by Step Cricut Instructions
Don't have a Cricut ? No Problem. We also have a printable PDF Pattern.
Instructions for how to put it together are near the bottom of the Cricut Instructions. For Now ... Yea we're working on it.
2 Minute Microwave Fudge Recipe
1lb powdered sugar
2⁄3 cup cocoa
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1⁄2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
1⁄2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Sift powdered sugar, cocoa, and salt into a 1 quart microwave safe bowl.
Stir in milk and vanilla.
Place butter on top.
Microwave on high, 2 minutes.
Beat with wooden spoon until smooth.
Stir in nuts (OPTIONAL).
Spread in 8 X 8 X 2 inch baking pan.
Chill about 1 hour or until firm.
A Christmas Story Oh Fudge
Decoupage a mug or jar and fill with fast and easy fudge. Cute and Yummy
Fill decoupaged mugs with candy or small gifts for a special gift that can be less expensive then a card
Don't Forget Our Current Heroes
Use a photo for a more personal touch.
Use a Sharpie Marker to write or draw anything you'd like on a Dollar Store Mug or Plate. When your finished bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. You may see a difference in color for colored markers. Not dishwasher safe.
These have BOTH SVG and PNG Files. For those with a Cricut
SVG File for those with a Cricut
Candy Bar Snowman
These are cute, easy, inexpensive gifts. Simply wrap a candy bar with white paper. Place one glove inside the other so the recipient gets the pair and use it as a hat. Wrap a bow around the fingers to look like the pom pom. Draw on a face and add a scarf.
If you are going to both decoupage and write on your item. Write/Color first, then bake, then decoupage
Top Hat Gift Box
Paint a Dollar Tree cylinder shaped gift box black add a felt circle to the bottom for the brim. I used Mod Podge to hold the paint and stiffen the felt and add the glitter. Add ribbon and some embellishments. Remove the top and fill with treats or a small gift
Snowman Candy Jar
Glue felt to jars and add candy for a fun tasty gift,
I painted glass vases (DT) black , The globes are glass jars I found at Dollar Tree. I frosted them and the Candle Jar with Mod Podge and Crystal Glitter and added some ribbon and accents.
Christmas Street Lanterns and Candle Jar
The lanterns would also be cute with a Christmas Village
I've been adding lights to wine bottles for years but it's always involved drilling a hole in the bottle for the chord to go through. These are the coolest things EVER. Battery operated lights that fits into the bottle like a cork.
Santa Scene Wine Bottle Light
I love the look of lights shining through a colored bottle. You can paint a clear wine bottle any color you want. Mix Mod Podge with your paint to make it more transparent so the light will shine through. Cover it with a 2nd coat of Mod Podge when it's dried and add Crystal glitter. Cricut and Silhouette can add a vinyl cut from the SVG. Non Cricut people can just embellish it with ribbons, artificial pine, berries, whatever you have on hand.
Crafty Gift and Decorating Ideas
Add some fur and a face to paintbrush for a cute inexpensive gift.
Awesome for the artist or DIYer on your Christmas List
Clay Pot Nativity Set
4"x4" Scrap wood can be easily turned into FUN Christmas decorations
Wooden Nativity Set
Toilet Paper Roll Crafts
No Sew Snowman
Step by Step Instructions
You will need:
1 White CREW sock (Head and Body)
1 Colored/Patterned Sock (Hat and Scarf)
Polyfill and Rice
2 Rubber Bands
Black Plastic 3D Sticker Dots
Small piece of Orange Pipe Cleaner
Solo Cup (Optional)
Use Colored Socks.
For these I used DT Yarn wrapped carrots I had leftover from Easter
Embellish with whatever you'd like
Add embellishments to any size block of wood for a fun gift or decoration
I covered a piece of white felt with polyfil for the base. The snowman's head is a styrofoam ball. The Top Hat is made like the instructions in the ornaments section (Below) only I used a slice of pool noodle instead of the TP Roll as a base. I then added felt accents to finish him.
Sneezins GreetingsTissue Holder
Toilet Paper Roll Snowman
No Sew Sock Penguin
Use the snowman base and add some felt to make this cute penguin. Yea I like the BIG eyes :D
3D Standing Snowman
I used 2 of the DT styrofoam disks and covered them with polyfill and crystal glitter. Inserted dowels to put them together. Boots are from the FREE boot pattern on our Sock Gnome Page. (I did make them bigger) Felt eyes and nose, 1/2 wooden balls (see Sock Gnome Page) for mouth and buttons and sticks for arms.
Flakey Friends Snowman Sign
This is just a simple snowman painted on a Dollar Tree Canvas. I used the Cricut for the quote but you could use a paint pen.
Wine Bottle Snowman
Wines bottles can be a good canvas
Dollar Tree Dice Snowman
Paint and Dollar Tree Dice can make a cute easy snowman.
* I found the dice in the Auto Section of DT.
Wine Bottle Light Up Snowman
I printed out the sheet music of "Let It Snow" I found on Google and Mod Podged it to a wine bottle. The snowman face and hat are a DT ornament. I dripped hot glue for the melting snow, painted it white. Then added another layer of Mod Podge and some crystal glitter over both the snow and the sheet music.
How to Make a Walling Hanging Top Hat
How To Make Pizza Pan Frosty
Pizza Pan Frosty and Friend
Frosty is made from a Dollar Tree Pizza Pan I painted and spackled
NO SEW Gnomes
For Step by Step Instructions
See My Gnome Page
Blue Winter Gnomes
Green Winter Gnomes
North Pole Gnomes
Winter White Gnomes
Buffalo Plaid Gnomes
Rustic Woodland Gnomes
No Sew Reindeer Hobby Horse.
I used a lot of mops for the gnome's beard so I had several mop handles left over. Hobby "Horses" were my solution. No Pattern. No Sew !! I stuffed the sock with polyfil and added a folded wire coat hanger minus the hook, inside so I could bend his head. Made sure I wrapped and glued any possible sharp edges and inserted mop handle. Felt antlers I did use a make shift pattern I googled antler clipart and found one I liked. Cut 4 and glued the seams and stuffed a little polyfill inside. Felt ears I just used triangle pieces of felt I gathered at one end and glued on. Hat is Dollar Tree hat, I cut to fit around ears and antlers, used extras for around his neck. Eyes are buttons I added white paint for gleams. Nose is a painted ping pong ball. Then just added some twine and bells for reins. I am seeing actual Hobby HORSES in my future ... along with unicorns, dragons etc ... Yea I have a Lot of mop handles :D
Even if you are Triple Dog Dared as Flick was in A Christmas Story, it is NOT a good idea to lick metal in the winter. Unfortunately I KNOW this first hand. In kindergarten my parents told me not too, I wouldn't even of thought of it otherwise !!! I still MAY be a little defiant :D
Top Hat Ornaments
Whether they decorate your tree or they are given as gifts, these cute ornaments are inexpensive and fun to make. They can be decorated in any style to match your decor or party decorations
You will need
An empty toilet paper roll
Top Hats can be decorated to match ANY Style
Clay Pot Ornaments
Paint and decorate small clay pots for fun and crafty ornaments
Bucket of Snowballs
Stocking Cap Ornaments
Wrap pieces of yarn around a sliced toilet paper roll and gather and tie the top together. The hat by itself is cute and can be made in any color or size, or add a tealight for a fun light up snowman,
Dollar Tree Crafts
These are bigger then they look here.They'd make great wall or door decorations
I just painted this one traditional and added the googley eyes
This one I Mod Podged Burlap to his hat and painted him more Rustic
The lanterns were red and green plastic and looked pretty cheap. I painted them with metallic paint and added some accents
Paint and Trim add so much to Dollar Tree's battery operated candles
Several of my ideas I modify things I've found online. Lots of people are doing crafts from Dollar Tree items, Some really cool stuff made from great DT finds. I however never seem to get my hands on the "Good Stuff"
I wanted to do Christmas Trees, YEP small tabletop trees were GONE. I couldn't even find the styrofoam tree forms.
However, my DT had a bazillion of the Metallic trees, no one else seemed to want.
If you unravel the tinsel from these trees, you get a handy plastic tree form
Wrap the tree form with material ( I used DT scarves) or burlap or jute/twine. Decorate with bows, berries, ribbon or just leave them plain,
Leave the tinsel and add a Silly Face. Kids will love it.
No Sew Tapestry Pillows
Glue the edges of two DT tapestry placemats together, right sides out. These have finished edges so no need to flip inside out, leaving a spot open to stuff. Stuff with polyfil/stuffing (I used an old pillow I tore apart) and glue closed. I used two different placemats for 1 pillow and made 2 pillows. I can use both pillows with differents sides showing in a chair or I can used the same image side out on each side of a couch and switch the look throughout the month. (Basically giving me what appears to be 2 different sets)
Dollar Tree Santa Makeover
I removed the pom pom, holly nose and buttons and cut off his beard.
I wrapped blsck felt around the bottom to make pants. Then added chunky white yarn for the trim of his coat to cover where the red body and black felt met. I then added a wooden nose and a fur beard. The hat is red felt. Instructions in the first tutorial on the Sock Gnome Page where you will also find instructions for the boots. The arms kind of looked like flippers so I just made mittens out of black felt and added chunky yarn for trim.
Snowman Gift Wrapping
Top Box/Head - Candies or Treats
2nd Box/Body - Clothes
3rd Box/Bottom - Toy or Fun Stuff
This is a Great way to keep things even.
Works for the Older "Kids" too
Gift Wrapping and Exchanges
Literal White Elephant Gift
Add a truck and ears to the No Sew Snowman and you have your White Elephant gift.
I Hope Santa Brings Me ...
Players sit in a circle. The first player starts and says, “I hope Santa Claus brings me __________” filling in the blank with whatever present they choose. It can be realistic or outrageous . The person to the left of the starter(clockwise) goes next. They will say, ” I hope Santa Claus brings me a (whatever the first player said and __________” filling in the blank with whatever they choose. This continues moving left around the circle with each person repeating what the previous person said and adding an additional present from Santa until someone forgets a present, messes up the order or in some way makes a mistake. That person is out and leaves the circle. The person to the left of the person that is now out starts the game over again from scratch. Continue playing and eliminating players until only one person remains. That person is a very deserving winner.
Guess How Many Ornaments
Count the number of ornaments on your Christmas tree and have your guests write down their guess as to how many there are.