Friday, December 19, 2014

Beautiful Angel Ornaments to Make

Beautiful Angel Ornaments

Several years ago when I was just beginning blogging I made these angels and put them on the blog. The pictures were small and unclear so I decided to retake all the pictures and make up a proper blog post for them.

Find a picture of an angel on the web... Google images is good for that or Bing. Then print it out on cardstock or any heavy paper. You might have to size it up a little to 4 x 6 inches or even 3 x 5 inches is fine. 

In the original tutorial I didn't cut around the angel's head. I left the printed angel 4 x 6 inches and then just added a gauzy skirt in the place where the angel's skirt was in the picture.




See how the "skirt" is added to the waistline of the angel?





Cut a piece of fabric into a square about 7 x 7 inches.





On one end pleat or gather the fabric to about the width of the waist of your angel picture. 




Hot glue or sew the pleats in place.




This is the back of the skirt. It's totally unfinished. I don't fuss with it. You can finish the raw edges if you like.




This is the front of the skirt.




Then glue it on top of the angel's waist.




Then gluing a little trim on top will act as a belt for the angel.




This year I cut around the head of the angel to update them a little. With this angel, I made a slit underneath her arm and then slipped the "skirt" underneath so it looks like the angel's arm is on top of her skirt. It looks even better, I think.




I think I like it cut around the angel's wings better.





Hope you are enjoying the Christmas Season!
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Thursday, December 18, 2014

What to do Weekends #103

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Best Ever Chocolate Fudge with Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups


Best Ever Chocolate Fudge with Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups






Recipe:

13 oz. Milk chocolate bits
8 oz.Dark chocolate bits
2 Tablespoons butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
1/2 cup mini Reese's peanut butter cups
1 tsp. kosher salt 

Melt chocolate bits and butter in the sweetened condensed milk in the microwave for 30 seconds increments. Add vanilla.

Take off the heat and stir in the marshmallows, pretzels. and peanut butter cups, carefully.

Pour into a greased 8 x 8 inch pan. Top with kosher salt.

Refrigerate for 2 hours. Cut into squares, wrap and store in the refrigerator. 

ENJOY, my friends...

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Cute Candy Milk Bottle Gifts for Co-workers and Neighbors

Cute Milk bottle Filled With Candy for Small Gifts

Here's a quick idea - gifts for neighbors, co-workers, or anyone you want to give a small, cool gift to.




Isn't this cute? I love the little burlap cover. 

Okay, I didn't make this. I bought this but it's still very cute and I thought someone might want to make it which is why I'm sharing. These milk bottles are for sale in the craft stores and, of course, you can get burlap there also.

I love the little Christmas tree candies, too. 

Do you like this little gift craft? Another little idea for Christmas gifting since everybody loves food gifts.



Hope you enjoyed! Make something!

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