Month: December 2013

Let it snow globe! – tutorial

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I was on my favorite site – Pinterest, and I saw snow globes! Surprisingly I don’t usually decorate for Christmas. I just never have enough time, energy, nor money. But when I saw those snow globes, I just had to try making them. In the end, these snow globes were really easy to make and only cost me $5!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • Pint size mason jar
  • Minitature tree
  • Glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Fake snow

Step 1:

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Remove the top from the mason jar and glue the tree to the top.

Step 2:

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Add some fake snow. You don’t want to add too much. Just a little is enough.

Step 3:

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Carefully screw the top back on to the mason jar.

Now you can stop here. However, if you want to make it a little more decorative, it’s time to get out the glue gun again.

Step 4:

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Measure your ribbon, cut, and glue in place.

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Add a decorative sticker and trim the ribbon. Voila! You have your very own snow globe. You can add distilled water to make it like a “real” snow globe. But I like it like this.

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Cake in a jar – easy Christmas gift!

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My kids attend a small private school and I was trying to find a gift to give all the teachers without breaking the bank. Cakes in a jar immediately came to mind. They are super easy to make and super tasty as well. You can make any kind of cake in a jar. I chose strawberry short cake – my favorite.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • Muffin pan
  • Pint size mason jar
  • Cake mix
  • Sliced strawberries
  • Whipped cream (not pictured)
  • Ribbon, stickers, or anything else to decorate your jar

Step 1:

Bake your muffins according to the box. I like to add in half water/half coconut milk for a fluffier muffin.

Step 2:

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Cut the muffin into three parts.

Step 3:

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Place the muffin top (the rounded piece) in first. Add a layer of strawberries, then a layer of whip cream.

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Repeat step three until you have filled the mason jar.

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At this point, you can add a personalized tag or tie a spoon to the jar for extra decoration. I was in such a hurry to make 12 of these that I didn’t take a picture of the final product 😦 … Next time.

Enjoy!