Sunday, December 19, 2010

Dollar Tree Treasures link up #3

I'm going to be featured! =]

I'm going to be featured!!! This is the first time I've ever been featured on another blog site before! =] =] =] =]

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Linkin' w/ Lil Luna

lil luna link   party button

Another awesome link party! I linked, you should too!

Craft Spot Challenge link up

Another one... =]

Whatever Goes Wednesday!

Another one that I think you should probably visit!! =]

Look what I made! @ Creations by Kara

Creations by Kara

Head on over and link up!! Share what you've been concocting lately!

Link up!

Head over to Not Just a Housewife to link up all your latest creations...I know I did! =]

What's up Wednesdays link party @ Sew Woodsy

I think you should probably go here as well....

Holiday Hookup @ Krafty Kat's!

Krafty Kat
I linked up here...I think you should too! =]

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The other half of my twine-wrapped trees

They are finally done! The large one seemed like it took ages, my fingers really hurt after wrapping all the twine. But, I think they turned out great! And, all for about $4! Can't beat that!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Holly Bloggy Christmas

Ooooh! I can't wait for this! It looks like it's going to be a lot of fun!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Link up!

Make sure to check out my Dollar Tree Treasures link party. Share with others what you've been making with items from dollar stores!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Life as Lori link up

Get your craft on Thurs.
Head on over to Life as Lori to link up and share what awesome creations you've made lately!

Bacon wrapped jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese

I'm really excited about these, they are so delicious! The good thing is, they are easy and only take 3 ingredients! You can make 2 or 200! Great for appetizers and parties!

Here's what you'll need:
- jalapenos
- cream cheese
- bacon
- toothpicks

Here's what to do:

1. Start by soaking as many toothpicks as jalapenos halves you'll be making. Soak about 20-30 minutes, that way they won't burn in the oven.

2. Cut the stems off and then cut in half, length wise.

3. Next, take all or none of the seeds and ribs out of the pepper. These are what make the pepper hot, so if you like some heat, keep 'em. If not, take 'em out!

4. Fill with as little or as much cream cheese you want. I love this part, so I tend to put a little more in mine.

5. Wrap with your bacon. I usually cut one slice into thirds, which usually works depending on the size of the pepper.

6. Skewer the bacon, length wise, making sure to skewer the bacon at least twice to ensure it stays on the peppers.

7. Place on a wire rack with a baking sheet underneath in order to catch any drippings. Pop into a 375 degree oven for about 25 minutes.
Sooo yummy! Enjoy!

100% free Snowman

I saw this cute tutorial today and decided to have a go at it! I had everything already on hand so for me, it was completely free! I just love that!

Cute and simple, maybe not your run of the mill snowman, but I love him all the same!

Dollar Tree Treasures link up

Twine wrapped Christmas trees...all from the Dollar Tree

I just absolutely love and adore the Dollar Tree! I wanted to have a go with the twince wrapped Christmas trees that I've been seeing floating around blogland lately. So, I hightailed it to DT, picked up some supplies and got to work. If you want to make this, here's what you'll need:

- a spool of twine
- a small cylinder cone
- glittered flowers
- hot glue
That's it!

These are the glittery flowers I found up close, the red one is blurry, sorry! I just loved these, not in the pots, so I plucked them out and plucked them off of their stems.

Now, start to wrap your twine. I at first started at the bottom, but was having too much trouble keeping it on, so I went back and started at the top. Really, there was no glue needed at first. Just hold the twine on for a couple of turns and it will stay in place on its own.

Keep seems like it takes forever! Make sure to wrap tightly and close together so that it stays in place. When you get to the very bottom, secure the end with some hot glue. Then, go back to the very top and wrap some twine around to cover the tip, secure in place with more glue.

Then add your embellishment! Simple and so many variations can be done with this. I have a larger cone that I'm going to do as well. That make take the rest of my life! =] Anyways, I hope you enjoy!