Hi, I hope that everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving this past week had a wonderful holiday! I had a fun holiday spending time with family and cooking up a storm in the Atlanta area. My husband was in charge of making macaroni and cheese, potato salad, and stuffing and I was responsible for red velvet cupcakes, sweet potato dinner rolls, and sweet potato cinnamon breakfast rolls (for the morning after Thanksgiving). We also helped my father-in-law brine a turkey. The turkey ended up being the one of the best turkeys that I have ever had, which is saying a lot because I generally dislike turkey and fill up on sides on Thanksgiving.
Although I have been posting Christmas ornaments and crafts for a couple of weeks now, now that Thanksgiving is over I am in full Christmas craft mode! Today I am excited to be visiting Allison at A Glimpse Inside Blog.
I hope that you’ll stop by Allison’s blog to see how I transformed silver colored plastic utensils from Thanksgiving dinner into snowflake Christmas tree ornaments.
Come back later this week to see what else I have been working on.
Hello there. I know it has been very quiet around here the last couple of months, but I have been working on a variety of holiday crafts that I am excited to share with you.
My parents feed the quail and I always enjoy seeing the quail running around the neighborhood. I made these quail ornaments for my dad. The ornaments are made out of salt dough (just like the DIY Hummingbird Ornaments and DIY Snowflake Ornaments I posted earlier).
I know it has been a bit quiet around here lately, but I have busy working on several craft and cooking projects to share with you. I also did an interview with a local newspaper, The Times and Democrat, which I wanted to share with you:
I plan to post several quick and easy projects over the next couple of days if you are looking for a last minute project or two. Also a bit later today, my friend Nichelle will be sharing a delicious recipe for a flour free holiday cookie so come back a little later today to find out what she made.
During the summer, my mother enjoys watching the hummingbirds outside of her kitchen window. She always seems a bit sad when it is time to put away the feeder for the winter and looks forward to the birds return in the spring. For the holidays, I thought I’d bring her a little early cheer and make her a couple of hummingbird ornaments for her tree.
I also think these ornaments would be pretty hanging in a window or on a mobile for a year-round decoration.
These little hummingbirds are made out of salt dough (just like the DIY Snowflake Ornaments), but I added a piece of toothpick for the beak while the dough was still wet.
Since it is the holiday season and I, like many, am in need of ways to wrap small gifts, I thought it would be a good time to revisit my very first post on Scissors and Spoons: Recycled Calendar Boxes. That post is still the most viewed post on this blog, although my DIY Salt Dough Snowflake Ornaments are a close second. In my earlier post I used old calendars to be make the boxes, but for this post I used 12″ by 12″ scrapbook paper. Since the scrapbook paper is already square it makes making the boxes even simpler.