Sunday, December 14, 2014

Pepperint Swirl Cookies

I bake several kinds of Christmas cookies each year to share with friends and family. This is a "twist" I made on one of our favorites. After baking the cookies you top each one with a peppermint Hershey kiss. Instead of refrigerating them to keep their "kiss" shape, I allowed them to melt and swirled them with a toothpick. I think they are much prettier this way and your children will have fun helping.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Decor for Your Front Door

I tried something a little different this year and decorated my front door with a piece of seasonal art instead of a traditional wreath. The art was easy to make. I painted a canvas red and affixed the Christmas tree to the canvas with mod podge for outdoor use. Then, I attached a ribbon on the back with a staple gun for the hanger. The Christmas tree was cut out of paper that I marbled, but you could use just about anything; sheet music from your favorite Christmas song or sparkly gift wrapping paper. I love how it gave my front door such a unique look.