Thanksgiving Crafting with Krazy Glue

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"Is that kragle mommy?"

Those were the first words out of my son's mouth when he saw me working on this project – I had to laugh! He's always so curious whenever I have a project laid out, and of course wants to help. "This time, its a mommy-only project, love" I told him gently. I didn't need him getting any kragle on his delicate little fingers! Krazy Glue is too Krazy strong, Krazy fast for littles to be crafting with.

For those of you that don't know what I'm talking about, kragle = Krazy Glue according to the lego movie. Anyway, I created these two holiday masterpieces in minutes using the new craft glue by Krazy Glue and I couldn't be more excited to share with you on how I made them.

I made both a wreath and a cornucopia with a few simple things from the craft store. For the wreath, I used:

  • 1 styrofoam wreath base
  • 1 roll of burlap garland
  • 4-6 sheets of felt (orange, beige, tan & dark brown)
  • 1 bag of mini acorns
  • Rustic looking accents

I started by making some felt flowers, and I used my new X-acto knife to cut some straight strips of felt. Roll 'em up and set them aside!  Krazy Glue was the perfect medium to use because I didn't have to wait for glue guns to heat up. Its also nice that there's no glue strings or burns either!

Once I had enough flowers made with the different colors of felt I had, I began to wrap the styrofoam with the burlap,

Then using some silk leaves, I glued those down on one side to create the base for where the felt flowers would go.

It's quickly become one of my favorite decorations in the house this fall! Now for that cornucopia….

Using a wicker cornucopia from the craft store, I filled it with the leftover felt from the flowers. Around the rim, I glued down some of the silk leaves, then, I began to glue all the plastic fruits in..

I tied a pretty bow around it – makes a perfect centerpiece for Thanksgiving!

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Creating unique little Christmas gifts for less from the Dollar General

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A really easy and convenient little store in our neighborhood has always been the local Dollar General. I LOVE going there simply because its just a few streets away from my house and I could easily walk there and back. Now that Halloween is over, the holidays are pretty much on the horizon.

We’re looking at so many things we’re gonna need in the no-so-distant future, including some home revamping in anticipation of our new baby in March. That being said, we need to pinch our pennies this season, and it can be tough to do when there’s always a small gift you feel obligated to give, like for your kid’s teachers, co-workers.. etc..

I’ve come up with a really cheap way to give a great looking, creative gift for less, and you can get everything you need at your local Dollar General. I decided to make some peppermint hot cocoa kits that come complete with the mug, homemade cocoa mix, marshmallows, candy cane & printable instructions.

Download your free copy here!

To make your cocoa mix, combine:

  • 1 1/4 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of cocoa
  • 1 tbsp salt

Once you have the mix made, spoon some into the little plastic baggies and tie with some festive shinny red & green ribbon. Make another little baggie of marshmallows as well and tie it up with the same green & red ribbon.

Then I began to combine everything together in the cup – the mix, the marshmallows, the candy cane & last but not least the printable instructions for how to prepare the hot cocoa. It works best if you print on 5×7 cardstock, but you can also print it on regular 81/2 x 11 paper and cut it with scissors..

I used a little ornament just to make it fancy – and it was ready to put in the giftbag!

I used some fuzzy paper at the bottom of the bag in order to keep the mug protected. It nestled in nicely, and I finished it with some festive tissue paper. Total for everything cost me a whopping $7!!

  • Mug – $1.50
  • Decorative bag – $.50
  • Tissue paper – $1.00
  • Ornament – $1.00
  • Ribbon (2) – $1.00
  • Candy canes (3) – $1.00
  • Sandwich baggies – $1.00

I already had plenty of cocoa, sugar, salt & marshmallows at home so I didn’t have to purchase that. Even still, it wouldn’t cost a whole lot to include them. I can’t wait to make more of these delicious little gifts! Find more Dollar General Holiday Inspiration here!

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Easy to make halloween desserts with Snackpack chocolate and vanilla pudding cups

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There’s nothing like having easy to make desserts on the ready during this time of year. These fancy halloween pudding cups took no time to make and its so easy you can have your kids help too! Using chocolate graham cracker crumbs, reddi wip and snack pack pudding cups, I put together this adorable and delicious halloween treat.

I bought the large pack of snack pack pudding cups when I was at Walmart, and they’re typically located on the very bottom shelf in a large box. Since I knew I was going to make a yummy dessert with it, I wanted to have both vanilla and chocolate and lots of it. At $2.78 for 12 pudding cups, I thought it was quite the bargain.

 

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Look out for this display at your local Walmart – there will be some awesome tear-off recipes on there!

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So when I got home, I laid out my ingredients and got to work.

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Easy to make halloween desserts with SnackPack pudding cups #SnackPackMixins #shop

I crushed up my chocolate graham crackers in a plastic baggie with a kitchen mallet so it had a nice, uneven consistency so it looked like dirt.

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Then I filled each cup with a few spoonfuls of the graham crumbs to line the cup..

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Each pudding layer took approximately an entire snack pack cup, so I started with the chocolate and added a layer of reddi wip, more crumbs and then vanilla, reddi wip and more crumbs until I reached the top of the cup.

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Easy to make halloween desserts with SnackPack pudding cups #SnackPackMixins #shop

I finished it off with an oreo cookie and some candy pumpkins. I love these halloween candies! Be sure to check out the pinterest board below to see what might inspire your own creation!

I had one very happy little boy!

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