Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe a.k.a. Tree-Tac-Toe

Christmas Tree Tac Toe

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Need a quick easy Christmas party favor, classroom treat or just a fun little gift for kids?  I have got an idea for you!  It’s an easy to make fun game that young and old are sure to enjoy … … Continue reading

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Candy Filled Straws

Striped paper straws - jumbo

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Look what I found … short, jumbo, striped paper straws!!! Once again … they came from Target … in the Valentine’s Day section.  The exact measurements are 5-1/2 in. long (13.9 cm) x 3/8 in. diameter (9.5 mm). Here are … Continue reading

Cupcake Paper Flowers and a Giveaway

Do you remember the cupcake liners of yesterday?  I remember the choices were so limited … white, pastel and silver.  Now, there are so many to choose from … bright colors, polka dots, zebra stripes and sooo many more.  Today I decided to use them for something other than cupcakes or muffins … something crafty … paper flowers.  I had seen this idea on a website … but can’t remember where … so I “winged” it.  It was a very simple  and fast project.  I probably spent more time arranging the flowers in the vase than I did making the flowers!

I would like to share … I took all of the marshmallow critters to the Easter gathering at my neice’s house … the children smiled as they bit the heads off of those little critters!  By the way, I apoligize for my lack of posting for the last nine days.  Life has been busy around here … holidays, a few days out of town, laundry, cleaning … you know what I mean … life.

So now,  back to the fun …

These are the supplies you will need to make the flowers … cupcake liners, buttons, pipe cleaners and something to poke a hole in the cupcake papers (I used an exacto knife) …

Bend 1-1/2″ of a pipe cleaner to form a tail … then poke the pipe cleaner thru the button holes …

 

Wrap the tail around the stem to secure the button …

Cut the cupcake paper/papers … thread the stem thru the papers so that the button becomes the center of the flower …

 

I added “leaves” to some of the flowers … just bend or wrap the pipe cleaners as shown …

 

 

I am not sure what the correct botanical name is for these flowers, but they are fun!  I hope you enjoy them.  Happy Mothers’ Day!

CUPCAKE LINER GIVEAWAY !

I do have a confession … I love all cupcake liners … I see them and buy them … friends buy them for me … I buy them for friends … I confess … I hoard cupcake liners.  But, here is the good news … I am going to share my liners with one lucky winner.  To enter, tell me what you would do with the liners if you won.  Would you use them to bake cupcakes, make a crafty project, or something else?  If you don’t know what you will do them, just say “Hi”.  To enter, please leave your answer below in the comment section (don’t forget your email address).   The deadline to enter the drawing is Saturday, May 7, 2011 midnight.  The Peanut Butter Addict will draw the winner out of a hat (literally) and  I will announce the winner on Sunday, May 8.  Good luck!

Giveaway is over, sorry  :(