Leaving cookies and a little note for Santa is a sweet tradition that my family baked up every year. It got me thinking, why not combine the two? After all, I think I’d appreciate a cookie note. Wouldn’t you?
- black and white cookies
- food coloring markers
- and a few warm sentiments to share
If you’re looking for a few pointers:
- Practice writing with the food coloring markers before you start writing on your cookies. It can take a while to get the hang of it.
- Short sayings are easier to work with.
- Feel free to use whatever colors you’d like. Go ahead and draw a picture or two while you’re at it.
- Have fun!
Repurposed materials give an ordinary craft a bit of depth. My favorite place to think outside of the box is at the hardware store. It’s always a fun challenge to grab an item and try to come up with a project utilizing the original purpose it fulfills in a whole new way.
Hose Clamps have a great industrial look to them. Add in their expanding and contracting nature and you have a very useful item in the DIY world. Fit 4 hose clamps together and the result is a very strong, structural sculpture. Around this time of year, they make for great ornaments. You could even add a little ribbon and hang them on the tree.
What’s really great about this craft is that it easily translates into home décor at all times of the year. Let’s face it; we’ve all been guilty of leaving up Christmas decorations far after the holiday has passed. What’s not to love about a repurposed craft made of repurposed material?
what I’m wearing: Carhartt Women’s Amoret Vest, Women’s Hayward Henley, & Carhartt Women’s Series 1889 Slim-Fit Double-Front Dungaree