Monday, December 9, 2013

Santa's Cookie Plate and Milk Mug

When I had my 3-year old twin cousins over last week, I sat them one at a time in my lap and held the Sharpie markers with them to create this cookie plate and milk mug for Santa. No, the design wasn't quite theirs, but they did have fun coloring with me I think. I actually bought Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer coloring books so that when the one wasn't coloring with me, they could color on their own, and just the way they wanted- LOL!

I went over the writing and made it more bold after the boys colored with me. When I was done, I put the plate and mug in the oven and baked them 30 minutes at 350 degrees as many Pinterest DIY pins say to do. This makes the Sharpie writing permanent.

They turned out great! Below shows Eliot in the process. Thanks for looking! Happy crafting and Merry Christmas! 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Reindeer Food!!

Today I made "reindeer" food (while my pup drooled), added it to a couple of Dollar Tree containers, and then decorated the containers- so fun! I made them for two families that are "deer" to me- lol!!

The deer image was found on the internet and cut from vinyl on my Silhouette Cameo machine. Side note: I so love my machine!!!  The letters were cut using the CK Jolly Elf font. I got the tag and reindeer food recipe from this adorable blog:

That's all for now. Happy crafting all!