Thursday, December 16, 2010

Crafty Thursday

"...while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads..."

Well, I have failed in keeping up with my Crafty Thursday posts but I'm back and ready to roll! I will make up for my lack of posts with several things I have been working on. I have been super busy with so many projects but haven't actually completed too many. This week it's down to business, I am running out of days before Christmas.

Today was Noah's Christmas party at his playschool. I was signed up to bring goodie bags and had absolutely no idea what to put in a goodie bag for 2-3 year olds. So thanks to the blogging queen Eva, she sent me this great idea, from eighteen25. Super cute marshmallow sugarplums! I actually very much dislike marshmallows, unless they are melted on something, but I figured, what kid wouldn't like this?? Oh my I think they turned out so cute!!!!!!!

 So here's what I did...

Poke plastic lollie pop sticks into the large marshmallows
 Melt chocolate (I used Wilton white chocolate), and dye your desired color. I first tried to do purple, since apparently sugarplums are purple ( I googled this), but it was a fail... 
  so I tried again and just went with a light blue.

now dip the marshmallows into the chocolate...

 then directly into the sprinkles
 stick them into something sturdy to dry , I used styrofoam cups.
 then bag them up, add a cute ribbon and attach the tag provided by eighteen25! (found here) It says "may visions of sugarplums dance in your head." On the back it says from: and I signed Noah's name.
 cute and simple!
I bagged these into a larger gift bag with a candy cane and a few pieces of chocolate. I was very pleased with the end result. I had a few extra so I wrapped them up with a Christmas card and some candy for his teachers as well. They are just too sweet and Noah adores them.

 Also, this week we decided to whip up some Christmas cookies and let Noah decorate. Fair warning to moms with two year olds, while they will thoroughly enjoy this, it will be ridiculously messy!! We had such a blast doing this with Noah though.

And LASTLY, I made this Christmas shirt for Noah last week, this is the best I could get of him modeling it! Ignore the food on the face and the jacket falling off of his shoulders!

He calls it his "sock" shirt. He insisted on looking down at it the almost the entire time I tried taking a picture of him in it!


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE the marshmallows.

    You are brave to let Noah decorate cookies.. but I bet Caleb would love that.. he does like to help stir things, and dump the flour into the bowl, etc...

    YOu did a great job on his shirt!!!

  2. All super cute!!! I love the marshmellows! That's one of the cutest crafts I've seen this Christmas season!