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It's the morning after. How do you feel? I'm still basking in the afterglow of a lovely Thanksgiving but also felt that my sole purpose once I lifted my head off my pillow this morning was to get the Christmas music on immediately (and to get to that left-over pie. There were two purposes.) So today I am sharing a little Christmas craft that is perfect for neighbor/teacher/friend gifts or for you to make for yourself if you'd like to give yourself something delicious and adorable.
The best part of today's DIY is that I used Core'dinations Glitter Prints. This is the coolest paper that lets you print on glitter with no mess or flaking. You can use it with any inkjet printer to make adorable personalized gifts with great color vibrancy and the perfect amount of glittery sparkle. Here's how I used mine:
What you need:
Core'dinations Glitter Prints Paper (Core’dinations Glitter Prints are now available at Hobby Lobby and Michaels (under Michaels private label) and will be at Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts Stores and A.C. Moore in early 2016!)
First, print out your design on your Core'dinations Glitter Prints paper. Then cut them out. I attached mine with hot glue to some scalloped picture frames from my craft cutter. Here
is the link to the printable I designed if you'd like to use it yourself!
Next, make your treat! I made an egg nog fudge that really, really didn't set up. But, it was so delicious and turned out to be the consistency of caramels, so I wrapped them up in waxed paper and turned them into candy! Here is the recipe:
Egg Nog Fudge
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup eggnog
- 12 ounces white baking chocolate
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Bring sugar, butter and eggnog to a full boil in a heavy medium-size saucepan. Continue to boiling over medium heat until candy thermometer reaches 234 degrees, stir constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat and stir in the white chocolate and nutmeg, stirring until the chocolate is melted. Add marshmallow creme and vanilla extract. Beat until well blended. Pour into a buttered 8 or 9-inch square pan. Cool, then cut into squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. May be frozen for up to three weeks.
Fill your jars with treats and tie on your tags with ribbon. Then slip in your Christmas ornament for a little extra bling.
You're done! And you're ready to make someone else's day merry and bright.
What crafting projects do you have up your sleeve now that the Christmas season is upon us? Share! Share! And be sure to visit Core'dination's social media channels for lots of inspiration!
Labels: diy, PLA Cooks, Recipes