Make it: Snowflake wands

Hallmark.com has a fun way to transform pretzel sticks into a holiday treat–add a chocolate snowflake. These could also be used for a “Frozen” birthday party as well.

For a great chocolate snowflake tutorial, visit NamaBakery.

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Photo: Hallmark.com

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Easy DIY: Christmas Advent Jar

There’s just something about this Christmas Advent Jar that I love. Maybe because it looks like a jar of candy or maybe because I won’t have to find a place to hang an advent calendar anymore. Plus, it would make for a great centerpiece. Click through for details and to see what Chris at justagirlblog.com filled those little boxes with.

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Photo: Just A Girl

Make It: Strawberry Santas

These strawberry Santas are super easy to make and would look amazing at any holiday party! Go to Hallmark.com for the recipe.

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Photo: Hallmark.com

Easy DIY: Ten-Sided Yin Yang Globe

These would make fantastic treat or gift boxes. Origami Maniacs has the template and tutorial on how to make the Ten-Sided Yin Yang Globe by Oschene.

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All About the Packaging: Nendo’s Giftote Bag

Japanese design firm, Nendo, came up with this simple but amazing take on gift wrapping. Sure, you could just pop your gift in a regular tote and call it a day, but this just takes it to another level.
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Unfortunately, it’s only available in Japan. So, I decided to try and make one myself. I added grommets to a basic pouch, stitched a ribbon to the bottom part and that was about it. Fold your gift inside the bag, wrap the ribbon around and tie. Just tuck the end of the ribbon under for a cleaner look.
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Make This: Chocolate Coated Peeps Pops

Love from the Oven has a quick and easy Halloween treat idea. Dip Halloween Peeps in melted chocolate and roll in sprinkles or colored sugar. Add the faces and you’re done!

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Photo:Love from the Oven

Easy DIY: Halloween Treat Bags

When I was a kid, there was a house in my neighborhood that would give little treat bags. We don’t get many trick-or-treaters in our apartment building, but I decided I want to be that home who gave treat bags. It was also the perfect way to use up some of the 1,000 wax paper bags I ordered this summer. I just glued on some construction paper eyes and mouths and filled them up. I might switch to drawing them on with Sharpie, though.

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