Make This: Virus Valentines

Wendy at Notes from a Quirky Kitchen has baked some amazing thing, including bacteria and virus cookies presented in Petri dishes. I thought they would make awesome valentines. 2015/01/img_5608.jpgYou can order Petri dishes on Amazon and BarCoding.com will generate a bar code that you can cut and paste onto your document.

Make This: Valentine’s Lunch Ideas

Cookie cutters aren’t just for cookies. We made these for a Valentine’s Day tea party, but how fun would it be to open up your lunch and see all the hearts?

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Easy DIY: Cake Postcard

Can you imagine seeing one of these in your mailbox? Sandra at SheKnows has the step-by-step tutorial for making a cake postcard that you can actually send through the mail.

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Easy DIY: Marbled Clay Ring Dish

Laura at A Beautiful Mess used Sculpey and a little gold paint to make these amazing looking marbled ring dishes. I think I just found a use for all the leftover Sculpey I have.

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Make This: Pomegranate Champagne Punch

Bon Appetit’s Pomegranate Champagne Punch is a delicious and festive way to ring in the new year.

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Easy DIY: Easy Last Minute Monogram Gift Bag

I whipped up these last minute gifts using small drawstring bags leftover from a party. Sublime Stitching and Urban Threads both have great alphabet patterns. Fill them with travel-size bath items or candy and you have an amazing gift. You could also monogram dishtowels or a plain scarf.

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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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