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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Photo: Bon Appetit

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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Photo: Hallmark.com

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

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

Can I Have This?: Crayola Light-up Tracing Pad

 

 

While this is technically a “kid’s toy,” it has really come in super handy for crafting. I’ve used it to transfer patterns and designs onto totes and t’s for embroidering as well as for cards and cut-outs. 

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Make This: Mini No-bake Blueberry Pies

Blueberries were on sale this weekend and it was hot, so it was perfect for making no-bake blueberry pies. The whole one I made was eaten pretty quickly, but I still had blueberries, so used the leftover graham cracker crumbs to make these mini ones.
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The heart-shaped tins are by Reynolds. The also have star-shaped ones, which would be fun for a July 4th BBQ.