by Brenda Arnold
Fluffy the Snowman
One white bed pillow
Stocking cap or toboggan
Scarf or strip of fabric
Orange felt scrap
Pair of mittens, gloves or cut out similar shapes from felt
Small broom or whisk broom (optional)
Whip stitch or glue a stocking cap to the top of a white bed pillow, pulling the corners of pillow under the cap. Tie a scarf around the pillow about 1/3 way down. Sew or glue on button eyes and mouth. Cut a circle of orange felt, slit half way and shape into a cone for a carrot nose (or just use a triangle shape); glue or sew edge of nose to face. Sew buttons down the front. Sew or glue mittens or gloves to the front for the arms. If desired, prop a small broom or whisk broom along Fluffy, depending on size of pillow.
Hot Chocolate Gift in a Jar Mix: This mix makes a great gift for neighbors and friends
Sand Art Brownies Gift
in a Jar: This is a recipe for brownies to give as a
Christmas gift or whenever. Mix ingredients in a wide mouth quart size
jar, just like sand art!
12 tall jelly (12-ounce) canning jars with lid and rings
2 Carton Epsom salts, 4 pound (approximately 16 cups)
4 Pound sea salt or kosher salt (approximately 6 cups)
1⁄2 Teaspoon glycerin, divided
12 Drop peppermint essential oil
12 Drop red food color
2 pieces cardstock (for tags)
Wash, rinse and dry canning jars.
Empty one carton Epsom Salts into large mixing bowl or batter bowl. Add 3 cups sea salt, stir well. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon glycerin and 6 to 8 drops essential oil. Mix well.
In second large mixing bowl, empty one carton Epsom Salts, and add 3 cups sea salt. Stir well. Add 1/4 teaspoon glycerin, 6 to 8 drops essential oil, and food color. Stir until completely blended. Color should be even.
Set mixer to lowest setting and mix until color is even--but don't try this with hand mixers or smaller stand mixers!
Holding canning jars at an angle, layer salts in jars, alternating white and colored mixtures.
Print two copies of the Candy Cane Bath Salts gift tag.
Cut gift tags apart and attach to jars. Tags may be trimmed and placed beneath canning jar rings, tied on with ribbon, or taped to gift jars.
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