Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

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Skip the store-bought stuff and make your own holiday wrapping paper! It’s a fun and festive way to wrap your presents – and it’s SUPER simple. These gifts are sure to be a hit when they’re discovered under the Christmas tree! Here’s what you’ll need: Burlap Brown paper Scissors Tape Photos Rosemary or other garnish Clothespins (optional) Here’s how to do it:

Peppermint Bark Recipe

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This peppermint bark is a staple at Christmas. It’s super easy to make and if you’re looking for an inexpensive but pretty gift, you can wrap up the bark and give it away as a gift. Think school teachers, holiday parties. Everyone loves chocolate bark! Ingredients (2) 10 oz bags premium dark chocolate chips (2) 10 oz bags premium white chocolate chips 4 or 5 crushed peppermint candy canes Directions

DIY Santa Hat Wine Bottle Cozies

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Ho ho ho! Planning to bring a bottle of wine to your next holiday party as a hostess gift? Add a special touch with these Santa Claus-inspired wine bottle toppers! They’re fun, festive and so easy to make – love! Supplies 8 1/2 by 11″ sheet of red felt Hot glue gun Scissors 6 cotton balls or length of faux fur Here’s how to make these sweet Santa covers:

Spooky and Creepy Guacamole

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I’m not sure what to say about this. I think the picture speaks for itself. This is my amazing guacamole served in a totally disgusting way, but I LOVE it! And the actual guacamole recipe is incredible. I actually pride myself on making excellent guacamole. You can always add or subtract (If you don’t like any heat take out the hot sauce. If you love cilantro by all means add it.) Guacamole is one of those fun recipes you can really play around with. And, the pumpkin …. Papa carved it for me. Talk about getting into the Halloween spirit! Ingredients

Spooky Witch Finger Cookies

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Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I go all out. We decorate our entire house then have everyone over for a Halloween party full of yummy food, spooky treats, and a night of Trick or Treating! This is one of those spooky desserts that I have always seen, but never actually made ….. until this Halloween. Note:I served my cookies on a napkin lined platter. I used red food coloring to make the “blood spots” and I put a kitchen knife on the tray with more red food coloring. If you are serving to children obviously skip the knife!

DIY Blood Dripped Candles

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Let’s Craftis a special feature full of great crafts, inspiration and DIY projects that are perfect for any Modern Mom! This craft is not only brilliant but super easy! All you need is a red candle, a white candle, and a lighter. Let’s go! Directions: Place your candles on a piece of paper so the wax doesn’t get onto any other surface. Now light your red candle and let the flame go for about a minute until you have a small puddle of wax.

Let’s Cook: Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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These delicious and decadent cinnamon roll waffles might not be great for your diet, but they sure do taste good – and every once in awhile, we all need to indulge a little bit! Lilyshop’s Jessie Jane shows us this fast and easy recipe. It’s a simple way to give your family a special sweet treat! Cinnamon Roll Waffle Recipe Supplies

How to Make Lollipops From Jolly Ranchers

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Homemade candies are popping up all over the internet and they look adorable and delicious but let’s be real, most people don’t already own a candy thermometer, and nothing’s more frustrating than chipping hardened corn syrup out of the inside of a pot. When it comes down to it, homemade candy is deceptively difficult, messy, and time consuming. Not anymore though!

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Pretzels

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Ah, the beautiful marriage between chocolate and peanut butter. Yum! Jessie Jane, founder of Lilyshop, shares a great recipe for chocolate covered peanut butter pretzels that are delicious and so easy to make. Your kids will love them, and the recipe can changed up to tailor to specific tastes or even seasons! Get your kids to help out making them – they’re a cinch and don’t require any baking! Ingredients: