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Snowman Soup and Reindeer Biscuits

You can use this as a family project or a school group project!

You will only need a few items! 

For Individual small gifts, purchase plastic candy bags, boxes of hot chocolate with individual packets, ribbon, cookies.

For a family or group gift, you will need a box of hot chocolate with individual packets and a box of cookies or crackers.

You will love this project!  

Instructions # 1 are for individual small gifts.

After the 3 individual small gifts you can create with instructions #1,  you will find Instructions # 2 that makes family size boxes of Snowman Soup and Reindeer Biscuits.

 Instructions # 1

Download  the pdf file above and print onto Avery 5164 labels. 

I really like using the Avery 5164 labels. They are self sticking.  All you have to do is apply to one side of a individual packet of hot chocolate! Insert the label packet into a plastic bag along with a couple cookies.  Tie with a bow!  Quick and Easy!

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Download the above pdf file and cut along borders. if you have a hole puncher, punch a hole in the top where indicated on the pdf; otherwise, carefully cut an opening.  This is where you will insert a ribbon to tie the package.  Insert an individual packet or two of hot cocoa mix and a couple of cookies.  Tie the ribbon to secure the gift.

 

You can use this as a family project or a school group project!

You will only need a few items! 

For Individual small gifts, purchase plastic candy bags, boxes of hot chocolate with individual packets, ribbon, cookies.

For a family or group gift, you will need a box of hot chocolate with individual packets and a box of cookies or crackers.

You will love this project!  

Instructions # 1 are for individual small gifts.

After the 3 individual small gifts you can create with instructions #1,  you will find Instructions # 2 that makes family size boxes of Snowman Soup and Reindeer Biscuits.

 Instructions # 1

Download  the pdf file above and print onto Avery 5164 labels. 

I really like using the Avery 5164 labels. They are self sticking.  All you have to do is apply to one side of a individual packet of hot chocolate! Insert the label packet into a plastic bag along with a couple cookies.  Tie with a bow!  Quick and Easy!

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Christmas pdf Snowman Soup mini.pdf Christmas pdf Snowman Soup mini.pdf
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Download the above pdf file and cut along borders. if you have a hole puncher, punch a hole in the top where indicated on the pdf; otherwise, carefully cut an opening.  This is where you will insert a ribbon to tie the package.  Insert an individual packet or two of hot cocoa mix and a couple of cookes.  Tie the ribbon to secure the gift.

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Using the same download, you can insert  the cutout into the plastic bag.  Add a packet or two of individual hot cocoa mix and a couple cookies.  Tie with ribbon.

INSTRUCTIONS # 2 

This is great for a family or group of people!  Very simple project!

You will need a box of cookies  and box of hot chocolate packets.

 Download the pdf file  at the right >>>>>>>>>> and print onto copy paper. 

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Lay the chocolate packet box on its side.  Using glue stick, apply glue to the top of the box.  Make certain the edges have a good glue coating. Position the sheet onto the box of chocolate packets.


Position the print out onto the wet glue.


Cut along the edges of the box to remove excess paper.


Or reverse and trim with a paper trimming knife.


Or you can print out, cut along border, and glue to box.


For Reindeer Biscuits, print out the same pdf file for instructions #2. Attach to a box of cookies or crackers, following the above instructions steps for the hot chocolate mix box.

PLACE INTO A GIFT BAG! 

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Lighted Glass Block Writer’s Nook

Any aspiring authors in your circle?  This lighted glass block features a cozy writer’s nook. Even “us” bookworms would love to cuddle up with a good book in this lighted scene.

I created this lighted glass block for my friend. If you look closely you will see a miniature hand fan positioned on the chair seat and looking out the window you are viewing a patch of chamomile flowers. These are very significant to my friend.  She is an author of historical fiction novels. One of her books The Perfect Tempest incorporates the language of the fans that was used at that point in time.  If you would like more details on the language of the fans, please view Susan’s blog at http://www.susanfcraft.com/.  Another of her wonderful books is….Can you guess???….The Chamomile!

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Hobby Lobby was my source for the miniature objects. The book shelf I created by gluing pieces of wood and wooden dowels I found at the craft store. The table, pencil, feather, chair, and lamps I located in the miniature object area of Hobby Lobby.

Assemble and glue together all the small furnishings and allow to dry.  Apply glue to the areas of the miniatures that will touch the glass surface. Insert the small objects into the glass block and hold in place until the glue adheres.  Allow the glue to dry for day or two before sealing the block.  This allows any moisture to escape and not condenses on the inside of the block.

More detailed instructions on assembling can be found at Lighted Glass Block Music Room

Suggestions:

  • Please read all manufacturer’s recommendations and warnings for battery lights, electrical lights, and glues that you use.
  • If you hand is not small enough to fit into the glass block, you will need long tweezers or other type of tool.

ENJOY!

 

If you like Susan’s books, please be kind enough to write a review and post it on Amazon.

Lighted Glass Block Music Room

I had so much fun creating this lighted glass block for a friend who composes music.

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For the background  window beach scene, I used a sheet of stationary cut to size.  Organza ribbons frame the stationary to create a window effect.

I found the bench, chair, table, book, pencil, and light in the miniature supply area and the instrument and musical notes in the paper crafting area of Hobby Lobby.

1)  Assemble prior to inserting into the glass block

  • I used two colors of organza ribbon to make the cushions and pillows for the bench and chair. I cut to size, folded, glued, and stuffed the ribbon with cotton. These were attached with glue to the bench back and seat and to the chair set.
  • For the lamp shade, I applied glue to the miniature lamp top and pressed folded ribbon to form the puffy shade. Hold the ribbon in place until the glue sets.
  • For the desk, I glued the legs of two short benches together. Once the table has dried, glue the book, pencil, and musical notes onto the desk.
  • The area rug under the desk is cut from a piece of wallpaper.

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2)  Assembling the block

  • Glue or use foil duct tape to adhere the miniature lights to the outside or top of the glass block.
  • Apply glue to the window scene print and carefully position on the inside of the back glass.
  • For the curtains, cut ribbon to size and apply glue to top of the ribbon. Insert the first piece of curtain to the left top side of the window scene print. Hold in place until glue adheres. Do the same for the right side of the curtain.
  • For the ruffled window valance, cut ribbon two to three times the width of the window scene print. Make a little fold in the ribbon and apply a dab of hot glue. Using a pencil or plastic knife, press on the fold until the glue cools.  Repeat the process to form a ruffled valance.
  • Once the ruffled window valance is made, apply glue to the top back of the valance, and carefully insert into the glass block at the top of the window scene and curtains. Hold in place until the glue sets.
  • Apply a little glue to the back of the area rug.  Carefully insert the rug into the glass block and hold in place until the glue sets.
  • Apply glue to the instrument at the areas that it will touch the bench. Hold in place until the glue dries.
  • Apply glue to the left side of the bench as this area will be glue to the side of the glass block.  Apply glue to each leg on the bench.  Carefully insert and position the bench into the block. Hold in place until the glue sets.
  • Apply glue to the bottom of the lamp. Position the lamp inside the block and hold in place until the glue sets.
  • For the desk, apply glue to the bottom of the desk. Insert the desk inside the block and hold in place until the glue sets.
  • Apply glue to the legs of the chair.  Position the chair inside the block and hold in place until the glue sets.
  • As I decide to use a right side opening for the glass block seal, I glued light blue paper and organza ribbon to the area of the plastic seal cap. This created another window on the right side of the block behind the chair.
  • Do not seal the glass block for a day or two. You want to make certain the glue has completely dried and will not cause condensation on the glass.  Before sealing the block, gently rock the glass block back and forth to see if any object needs re-gluing.
  • Once glue has dried and no further work on the inside of the block is needed, Insert the plastic seal cover for the block.
  • Apply glue to the outside edges of the block (one side at a time) and adhere wide ribbon to the outside of the glass block.
  • Glue a large bow to the top.
  • For an extra touch, glue a musical button onto the back or under the top bow.

Suggestions:

  • Please read all manufacturer’s recommendations and warnings for battery lights, electrical lights, and glues that you use.
  • If you hand is not small enough to fit into the glass block, you will need long tweezers or other type of tool.

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ENJOY!

 

 

 

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