Monday, January 4, 2010

December Crafts

I've been meaning to blog this, but just keep forgetting. Domestic has never been my middle name, but I thought this Christmas I would give it a try. I researched Paula Deen's website and cookbooks (you can't go wrong with some Paula Deen) and tried my hand at peanut butter cookies, pecan clusters, peanut and pretzel bark, chocoloate gooey cookies, and peanut butter balls. Yes, I'm extremely proud of myself! :)

I found these little red and white tins at Target (gotta love the dollar bins). I have a BIG extended family and it is impossible to buy everyone a gift. So instead, I put together these little tins and filled them with goodies. I made the tags with Word, cut them out, punched a hole in the top, and tied a ribbon through them (yup, it's that easy). They ended up being really cute!

We also tried our hand at honey butter to give as gifts, which was a HUGE hit! I found these adorable "Ball" jars at Wal-Mart. I made these tags on Word too and I found the ribbon at Dollar General. I was very pleased with how they turned out!

Now I can definitely become domestic with my new KitchenAid mixer. Thanks Mom and Dad! Now they can have all of the honey butter they want!