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Merry, Merry Christmas!!!

24 Dec
Merry Christmas! 
 
Thank you all for your wonderful support this year!! 
It has been amazing to meet so many new friends. 
I just love this bloggy world and feel so blessed to be a part of it! 
{Video and pictures taken by Wenderful}
Have a fantastic time with those you love.

Merry, Merry Christmas!!
xoxo
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Guest Project — Great Last Minute Gift Idea {with free printable}

22 Dec
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Hey everybody! I’m Erin from In Between Laundry and I am ecstatic to be here on Tatertots and Jell-o!
The holidays are tons of fun, but can also be H-E-C-T-I-C (at least in my crazy house)!
Can I get an Amen?
Here’s a fun print-and-take-the-cred project that I whipped up for an easy last-minute somethin-somethin to give.

How cute would this be to leave in the mailbox for the mailman?
They’re Ice Breakers mints–all gussied up.
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1. Print and cut out.
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2. Peel off the label (try not to tear it) and put it aside. You’ll need it in a little bit.
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3.  Stick the label on your template and trace the slits so you can open the mints later. Now cut where you traced.
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4. Glue the new label on. I didn’t Mod-Podge, but you might want to.
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Everyone will think you’re so clever!
And you are!
Mwah!
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Erin – that is such a cute idea!!!
I am going to whip a few of those up today!! 
Erin has an awesome blog and a great sense of humor. 
She cracks me up!! Here are some of my favorite projects that she has made: 
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You will love In Between Laundry — Seriously. 
PS — I am sharing a new tutorial for Magetic Gift Tags over at Simply Modern Mom today!! They would make fun tags for your holiday gifts this year.
xoxo

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Guest Project — Great Last Minute Gift Idea {with free printable}

22 Dec
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Hey everybody! I’m Erin from In Between Laundry and I am ecstatic to be here on Tatertots and Jell-o!
The holidays are tons of fun, but can also be H-E-C-T-I-C (at least in my crazy house)!
Can I get an Amen?
Here’s a fun print-and-take-the-cred project that I whipped up for an easy last-minute somethin-somethin to give.

How cute would this be to leave in the mailbox for the mailman?
They’re Ice Breakers mints–all gussied up.
DSC_0023
1. Print and cut out.
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2. Peel off the label (try not to tear it) and put it aside. You’ll need it in a little bit.
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3.  Stick the label on your template and trace the slits so you can open the mints later. Now cut where you traced.
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4. Glue the new label on. I didn’t Mod-Podge, but you might want to.
DSC_0014
DSC_0023
Everyone will think you’re so clever!
And you are!
Mwah!
signature
Erin – that is such a cute idea!!!
I am going to whip a few of those up today!! 
Erin has an awesome blog and a great sense of humor. 
She cracks me up!! Here are some of my favorite projects that she has made: 
https://i1.wp.com/farm6.static.flickr.com/5050/5278551922_fd2929b3ed.jpg
https://i1.wp.com/farm6.static.flickr.com/5209/5265447216_1324512d0f.jpg
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You will love In Between Laundry — Seriously. 
PS — I am sharing a new tutorial for Magetic Gift Tags over at Simply Modern Mom today!! They would make fun tags for your holiday gifts this year.
xoxo

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Great Ideas – Holiday Edition {3}

19 Dec
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I adore these Holiday House Placecards @ Homework
 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hh7yvdtPbic/TQhjtqaRA2I/AAAAAAAAQCs/7ESAHVK8qkA/s1600/elk-painting8.jpg
  Find out how to make a Reindeer Portrait @ Fudge Ripple

Beautiful Felt Garland @ Diary of Dave’s Wife
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4nd4XtRpIkU/TQpYxQwWHSI/AAAAAAAADoM/40mM5c0a6Oo/s1600/DSC_2754.JPG
Glitter up some Pinecones @ Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gsicIkz0AhY/TQld2FgwNmI/AAAAAAAAAhM/8e0JvQ1Ls9w/s1600/recipeholderDSC_3398.jpgMake Recipe Card Holders as gifts @ 1 Luckee Girl 

 Another great gift idea – Chalkboard Blessing Boards @ The Picky Apple
https://i1.wp.com/farm6.static.flickr.com/5127/5269922537_f6102a4b6e.jpg
 These Snowmen Earrings would be a great gift idea for friend gifts @ obSEUSSed
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How sweet is this Button Tree? @ Red Heads Craft More Fun
Make a Gumdrop Garland @ My Blessed Life
 I love this Happy Candy Wreath @ Jane of All Crafts
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Love this Recycled Soda Bottle Christmas Wreath @ Scene of the Grime
 Download these Printable Gift Tags @ it is what it is
 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_6cn8iNhmNYo/TQg7LEw2pUI/AAAAAAAAFP0/OnBuSgm5Yk4/s1600/95.jpg
 This is such a great idea — put pictures of your trees from Christmases past on display @ Moore Minutes
 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Tbet6eC-dwc/TQvq3YSXCRI/AAAAAAAADH4/6DhW5yLnwJ0/s1600/christmas+2010+026.JPG
 Love this – make Christmas Topiaries out of tomato cages and garlands @ Lucy Designs
 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WqOJnzARDa4/TQz7l_YKSAI/AAAAAAAAAJs/-d71olLAENM/s1600/IMG_5964.JPG
 This is so cool – Make DIY Outdoor Ornaments out of balloons and insulation spray @ Do It Myself
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These Hand-Painted Stockings are incredible @ Lucy Designs
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This DIY Glitter Village made out of cereal boxes is amazing @ Life is a Party
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_O0If9U3t5PU/TQZfVq9svxI/AAAAAAAACso/fJWllg8xdf4/s1600/boxview.jpg
Love this Sweet Gift Topper idea @ Buggie and Jellybean
https://i0.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_TR5Z3vVPzEY/TQQoCDfZwOI/AAAAAAAADR4/3BpbVNizZP8/s1600/Holding+Baby+Jesus.jpg
Make Nativity Blocks that your kids can play with @ Helping Little Hands
There are so many more great recipes and fantastic ideas linked up to the Weekend Wrap Up this week!! I wish I could feature them all. Come over to get the great ideas!! And link up YOUR ideas to win this awesome Jewelry Stand from Frou Frou Decor!!
Jewelry Stand
Another Great Ideas post is coming up!! 
AND, are you looking for some great neighbor gift ideas? Or to make some last-minute gifts this week??? Come check out the almost 450 Handmade Gift Ideas linked up this week!! AMAZING ideas! I will be featuring some of my favorites tomorrow!!! 
xoxo

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Great Ideas – Holiday Edition {3}

19 Dec
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I adore these Holiday House Placecards @ Homework
 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_hh7yvdtPbic/TQhjtqaRA2I/AAAAAAAAQCs/7ESAHVK8qkA/s1600/elk-painting8.jpg
  Find out how to make a Reindeer Portrait @ Fudge Ripple

Beautiful Felt Garland @ Diary of Dave’s Wife
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4nd4XtRpIkU/TQpYxQwWHSI/AAAAAAAADoM/40mM5c0a6Oo/s1600/DSC_2754.JPG
Glitter up some Pinecones @ Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gsicIkz0AhY/TQld2FgwNmI/AAAAAAAAAhM/8e0JvQ1Ls9w/s1600/recipeholderDSC_3398.jpgMake Recipe Card Holders as gifts @ 1 Luckee Girl 

 Another great gift idea – Chalkboard Blessing Boards @ The Picky Apple
https://i1.wp.com/farm6.static.flickr.com/5127/5269922537_f6102a4b6e.jpg
 These Snowmen Earrings would be a great gift idea for friend gifts @ obSEUSSed
https://i0.wp.com/1.bp.blogspot.com/_lvaw6Uj5iHQ/TQVikyKOPuI/AAAAAAAABho/_epmEBG1L5k/s1600/Button%2BTree%2B1.jpg
How sweet is this Button Tree? @ Red Heads Craft More Fun
Make a Gumdrop Garland @ My Blessed Life
 I love this Happy Candy Wreath @ Jane of All Crafts
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Love this Recycled Soda Bottle Christmas Wreath @ Scene of the Grime
 Download these Printable Gift Tags @ it is what it is
 http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_6cn8iNhmNYo/TQg7LEw2pUI/AAAAAAAAFP0/OnBuSgm5Yk4/s1600/95.jpg
 This is such a great idea — put pictures of your trees from Christmases past on display @ Moore Minutes
 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Tbet6eC-dwc/TQvq3YSXCRI/AAAAAAAADH4/6DhW5yLnwJ0/s1600/christmas+2010+026.JPG
 Love this – make Christmas Topiaries out of tomato cages and garlands @ Lucy Designs
 http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_WqOJnzARDa4/TQz7l_YKSAI/AAAAAAAAAJs/-d71olLAENM/s1600/IMG_5964.JPG
 This is so cool – Make DIY Outdoor Ornaments out of balloons and insulation spray @ Do It Myself
https://i0.wp.com/1.bp.blogspot.com/_Tbet6eC-dwc/TQvsCDMtbkI/AAAAAAAADNA/U_Fm1IjWKEQ/s1600/christmas+2010+124.JPG
These Hand-Painted Stockings are incredible @ Lucy Designs
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This DIY Glitter Village made out of cereal boxes is amazing @ Life is a Party
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_O0If9U3t5PU/TQZfVq9svxI/AAAAAAAACso/fJWllg8xdf4/s1600/boxview.jpg
Love this Sweet Gift Topper idea @ Buggie and Jellybean
https://i0.wp.com/4.bp.blogspot.com/_TR5Z3vVPzEY/TQQoCDfZwOI/AAAAAAAADR4/3BpbVNizZP8/s1600/Holding+Baby+Jesus.jpg
Make Nativity Blocks that your kids can play with @ Helping Little Hands
There are so many more great recipes and fantastic ideas linked up to the Weekend Wrap Up this week!! I wish I could feature them all. Come over to get the great ideas!! And link up YOUR ideas to win this awesome Jewelry Stand from Frou Frou Decor!!
Jewelry Stand
Another Great Ideas post is coming up!! 
AND, are you looking for some great neighbor gift ideas? Or to make some last-minute gifts this week??? Come check out the almost 450 Handmade Gift Ideas linked up this week!! AMAZING ideas! I will be featuring some of my favorites tomorrow!!! 
xoxo

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Great Ideas — {Holiday Treats}

18 Dec
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Serve some Snowmen Smores  @ Relatively Reagan
 
 Create some Simple Snowman Snacks @ Random Thoughts of a SUPERMOM
Throw a Peppermint Party @ Moore Minutes
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These Candy Pouches would make fun party favors @ Peppermint Plum
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Fun neighbor gift idea — Peppermint Fudge Cupcakes in a Jar @ The Farm Girl
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Bake up some Double Decker Fudge Brownies @ Feathers in Our Nest
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Or this Super Simple Fudge Recipe @ While He Was Napping
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Make Oreo Cookie Pops @ Kindergarten Crafter
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These Santa Cookies make me happy @ Kiki Creates
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Bake up some Rice Krispie Treat Ornaments @ The Finer Things in Life
Get the 411 on how to make Grandma’s Homemade English Toffee @ Red Couch Recipes
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Make these Reindeer Bite Cookies @ Inside BruCrew Life
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Bake up these Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies @ Still Waters
These Santa Sugar cookies are beautiful @ less cake {more frosting}
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Grab the recipe for these Super Easy Peppermint Patties @ Just for Love
 Or these Festive Homemade Mint Patties @ The Domestic Sugar Bake Shop
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 Find out how to make Oreo Truffles @ Poppy Seed Fabrics
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 Your kids will love handing out “Reindeer Poop” LOL @ Mine for the Making
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This Peppermint Bark makes a great neighbor gift @ A Pumpkin and a Princess
And another fun neighbor gift idea – Candy Covered Marshmallows @ Kirsty Makes
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Gingerbread Cookies are a must at Christmas – grab the recipe @ Michelle-esque Fashion &Stuff
 
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 Bake up some Candy Cane Oreo Brownies @ I Heart Naptime
Great idea for Christmas Breakfast — Dutch Babies @ Joseph’s Grainery

There are so many more great recipes and fantastic ideas linked up to the Weekend Wrap Up this week!! I wish I could feature them all. Come over to get the great ideas!! And link up YOUR ideas to win this awesome Jewelry Stand from Frou Frou Decor!!
Jewelry Stand
Another Great Ideas post is coming up tonight!! 
AND, are you looking for some great neighbor gift ideas? Or to make some last-minute gifts this week??? Come check out the almost 450 Handmade Gift Ideas linked up this week!! AMAZING ideas! I will be featuring some of my favorites this weekend!!! 
xoxo

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Guest Post – Make Drop Cloth Elf Stockings!!

16 Dec
Hi everyone! My name is Rachael, and I write a home and entertaining blog called
Lovely Crafty Home
Being fairly new to bloggerdom, I’m SO excited to be on Tatertots and Jello today to share a fun Christmas project: 
Drop Cloth Elf Stockings

Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Painters drop cloth (or other canvas-y type fabric), 1 yd
  • Accent cuff fabric, 1/2 yd
  • Ball fringe and jingle bells (optional)
  • Matching thread and needle
  • Fabric shears
  • Sewing machine (makes things soooo much easier, but this can be hand sewn)
This is a free hand design, but you can trace around a stocking you have or come up with your own shape too!
 
You’ll need two pieces for each stocking, so a reversible fabric like drop cloth works great because you can just double it before cutting.
Next, cut out your accent fabric. You can trace it based on your stocking, going at least 3/4 of the way down the “leg” (the one pictured is on the short side, as discovered later). Again, you’ll need two pieces. Pin each piece to its stocking, right sides together (accent fabric should not be facing up).
 
Now this is important: make sure that when both stockings and cuffs are pinned that the toes are facing opposite directions. After you sew about 1/2” seam along the top, they should look like this:
 
Now lay your two halves on top of each other, with the cuff extended and right sides together.
 
Pin all sides except the very top (the edge of the cuff), which will be left open. I allowed for about 1/2” seam. Sew around your pins and then turn your stocking right side out.
Don’t freak out! It will look like your cuff was sewn inside out. First, tuck your cuff all the way inside the stocking (you may want to get out an iron), THEN fold it down as far as you like. Iron the cuff and admire your handy work.
To make the hanging loop, I made a roughly 3/4” x 5 1/2″ strip of fabric and attached it to the inside of the stocking. If you want, you can stop here. If you’re feeling dangerous, read on! Fuzzy ball fringe will totally push your sweet sock over the edge of awesomeness. You’ll probably need to hand sew it, but it will be totally worth it.
 
For an EXTRA special touch, sew a jingle bell on the toe. Who can resist a jingle-toed stocking? Certainly not me. To personalize the stocking, I cut out letters from my accent fabric and literally glued them on with fabric glue (which also works great to stop edges from fraying). You can hand stitch around the edges to turn it into a real applique (how fancy!) I also stuffed the toe with fabric scraps to give it body.
 
There you have it, the cutest elf stocking in town. 

And best of all-you made it yourself!
That stocking is just so whimsical and cute Rachael!! 

Rachael is very creative and a fantastic DIYer.
Take a look at her kitchen backsplash!

And, here is her Farmhouse Table Redo: 
I also loved her Cabinet Transformation – so beautiful!
Rachael also sews like you have seen and cooks. 
You will adore Lovely Crafty Home! 
xoxo