5 Little Monsters: December 2019

The Best of 2019 - Top 19 Posts of the Year


It is always fun at the end of a year to go back and review the things I have done throughout the year. Since we are ending 2019 I decided it would be kind of fun to look through my analytics and see which were the 19 most popular projects I made this year. So counting down from number 19 here are the most popular posts from this year...

Mini Donut Christmas Treats



My kids love when, every once in a while, we buy a box of mini donuts. Sometimes we will get them as treats for a family night or part of a special breakfast and they are a hit every time. 


While I was at the store the other day I saw some powdered sugar packs and I thought it would be fun to turn them into little snowmen as a fun Christmas treat. I thought they would be cute as something the kids could make to give to their friends, or maybe as treats for a school class, or even as little stocking stuffers. 


Snowmen would work for white powdered sugar donuts, but a lot of my kids prefer chocolate. I thought maybe we could turn the chocolate ones into little reindeer, and I think they turned out pretty cute. 


All you need is some cardstock, glue, and ribbon, and for the reindeer some googly eyes and pom poms, and orange and black permanent markers for the snowman. 


They were really quick and easy to make, easy enough to do with kids, and made a fun treat even more fun and festive. 

How to Make Mini Donut Christmas Treats


You will need:


  • packaged mini donuts (in clear packages) I buy them at Walmart in boxes of 12
  • ribbon (for both)
  • cardstock (black for snowmen, tan for reindeer)
  • glue 
  • black and orange permanent markers (for snowmen)
  • red or black small pom poms (for reindeer)
  • small adhesive backed googly eyes

Instructions:


To make the Snowmen:


Start with a pack of white powdered sugar donuts. 

Cut a hat shape out of black cardstock, glue to the top of the package.

Draw a face with the permanent markers over the top donut. Optional: draw buttons on the other donuts.

Tie a ribbon around the neck as a scarf. You may want to add a little bit of adhesive to hold the ribbons down to look more like a scarf. 

To make the Reindeer:


Start with a pack of chocolate frosted donuts.

Cut 2 antler shapes out of tan cardstock. Glue to the top of the package. 

Add googly eyes and Pom Pom nose to the top 2 donuts. 

Tie a ribbon around as a scarf. 



Which Cricut Machine is Right for You?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.




Have you been considering purchasing a Cricut machine either for yourself or for a gift? Between gifts, whether for someone else or for yourself, and Christmas crafting a Cricut may be on your wish list this time of year. If this is you how do you know which machine is right for you?

Craft Night Christmas Crafts



Have you ever wanted to put together a Craft Night? This year I really wanted to get together with a group of women, family or friends, and make some Christmas crafts. I thought it would be fun to have some kid-free time to visit with other adults while making some fun projects, so we got all of the women in my family together and I came up with a few projects we could make in an evening together.

Stamped Christmas Tree Gift Tags




Handmade gift tags are easy to make and can be a simple way to add a small personal touch to your gift wrapping.

Celestial Swirl Scarf

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I was recently sent some yarn to try out from Brown Sheep Yarns and I thought it would be fun to use it to try out a new scarf pattern. The yarn, Stratosphere, is a DK weight super wash wool.

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