Easy Reindeer Treat Bags With Clothespin Antlers

Remember I told you about my love of reindeer this holiday season when I shared how to make my reindeer wreath, well I couldn’t resist whipping up a super easy treat bag idea too. It will be perfect for my cookie decorating party this year!

Reindeer Treat Bags | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

It’s super simple so let’s get crafty!

You’ll need:

  1. Cookie sleeves/bags
  2. Clothespins, medium
  3. Poms, I prefer glitter poms
  4. Glue
  5. Optional: Medium googly eyes

Easy how to steps:

  1. Fold – measure about 1.5” from the top of the bag, crease and fold.
  2. Nose – place nose just below the center of the folded bag and glue or use a glue dot.
  3. Eyes – attach evenly above nose. Or leave off if you want a more modern look.
  4. Treat – insert candies or cookies.
  5. Antlers – add two medium clothespins as antlers and to close the treat bags.

IDEA: Make 24 bags, add number stickers and these could be a darling advent calendar idea! I would use brown noses on the first 23 and leave the glittery red nose for December 24! {grin}

Mod Reindeer Treat Bags | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

They’re even darling with no eyes for a more modern look.

Want more reindeer ideas? Just click on the images below!

Reindeer Wreath:

Rudolph Wreath | Kim Byers TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Reindeer Thumbprint Favor Bags Tutorial and Video:

Rudolph-Cello-Treat-Bags-with-thecelebrationshoppe.com

Simple Gingerbread Circle Cookies Decorated To Be Rudolph:

Rudolph Cookies

You can also join me on Pinterest! I’ve pinned almost 200 incredible ideas (so far!) to keep me crafting and baking through the holiday!

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As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Merry Christmas!

Kim

 

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Reindeer Wreath & Hot Cocoa Bar

I’m in love with reindeer crafts this holiday season so for a few of my latest ideas with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, I whipped up some easy takes on the famous reindeer with the red nose!

Rudolph Wreath | Kim Byers TheCelebrationShoppe.com

The traditional silhouette reindeer is beautiful for Christmas dinner placecards and the antlers alone are so very popular for casual home décor, but as a mom of two young boys I have to mesh my love of design with their love of Christmas… and that often means a twist of whimsy. {grin}

I’m using my reindeer wreath with kid-like antlers to adorn my hot chocolate bar for my annual cookie decorating party. I’ve been hosting it since my oldest was just two and it is one of my absolute favorite traditions. I mean, sprinkles everywhere, sticky fingers and happy little faces smudged with icing… what’s not to love!

If you’re not hosting a party this year, this wreath would be fun in a child’s bedroom, above the mantel, as the welcome sign in your front entry… anywhere you want your family and guests to smile.

Okay, let’s get crafty!

You’ll need the following items from one of my favorite stores, JoAnn:

  • 18” wreath
  • Silver vinyl, 12” wide
  • Red glitter cardstock
  • Sewing pin
  • Green foil or glitter cardstock
  • Red and white candy cane stripe ribbon, 2” wide
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue
  • Small glue dots
  • Cricut Explore + my project in Design Space*
  • Optional: Command Strip to hang (I often place party and holiday décor in places that normal home décor don’t hang and I don’t want holes in the wall afterwards!)

*If you don’t own a Cricut Explore, these items are easy to cut out by hand. Just use the words “reindeer antler template” in Pinterest search and tons of options will come up. You’ll want to resize each antler to 6×8” or so to fit the 18” wreath I’m suggesting.

Easy how to steps:

  1. Cut – using your Cricut Explore, or scissors and a template, cut the antlers out of vinyl, cut a nose out of red glitter cardstock and cut a scarf out of green foil cardstock.
  2. Hang – loop ribbon around the wreath and hang. I suggest making the ribbon about 30” (doubled it will hang 12” or so after it’s tied).
  3. Nose – insert a sewing pin with a small round head into the wall at the center of the wreath and place a dot of hot glue on the tip. Attach the nose. Using the pin gives the nose a 3-D effect.
  4. Antlers – remove the vinyl from the backer and attach to the wall. It peels up easily with no damage on clean flat surfaces, but I do recommend a ruler so you minimize adjustments.
  5. Scarf – using small glue dots, attach the scarf to the underside of the wreath, as if off to the side of the reindeers neck.

Here’s a quick shot of how to attach the nose:

Reindeer Nose for Wreath

Want more reindeer ideas? Just click on the images below!

Reindeer Thumbprint Favor Bags Tutorial and Video:

Rudolph-Cello-Treat-Bags-with-thecelebrationshoppe.com

Simple Gingerbread Circle Cookies Decorated To Be Rudolph:

Rudolph Cookies

And what about inspiration for an amazing hot cocoa bar?

Homemade Hot Chocolate Stir Sticks & Bar Service

You can also join me on Pinterest! I’ve pinned almost 200 incredible ideas (so far!) to keep me crafting and baking through the holiday!

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As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate! Merry Christmas!

Kim

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Reason For The Season Chocolate Transfer Cupcakes + Blogger Round Robin

Make these easy “reason for the season” chocolate transfer Christmas cupcake toppers in less than 5 minutes. A great way to serve Happy Birthday Jesus cupcakes!

Reason For The Season Chocolate Transfer Cupcakes

But before I share the tutorial, I’ve teamed up with 20 other bloggers to bring you so many more fun and creative Christmas ideas. Come hop with us! At the bottom of my post you’ll find a clever and creative idea from my friend Mariah’s blog, Giggles Galore!

Blogger Round Robin

Although I love the whimsical and fun side to the holiday season, and you’ll see tons of ideas here for reindeer treats and Santa cookie decorating party ideas, my family keeps the real reason for the season close to our hearts: God’s gift of His son!

These chocolate transfer cupcakes are so easy to whip up. Just make your favorite chocolate cupcakes and top with brilliant white icing. (I’ll be honest, these are dark chocolate fudge cupcakes made with a Duncan Hines cake mix. My kiddos love it and it’s dairy-free for my little guy!)

For the chocolate transfer toppers, you’ll need:

  • Candy melting chocolates (available in the baking section at your local craft store)
  • Resealable  bags
  • Wax paper

For the simple steps:

  1. Melt 6-7 candy melts in the microwave in a resealable bag in 8-second intervals.
  2. Snip a small hole in one corner of the resealable bag.
  3. Script the word “Jesus” and stars onto wax paper. (Note: For more complex designs, draw them on paper and place them under your wax paper so you can follow the outline.)
  4. Allow to dry and carefully peel up the chocolate. (Tip: Tilting the wax paper to peel will help the chocolate not to break.)

Oh Holy Night Chocolate Transfer Cupcakes

And now I hope you’ll hop over to Giggles Galore for some whimsical Christmas fun with Reindeer Ho Ho Treats!

Blogger-Round-Robin-Giggles-Galore

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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DIY Keepsake Ornament: Mistle-Toes

I don’t know about you but I’m trying to hold on to every “little” part of my boys. And this super easy (as long as their toes aren’t ticklish…) DIY ornament keepsake is just the kind of thing I’m always trying to do!

Ornament Keepsake | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

You’ll need:

  • Round glass/plastic ornament (picked mine up at JoAnn)
  • Craft paint in red and green
  • Paint brush
  • Ribbon
  • Little toes…

Easy how tos:

  1. Paint their little toes. I suggest one at a time…
  2. Press them to the ornament
  3. Paint on ribbons and words “Mistle-Toes.” My guys are old enough to paint the ornament all on their own, which only makes it that much more special.

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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DIY Jingle Bell Burplap Garland & Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel

Burlap ribbon is the easiest way to make a simple rustic garland. And in only 10 minutes!

DIY Jingle Bell Burlap Garland | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

To make a burlap jingle bell garland you’ll need:

  • burlap ribbon
  • red cross-stitch thread
  • needle
  • jingle bells
  • scissors
  • optional: adhesive like glue dots or Command Strips to attach to mantel

The steps are simple:

  1. Measure – measure your mantel and then multiply that length by six. This will give you a decent estimate of how much burlap ribbon you’ll need. To that number, add 24 inches for each side and 36 inches for the center ribbon.
  2. Thread – start 12 inches in and start bunching the ribbon in 2.5 to 3 inch increments
  3. Hang and spread – hang the garland with adhesive and using your fingers spread each section apart roughly the same distance so you have the look above.
  4. Embellish – add jingle bells to both ends and fold a bow with jingle bells for the center.

Did you see all the elements in my mantel? I created it for a project with HGTV and JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Get the detailed tutorial for my Joy To The World letters, sweet little Kraft gift boxes embellished with icicle wool and pinecones, log cabin snow globe and plastic spoon Christmas trees to whip up your own winter wonderland!

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DIY Log Cabin Snow Globe & Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel

I whipped up this DIY log cabin snow globe for my winter wonderland Christmas mantel using half a bird house… yep. I sawed a bird house in half. {grin}

Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel - DIY Snow Globe | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Working on a project for HGTV and JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores I crafted several items for a winter wonderland Christmas mantel and this little snow globe was one of the more unique things I did.

You’ll need:

  • Bird house (unfinished log cabin from the wood craft isle and a saw if it’s too large for your globe)
  • Glass vase or globe (from floral section)
  • Glass paint, pearl white from the Martha Stewart line
  • Snowflake and tree stencils, Martha Stewart
  • Fairy garden tools (saw, shovel)
  • Faux snow
  • Berry twine (from floral section)
  • Plank (from wood craft isle)
  • Optional: Twigs for firewood

Easy steps

  1. Stencil snowflakes and trees onto globe/vase.
  2. Saw off back of bird house if too large. And then saw bird hole in front into a door.
  3. Wrap house in berry twine, like Christmas lights
  4. Place all items as you want them, sprinkle faux snow, make sidewalk by pulling snow away from cabin with two fingers

Want to see more of my Christmas winter wonderland mantel? {grin}

Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Get a detailed tutorial for my Joy To The World letters, the sweet little Kraft gift boxes embellished with icicle wool and pinecones and Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees. I’ll share the burlap garland with jingle bells tomorrow!

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Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees

Have you seen the plastic spoon crafts? Probably the circle mirrors? Well I made these fun plastic spoon Christmas trees for a project with HGTV and JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores.

Easy Spoon Christmas Trees Craft | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

I whipped these up for a rustic winter wonderland mantel. Super easy to make.  

You’ll need:

  • Styrofoam cones
  • Kraft paper
  • White spoons
  • Snips
  • Hot glue gun
  • Optional: Towel to catch the plastic flecks when you cut the heads off the spoons

Easy steps

  1. Snip heads off spoons, you’ll need 30 or so for a 12″ cone
  2. Wrap foam cones with kraft paper and close with a bead of hot glue
  3. Starting at the top (because you want to be able to hide tips), and in a circular pattern, start hot gluing spoons onto cone.

How To Make Spoon Christmas Trees | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Want to see more of my winter wonderland mantel? {grin}

Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Get a detailed tutorial for my Joy To The World letters and the sweet little Kraft gift boxes embellished with icicle wool and pinecones. I’ll share the DIY log cabin snow globe tomorrow!

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Happy Thanksgiving and Thank You!

I appreciate each and every single one of you more than you know. When I started this journey of blogging five years ago I had no idea where it would lead me and how much I would love it.

Thanksgiving 2014

So today, I give thanks for all of you… my readers. Thank you for allowing me to write, craft, bake, share and spend excessive amounts of time with my family… instead of being in a corporate office staring out the window and wishing I was somewhere else. {wink}

Love you all and Happy Thanksgiving!

Kim & Family

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Thanksgiving Fun Food & Kid Craft: Rice Krispies Treats Turkey Cake

Gobble! Gobble! Thanksgiving is only a day away and you need to occupy your kiddos while the turkey cooks and bustle around the kitchen! Eeek! No worries, my latest Rice Krispies Treats cake project for Kellogg’s has you covered!

Kid Craft: Thanksgiving Turkey Rice Krispies Treat Cake | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Let’s make a Turkey Rice Krispies Treats cake!

You’ll need:

  • 21 Rice Krispies Treats snack packs
  • M&Ms, 2 brown and 3 yellow
  • 1 red fruit leather
  • Pretzel rods
  • Melting chocolate, orange and brown*
  • Autumn color sixlets or other candies
  • Food safe paint brush*
  • Wax paper

*found in the cake/candy section of grocery and craft stores

Follow these easy assembly steps:

  1. First, arrange the Rice Krispies Treats on a sheet of wax paper as shown: body of turkey (three rows of 5), head of turkey (2) and feathers (4). Trim the corners (rounding the Treats) on the top and bottom row of the body and on the head as shown.
  2. Next, microwave 8-10 light brown melting chocolates in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second increments until melted. Using a food safe paint brush, paint the top of the Rice Krispies Treats arranged for the body.
  3. Swirl the chocolate a little with the paint brush to give the turkey body a feather look.
  4. Microwave 8-10 orange melting chocolates in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second increments until melted. Using a food safe paint brush, paint the edges of the Rice Krispies Treats arranged for the feathers. Paint the interior of the feather with the light brown. (TIP: This is where the kids can get creative and use more colors and patterns on the feathers. Melting chocolates come in red and yellow too!)
  5. Place the turkey head in the center of the middle row.
  6. Using the light brown melting chocolates, paint the turkey head Rice Krispies Treats.
  7. Add the M&M eyes. Trim away the excess wax paper.
  8. Add the M&M beak, fruit leather wattle and pretzel rod legs.

Serve your turkey on a lipped platter or shallow baking pan and embellish with autumn sixlets or other candies to extend the feathers and the body. In addition to being cute, it’s a very yummy way to snack while the turkey roasts! {grin}

You’ll find tons of amazing recipes and fun food ideas on the Kellogg’s site. Make sure you hop over. You won’t want to miss my Rice Krispies Treats and M&M Pie. Another amazing recipe for the holidays!

I hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving! And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Easy Sew Craft: Thanksgiving Teepee

Thanksgiving is only a few short days away and I’m sharing more of my Kid’s Thanksgiving Table. Today, let’s make an easy sew Thanksgiving teepee with some darling mod leaf fabrics found at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores.

Easy Sew Thanksgiving TeePee | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

I’ve shared polka dot metallic table runners, super simple turkey utensil holdersmilk bottle turkeys and gobble gobble cake topper! Today, I’m sharing how to sew a quick Thanksgiving teepee.

You’ll need:

  • mod leaf fabric from JoAnn
  • surger with white thread
  • wooden skewers
  • hot glue

Easy sew:

  1. Cut a circle, the diameter depends on how large you want your tee-pee to be. These are 12″ and 8″ tall.
  2. Lay the fabric down and imagine it as a pie. Measure and cut a third of the pie.
  3. Surge the edges all the way around.
  4. Take three wooden skewers and holding them in a mock tee-pee shape, determine the height needed (these come in 12″ pieces in the wood working section), mark and cut with scissors.
  5. From the excess fabric, cut a strip 12″ long and wrap the top of the skewers so that they stand like a teepee. Touch with hot glue to hold in place.
  6. Wrap with fabric and touch with hot glue at top to keep fabric in place and teepee open.

Did you see the full Thanksgiving Kid’s Table I whipped up with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores?

Thanksgiving Kids Table | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Gobble! Gobble! And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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