Pretzel Jars

These are the pretzel’s we dipped in chocolate and rolled in sprinkles, then piped red, green and white chocolate all over the dipped chocolate. I decorated the jar with rub-ons but you can’t tell in the photo. I found these jars at Winco, which is a local grocery store in our area. They were really inexpensive too! I gave this jar to Danelle who has been cutting my hair for over ten years. She always cuts and colors my hair perfect! (Don’t tell anyone about the color part…….).

Goody Trays


This is what my trays look like when I finished putting them all together. I wish I would have taken a photo before I put them in the cello bags with a bow.  I make fresh wreaths to give away too.  This is the one I made for our front porch. It was huge. The others I make are much smaller. Since we have a screen door on our front door, I put ours as you are walking up to the door. My adopted Mom, Carol hangs hers in her kitchen and leaves it up for a couple of months. I give her a small goody tray, and tell her I will refill it if we have any cookies and candy left. My Other friend/neighbor told me that because of me, she will have to run a couple more miles everyday. I think she runs about 5 miles a day. I’ve been making these goody trays and wreaths for probably over 10 years. Since my daughter has been married (3 1/2 years) we make our goodies together and she gives them to family and friends too.  Its a tradition now, every year we go shopping before the crack of dawn (this year we were in line at Kohl’s at 3:45am), (yes you read that right) the day after Thanksgiving, and make our goody trays together. My Mom and I use to do the same thing. I was really glad my daughter wanted to keep this going, as we lost my Mom five years ago to ovarian cancer. My Mom is also the one who bought me the wreath maker.  She always supported my sister and I (no matter what craft we were doing at the time) and gave us some great crafting tools.

Ghirardelli Holders


This cute little Ghirardelli holder is made with  the Sizzix Envelope die. You cut 2 out and trim the bottoms of each to the same thickness of the sides and use sticky take to adhere them together, so you can get 2 Ghirardelli chocolate pieces in each holder. I used the Peppermint Bark. This went in my goody trays that I make as gifts. This year I put all kinds of different little candy holders in each one. One of the other holders are test tubes. I put cinnamon Tic Tac’s inside the test tubes. Add a little ribbon and make your boxes.