Thursday, December 18, 2014

Quick Teacher Gift

With just one day to go, I went to Dollar Tree and picked up four different chocolate truffle candles and a decorative box. It is a great Christmas gift. And what teacher do you know who doesn't love the smell of chocolate?

Remove candles from packaging.
Place candles in cupcake liners.
Place all in box and top with a sweet note:

"Enjoy these sweet smelling candles. Happy Holidays!"
"I found candles as sweet as you!"
"We all need chocolate to get us ready for second semester."
"You're the sweetest teacher!"

Last Minute Wreath

If you're entertaining like I am, you have to decorate beautifully for Christmas. My go-to color scheme is white and gold with small hints of red.

This last-minute decoration will be perfect for greeting guests.


It could not be easier! Using a round piece of foam, place mini marshmallows on toothpicks and press toothpick ends into form.

Finish it off with a ribbon and bow to hang.

I love this idea for hosting children. This can be done with a mix of mini and regular marshmallows. 

Think of other ways to decorate with these sweet white clouds:

  • Jumbo marshmallows become small snowmen when put on toothpicks or skewers. 
  • Mini marshmallows can line the bottom of a clear glass candle holder and topped with a flame less candle. 
  • Fill a bowl with jumbo marshmallows, graham crackers, and Hershey chocolate bars for a s'mores station. 
  • Dip the bottom of marshmallows in melted white or dark chocolate and crushed candy canes. 

The list goes on and on!

Happy Holidays!

~ Diana