Saturday, December 4, 2010

No cookies just out of the oven? No problem-

Earlier this week, my son needed to take a homemade decoration to his service activity. They were decorating for people who would appreciate a lift this holiday season.
It was Y's assignment, so he worked with me. We acquired an assortment of York Peppermint Patty snowflakes, Reese's Peanut Butter Cup christmas trees, Rice Krispie Treats, and Hershey Bar santas (thank you Target) and reinforced the top of each package with scotch tape. Then we put a paper clip through the reinforced area, folded it out and bent it to resemble an ornament hook. Lastly we took 2 inch ribbon and tied a bow to the paperclip, just above the candy.
The idea for this was, once the treat has been removed and enjoyed, there is still a pretty bow decorating the tree.
I scaled down the idea with great simplicity for my outdoor trees. I took assorted miniature Christmas candy, reinforced the seam with tape, and attatched a 8 inch pices of curling ribbon. The ribbon was tied and placed by my daughter on our trees. These are for nieces and nephews, and friends who stop by unexpected, or a handful for the generous friend who volunteers to drive your kids home from school. I've even given a few to the FedEx guy.
No cookies just out of the oven- No problem!