marshmallows for christmas

I am going to my local church fete on the weekend and have been roped in to make things to sell,so with the fridge magnets i thought i would do something yummy to eat they didnt take long to make and were really cheap to make roughly it cost £6 to make and i made about 20 of them in all

materials;

large marshmallows white,

wooden skewers or lollypop stick

icing in different colours

white chocolate 200g

m&ms

wrapping,

milk chocolate

1) stack the marshmallows on a wooden skewer  or lollypop stick

to build a snowman

2) melt your white chocolate and then dip the snowman in to cover

3) while melted put your m&ms on for buttons or eyes,

4) when the chocolate is set make your icing hats and put on the head

5) if you want to do some arms either pipe them on the chocolate  with melted milk chocolate or use some matchmakers

6) wrap up with clear wrappers and ribbons and they are ready to sell or just enjoy to eat.marshmallow1marshmallow sticks

bottle top fridge magnets.

There is a new craze out which i thought was strange but it thought i would give it a go, it is bottle top fridge magnets, and you can decorate them in any way you want,

materials.

bottle tops (used or bought) i bought mine from amazon

magnets,

paper,

glue,

scissiors

paper punch

1) cut your paper into circles the same size as your bottle tops.or if you got a paper punch use one its a lot quicker

2) place your magnets on the bottom of the bottle tops

3) glue your paper circle inside the tops and thats it
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christmas stamp candles

candle imageI have been busy this week i wanted to start making family gifts and was looking around town and seen beautiful candles with pictures on but they were so expensive so i bought candles from asda superstore for £2 each and as i have lots of stamps at home decided to make my own.

Materials;

candle,

white tissue paper,

stamps,

ink pads,

pro makers,

scissors,

wax paper,

heat gun.

Steps;

1) stamp on tissue paper use images that can be coloured or solid images.

2)colour in stamped images using some pro makers,

3)Cut out your image but leave a little bit of an edge,

4) take a piece of wax paper and cut it so that it is not taller than the candle being used and long enough so it wraps around the candle,

5)take your image and place it on top and wrap the wax paper around the candle,

6)heat your heat gun for about 30 seconds and then move quickly wave it over the area where the stamped image is.As the candle heats up the pressure from the wax paper should push the image into the melting wax of the candle.Slowly peel of the wax paper off the candle.

HOME MADE BATH SALTS

I have made home made bath salt jars ready for friends for gifts, they are easy to make and you can do them in all different scents the ones that i have done here are lavender in four different colours and layered into jars. It took four batches to make the four colours of salts to fill the jars, it cost approx £4 to make one jar,

materials;

A large glass jar (coffee jar)

1/4  cup of sea salt,

1 cup of epsom salts,

1/4 cup of baking soda,

1 tsp apricot oil,(optional)

10 drops of lavender oil,

2-4 drops of food colouring,

Method

Combine the oils and food colouring, add the salts and baking soda and mix together very well,thats it just like that.

Alternative essential oils could be used as other oils such as grapeseed,sweet almond or extra virgin olive oil,

You can also add a tablespoon or two of finely ground regaluar oatmeal (not quick cooking) for silky skin softening.

OTHER SCENTED OIL SALTS AND WHY TO USE THEM

.ALWAYS USE THE FOOD COLOURING TO GO WITH IT.

PEPPERMINT OIL –(GREEN SALTS)

Peppermint can energize a person instantly it provides oxygen to the blood and improves tiredness and circulation,concentration and migrane headaches.

ALMOND OIL—(BLUE SALTS)

Almond helps the skin regain a balance of moisture when the skin is feeling dryness.

ORANGE OIL—(ORANGE SALTS)

It is used in aromatheraphy to create the feeling of happiness and warmth while calming the nervous digestive problems. It deals with colds and flu.

BANANA OILS–(YELLOW SALTS)

It is known as soothing and stimulates the appetite and digestive functions.