Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hats off to

Or in this case.....tipping snowmen hats to fill with a sweet surprise.


These little snowman came to mind while I was constructing last months   
Thanksgiving pumpkin favors.
Once again the seasonal napkins were my first thought for a snowman favor, then I found an array of cute Christmas themed tissue paper.
I don't see why you couldn't use leftover Christmas wrap as well.

List of supplies: glue gun/sticks
tissue paper or gift wrap  or napkins
Styrofoam balls 
party nut cups
 puff paint
candy canes
white paint 
candy for filling

Prep snowman with one generous coat of white paint. 
*A toothpick enables you to hold and paint the entire ball.

Drill a hole into the base of the styrofoam ball with a pair of (closed) pointed scissor.  This opening will help prevent the (wrapped) candy cane from breaking when it's inserted.
*A piece of double stick tape wrapped around the cane helps secure it inside the head.

Cut a 9inch circle from the paper.
Lay filled candy cup in the center, gather and tie the hat with a bow.

Glue head and hat together.    
  Until the polyfill is attached the hat will seem large .
Take a strip of polyfill, wrap and glue around the base of the hat.  

Paint his face.

*I used a dotting tool with the puff paint,  a toothpick works too.
With a Q-tip add a smidge of blush to his cheeks.
Yup actual blush from your makeup bag.

Tie wired ribbon around the candy cane to create the effect of a wind blown scarf. 


Rudolph The Red Nose

 These little Rudolph's were made with.... mini candy canes for the antlers, peppermint candies for the face/head, red hot  candies for the nose and a toothpick dot of melted chocolate for the eyes.
Candy melts were used to glue everything together including the lolli stick.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!
See you in the New Year!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Whats in store....

"Just hanging around".....A handcrafted design by Sara's Sweet Surprise.  Three new styles of jingle bell hangers. First up...Extra large glitter florist bow with 3 different glitter ribbon patterns. A white  jingle bell hangs from a Merry Christmas ribbon. There are accent touches of gold & red glittered leaves on both bow and bell.
Measures (approx) 19" length 10"width (at widest point of bow).


Design 2~Frosty Snowman (plush) has a embroidered message that reads...Let it snow. Extra large florist bow with 3 different ribbon patterns. A white  jingle bell hangs from a Snowman ribbon. There are accent touches of silver glittered berries. Measures (approx) 19" length 10"width (at widest point of bow). 

 Design 3~ Turtle Dove.  A  beautiful winged, white ceramic clay dove,  lightly dusted in a opalescent glitter.
It has the same measurements as the two previous designs. 


  These designs can be special ordered to meet your ribbon preference.
 Message me or leave a comment if you're interested in purchasing or have any questions. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Whoever said you can't wear white after Labor Day must not have seen these winter whites.

Bejeweled coat and slacks!
I would love this wrapped up under my Christmas tree!

A few ensembles for any festive event.......

Faux fur trimmed

Form fitting


Cowl & petticoat.

 To work or play the versatile skinny jeans, structured coat and blouse.
 The finishing touch...
strappy sandals.

A Mitten and scarf combo to cuddle up in.
 (photo sources Tumblr & Pinterest)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Decorating for Christmas can seem daunting when Thanksgiving has barely made it's way back into storage.  
After eyeing this inspirational photo... I took a trip to our local craft stores searching for the pictured items. What I found were expensive prices for silk flowers and picks. So, onward to the Dollar Tree & Goodwill. This is where I found several picks and florals at a fraction of the price. Purchasing large inexpensive styrofoam or polymer candy canes  for your focal point will provide the bulk for your arrangement. Poke in a few faux berries & greenery picks as fillers. Spritz with artificial snow and or glitter, this spruces up any faux foliage. 
Now you've created a beautiful affordable arrangement for any, vase, urn, basket or bowl. 

Trimming the kitchen.....stamp a cotton tea towel with a simple Christmas tree design, embellish with a few(glued)sequins,  to resemble Christmas balls. 
A blanket stitch (edging)is nice but optional.
(Don't forget to heat set the stamped image by ironing or tossing the tea towel into the dryer before applying the embellishments).
One of each...sequins, flat back rhinestones and pearl beads tea towels would make a nice bundled gift.


Monday, December 2, 2013


 I've created a new Facebook page! 
By adding this FB page it will allow me to post  at my whim.
Everything that tickles my fancy...... 







I'll also be linking previews to upcoming blog post on my Facebook page.
Along with taking request for future posts.
please bring your friends and come "join the fun!
I'd love to see your support and especially your comments!