Lately I’ve found a number of things that I just have to try. Here are a few I actually got to this week.
My family loves all things coconut, so when I ran across this recipe for coconut macaroons at Hinna’s Kitchen Adventures I had to give it a try. These are the yummiest cookies I think I have ever made! They certainly have the macaroons at the Barnes’ & Noble cafe beat hands down. I think I will try half dipping them in dark chocolate before long.
I found this post for Origami Dress Ornaments at My Very Educated Mother. It includes a link to a YouTube video tutorial. Here is my attempt. I’ll be making a few more and will hopefully improve along the way. I’m just loving the trend to decorate with old book pages this year! This particular page is from a book of short stories that I bought at a used book store in Madrid.
Make It Give It has a tutorial for Sophisticated Salt Dough Ornaments. These truly are not the lumpy salt dough creations I’ve seen in the past. While not quite as sophisticated I was mostly pleased with how mine came out. I glue gunned (is that a verb?) on glass beads to embellish mine, as well as used some paint and glitter. I painted over polyurethane to keep the beads from falling off, but found it gave everything a yellow tinge. Not horrible, except for the snowflake ornament. Not sure I want to commemorate yellow snow on my Christmas tree. I’ll be making more of these as well… without the yellow glaze.
My list of projects grows faster than I can cross items off. Now I’m just focusing of the Christmas themed fun as soon the holidays will be all over.
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