Remember Christmas when we were young; when we’d draw names and spend hours making the perfect present or bake something to take and share? Every year Momma would hang the homemade ornaments on the tree and tell a story about each one. Why not let this holiday be an Old Fashioned Christmas; make a few special items to decorate your home or give to someone special and make your own cherished memories.
Melt down the dregs of burned-out candles to make new ones in old flowerpots. You’ll give both items a new lease on life. 1. Scrub the inside of the pot only, leaving the outside aged. 2. Use a coin to cover the drainage hole in the bottom. 3. Insert a ready-made stiff cotton wick (sold at craft stores) or make your own wick out of cotton twine. To hold the wick upright, tie one end loosely to a pencil laid across the top of the pot. 4. Melt chunks of old candles in a pot set over a low flame or in a double boiler. Pour the liquid wax into the flowerpots. 5. Let set overnight and then trim the wick. Cost: about $2
Beyond Easy Christmas Tree Decorations
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Oreo Cheesecake Cookies
These cookies are amazing as no bakes, but you can also bake them! If you want to do that instead make these changes- use only 3 oz. cream cheese, use chopped Oreo’s that have had the creme removed and regular sized chocolate chips for the stir-in’s. Just preheat your oven to 350 F and have a sheet pan lined with parchment. Follow the same steps, including rolling balls in cookie crumbs. Bake in oven for 12-15 minutes or until edges become slightly golden and the cookie is puffed. Cool on the pan for two minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely