Saturday, December 21, 2013

candy and cake pop ornaments

oh christmas tree,
oh christmas tree,
how lovely are your branches.
oh christmas tree, 
oh christmas tree, 
how lovely are your branches.

whoa! wait a sec!
just a thought,
 but if the branches are so darn lovely, 
why do we cover them up with ornaments, tinsel and garland?
i think maybe charlie brown made up that song, cuz he only used one ornament on his. and it was basically just a branch and well, he needed a song to cheer him up with his sad looking bent tree branch tree.

actually i think it was kinda cute.
 know what else i think is cute?
this:
as if i don't have enough sugar in my life, 
i wanted to add it to my tree too.
and as if i don't already have a christmas tree in my life,
i bought a 4 ft. one for my craft room.
i am adding just sugar to it.

i know i have issues...
i saw those cute little ornaments at hobby lobby for half price so i went to work. it's pretty easy actually, as you see in the pics. all you have to do is add paint, swirl it around, let it dry upside down, then cover with some cellophane wrap and tie it as shown.
i added a few colors cuz i wanted a candy swirl design to mine.
i like these and they don't give me cavities.

so as if i don't have enough candy, 
i made some as cake pops too!
these were really fun to put together,
and quite quick too, i may add.
i just used a white sharpie paint marker to add the icing part, filled it with some sprinkles and added a red styrofoam candle filler ball to the top by pushing it down over the ornament hoop thingie at the top as shown.

you can leave them as is and stick them in a bowl for fun.
or you can turn them into cake pops by hot gluing a stick on the end and trimming the stick about 2 inches off if you want.
you can display these in a jar too, which would be cute, or add some hooks.
Oooo! i really like these :) 
they make me happy and keep my weight down.
so now i'm gonna hang all my sugar up.



wonder if i have enough sugar?
hmmm, i'll have to think about that while i eat 2 dozen frosted sugar cookies all alone in a corner...shhh!


14 comments:

  1. Oh, these are KEEEE-UTE!!! I used some one year and filled them with beads in the color of my decorations (which was purple and silver). But I love the sprinkles idea! You are definately Mensa material (that means genius, doesn't it?) Dona

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    1. Mensa?! oh someone got their thesaurus out! aaand sticking beads in them is also a Mensa idea! no wonder you're my BBFF Dona! lol :)

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  2. So cute! I can see that pesky little Elf on the Shelf luxuriating in a bowl of these with frosting on his/her little lips! And you know, we humans would gain weight just looking at these but he/she wouldn't!
    Note: I have to be sure to say "he/she" since my grand-elves-on-shelves are one of each: Jake and Snowball! And Snowball, the girl, behaves worse than Jake does!

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    1. HAHA i must admit it's the 1st time i've heard of grand-elves-on-shelves and of a girl elf being ornerier than a boy elf-heehee >D questionable behavior, no calories...sounds like being a grand elf on a shelf is a lot of fun J! :>D

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  3. Lisa - you rocked and rolled it my friend - they are such a cute addition to your added craft tree!! I love the way they are lookin like cake pops - and now you are shaken it!

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    1. rock, roll AND shaken it?!? why i think i may need to grab a microphone then and sing THANK YOU to you Kim! :>D heehee

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  4. Love both of those ideas! The ornaments that you painted look so cool. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. awww thank you so much Janine! they are quick and fun to make, something we need at this Christmas "crunch " time :)

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  5. This is such a cute idea! I love what you did with these.

    Dropping by from Sunday Showcase...

    Merry Christmas!

    XO,

    Sheila

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    1. yay! thank you SO much Sheila! it's always great to see that the link parties i link up to bring me such nice folks like you :)

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  6. You are so creative! What a great idea. I would love if you would share this at my blog party, Celebrate It! It is all about celebrating our wonderful, everyday lives!
    http://thefreshmancook.blogspot.com/2014/11/celebrate-it-blog-party-19.html

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    1. oh thank you so much! i'll head on over that way now Teri! :)

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  7. These are so cute! Thank you for linking up to Party Time and we hope to see you again next week!

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    1. i bought a little tree in my craft room and have these all over them. they make me hungry-lol thanks so much for stopping by and i'll be back at your party! :)

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thanks for sharing your thoughts today! i'd give you a donut if i could 😉!