Monday, November 26, 2012

christmas in a jar, part 1: winter wonderland dessert jars

hey all you carolers out there!
are you ready to sing your first song of the holiday season?

ok here we go, 
sing this to the tune of "jingle bells".

and a one,
and a two,
and a you know what to do.

dashing thru the store,
in a one horse open cart,
o'er the aisles we go,
laughing all the way!

ho ho ho

bells on my cart ring,
making spirits bright,
what fun it is to ca-create, 
a cool bell  jar tonite!

OH!
(sing it with me now)
CHRISTMAS IN
CHRISTMAS IN
CHRISTMAS IN A JAR!
oh what fun it is to see
in a one horse open c---art!

CHRISTMAS IN
CHRISTMAS IN
CHRISTMAS IN A JAR!
oh what fun it is to see
this CHRISTMAS IN A JAR!

yay! yay! yay!
clap clap clap clap clap
:>D

man! you guys are GOOD!
so good in fact, i think i want to make you a treat.

let's start out with this!
i pulled out all the pennies from my couch cushions and went and bought this:
gotta love that "dollah" store!

then i got some stuff,
all of which are not pictured below cuz i am lame by the way and don't always plan my tutorials accordingly(cough cough)
but hopefully in my lameness for not taking all the supplies' pic, i painted and fancied up the lid for you!
i used these i got from michael's.
then i went and got more of my michael's supplies and,
now your jar is all prettied up.
let's put it outside for better lighting a sec for a prettier picture.

but wait!
what is happening here?
SNOW IN FLORIDA!?!?!?
yes!
SNOW IN MY HOMETOWN!
yippee! 
miracles DO happen during the holidays :)
hey now!
wait a minute!
that doesn't look like snow!?!?!

why, 
that looks like cut up angel food cake with the crust cut off to get only the white part of the cake.

yup, that's what that is.
so i'll stick some in my snowman head jar.

along with this, which i got the candy stuff at jo ann's:
and put it all together, just for you!
heehee
it's a winter wonderland.

let's make it even purrtier!

instead of the usual twine we all know and love,
i 'll use this instead.
i can play with it to shape it, unlike twine.

and now i'll get a spoon for you to enjoy the yumminess inside.
aw heck,
i'll go overboard since it's the holiday season and do the back of the jar too!
hoooooweeee! lookie!
the snow's coming again!
the only thing that would make this more perfect is to be buried in the snow, eating the angel-food-cool-whip-treat-dessert jar next to someone you love.

what's that you say?
what will your loved one eat whilst you munch away at this treat?

stay tune for part 2, which will come as soon as all this snow melts around me.
(update: part 2 here!)

oh how i long for snowy winters!

it's 
"a beautiful sight, we're happy tonite..."






58 comments:

  1. This is adorable! You had me laughing while I was reading this =) New Follower
    I'd love it if you stopped by my blog and shared this at my new linky party!http://accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2012/11/now-co-hosting-inspiration-spotlight.html

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    1. yahooo! thank you SO MUCH for being my newest GFC! you had me smiling really big when i read your comment :>D i linked up and am your GFC too! yay!

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  2. Your posts are so funny! I love this snowman jar, and I love that the jar was only a dollar! Woohoo! Great job! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

    T'onna
    Submarine Sunday Link Party @ http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-8.html

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    1. thank you T'onna! i do believe my lack of sleep contributes highly to my nutty sense of humor. hmmmm...i'm afraid what will happen if i do get adequate sleep but anyway, that darn dollar store gets me every time. thanks so much for your party! :)

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  3. These are so cute! I love the jar and the dessert, too! What a fun dessert, the toppings are adorable! And the little wooden spoon, so fun for a party!

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    1. hi Michelle! hey, how'd you know i was having a party? you are so smart :) i'm making a ton of these as the party favor, and store bought angel food cake and frosting always works for me when there's plenty enough to do! many thank you's again :)

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  4. What a creative and adorable project!! Love it. Megan

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    1. awww, thank you so much Megan! they came out better than i thought, especially since i was winging it. i guess i should "wing it" more :)

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  5. Dessert, Christmas spirit and cute jars - three of my favourite things :)

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    1. and your comment Angela? one of my favorite things! heehee thank YOU!

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  6. I love this!!!! So cute and it sounds delicious! I love your humor too :) So much so that I'm now following you!
    http://mommysordinarymagic.blogspot.com

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    1. YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY!!! thank you for my early christmas present Monica!!! :>D

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  7. Those are so stinking adorable:-)

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    1. oh thank you so much Jocelyn! i hope my friends don't think the dessert stinks when i give it to them! LOL just kidding :>D

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  8. This is super adorable! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_11_27_archive.html

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    1. done and done Dixie and Dottie! :) YAY! thanks SO much!

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  9. What a super cute and adorable idea. I just love snowmen! I might just have to give this a try. I would love for you to add this to our Pin It Wednesday Party.

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    1. i TOTALLY love snowmen especially since i can't make any down here in the sunshine state-boohoo! but thank YOU Amy for the invite. i just linked up! :>D

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  10. Oh my gosh a Mr. Bill snowman. What a awesome post, lol visiting from DearCreatives.com

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    1. OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! MR. BILL! HA! you just brought a lot of old memories back Theresa! :>D thanks so much!

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    1. thank you Ashley for your super nice comment :)

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  12. Haha! I had so much fun reading this and you write just like my aunt talks. She says Dollah all the time! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom's Library.

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    1. LOL Tulip TrueAim! it's from that darn "dollah song" that is so catchy it's embedded in my brain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQtM4Y3bcvM)! and thank YOU for your party :)

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  13. First I LOVE the song!!! 2nd that jar came out awesome, I love it. And 3rd YUMMY dessert! Thanks so much for sharing on We Made That!

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    1. first, i love your comment. second, i love your comment. third, i love your comment!!! :>D thanks We Made That!

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  14. That looks awesome! {and I am sure tastes as good as it looks!} Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I will be sharing this on my Facebook page. Happy December!
    Jenn :)

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    1. YAHOOO! thank you thank you Jenn! i have 4 more jar ideas coming, one coming each week-i am jar crazed! LOL

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  15. WOW,this project is awesome too...You are one talented lady! I think this project would be a great one to share at the homemade holiday party too. I'd love if you'd stop by.

    http://4you-withlove.blogspot.com/2012/12/homemade-holiday-party.html

    Have a wonderful day

    Marilyn

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    1. jeepers! you are soooo sweet Marilyn! and of course i linked up :)

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  16. I would love for you to share this at my link party. I also have an awesome "25 Pinterest Projects Til Christmas" series going ont his month. I am your newest follower and I would love for you to follow me back so that we can continue to share ideas! :) http://www.blissfulbucketlist.com/2012/11/flaunt-it-friday-23-25-days-kick-off.html

    Looking forward to more posts,
    Sarah@
    www.blissfulbucketlist.com

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    1. ok that sounds WONDERFUL Sarah! i'll sign up, link up, follow up, and feel up from your comment! :>D

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  17. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here http://toastiestudio.blogspot.nl/2012/12/create-and-inspire-48-picks.html

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    1. yippee yahoo weeeehah!!! SO thankful to you Stephanie!!! :)

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  18. So fun idea!!! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Happy week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. wow! it's totally awesome, the world wide web, that my snowman jar can reach the other side of the world! thank you SO much Ana :)

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  19. Homa Style is having a 12 Days of Christmas link party going on now.
    I would love it if you linked up your yummy idea.
    The link is
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2012/12/01/12-days-of-christmas/

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    1. okey dokey Jeanette-done and done! thanks so much :)

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  20. Thank you for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog Link Party #12]

    As always, your posts are a joy to read! Great idea - I love gifts in jars :D

    Michelle xx

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  21. I LOVE this project too! I'm glad you shared this one as well! You are one creative lady! Thanks for sharing at the homemade holiday party.

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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  22. So adorable! Hard to believe that started with a plain old jar from the dollar store!

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    1. yeah janine, i can't even walk into a dollar store anymore without thinking "what else can i make?' help!-LOL thanks so much for your comment! :)

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  23. Lisa just love your snowmen soooo adorable!

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    1. hi Tara!!! so happy to have you here and thank YOU so much! :>D

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  24. Perfect teacher gift, Lisa!! I've pinned this. Thanks for linking up at my Pin Me Linky Party. I hope you come visit & link again. The party starts tomorrow at 8am CST.

    Diana

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    1. oh i didn't even think about a teacher gift! what a great idea-thanks Diana! and thank YOU for your party :)

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    2. Congratulations! This post is featured over at Diana Rambles today and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest. Please grab a featured button off my tabbed sidebar or via the link under the features. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

      Diana

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    3. oh WOWEE WOW WOWZA!!!!! that's wonderful! thank YOU Diana!!!

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  25. Adorable! And I love your whimsy on your blog. It gave me a laugh this morning!

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    1. heeheehohohardiharhar! SO happy i gave you a chuckle Jessica! it's the best way to start the morning :)

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  26. Love these and I had to chuckle about the snow in Florida... I am from upper Michigan where we get lots of snow and the day that I wanted to take pictures of a hot chocolate mix that I made.. the snow was melting fast and water was dripping instead of snow flakes. Would love it if you linked these up on my blog... I am cohosting Fluster Creative Muster Linking party.

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    1. water dripping? no snowflakes? in upper Michigan?!? don't it figure?! bet it was snowy days before and days after the photo shoot! and i know Robin's party all too well as i link up every Tuesday nite! so happy you are co-hosting and love this winter dessert Marlys! thanks SOOO much :>D

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thanks so much for being so cool on this hot summer day! :)