A PERFECT Vegetable Tray

How much fun would it be to watch peoples faces when they come across this veggie platter when visiting you for the holidays. Of course, they aren’t veggies, but sugar cookies made to look like they are veggies. Use cookie cutters to cut cookies and a sugar cookie icing recipe for the icing. Even the middle cookie that looks like ranch dip looks sweet.

Thanksgiving Day Pumpkin Lights

Who said pumpkins can only be used for Thanksgiving? I founds these and thought how great it would be to have several lining a pathway to your home, have one or two snuggled into a garden or to have one or two in your home. Remember, you don’t have to use candles – there are many battery operated options to use now. You prepare the pumpkin the same way you do for a pumpkin you are going to carve. Use various drill bits to crate patterns like seen above or use a sharpie marker to draw your own. Two tips I will give: 1:take a large cup and turn it so the drill bit goes through it and covers a portion of your drill and 2: use the lowest speed on your drill. Best to use an old drill for this and use lots of caution. They are really cute and unexpected and guests will love them.

Thanksgiving Fruit Platter Shaped Like Turkey

How neat is this? A series of fruits pierced with shish kabob wooden sticks.The body is a pear. Googly eyes were used (just make sure to remove them before someone eats them. The beak and feet are trimmed from fruit roll ups. You could make the eyes out of rice paper with drawn on pupils from a sharpie marker if you have concerns for guests not eating the googly eyes. The fruit used to make the tail can be anything you just have to make sure you are consistent with putting them on so that they all keep the rainbow effect. After you cut the fruit toss in a bowl with water and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Blot to dry. This would be great for a thanksgiving dinner.

Make A Candle Out Of An Orange & Olive Oil

This is pretty cool. Would be neat for a table, in a small hurricane lampshade or a party. The smell of using an orange and good quality olive oil will leave a warm home smell in the air.

Sea Glass Candle Sticks

12741890_1135407989823346_6128668128673226283_nSuch a simple and creative candlesticks that look like sea grass. They are beautiful and inexpensive. Simply take Elmer’s Glue and add food coloring (liquid or gel) to desired color. Remember that the color will be darker after it dries. Paint on a coat and repeat. Each coat will make it appear darker in color.

If you want this to be permanent coat wit two coats of polyurethane.

If you don’t make these permanent you can change the color for holidays, seasons etc. Remove the old coloring with hot water and dish soap.

You can use hard plastic or glass candle sticks for this project.

Don’t think just candle sticks. What about vases, bowls and wine flutes.

Think weddings, parties and gifts.

To give a more transparent look and feel add a few drops of water to the mixture.