Nickel Wafer Gingerbread House

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What a really cool gingerbread house – I love the use of nickel wafers (both colored and chocolate) when use for decorating of a gingerbread house. This gingerbread artist used jelly beans, nickel wafers,Fruity Pebbles and sticks of gum for the shutters. I like the small touches like the wreath in the window  -it really added to the look overall. The artist used plastic Christmas trees and I would have found a candy or icing variety of some sort myself.

Halloween Fall Candy Vase

1173670_10151838607405266_2079439709_nAnother bouquet using stems painted black. Fill with various levels of candy corn, candy pumpkins and you could even add black jelly beans. Half way through add wood sticks and then fill the rest of the way.

Halloween Floral Bouquet

1150293_10151838607720266_20330505_nWhat a simple idea for a quick floral arrangement idea. Fill the bottom of large pitcher or bowl with jelley beans, Place smaller vase inside and sill gap with marshmallow characters, candy corn and black jelly beans. Arrange floral bouquet in the inside vase.

Magic Jelly Beans

555114_478480305534822_1906957858_nAs the weather gets nicer outside I am dieing to get out and garden. I found this great little planting treat on Face Book on $5-10 Dollar Meals- Cheap Eats. Grab a handful of Jelly Beans and plant them in the garden with your children. Have them water them thoroughly and talk to them about planting and how something that starts from seeds can grow and provide us with food to eat. Do tell them though that these Jelly Beans are a fun magical experiment and that if they plant them and nourish them carefully something might grow that they will love. In a couple of days after you see them watering and caring for their magical beans – when they are not looking – take the beans out and “plant” a huge lollipop. They learn something about the process of gardening, doing a little work pays off and may want to help more in the garden.

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