Ever the penny pincher...I was looking for cookies to get maximum bang for my buck.
These Pillsbury looked really good, however, there were only 12 per package.
So I devised a plan to turn 2 packages (24) into 96 cookies! (2 for $5.00).
|I found these at Wal Mart and they are very good!|
|I rounded the edges off and placed them about 1 1/2" apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.|
|When I finished, I had 95 cookies (I dropped one). |
They are a little larger than vanilla wafers.
. I had put notes on the covered cookies which said, "NO!No!" and "Stay OUT!" so that nobody at my house would eat them before I took them to the shop for our open house Saturday.
I got busy with a customer and I directed her husband to the refreshment table and told him to have a cookie...he said, "I wanted one but the note said "Stay out!" ... great public relations.
Next I had a fun craft that I thought you might enjoy.
Cupcake liner Christmas Trees
|Gather supplies to make your cupcake paper trees:|
Assorted cupcake papers, Styrofoam cones, pins and scissors.
I used a 40% off coupon at Michael's for the large cone which was originally $5.99...ridiculous.
|Cut the bottom out of the paper.|
I wised up after a few minutes and cut lots of the bottoms out at the same time.
|You will have a bottomless ruffle of paper with a slit in the middle.|
|Pin the ruffle around the cone. I pleated every once in a while to make it fit.|
At first, it takes more than one ruffle to go all the way around.
continue from the bottom up until you have covered the cone.
|This is the result. I added a contrasting red to the bottom of the checked one. It looks like a little skirt.|
The top should be pointed but these cones were flat on top, so I topped each tree with ribbon to hide the flat area.
|The red and white polka dot papers were actually candy papers and were much smaller, but they were so cute I couldn't leave them behind at the store. It took a few more of them to cover the cone because of their diminutive size.|
|Cute, quick and I wish I could give credit to the originator of this idea. |
I did use the idea from All Free Christmas Crafts.