HERE. While I like the snow globes on the tutorial and will do some like those in the future for today I went with a quicker method. The figurines in these globes are a finger puppet pack I found at Target in the $1.00 bin. Felt, rick rack, vinyl, and sequins are of course from the stash. No stash? I would guess these could be made for under $5.00 a set
tutorial for detailed instructions but here is my short cut. After using wonder under to attach the Mrs. Clause to felt I then used a 4 1/2 inch circle as the globe template. Can you see the pencil lines where I cut?
tutorial is much easier to understand.
Do you ever try one or more of the new recipes that you come across this time of the year? I can't help myself I always do a few but end up back to our OLD favorites!! I whipped up what was suppose to be home made no bake mints last night. Seeing as how I was out of peppermint extract (how could that be) I used Rum extract instead. The are really good! I'm thinking the peppermint might have been too much for our tastes. They are now tucked in the freezer for gift giving and a bit of nibbling. Recipe at the end of this post
8 ounces cream cheese soften
6 cups powder sugar
1 tsp peppermint extract (or whatever flavor you like)
Food coloring if you want, I used yellow for mine
Whip the cream cheese until creamy, add powder sugar one cup at a time, mix well, after the 3rd cup add the extract, then continue adding powder sugar. You should have a very stuff dough.
Cover and refrigerate a few hours.
Now roll the dough into 1 inch balls
Place on parchment paper
squish the balls down with the back of a fork
cover and refrigerate for a couple of house.
Store in air tight container in fridge for 2 weeks or freezer up to two month's
TIP, When rolling the balls if your hands get too sticky dust a bit of powder sugar on them. It also helps to dip the fork in powder sugar to press the mints down