Category Archives: 12 Days of Blogmas

Gourmet Hot Cocoa Cup Stocking Stuffers from H&P Artistry

Gourmet Hot Cocoa Cup Stocking Stuffers

Gourmet Hot Cocoa Cup Stocking Stuffers

My favorite thing about Christmas is the special time I get to spend with The Kiddo. We make Hot Cocoa and curl up and watch “Polar Express” together. When she was little, she would sit in my lap and we would pretend that we were on the Polar Express too. I miss those days. (insert wistful mommy sigh) I know that I only have a few more Holidays like this before she is grown up and I plan to hold on for as long as I can.
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Gift Ideas Part 2 Lollipop Hair bows from HandPArtistry.com

Gift Ideas Part 2 Lollipop Hair Bows

Gift Ideas Part 2 Lollipop Hair Bows

My nieces love hair bows and pony tail holders. They also lose them faster than we can find them. If you have kids in you life like that, this tutorial is for you. It is a perfect stocking stuffer and they will think it is super fun. I can not wait to see my youngest niece open her gift and see this super awesome Lollipop.

 

Gift Ideas Part 2 Lollipop Hair bows from HandPArtistry.comMaterials:
Thin cardboard 2 3″ circles
Popsicle stick or chop stick
Pony Tail holders minimum 25
Ribbon or barrette
Scissors
Stapler
Tape
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Peppermint Wishes Bark recipe from H&P Artistry

Peppermint Wishes Bark

Peppermint Wishes Bark

Peppermint Wishes Bark recipe from H&P Artistry

One of my Favorite flavors of the Holiday Season is Peppermint. Peppermint in Coffee, Cookies, Candy canes, it’s everywhere.

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My favorite Peppermint treat is Peppermint Bark. You can make it so many ways with so many different combinations of ingredients. This is my recipe using Almond bark instead of chocolate chips. I like almond bark because of the smooth consistency and ease of melting. You can use your favorite chocolate if you want. If the Almond bark or Chocolate are not smooth when melting add 1 tsp of vegetable oil to smooth it out.

Peppermint Wishes Bark recipe from H&P Artistry

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Almond bark – chocolate and vanilla flavors
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Gift Ideas Part 1 Candle Holders DIY from HandPArtistry.com

Gift Ideas Part 1 Candle Holders DIY

Gift Ideas Part 1 Candle Holders DIY

This ia a gift ideas that is right up my alley. The Holidays are a great time for DIY gifting. No need for the Mall the craft store will do. In the case of these adorable and glitzy candle holders I got the supplies from the Dollar Store.

 

Gift Ideas Part 1 Candle Holders DIY from HandPArtistry.comMaterials:
Votive candle holder (Clean with alcohol to remove any oils or dirt from the glass.)
sticky jewels
craft/artists/duct tape
scissors
ruler or tape measure
candles (wick or battery) Continue reading

Chocolate Dipped Spoons & More from H&P Artistry

Chocolate Dipped Spoons and Peppermint Sticks

Chocolate Dipped Spoons and Peppermint Sticks

This is one of my favorite Holiday Goodies. There is not much better than a warm cup of cocoa or coffee on a cold winter evening. Unless you have one of these yummy chocolate dipped Peppermint sticks to stir your drink. The spoons are a fantastic start to a cocoa bar for a party or as an addition to a teachers gift.

Chocolate Dipped Spoons & More from H&P Artistry

The fun of this DIY is that you can use any Chocolate you want. You can use any topping or no topping at all. I tried to cover a few options for you in this recipe. You can dip spoons, peppermint sticks, candy canes or use small cups and Popsicle sticks.
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Candy cane reindeer Kids craft from H&P Artistry

Candy Cane Reindeer Kids Craft

Candy Cane Reindeer Kids Craft

This is a super simple and super fun Tutorial to do with Kids. I had fun working on it myself. You can make a basic Rudolph reindeer with brown antlers and a red nose or you can mix it up and make crazy colorful and fun reindeer.

 

Candy cane reindeer Kids craft from H&P ArtistryMaterials:
Candy Canes
Pipe Cleaners
Eyes (stickers or glue on)
Small Pom Poms
Glue Continue reading

Heather's Chocolate Pie Recipe from H&P Artistry

Heather’s Chocolate Pie Recipe

Heather’s Chocolate Pie Recipe

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Heather's Chocolate Pie Recipe from H&P Artistry

Heather’s Chocolate Pie Recipe from H&P Artistry

The absolute best Chocolate Pie Recipe Ever. I make this pie every year for the Holidays Thanksgiving through New Years and I get requests for this pie starting in October. There are quite a few variations all you need to do is add your favorite chocolate, peanut butter, Heath bar etc. 1/4 to 1/2 a cup. Continue reading