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Get Ready for Christmas with this DIY Festive Bauble Piñata!

by Stephanie Lee

Get ready for Christmas with this DIY festive bauble piñata!

When it comes to Christmas Day activities, it’s fair to say that the adults in our household could just eat and chat from morning 'til night. After all, there’s a lot to catch up on when the whole gang gets together!

Get ready for Christmas with this DIY festive bauble piñata!

But now that our family is starting to expand with the next generation of littles, having something to keep the kids entertained has become much more of a focus than it was in years past. 

Get ready for Christmas with this festive bauble pinata!

And since piñatas are a...

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How to: Make an Edible Gumdrop Garland for the Holidays

by Holly Wade

How to: Make an Edible Gumdrop Garland for the Holidays

Is there anything better than pretty decor you can eat? I'm a big fan of edible decor for the holidays! It makes me feel like Willy Wonka telling guests that things are edible, and now you can achieve that same feeling with this incredibly easy edible gumdrop garland that you can string across a section of your home for guests to grab gumdrops from while they mingle. If nothing else, these sugary candies add a little color to your holiday!

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How To: Make Your Own Swirled Lollipops!

by Capree K

How To: Make Your Own Swirled Lollipops!

I was thinking long and hard about how to work a Wizard of Oz/Lollipop Guild pun into this post, but I gave up.  Instead, I'll throw out a lazy "Tra la la la la la la", hope you make the connection, and follow it up with this exclamation: making your own swirly lollipops is fun and awesome!  Here's how.   

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Make These Pretty Picasso Lollipops

by Kelly B

Make These Pretty Picasso Lollipops

Homemade lollipops – actually homemade anything! – are just so much better than store-bought. Sure there's a recipe to follow, but there's also room to let your creativity flow and make something really yours with personal touches and adjustments. So, can you guess the main ingredient in these Picasso-inspired lollipops?  

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Homemade Candy Corn Recipe.

by Chris Gardner

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Candy corn's the kinda thing that divides loved one's right down the middle. Either you hate it, or you love it. And like all good things, if you love it, you should make it. And like those very all good things, the homemade version tastes even better.

Ingredients

1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup salted butter
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1/3 cup powdered milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
red and yellow food coloring


What's your favorite thing to do with candy corn. Me? I combines 'em with peanuts. Tastes just like a Payday.

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How To: Make Your Own Gummy Candy.

by Chris Gardner

"Bears and worms aren't very similar, until you think....gummy." -Demetri Martin, These Are Jokes

Yeah, but bears and worms are SO 1922...and 1981.

How To: Make Your Own Gummy Candy.

So, instead, make your own. SFHandyMan has provided a great detailed instructable on creating your own candies out of a DIY silicon mold. He's chosen Legos as his design, and its remarkable how finely sculpted the results are. The details are more defined than in commercial candies!

 

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How To Make a Chocolate Facial.

by Chris Gardner

How To Make a Chocolate Facial.
With Valentine's Day and Easter over, the candy company's get to take a break until Halloween, with a brief resurgence for Mother's Day, perhaps. So, someone has to use all that chocolate, so it might as be you! This video tutorial from Reuters and Skindalous provides instructions for a DIY cacao face mask.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup cocoa powder
3 tbsp. heavy cream
2 tsp. cottage cheese
¼ cup honey
3 tsp. oatmeal

Mix all ingredients together...

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