Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Pops


Oh my goodness these are so yummy! I have to admit I decided to make these on pure “cute” looking factor alone. Much to my amazement… they are as yummy as they are cute.

Confession #2- I am not a huge chocolate fan. Don’t get me wrong, I like chocolate alot, I’m just not a chocoholic! I usually like tart or creamy desserts. Favorites include Lemon Bars, Cream Cheese things, Cupcakes, etc.
These taste totally different once the chocolate has hardened into the candy state rather than a fondue consistancy. I think that is what I like. The other thing I love about these is the range of usage! One could really get creative there.

Items needed for this project:

  • Marshmallows: either Large or Jumbo
  • Chocolate Candy Melts:  I prefer the Wilton brand.  Hobby Lobby carries another brand and I don’t like the taste as well.  DON”T ever use the almond bard or baking crap you get at the grocery store.  Gag!  You might as well eat wax.  ( I hope I am not too harsh about that. 🙂 )  You can find the wilton brand online, Michaels, WalMart, and Joann.
  • Optional- If you want pops you will need candy sticks or something to use as a stick.  I used a cute striped straw.
  • Sprinkles or embellishments (Optional)

This is so easy and fun.  I’m pretty sure Chocolate makes everything taste better!

Merry Christmas!

Jenny

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Sweater Leg Warmers


Hi Everyone!

I am really really loving Cute leg warmers or over the knee socks this year!  So when I found this super easy tip, I thought I needed to share.

I made this pair out of an old sweater I already had.  You can use an old sweaters from your closet, or go to Goodwill and find some there as well.  I wouldn’t recommend buying a new sweater as you could just buy leg warmers cheaper probably.

There are so many options as to embellishments.  Buttons, lace, bows, etc…

Items needed for this project:

  • Sweater sleeves
  • Scissors
  • (Optional) sewing machine, surger, hot glue gun, embellishments.

Other places I have seen way cute leg warmers:  Forever 21, H&M, & Target.  So many places carry them but I just wanted to let you know a few cheaper places to start.
Keep warm, stay cute, & Happy Winter!

Jenny

Burlap Placemat


This is a way cute idea for your Thanksgiving table! It was so easy!  If you like a more fancy look, this is a great option for a kid table.  You can also do this for everyday use with different words.  For this project you will need the following:

  • Black Sharpie
  • Burlap (yardage depends on qty of placemats) Can be purchased wherever you can buy fabric.  If unsure, google it! A standard placemat is roughly 14″ tall.  Folded in half you would be able to get 6 placemats out of 1.25 yds.
To get started you need to go to your word processor on your computer.  I printed mine in the landscape format (which means the direction the paper is turned when you print).  The font that I used was called American Typewriter but of course you can use any font you wish.  The size I used was 125 pt.  I had to manually type that into the space it shows the size as the automatic options were to large or too small.  I was able to print 3 words per sheet of paper.
I love this kind of project that gives such a cute result with such little effort.  I am confident it will be just as fun and easy for you.  Cuz it is super cute!  I would love to see your projects. Go to showmecute on Facebook and post some of your projects.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Jenny

Button Rings


I know some of you have been wondering where the heck I have been the last week or so. I’ve been so completely swamped with family and work and life! We’ve been just busy with soccer and parent/teacher conferences, etc.  I’m so sorry it has been so long between posts.  No worries though… I have ideas running constant in my brain.  Crafting, decorating, baking, and shopping is what keeps me going. It’s my life!

I saw this idea for making rings out of Antique buttons… they were so cute! But I don’t have any antique buttons. So I have been looking for buttons everywhere I go. I go to antique stores often, but haven’t found good buttons yet. I’m still hunting!

When I started looking for buttons, I found that there are so many things you can use to make rings. My little sister made a bunch of rings out of old necklace pendants she didn’t use anymore. They made super cute rings!

For this project you will need:

  • Buttons ( fabric stores! )
  • Ring Base ( I found them at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and Joann’s.  My favorite were at wide band from Joann’s.  Michaels were least desirable. )
  • Jewelry Glue ( jewelry section at your craft store )
  • Wire Cutters
  • Metal File (can be found at local hardware store )
You will find more button selection at fabric stores.  I found a bunch at Joann’s.  Don’t forget to take your coupon with you as buttons can be a little more $$ than you would think sometimes.  You can print coupons off their website.  I pull them up on my iphone and just show the cashier.
Make sure to look at the back of the button to make sure it has a surface that will work for a ring.  I bought a couple that were domed on the back and don’t work.
I would recommend taking your rings off when you wash your hands or get your hands wet, as it will preserve the metal longer. I hope you have as much fun as I have!   I would love to see what you come up with.  Go to my facebook (showmecute) page and post your photos!
Jenny

DIY Body Scrub!


Recently, a friend mentioned she had “made” some body scrub. I thought, “hmmm…I can do that”. So I found a few recipes online and gave it a try. It’s so much fun! There are so many recipes you are sure to find one that sounds yummy to you. AND…some of them are made from ingredients you may already have in your cupboard. There are also recipes that you may need to do some shopping for the ingredients.

Items needed:

  • Small jar.  ( I found the most variety at Hobby Lobby. Other stores you can try are Joann, Michaels, Wal-Mart, Target.  You can ever use small canning jars that some grocery stores carry as well.)
  • Cute ribbon and tag (if giving as a gift)
  • For Scrub items: follow recipe.

Brown Sugar Vanilla Body Scrub

2 cups Brown Sugar

1 cup Granulated Sugar (white sugar)

1 cup Sunflower oil (You can use olive oil or essential oils as well)

1 Tablespoon Pure Vanilla Extract

Citrus Body Scrub

1 cup Sea Salt

1/4 cup Almond Oil ( You can substitute Olive Oil )

1/2 teaspoon Lemon Juice or Lemon Zest

1/2 teaspoon Orange Zest

You can find essential, almond, or sunflower oils at your local vitamin or nutrition store

You can also find scented drops at craft stores such as Hobby Lobby and Michaels.  When in doubt!  Go to google!  Google is my friend for everything.Happy exfoliating!

Jenny

Tissue Flowers/Pom Poms


I am in love with these! I am constantly trying to think of things I can use them for or decorate with. I also LOVE fun tissue. Hobby Lobby carries a bunch of super cute prints.
I got the tissue used for this project at Wal-Mart. I know there are tons of websites that you can order bulk tissue for large projects.

For this project you will need:

  • Tissue Paper (minimum of 6 sheets- I prefer 8-9)
  • Scissors
  • Pipe cleaner or string

If you are a fan of Pinterest, go check out all the design ideas using tissue flowers.  I am so excited to use these for so many things.  Starting with package flowers, party decor, and girls bedroom decor.
I would love to see what you make!  Go to my showmecute facebook page and post your pics.  Good Luck.

Jenny

Marbleized Nails


This is a really fun activity.  I saw this idea and decided to try with my daughter and nieces this weekend.  They LOVED it.  I have to say they take a little bit of practice but the more you do them the more fun it becomes!  I  can’t wait to try all kinds of color options.

Items needed for this project:

  • 2 or more colors of fairly new nail polish.  ( if it is thick it won’t work well )
  • Scotch Tape
  • Tooth Picks
  • Cup of Room Temp water
  • Q-tips
  • Nail Polish Remover
  • White nail polish for base color and Clear top coat

I tried red and pink, pink and black, and black and yellow.  They were all pretty.  You just have to play around with different colors and figure out what you like best.
I would love to see what you do.  GO to my facebook page and show me your cute nails!

Jenny