Remember way back on Memorial Day I said I would post a tutorial for these cute hanging lanterns we made?
Well it's finally here! And, since it's SO simple, I've decided to also share a tutorial for another SUPER easy yummy treat that I made last week - individual mini-pies!
Dress Up Hanging Lanterns:
- Paper Hanging Lanterns in colors of your choice
- Stickers in corresponding theme for your event
- Twine, string, jute, filament, or something for hanging
Open the hanging lanterns and insert the form holders.
Decorate with the stickers (here is where your helper comes in handy, as there is a LOT of room on one of those lanterns!)
I told you it was easy!
It's such a simple way to add extra "oomph" to such a versatile decoration!
Ok...I'll admit it.
I bought my lanternson sale at Michaels for less than $1.00 each. The stickers were $2.00 each pack, and each lantern has about 3/4 of a pack on it, so not only was it easy, but also budget friendly to make these.
If you can't find the colors you want at your local craft store, you can purchase them here:
weddingshop.theknot.com where they are also very inexpensive and they offer up to 20 different colors (depending on what's available)!
Ideas for other themes:
White lanterns with red hearts and roses for Valentines Day.
Red and Green lanterns with ornaments, trees and light bulb stickers for Christmas.
Blue lanterns with silver snowflakes for winter.
Black lanterns with pumpkins and leaves or Orange lanterns with black cats for Halloween.
Blue or pink lanterns with baby rattles, pacifiers and baby feet stickers for a baby shower.
and on and on and on....
I'd love to see pictures of your decorated lanterns!
A week or so ago I was getting ready to make dinner and decided we needed some dessert too.
Well...we didn't NEED it...but we needed it, you know?
So I'm looking through the cabinets to see what we have.
Brownies? No...Cake? No....Cookies? Meh....
Nothing sounded really, really good. Then I saw two cans of pie filling tucked away in the back. I'm not a huge fan of canned pie filling, and pie is a bit messy with a 2 year old, but a lightbulb clicked in my head when I remembered we just picked up a set of round dough cutters that I had yet to use!
You can, of course, make your own dough and use fresh fruits for filling like a regular pie, but I used what we had on hand and they were still quite tastey!
Ingredients (fast and simple way):
- 1 box ready made pie dough for a two crust pie
- 1 can (size) of pie filling in your favorite flavor (I thought ours was cherry until I opened it and it was actually strawberry. Still yummy!)
- Muffin or cupcake pans, (how many you need depends on how many you make!)
- Circle Dough cutter or cookie cutter (or just make a rough cut with a knife)
You can then knead the remaining dough into a ball and roll it out again and cut out a few more.