Tuesday, July 1, 2014

CIJ (Christmas In July) Day 1

Nice gift for the office
Chocolate Cinnamon Stirrers
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon-flavored oil (used for candy making)
24 4 inch long cinnamon sticks
In a small saucepan, melt chocolate chips over low heat.  Remove from heat and stir in flavored oil.  Dip 2/3 of each cinnamon stick into melted chocolate.  Place on a waxed paper lined baking sheet.  chill about 30 minutes or chocolate hardens. 
Use cinnamon sticks to stir hot coffee or hot chocolate.  Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
Yield: 24 stirrers.
Snowy Basket
You will need a stencil brush, textured snow medium, twig basket (we used a 3 1/2" dia. basket), 43/4" x 8" clear cellophane bag, 18" of 1" wide satin ribbon, hot glue gun and an artificial holly sprig.
1.) Use stencil brush to apply snow medium along rim of basket: allow to dry.
2.) Place gift in bag. Tie ribbon into a bow around top of bag.  Glue holly to knot of bow.
3.) Place in basket
I think I would use a washed out tin can and find twigs to glue onto the can.


Vicki said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to your CIJ posts.

Luludou said...

Love it!