These Oreo Cheesecake Waffle Cones Are So Good

oreo cheesecake waffle cones-homemade dessert

I love anything made with cream cheese. Seriously, it’s make my mouth water, and I have zero self control. So, it wasn’t hard for me to get on the bandwagon with these Oreo Cheesecake Waffle Cones. They are so delicious, and made from scratch. Friends and family will love them year-round. You can use regular Oreos, gluten-free Oreos (if you haven’t tried these, you are missing out), or even sprinkles.

Learn from my mistakes, and get the directions and ingredients for homemade Oreo Cheesecake Waffle Cones at Momtastic.

The Cutest DIY Easter Eggs, Ready For Spring Storms

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We made DIY easter eggs with beanie hats, and they are the cutest! This no-sew, no-dye, really easy Easter egg tutorial is fun for all ages. The eggs are not edible, so no boiling needed and you can reuse them yearly. The DIY yarn beanie does not require sewing or crocheting of any kind. We made DIY beanie ornaments and wine toppers this winter, so we improvised and made more this Spring.

You may think these are eggs are experiencing some seasonal confusion, but it’s actually quite accurate. We know Spring means snowmelt, new beginnings, sprouting seeds and warmer weather; however, we live in Colorado, so while it may be Spring (thank the Lord), that doesn’t mean the snow is gone for good. It likes to linger and March is often the most snowy month of the year. It is not uncommon to have Easter eggs hunts in the snow or to see a winter jacket over spring dresses. In fact, the weather this week is cold and snowy.

We hope to make some bright eggs with flowers and things that represent all-things-Spring, too. But, if you’re not ready to say goodbye to the snow, you’re looking for a fun craft that doesn’t require dye, or can’t resist that cozy beanie feeling, these DIY easter eggs are for you.  These eggs are ready for rain, snow or sunshine – whatever Easter Sunday may bring.

diy easter egg-diy yarn beanie-spring-happy egg

Materials:

  • Eggs, plastic (like this)
  • yarn (any spring color, but the thicker the better)
  • Sharpie (thin tip)
  • Pink colored pencil
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Hot glue gun
  • X-acto knife or scissors

Directions:

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Step 1: Use scissors or an Xacto knife to cut a toilet paper roll about 1 inch wide. Cut several of these. You need to make the roll a little wider to fit around the circumference of the egg, so we cut one of the rolls, and added it to another one (to make it 1 inch bigger) with hot glue.

toilet paper roll

Step 2: Cut the yarn about 12 inches long. Fold the yarn in half, loop the “loop end” through the toilet paper roll, and pull the strings through the loop so it creates a knot. Continue this with the yarn until the entire roll is covered. It should look like a squid with long tentacles.

yarn craft

yarn crafts-diy yarn beanie hat

yarn beanie craft

Step 3: Push the “tentacles” all the way back through the inside of the toiler paper roll.

diy beanie-yarn craft

Step 4: Grab the bunch of yarn and tie another small piece of yarn tight around it.

diy beanie-yarn craft

Step 5: Next, cut the yarn ends to make a small pom pom.

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Step 6: Add a dab of glue on the eggs (try on the hat first to make sure where you want to glue it) and place the beanie on top. Finally add a cute face with a Sharpie and pink cheeks with the colored pencil.

diy easter egg-diy yarn beanie-spring-happy egg

Oh my goodness, they are so adorable.

Here’s more of our egg-traordinary spring and Easter egg favorites:

DIY Easter Eggs

Happy Spring!

 

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Free Schitt’s Creek Wine Labels For A Very Merry Schittsmas

Schitts Creek wine labels-free printable

Ok, this is our last Schitt’s Creek post of the year. And, it has to do with wine, so it might even be better than our Schitt’s Creek gift tags.  All you need is any bottle of wine, and our FREE Schitt’s Creek labels for an evening of fun and laughter. You can remove the old labels on your favorite bottles of wine, or add these labels right on top. We love to use Astrobrights white sticker paper for these labels!

If your looking for a last-minute gift for friends and neighbors, this is an easy and fun idea! You can even top it with a DIY beanie wine topper, black and white in honor of David and Moira, of course. Thanks to Jenna at Fleur de Lis to creating them.

We hope you find time to laugh this Christmas, find joy in the little things, clink your wine glass with a good girlfriend or two this season, and watch a funny show like Schitt’s Creek before bed.

Merry Christmas!

Schitts Creek wine labels-free printable

Schitts Creek wine labels-free printable

Schitts Creek wine labels-free printable

Schitts Creek wine labels-free printable

Schitts Creek wine labels-free printable-david rose

 

Perfect Boozy Holiday & New Year’s Gift to Give Friends in 2020 + Free Printable

DIY toilet paper and prosecco holiday gift and free printable

2020 was a crappy year. There were amazing silver linings, but there’s not a lot of sugar coating this year. So, we’re going with the “crappy” theme for our small gifts we give to neighbors and friends this year. We are going to give them the hot ticket items that everyone wanted this year; the ridiculous things 2020 will be remembered for (the ones we can always laugh about, not the important, life-altering things)…booze and toilet paper. Yes, we all drank a little too much, and OVER BOUGHT (or couldn’t buy because it was sold out everywhere) toilet paper. We still cannot believe the toilet paper trials and tribulations that occurred this year. Who knew?!

This gift is super duper easy, and a very affordable gift anyone can do…and pull together last minute. All you procrastinators, we see you and we feel you. This is your gift to give this year! Give it at Christmas, or give it during that week between Christmas and New Year’s. Big farewell to 2020 with this awesome toilet paper and Prosecco gift!

2020 Essentials Gift Idea: Toilet Paper and Prosecco + Free Printable

DIY toilet paper and prosecco holiday gift and free printable

All you need is the 12-pack of Zonin Italian Prosecco from Costco, our cute FREE LABELS, Astrobrights Sticker Paper, and toilet paper (we bought the giant case from Costco). That’s it! It’s a fun gift to give and a funny gift to receive. You never know, that toilet paper may come in handy in 2021.

Merry Christmas. Cheers, everyone!

DIY toilet paper and prosecco holiday gift and free printable

DIY toilet paper and prosecco holiday gift and free printable

DIY toilet paper and prosecco holiday gift and free printable

DIY toilet paper and prosecco holiday gift and free printable

Modern DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments

DIY clay and wood modern christmas tree ornaments

O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, How lovely are thy branches. It’s the common Christmas question, do you decorate a real tree or fake tree at Christmas time? We are team fake*. We grew up with a fake tree. It’s prettier (more full), easier and less messy. Plus it actually holds ornaments.

 

Our team fake comes with an asterisk now, because Jessica has had a real tree for 11 years; approximately the exact time frame she’s been married. We all know that marriage is about compromise, and Jessica just didn’t win that battle. So, every year her hubby treks (with the kids) to find and cut down the tree. Sometimes it’s pretty, other times it’s Charlie Brown-ish. The tradition has been established now, and we’re a sucker for a good tradition. Even Jessica has taken a little liking to it, now, and joined the adventure this year.

Their excursion to find this year’s tree inspired this DIY craft. No, our actual tree doesn’t look like these modern DIY tree ornaments, but Christmas trees are so magical and so symbolic, we wanted to create a “tree” of our own. With a little clay and wood tree shaped ornaments, this tree is a pretty ornament to hang from any Christmas tree.

Take time to appreciate the tree in your house, the traditions you have, and the memories made around it each and every year. And if you want, take time to make these mini ornament trees, too. You can make a day of it – craft cool trees with clay like we did, or use acrylic paint, glitter, mini pom poms or whatever you want. Get the kids involved, too! They take pride is making ornaments they can display on the tree, and see year after year.

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DIY Modern Christmas Tree Ornament 

Materials:

  • Wooden tree cutouts (you can make 50 ornaments for under $25)
  • Polymer Clay (white, a small Sculpey set, or these colors for a marbled look)
  • Gorilla glue, the non-foaming kind (it makes a world of difference to not have to deal with the foam)
  • Card stock paper
  • Sharp cheese-cutting knife or plastic clay knife
  • Rolling pin
  • Parchment paper and baking sheet to bake the clay
  • Chip clamps (or something to clamp the clay to the ornament for a couple hours)

Directions: 

Step 1: For marbled trees, first roll out thin lines of clay (like worms). Combine the worms together, and fold them into one another. Roll out the clay. This should be thin, no thicker than the thickness of the wooden tree. If you want just white or one color, you do not need to roll them into thin lines or “worms.”

clay crafts-diy marbled clay

clay crafts-diy marbled clay-DIY christmas clay ornaments

 

clay crafts-diy marbled clay-DIY christmas clay ornaments

 

Step 3: Trace the wooden tree on card stock paper, and cut it out. Now, add a fun curve in the middle of it. Cut along the curve. You should have two trees. In fact, it would be fun to make this be a BFF ornament for best friends and split the tree in the middle – one friend gets to keep one half, and the other gets to keep the other half.

Back to the craft; add the traced paper tree, on top of the rolled out clay, and use a sharp knife, edge or Xacto knife to cut it along all the edges. Once you have the shape, carefully move it to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake them according to directions. We baked them at 325 for 10 minutes. If you used non-bake clay, no need to bake then. If you want to make sure the shape fits perfectly, you can set the non-baked clay on the tree before you bake them to cut any additional edges for a clean look.

clay crafts-diy marbled clay-DIY christmas clay ornaments

clay crafts-diy marbled clay-DIY christmas clay ornaments

clay crafts-diy marbled clay-DIY christmas clay ornaments

clay crafts-diy marbled clay-DIY christmas clay ornaments

Step 4: Dampen half of the wooden tree with water (the part you are going to glue the clay on), and add Gorilla glue to the back of the clay. Press it gently but firmly into place. Add two chip clamps so the edges are pressed into place and there are no gaps. The directions say to do this for 14 hours. We waited about 5-10 hours for each one to set.

clay crafts-diy marbled clay-DIY christmas clay ornaments

clay crafts-diy marbled clay-DIY christmas clay ornaments

 

Step 5: Add the twine, and hang. We made a grinch-themed Christmas tree with a red heart, and added the famous Grinch quote on the back with a wood burner. You can add any note on the back of the tree with a wood burning tool (available here for $15) or a marker paint pen.

diy grinch christmas tree ornament

diy grinch christmas tree ornament

 

Merry Christmas, everyone! We hope you find joy this season.

diy modern christmas tree ornament with clay and gold

 

 

 

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