Edible Gift Idea: Cream Cheese Mints

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Need some great handmade Christmas gifts that won’t break the bank? Make these delicious little Cream Cheese Mints. They're creamy, fresh, sweet and adorable. 

Ingredients

250 gram Philidelphia Brick Cream Cheese, room temperature
1 tsp pure peppermint extract
3 dash food colouring of choice
5 cup powdered sugar

For directions click here...

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DIY - Balsa Wood Diamond Ornament

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This 3D wood diamond ornament will look awesome hanging on the Christmas tree during the holiday season.

You will need: 

Balsa wood
diamond template 
printer paper
cardstock paper
X-Acto knife
gold craft paint
ornament hooks
super glue
screw eye hooks

Just follow the step by step tutorial right here... at A Beautiful Mess.

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Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge

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Cookies and Cream Oreo Fudge - a three-ingredient fudge that will have everyone asking for seconds! You need to make it for the holidays!

Ingredients

          • 18 oz. white chocolate chips or candy coating melts
          • 1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
          • 2 and 1/2 cup coarsely crushed Oreos

    Go to Crunchy Creamy Sweet for instructions.



    Homemade Samoas Cookies

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    Make your own Samoas Cookies with shredded sweetened coconut and homemade soft caramels. Yes, please!

    For the cookies:
    1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
    1/2 cup sugar
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    2 Tablespoons milk
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    For the coconut topping:
    3 cups shredded sweetened coconut
    15 ounces store-bought or homemade soft caramels
    3 Tablespoons milk
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    8 ounces dark chocolate

    Get full recipe at justataste.com


    DIY West Elm-Inspired Side Table

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    We found this gorgeous metal side table at Brit + Co. To make your own you will need: IKEA Hasselnöt planter, IKEA Blanda Blank serving bowl and a wood disc.

    Just follow the step by step tutorial right here... 

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    DIY Flavored Salt Gifts

    These salt recipes come from countryliving.com and are great as gifts for any occasion.

    Ingredients 

    24 jar(s) (2 ounces each) for packaging finished salt

    4 tins filled with shredded paper, for packaging finished jars


    Porcini Salt
    4 ounce(s) dried porcini mushrooms
    1 cup(s) fine sea salt


    Smoked Paprika and Ancho Salt
    4 dried ancho chiles
    1/4 cup(s) smoked paprika
    3/4 cup(s) fine sea salt


    Celery Salt
    4 head(s) celery, leaves only
    1 cup(s) fine sea salt


    Lime-Ginger Salt
    Zest of 6 limes (about 1/2 cup)
    3 teaspoon(s) ground ginger
    1 cup(s) fine sea salt


    Herbes de Provence Salt
    1/2 cup(s) herbes de Provence
    6 tablespoon(s) dried lavender
    3/4 cup(s) fine sea salt


    Curry Salt
    12 medium dried bay leaves
    1/4 cup(s) garam masala
    1/4 cup(s) curry powder
    2 teaspoon(s) ground cumin
    1/2 cup(s) fine sea salt

    Directions on how to prepare the salt recipes


    Diy Modern Perforated Tabletop Christmas Trees

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    You only need a few materials to make these beautiful Christmas trees!

    Papier-mache cones, available in the doll making section of the craft store
    Electric drill and assorted drill bits
    Fine-grit sandpaper
    Optional: Rotary tool and grinding bit
    Matte white spray paint - I used Krylon Flat White Indoor/Outdoor

    Head over to curbly.com for instructions

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