Top 3 Holiday Recipes and Crafts

Christmas is sneaking up on us, isn't it?

Normally around this time, and I hate to admit to this, I'm just getting around to buying all of my gifts. This is just hard for me to wrap my mind around because in all other aspects I am such a planner! However, this year I am almost done with all of my Christmas shopping already and it feels oh sooo good. Now I know why people shop and plan so early...it feels great! Heck, I feel like I could train for a marathon and be ready for it come Dec. 25th. Maybe. Just maybe...

Now I just need someone willing to wrap all my gifts (not lying-I dread this every.single.year. I'm terrible at it...) Any takers? ;)

Today, I thought I would re-post a list of my top 3 favorite crafts and recipes that I featured last year (candy Buckeyes, anyone? take my word for it: MAKE THESE) for anyone who missed them or is just looking for some ideas this month! I got some questions about the tree skirt I made featured in my post yesterday, so I will include a link for that as well. 

oreo cookies christmas cookies cookies

I make these for our annual cookie exchange with my Mom's family. 10 dozen to be exact. They are a big hit with everyone and are surprisingly really easy to make. 

If you are looking for an easy, unique but delish cookie to bring to a family party (or to make if you are hosting!)...these little guys are your secret weapon.

 A year later, this wreath is still holding up fantastic for me. I love that I can use it year round on our front door!

candy buckeyes
 {the holy grail in my recipe book}

Who would've thought that this would be one of my most pinned recipes on Pinterest and one of my highest viewed posts?! I definitely didn't! But this makes me smile so much. These are actually made year round around these parts, but they are perfect for the holidays too. You simply cannot go wrong with peanut butter and chocolate rolled up into one. You'll thank me later. 

And here is the link for our tree skirt that I made...

tree skirt

Happy crafting / baking!

What is your favorite holiday craft or recipe? Share the link with me so I can find some new ones!


  1. I love the tree skirt. My favorite holiday project is the burlap banner. I have one for every single holiday haha!!

  2. I have never had a buckeye ( I know.. thats probably a sin) but this all looks great. I am going to give the tree skirt a try this weekend - I need a new one and anything with burlap works for me :)

  3. I have lived in C-bus for over 15 years, and have never made buckeyes. So wrong right! I may have to try these and the Oreo Balls out this weekend! I made my tree-skirt from your tutorial last year, and I ended up sewing it instead of gluing it. It took me over a week to sew all that. I probably should have stuck to glue gunning it, but in the end I love how it turned out. I so miss Saw It. Pinned It. Did It. Maybe you two can bring it back in 2014? :)

  4. I need to try those buckeyes! Yum! Giving anything in a Mason jar is always a good gift in my eyes!

  5. I have had the material to make that tree skirt for 2 years now & just haven't! The time is what kills me! HAHA! Maybe I can try to get it done this week sometime!? All of these are such great ideas though!! The food is making me hungry!

  6. The no bake oreo balls are on my list to make and give out this season! They are so festive all wrapped up like that!
    Meet @ the Barre

  7. I cannnot believe it's been a year since you posted that! Wow! Time is flying!

  8. Those buckeyes, YUM!!!!! I definitely plan to try!!!! :)


  9. My Mom and I make the oreo cookie balls every year along with caramels. In our family and group of friends we call them "Crack Balls" because they are so addicting!!!

  10. I have never made oreo balls, but I'm having a few girlfriends over for a cookie decorating party so I might have to add those to my list. I love making my girlfriends banana bread and gifting it to them around the holidays. Really random, but fun!

  11. I will have to try the crack balls... they look easy!


  12. Thank you for posting this...We're getting our tree this Friday and I've been wanting to update our tree skirt. I was about to search through your blog for the instrtuctions from last year, and low and behold they were staring me in the face. Thanks for saving me some time! Merry Christmas!


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