With Valentine's Day right around the corner, today's Friday Fun post features a project perfect to surprise Mom, sisters and best friends...anyone who's been extra sweet to YOU!
This idea originally appeared in our crafty booklet, Homemade Gifts from the Heart, as a thank you gift but its shape is just right for a sweetheart you know.
Want to get crafty?
Whip up a Sweetheart Ribbon Wreath!
Below, you'll find easy instructions to make one of your own, plus a cookie recipe you can use for the treats. It'd be just as sweet to fill the little bags with jelly beans, conversation hearts or chocolate kisses too!
To make the wreath:
You'll need to choose...
- two fabrics
- two 1" wide ribbons
- one 5/8" wide ribbon
Tear each fabric piece into about twenty-four 1-1/2" x 6" lengths. Next, cut each ribbon into twenty-four 6" lengths.
Tie the fabric and ribbon lengths around the wire wreath. Next, use the 1/4" wide ribbon to tie small cellophane bags of cookies or treats onto the wreath. Lastly, add a ribbon hanger to the top of the wreath. That's it!
Use your favorite cookie recipe for the treats or fill those bags with whatever you like. Here's a bonus recipe from our Cookbook of the Week, Fast-Fix Meals!
Choco-Berry Cookie Drops
Thanks to Edward Smulski of Lyons, Illinois!
Blend dry cake mix, oil and eggs together until well mixed. Add chocolate chips, vanilla and jam; blend well. Drop by half-teaspoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheets, leaving room for cookies to expand. Bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 10 minutes. Makes 7 to 8 dozen.
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