Hanukkah is fast approaching (begins this Friday at sundown) and now is a great time to prep for a neat menorah project for the entire family. Amy Atlas sent over this DIY centerpiece she created using homemade cookies and lollipop sticks (to give structure and stabilization to the ‘candles’) to share with you.
In Amy’s own words:
“This fun dessert and craft project makes a great centerpiece on the Hanukkah table. It is also a fun project that your kids can help out with because you can enlist them to decorate the cookies! Simply pick up these cookie cutters from Sur La Table, bake off a basic sugar cookie recipe in the candle shape with these lollipop sticks attached to your dough, and then decorate the cookies with royal icing and sprinkles. If your kids are helping out with decorating, don’t feel obligated to follow a design – let them decorate away! That way, the cookies will feel more festive and your kids will take a lot of pride in their cookie candle menorah when it is part of the Hanukkah table! When the cookie candles are finished, simply glue-gun the lollipop sticks to your favorite menorah. Enjoy!”
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Bake some manly cupcakes for your favorite birthday boy! These custom cupcake wrappers by Etsy artist Geekinesis are PERFECT! Check out his shop for more great ideas, including motorcycle, airplane, saw edge, forest and clockwork-themed laser cut designs. Send Carl custom requests as well – he cut a beautiful wall stencil for me just recently.
These might even inspire a great party theme! Perfect for the hubby, boyfriend, son or sidekick on his special day.
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Since I haven’t had a chance to *formally* do so… I thought I’d take the opportunity to introduce myself during this Friday Interview series! It has been a true pleasure growing this site before your eyes and I cannot thank you enough for your readership and blogging love.
Pepper Design Blog is a little space offering inspiration for the inner design guru in each of us. It’s a site dedicated to sharing inspiring & innovative ideas for decorating your home, organizing your space & throwing the perfect party.
My painstakingly lengthy answers (I apologize in advance… this was too much fun) and inspiration (images and collages of my personal favorites) for Pepper Design Blog, and the four PDB interview Qs, after the jump! Read more »
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