Cute Up-cycled Craft!

Cute Up-cycled Craft!

I love this craft, and I plan on doing it soon! I’ll post pictures when I’m finished! Would you do an animal, or something else? I would love to see pictures of what you’ve created! Enjoy!

Materials:
Cardboard.
Magazines.
Scissors.
Glue.
Black permanent marker.
Procedure:

Cut magazines so that they are like a skinny strips.
On the cardboard draw a silhouette of your favorite animal, flower or even may be the initial of your name.
Take a strip of sheet magazine and place it above the silhouette. With glue, the stick the strips to the board.
Repeat until the silhouette is fully upholstered.

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Contact me!

Since I’m going to be a bit tied up this weekend, I’d love to get some email or comment with suggestions on things you would like to see posted! I’ll be answering all the emails, and I’m also great with advice if you need any help getting through the holidays no matter what your sitch might be! Contact me @ cheerstotheteenyearsadvice@gmail.com

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Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

People seemed to like the mini pumpkin pies I posted about,so i decided to post some Christmas treats. Enjoy!

Ingredients:
1 bag Hershey’s Kisses brand Candy Cane Kisses
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons milk
Red and Green colored sugar
Preheat over to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove wrappers from candies (approx. 35)
Beat butter, sugar, vanilla, and egg in large bowl until well blended. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternatively with milk to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in red and/or green colored sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 – 1o minutes or until edges are lightly browned and cookies is set. Remove from oven; cool 2 to 3 minutes. Press candy piece into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Yields approximately 35 cookies.
Note: A couple tips, don’t roll them too large and make sure your butter is not too soft or warm.  If your dough is too sticky, just add up to 1/2 cup more flour.

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Nine Days ‘Till Thanksgiving

Nine Days 'Till Thanksgiving

These mini pumpkin pies are perfectly cute, and sweet treats to share with your family, and friends. It’s also a great way to prove to someone that your great at baking, because this is a super simple bitesize dessert any pumpkin pie fanatic would love.

Ingredients:
Makes 12 mini pumpkin pies
pumpkin pie filling for one 9-inch pie
2 9-inch pie crust doughs
bowl or round cookie cutter 4 inches in diameter
muffin tin
whipped cream

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Peppermint Sugar Scrub

Peppermint Sugar Scrub

This is perfect for a hostess gift, or a Christmas gift for you gal pals, mom, aunt, and grandma!

I simply too two cups of white granulated Sugar and mixed in a 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup Almond Oil (Coconut Oil will work too). Add the oil slowly till you have a nice soft consistency that is soft but not too oily. Then add a few drops of Peppermint Essential Oil.

Once you have it all mixed together you will want to divide the scrub into two equal parts and in separate containers. You will need to add some color to one of the containers. You can use a little bit of food coloring OR you can add some raspberry juice like I did. I simply took a couple of drops of juice from a bag of frozen raspberries…the perfect organic red colorant.

Make a large funnel out of a piece of paper (a small one will not allow enough room for the sugar scrub to pass through it) and add a small amount into the jar. Press the sugar down lightly so that the sugar is even.

Then add a white layer so that they are about the same height and flatten it. Continue back and forth with as many layers and as thick or thin a layer you would like.

Print out a pretty label and add some fun scrapbook paper or bow and you have the perfect hostess or Holiday gift!

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The Holidays!

So it’s that time of year! Food, family, and friends are all what the Holidays are about. If you need to impress anyone from your grandma to your cousin, food, or decorations can do the trick. Throughout the week I’ll be posting Thanksgiving, and Christmas DIY Decor, recipes, and advice to get you through some awkward family sitches! Feel free to ask questions!

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¿What is my blog?

So your a teen, or a pre-teen. Sometimes people need some help, and advice to get them through some tough times. Whether you need relationship advice (with boyfriends/girlfriends or just friends), life advice, or just something fun to do when your bored, this is the blog for you. Enjoy!

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