This is the final installment of A Pinterest Christmas, where myself and several other friends and friends-of-friends
across the country are making fun, Pinterest inspired (Pinspired) holiday decorations, treats, and keepsakes!
The first (p)inspiration this week is Santa hat brownies!
We needed to take a yummy treat to our annual Christmas Eve open house,
so we scoured Pinterest for fun ideas. Greg was excited about these brownies, so we headed out to get our supplies.
We opted for the easiest ingredients possible.
Strawberries, brownie mix, and easy frost(ing).
I was in charge of washing & cutting the strawberries, while Greg baked the brownies.
We used a 9×9 pan, which turned out to be a great little round bite for the brownies.
With no round cookies cutters available, we had to get creative.
We ended up using a toothpick holder to make the round bites.
The Easy Frost was just as advertised… super easy.
We frosted the brownie and put the strawberry on top, then topped off the top of the Santa hat.
They turned out very well, but here are a few tips:
Allow the brownies to cool FULLY. We got a little anxious, so the icing melted a little bit.
We ended up sticking them in the fridge to help harden up the icing.
Once you wash & cut the strawberries, put them on a paper towel to dry them.
Along with not allowing the brownies to cool, the damp strawberries were sliding all over the place.
Having a cookie cutter would be much easier than using a toothpick holder,
but I think we get an “A” for effort, right?
I think they were a hit at the party. If nothing else, they were sure cute!
The next two (p)inspirations are related to the many
Christmas cards we received from our amazing friends.
Cabinet Christmas card display:
I opted to use painter’s tape on the other side of my cabinet to affix the ribbon,
because I do not think anyone will be looking at the inside of my cabinets;
and I will still be able to save the ribbon for next year.
I found this ribbon at Target early this season.
I originally used it for a bow at the top of our Christmas tree,
but I was happy to be able to reuse it!
I also looked for it the next time I was at Target, so I could stock up,
because, everyone knows how much I love chevron. But… no luck, they were out.
Maggi also created another version of this (p)inspiration on her pantry door!
The second Christmas card (p)inspiration comes from one of my favorite bloggers, Ashley Ann.
I had every intention of doing this last year, but somehow in the midst of having a 2 month old,
it slipped my mind and by the time I remembered, I had tossed all of our Christmas cards. Drats.
I knew I would not forget this year, especially once I saw it floating around Pinterest.
Um, hello! Genius!
Create your contact photos from their holiday cards!
Need I say more?
I hope you enjoyed A Pinterest Christmas series this season.
Next year, we have already vowed to get a head start on our projects!
If you missed any projects this year, here is a rundown of what you may have missed:
DIY Pom Pom Wreaths
DIY Yarn Trees
Don’t forget to check out the other ladies’ posts who participated in A Pinterest Christmas this season.
Amanda @ Without a Doubt
Sally @ Chacha and Mogo
Michelle @ this grey house
Misha @ emerald city diaries
Maggi @ Greg, Maggi & Rodney
Abbi @ The Peña Family