Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

12/23/14

Holiday Egg Nog Popsicle Recipe

I may have officially lost my noggin on this one (don't hate, you know that was a good pun), but I'm going for it anyway with today's recipe for...

Egg nog popsicles!

I know, I know. Egg nog is not for everyone. BUT if you fancy this unique holiday drink, you are definitely going to love the popsicle version. I even like them and I'm not a big egg nog person.

Making your own holiday pops couldn't be an easier...

Egg Nog for the Holidays

Materials:

Egg nog is already a little sweet, so you don't really need to add anything extra. But you can if you want (see below)...

egg nog // popsicle mold // popsicle sticks // *You can also add a half packet of vanilla pudding, to mix in with the egg nog for a sweeter popsicle.

Instructions:

Pour egg nog (or egg nog mixture if adding pudding mix) into each popsicle well, then pop in the freezer for 45 minutes. Remove from the freezer and add popsicle sticks, then put back in the freezer for 4-5 hours (or until completely frozen).

Run the popsicle molds under warm water for 15-20 seconds when you’re ready to eat and they'll slide right out. Enjoy!

Side Note: I had every intention to use the leftover cinnamon sticks as popsicle sticks for these. But when I took them out around the 45 minute mark to put the sticks in, I completely forgot. Would be cute though, if you have a lot of cinnamon sticks laying around.

Holiday Egg Nog Popsicle Recipe

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

I think this will be a fun recipe for the holidays. AND you can totally pull it off last minute because it's so easy. Would be even more fun if you spike the popsicles with bourbon or rum.

And on that note... I hope you have an awesome Christmas. I'll be popping in before the new year to share a couple more things. But for now, happy holidays!

12/19/14

6 Holiday DIYs to Try This Weekend

There's less than a week left until Christmas, so this weekend is as good a time as any to finish up any last minute holiday DIYs before family starts coming into town. Right?

Here are a handful of my favorites right now to get you started...

1. typographic gift toppers from me (for Curbly)

2. woven stocking DIY from Rachel for A Beautiful Mess

3. DIY ways to wrap gifts from Natalie for designlovefest

4. merry and bright wall art DIY (an oldie but goodie)

5. giant color blocked DIY wall ornaments (these are one of my faves right now)

6. last minute holiday ornaments project (done in under an hour)

Hope you have a great weekend! I'll be popping in on Monday with another holiday DIY, so be sure to check back for that. It's food related and yummy.

-Brittni

12/18/14

DIY Holiday Ornaments in Under an Hour

Remember that DIY Easter eggs project I did earlier this year, with permanent markers?

Well, I happen to have a few extra ornaments lying around this year, so I thought I'd turn them into a Christmas version of the Easter eggs, for fun.

These DIY ornaments would be a great weekend project, since they're so quick and easy. And they'd also be a cute last minute gift for friends, if you're headed out to any holiday parties this weekend. Here's how you can make your own batch in less than an hour...

DIY Holiday Ornaments in Under an Hour

Supplies:

round ornaments // flat finish spray paint // styrofoam // popsicles sticks // permanent marker

How To:

Grab some basic round ornaments and your favorite (flat finish) spray paint, then head outside to spray paint these puppies up. Before you spray paint, be sure to remove the metal hooks from each one, popped a popsicle stick in each one, then turned 'em upside down and stuck the popsicles sticks into the styrofoam to keep them semi-still while spray painting.

Once painted, give them a good amount of time to dry to the touch. If they're drying in the sun it really shouldn't take more than 10 to 15 minutes for them to be completely dry. Then, grab a black permanent marker and draw little designs on each one: gemstones, triangles, hatch marks, squiggles, etc. Pop the metal hooks back on, add a string, and they're ready to hang.

DIY Holiday Ornaments in Under an Hour

DIY Holiday Ornaments in Under an Hour

 Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff // Assisted by Linda Jednaszewski

Have any plans for last minute holiday DIYs before Christmas rolls around next week?