Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Reindeer Treats

Don’t forget about my One Yard Wonders book giveaway—here’s the link if you want to get your name entered into the drawing. The deadline is Thursday night and the winner will be announced on Friday.

Along with some other projects, yesterday was my day to make reindeer treats. I make these each year for the children in our family and the neighborhood.

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I use glassine bags to package Magic Reindeer Feed. There’s nothing new about this project, the recipe and graphics were found on the internet years ago. I just print everything out each Christmas and make the mix from inexpensive cereal mixed with oats.

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This year I’ve added another item to my little offerings, bags of cinnamon red hot candies labeled Rudolph’s Spare Red Noses. I’ve seen them in the stores but figured I could just make my own. There’s one more reindeer treat I’m making for the kids, but I’ve got to figure out a label for it today.

The following is not a reindeer treat, but a very small gift I made. We also went to New Orleans during our Florida Thanksgiving trip. While visiting the French Quarter, we found a penny machine at Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant.

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My neighbor Cindy collects these pennies along with me, so I made a set for her. My husband took a picture in the restaurant for me and I made it into a card yesterday morning to hold the set of four pennies by making four slits in the photo. Next I backed it with cardstock and inserted the pennies. It made for a cute presentation to give her yesterday afternoon when she stopped by my house.


Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I LOVE how you did the pennies! What a special little gift!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh I love the Rudolph’s Spare Red Noses, said Clarice ;-)
xoxoxox Clarice

Thimbleanna said...

How fun Junie Moon! You're sooooo very clever. Love that penny card!

Lorrie said...

What great ideas. I'm sure the neighbourhood children love you!

Gifts like the pennies for your friend are so great because they are personal and tell the receiver that you have been thinking about them.


dutchcomfort said...

I love the red noses!! Brilliant ideas for special gifts!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi June!

Such wonderful treat packages! I will have to remember to make them when my grandson is a little older.

I'm glad you had a chance to visit New Orleans! I love that serves the best food is the USA!

Mommy, I'm Home said...

How fun! I bet the neighborhood kids love you!

Diane Schuller said...

you are so thoughtful AND creative.

I love your idea of doing the reindeer noses. Gee, what great ideas you come up with June.

Jane said...

Love the new treat for Rudolph and really, really love those "penny squisher" machines! Such a great souvenir/reminder of places visited. Your photo card for the gift presentation was very clever.
jane - Jacksonville

Lena said...

Oh gosh, I love the spare noses! LOL! I'm going to have make those for my little great-nieces, and bring big smiles to their faces.

Junie, you are so generous and clever. I think your neighbors must love you very much.

Yummers! said...

I haven't seen the 'Spare Red Noses' before!! What an adorable idea and such a cute presentation!! Clever Junie Moon!! How about writing a craft book !

Bridgett said...

You always have the best ideas!
These are so awesome!