Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mayonaise and Hot Cocoa.....

What do these two things have in common.....not much except a container!

But this is what it looked like before, I forgot to take a picture of it washed and clean....but since this is our regular brand, I took a one of our new jar.

Welcome to Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow. We hope you weren't caught in that early snow storm that found its way to the northeast United States last weekend. If you did, we hope you were able to get some crafting in, even if the power was out.  Crafting by candlelight sounds so relaxing, doesn't it?

This week our challenge to you is to turn something from your garbage or recycling bin into a vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project. We want you to turn TRASH TO VINTAGE TREASURE. You can include items from your paper scraps but your project must start with something you are re-purposing. Please include a photo of that item in your post so we can say "You went from that to that - wow!"

We will choose one random winner who will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. The Design Team will select one project as Card of the Week and the creator of that project will receive a badge to display and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

By entering this challenge you not only have a chance to win our regular prizes but your name will go into the draw for the Christmas Blog Candy every time you enter so let's see your wonderful creations.

Here is a close up of my wonderful Victorian Santa image:
He is a freebie that I got a good while back from Vintage Holiday Crafts. For my top, I layered two dies and a sentiment from Stampin' Up along with another free image, this one from Magic Moonlight that I placed under a clear pebble and trimmed around.

My fabric topper is some that I have had in my stash for years.

 I thought that these would be great neighbor gifts for Rick and I to give out this year. The mayo jars are plastic and therefore unbreakable and I think my neighbors would love these. Now to just get a few more made.

I would like to share the hot cocoa recipe with you:

1 lb. chocolate drink mix
1-1/4 c. powdered non-dairy creamer
25.6-oz. pkg. powdered milk
2 c. powdered sugar
In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container. Give with these instructions: To serve add 1/4 cup to 12 ounces hot water or milk. Makes about 29 cups mix.

I will add a tag with the instructions and a small bag of mini marshmallows when gifting.

Our designer have dug deep into their recycling bins and have transformed some interesting items into wonderful treasures that are sure to inspire you so do check out their blogs to get all the details.

I hope you can join us this week, don't forget the blog candy (might I just say Cricut!). Thanks for stopping in this morning.
I hope you will stop back by for my post at noon!

I am entering this into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge Vintage Christmas

Cooking it up with Katie Challenge #82 Anything But a Card

Crimbo Crackers 1st Challenge Anything Goes


marsha said...

Patti, what a great gift idea! I love using the mayo jar for cocoa, never thought past glass jars! Love the topper and that gorgeous vintage Santa - yum!

Carla S. said...

Fantastic gift idea, Patti! I love that topper and the vintage Santa! Thanks for the recipe, too!

Olga said...

I am just blown away!!!!! What a fantastic gift idea!!!!! You so clever, oh yeah, it's goreous too~!!!!!

Colleen said...

One is more pretty than the other. Have any ideas on what I could dump my mayo in so I could use the jar? LOL
I'm really getting some fantastic ideas from you gals.

The Other Patti Sue said...

Well isn't this the bomb diggity... LOVE it! I will be using your great gift idea for sure!

Betty Benton said...

Your blog title certainly caught my eye! Terrific recycle job!

Glenda Atkins said...

Super great project, what a fantastic gift idea and I adore your vintage Santa!

Heide said...

What a fantastic idea, love the use of the mayo jar.
Coco looks yummy too!