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Day 33: Reindeer Food Jar Labels!

Reindeer Food Jar Labels // thepapermama.com

Day 33 of my 50 DIY Days of Christmas: Reindeer Food Jar Labels!

Supplies:

- Free Printable Reindeer Food Jar Labels: Large Reindeer Lid, Large Reindeer Lid w/Nose, Small Reindeer Lid, and Small Reindeer Lid w/Nose.

- Jar w/lid

- Scissors

- Granola

Directions:

- Print/cut out your choice of reindeer label.

- You can use store bought granola or make your own delicious granola following this recipe (made with no refined sugars).

- Prep the jar and gift to a favorite person!

Reindeer Food Jar Labels // thepapermama.com

Reindeer Food Jar Labels // thepapermama.com

- Chelsey

To keep up with the series, click here or on the image below!

50 Diy Days of Christmas // thepapermama.com

P.S. If you’d like to reminisce in the past 50 DIY Days of Christmas… here you are: 2011 & 2012.

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Day 27 of my 50 DIY Days of Christmas: 2013 Holiday Gift Guide // thepapermama.com

Calendar Work Station!

Calendar Work Space // thepapermama.com

Well folks, it’s just about Fall. That means we all need to get ourselves organized… or at least pretend we’re organized. I’ve created a Calendar Work Station just for this. A new DIY for you to check out at Better Homes and Gardens. I’m pretty in love with this thing. I made the whole thing for free (if you really calculate the cost of materials it’s probably under $15).

Want to see how I made it? Check it out on Better Homes and Gardens (comes with free calendar printables).

Calendar Work Space // thepapermama.com

- Chelsey

“Yum” Cup DIY with Peach Melba Bellini Cocktail!

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"yum" mason jar cup // thepapermama.com

I love bubbly, but not the stemware you serve it in. I am super clumsy and tend to break most champagne/wine glasses. 90% of our stemware has left our home in pieces, or we’ve donated them before they break. That brings me to my “Yum” Mason Jar Cup. It’s pretty cute, quick to make, and hard to break. My kind of drink glass.

- To make this cute cup, get yourself some Martha Stewart Gold Glass paint and a mason jar. Draw on the word “Yum”, and maybe add a frame around the word. Let dry for an hour.

Peach Melba Bellini // Thepapermama.com

- To make the metallic opaque paint permanent, place the cup in a cool oven. Set the oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the oven off and let the glass cool COMPLETELY in the oven. Note: glass needs to heat and cool gradually in the oven… so it doesn’t break. Wait 72 hours and use the glass for a Peach Melba Bellini Cocktail!

Peach Melba Bellini // Thepapermama.com

Now that you made a glass…. now you need something to put in it:

Peach Melba Bellini // Thepapermama.com

Peach  Melba  Bellini  (with fresh blueberries)

Kelly Ripa Peach Melba Bellini

Recipe adapted from Kelly Ripa’s recipe. Serves 1 person.

Ingredients:

1/2 oz. Peach Puree

1/2 oz. Raspberry Liqueur (I chose to substitute this with fresh blueberries)

Chilled Prosecco (or a dry bubbly if you don’t like super sweet)

Optional: Rosemary

Directions:

- Place 1/2 oz. of Peach Puree and the 1/2 oz. Raspberry Liqueur (or blueberries) to the bottom of your glass.

- Fill the rest of the cup with your bubbly (Kelly likes to keep her bubbly in the Elextrolux Perfect Temp Drawer because you can adjust the temp of this drawer to get those bubbles super chilly).

Optional: If you love the taste of Rosemary…. add a fresh sprig to your cup! It’s a tasty drink to enjoy with some yummy cheese and bread.

Peach Melba Bellini // Thepapermama.com

Peach Melba Bellini // Thepapermama.com

This drink is seriously the perfect summer cocktail. Yum.

- Chelsey

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We feed the squirrels.

Squirrel Feeder // thepapermama.com

Do not feed the squirrels. Yeah, we feed those little rodents. I KNOW we probably shouldn’t… but it’s pretty cute to watch. They pretty much rule our neighborhood and I’m 90% sure they are living in the attic of our separate garage (darn them). We still feed them. They terrorize our bird feeder and squeak angrily at my Chihuahua (I believe they think he is a giant squirrel). We still feed them. Mostly because it’s fun for the kiddo. Each day we bring out the peanut jar and sprinkle them around the yard and hide them on the fence… then wait for them to show up and we watch them from the window. It’s our thing. NOW we have a cute little jar to hide nuts in. I like that it’s a glass jar (easier to spy on them while they eat).

Squirrel Feeder // thepapermama.com

I made it in about 20 minutes. I had a wide mouth jar (with a 3 inch opening), an old serving fork, and some wire. Sooooo, this squirrel feeder was FREE, minus the small price for peanuts. Yeah… it cost peanuts (I’ll be here all night).

Squirrel Feeder // thepapermama.com

I wrapped the wire around two spots on the jar and secured the fork. Simple simple. Secure the feeder to something that’s easy to reach… a fence? A tree? Hmmm? I wired ours onto a fence post (within view from our living room… so important).

Squirrel Feeder // thepapermama.com
Fill that jar with squirrel treats, and we’re done

Squirrel Feeder // thepapermama.com

Squirrel Feeder // thepapermama.com

I can’t wait to snap a photo of those naughty little squirrels getting into the jar. We also have a TON of blue jays… and they love those peanuts. The crows might even try and get in on this. All super entertaining for us… because that’s EXACTLY what I made this jar for: pure entertainment. Ha!

Annnnnd, in case you’re curious… our squirrels are a bit chunky (they eat from ALL the bird feeders in the neighborhood).

Squirrel // thepapermama.com

- Chelsey

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