DIY Earrings – A Kate Spade Inspired Bridesmaids Gift

Here’s another inspired DIY project from our Regular Contributor, Zen Zhou. Today, she brings us a little something to make your friends feel special on that big day.


DIY Earrings

A Kate Spade Inspired Bridesmaid’s Gift

 

Part of what makes a big day so special are the bridesmaids, so it only seems fair to give them a little something to say thank you. But all those wedding expenses can add up. Why not DIY them a little pressie? They say the best things in life are handmade, after all. My favourite wedding is my University friend’s, it was really small and intimate, and she personally made all the wedding favours (lavender potpourri sachets…). Come to think of it, I don’t think she has a sewing machine! Definitely a wedding to remember.

The inspiration for this pair of earrings is from Kate Spade, and the original can be found here. I chose it because hearts seem very wedding-y. LOL Plus, I’d never done a Kate Spade DIY before, and there’s always a first time.

 

What you need

  • Packaging Foam (waste not, want not I always say)
  • Ear Stud Backs
  • Sharpie Pen (gold coloured)
  • Glue
  • Scissors

 

 Step 1

Cut a heart from the foam. If you’re not steady with your hands, use a pen to draw the outline of a heart in the foam before cutting. (The gold colour will hide the pen marks later.)

Colour the heart all over using the Sharpie and leave to dry for 10 minutes. You may want to give it a second coat to make the colour nice and uniform.
Repeat for the other side.

Step 3

Apply a dab of glue to the back of the heart and press the stud firmly down. Leave for 24 hours and your earrings are ready to be worn! You’ll find this is a very versatile DIY. Basically, you could change the shape you cut out and have a totally different pair of earrings. Or change the colour by using a different Sharpie or even nail polish!

A cheap, but sweet gift for your bridesmaids. Maybe you can even wear them yourself. If you’d love to use Sharpies for more DIYs–they are my FAVOURITE DIY hack–check out more Sharpie inspiration here:

 

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Mexican Wedding Cakes or Snowball Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cakes

or Snowball Cookies

A Recipe for
The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party & Giveaway
#Ultimatecookieparty

I am Co-hosting the virtual Cookie & Goodies Exchange party with several of my blogger buddies, I hope you will pop by for a visit and exchange a few recipes with us.

This cookie recipe has been a forever family favorite in my house. Delicious barely describes these melt-in-your-mouth wonders, and the recipe is super easy too! We have always called them Mexican Wedding Cakes, but some people call them Snowball Cookies. Because these cookies do look like little snowballs, they make a perfect holiday cookie.

The recipe has six ingredients: Butter, Powdered Sugar, Vanilla, Flour, Salt, and Nuts.

You bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, then roll the cookies in powdered sugar.

Easy right? So, onto the Directions and Recipe.

Mexican Wedding Cakes

Slightly soften the butter. Add powdered sugar and vanilla, and whisk until smooth and creamy. Add flour, salt, and finely chopped nuts (I used walnuts, but have also used pecans). Mix well.

The dough is soft and crumbly. It seems like it’s on the dry side, but it’s not. It will stick together easily. Roll the mixed dough into small balls, and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake until lightly golden  and let cool for 1-2 minutes. Drop into powdered sugar and roll around to cover the cookie. Place cookie on wax paper. Once the entire sheet of cookies has been dusted with powdered sugar, dunk them through the powdered sugar a second time. Return to wax paper to finish cooling.

Don’t these look scrumptious?

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Mexican Wedding Cakes or Snowball Cookies
 
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A scrumptious cookie recipe that is good all year round, but particularly lends itself to the winter holidays since the cookie looks like a tiny snowball.
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Type: Dessert
Serves: 3-6 dozen
Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1-3/4 Cup Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Nuts (finely chopped walnuts or pecans)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • Additional Powdered Sugar for rolling after baking.
Directions:
  1. Use slighty softened Butter. Add Powdered Sugar and Vanilla
  2. Whisk until smooth and creamy
  3. Add Flour, Salt, and Nuts, mix until well blended
  4. Roll Dough between the palms of your hands to make small balls
  5. Place Dough Balls on UNGREASED cookie sheet
  6. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes, until lightly golden
  7. Let cookies cool on sheet for 1-2 minutes
  8. Drop individual cookies into the additional Powdered Sugar and roll around to coat.
  9. Place cookie onto Wax Paper
  10. When all cookies from the baking sheet are coated, go back and coat a second time with Powdered Sugar
Notes
This recipe yields 3-6 dozen cookies depending on how large or small you roll you dough balls.

I bake my cookies for 10 minutes to start and add a minute at a time if needed.

This recipe is part of The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party & Giveaway, found at https://lifewithlorelai.com/2014/11/09/ultimate-cookie-party-giveaway/
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I hope you will enjoy the Mexican Wedding Cakes as much as we do. Be sure to stop by The Ultimate Virtual Cookie & Goodies Party & Giveaway and link up some of your holiday favorites! It’s a cookie and goodie exchange, so take away some great new recipes to try.

What are your family favorite holiday cookies?

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