I made these little snowflake tins last week to give to the girls in my Stamp Club when we had our meeting Friday night.

I used small squares tins that have the window in the lid.  The base of the tin was wrapped in a strip of the Autumn Meadows Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini catalog.  The lid is wrapped with Very Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon.  I used the Tombo Multipurpose adhesive – the liquid glue in the green bottle to attach both the paper and the ribbon to the tin.  I added the little ribbon knot with a mini glue dot.

I used the Snowflake punch and punched three snowflakes – one in Very Vanilla, one in Chocolate Chip and one in Taken with Teal.  I punched a hole in the center of each with the paper piercer and also in the center of the window.  I used a silver brad through the center of all three snowflakes and then put that through the lid.

On the inside I used my Clear Scallop Square Bigz Die to cut pieces of wax paper to line the inside of the tin and then added my little holiday pretzel treats.   When I made the treats I used red and green M&Ms because I originally planned to decorate the tin in red and green.  But then switched to the browns and teals so I should have gotten a different color of M&Ms for my treats.  Oh, well, this time they just won’t match.

The pretzel treats are really good – the right combination of sweet and salty and very easy to make.  I use the square shaped waffle pretzels – lay them all out on a tray in a single layer.  Turn the oven on to a low temp 160 or 170.  Now put a Hershey’s Kiss on top of each pretzel (unwrapped from the foil).  They used to sell unwrapped kisses during the holidays but I wasn’t able to find them anywhere this year.  So I had to unwrap all the kisses – that takes the longest.

Set the tray in the oven for about  6 minutes.  Take it out and press an M&M into the top of the Kiss.  If you can’t press it down then stick the tray back in the oven for another minute or so until the kiss is soft but still has it’s shape.  When you take them out then work quickly to press an M&M into the top of each kiss.  Then I take the whole tray and set it in the fridge for them to cool and set up again.  My kids love them and you can make them for any holiday by changing the color of the M&Ms on top.

For the late night stampers group – we have a challenge to post a project every day for 12 days – the 12 days of Christmas Challenge.  We have to send the ideas to the group so this is my Day 3 project.  For Day 1 it was the movie ticket holder I posted last week and for Day 2 the scallop square fabric bags that I posted earlier.

Thanks for stopping by.  I started playing with some of my new stuff today and will hopefully have some creations to share next week.

Oh – one more thing – this is family related.  I just found out last night from Kyle (my oldest son) that he has an interview today (that is where he is now) with MIT.  It is part of the application process.  He tells me this at 7 pm because I need to find him a blazer, dress pants and dress shoes to wear to the interview.  A little more notice please would have been nice…so I remember the very helpful man that found a jacket for Tyler to wear to the Homecoming Dance and since I was short on time I checked to see how late that store was open.  Luckily on Saturday night they were open until 9 and we headed down there.  We got there just before 8 – luckily Kyle was able to wear a jacket off the rack with no alterations needed, and the seamstress was still there to hem/cuff his pants – they did that while we waited.  They had shoes in his size too.  I wasn’t planning on that expense right before Christmas but I did want him to look nice and now he’ll be set for awhile for anything else he may need to dress up for.   I hope he does well!