• 5 Minute Projects,  Recipes

    Five Minute Friday: Pumpkin Pie Dip

    Five Minute Friday

    Welcome to 5 Minute Friday. This is a weekly post where we share quick tips, projects, and recipes that can all be completed in 5 minutes or less! The topic this week is Pumpkin Pie Dip.

    Pumpkin season is upon us. This quick dip will fulfill all of your pumpkin cravings in just a few minutes.

    5 Minute Pumpkin Pie Dip

    Ingredients
    2 Cups – Canned Pumpkin
    1 – 3.5 oz. Pkg. – Vanilla Instant Pudding
    1 Tbs. – Pumpkin Pie Spice
    1 tsp. – Cinnamon
    1 – 8 oz. Container – Cool Whip

    Fall Favorite Pumpkin Dip

    Kitchen Tools
    Can Opener
    Large Mixing Bowl
    Wooden Spoon
    Measuring Spoons
    Measuring Cups

    Pumpkin Pie Dip Tools

    First, add the pumpkin, pudding, and spices to a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.

    Pumpkin Pie Dip

    Creamy Pumpkin Dip

    Next, fold in the cool whip.

    Quick Pumpkin Recipe

    Mix until smooth and creamy. Pop the dip into the refrigerator until ready to serve. Enjoy this delicious dessert with apples and graham crackers.

    Pumpkin Dessert

    My little guys love eating dip with teddy bear grahams. Yummy!

    Yummy Pumpkin Whip Dip

    Pumpkin Pie Dip from Elizabeth Joan Designs
    Ingredients
    2 Cups – Canned Pumpkin
    1 – 3.5 oz. Pkg. – Vanilla Instant Pudding
    1 Tbs. – Pumpkin Pie Spice
    1 tsp. – Cinnamon
    1 – 8 oz. Container – Cool Whip

    Preparation
    Combine pumpkin, pudding, and spices in a bowl and mix together thoroughly. Fold in the cool whip and mix until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy with apples and graham crackers.

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  • 5 Minute Projects,  Holidays & Seasons

    5 Minute Friday: Printable Thanksgiving Leftover Bags

    Five Minute Friday

    Welcome to 5 Minute Friday. This is a weekly post where we share quick tips, projects, and recipes that can all be completed in 5 minutes or less! The topic this week is Printable Thanksgiving Leftover Bags.

    DIY Printable Thanksgiving Leftover Bags

    It’s mid-November and we are quickly approaching my favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. Turkey, corn, mashed-potatoes, cranberry salad and pumpkin pie! Yum! With all of that delicious food there is bound to be mounds of leftovers. Now, only if you had cute bags to send some of that food home with your holiday guests…Oh wait you can! Just follow this super easy tutorial and you will be all set.

    Supplies
    – Paper Bags- the plain old brown lunch ones work great
    – Printer- I have an inkjet and these bags turned out awesome! Results may vary with a laser printer.

    Ready! Here we go!

    Step 1:
    Place your brown paper bag against a plain piece of computer paper in your printer so the ink prints on the same side as the flap. There is a seam down the non-flap side of the bag that makes printing difficult if you try using it.

    DIY Printing on Paper Bag

    Step 2:
    Print one at a time. The plain computer paper will feed through with your bag. And that’s it!

    DIY Thanks Leftover bags

    Super easy, right?

    Click the image below for the free PDF link. Please download the file and open with Adobe Reader to ensure proper print sizing. When printing, make sure that Page Scaling is set to “None.”

    Thanksgiving Leftover Bags

    For more freebies, check out our Printables gallery.

    All of our printables are currently FREE for download for personal use only. However, this is subject to change in the future, so snag them at no cost while you still can! (View Terms of Use.)

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  • 5 Minute Projects,  Crafts,  Holidays & Seasons,  Home Decor

    Knit Vases

    Warm up your holiday decor with these cute knit vases!

    knit vase 3

    I have a few unfinished knitting projects our grandmother was working on before she went into the nursing home. Grandma did teach me to knit. As you know, practice makes perfect and well, I didn’t practice. So instead of trying to finish her work, I decided to combine these pieces with a few of her old canning jars to make some cozy holiday vases.

    knit vase1

    First, using a rotary cutter, I cut out sections to fit around the jars.

    knit vase2

    Then, the knit fabric was wrapped around the jars and secured with safety pins. I knew the backs of mine would not be seen, so I sort of haphazardly placed my pins. If yours will be seen, you may want to hide thems a little more or use a hot glue gun instead.

    knit vase 4

    Finally, I filled my vases and was done. It only took about five minutes from start to finish!

    knit vase

    I love that I was able to find a use for these special hand knit pieces that would otherwise have just sat in a box in my basement. If you do not have your grandmother’s unfinished knitting projects and want to make these vases, there is no need to worry. You can achieve this same snugly decor look with an old sweater.

     

  • 5 Minute Projects,  Crafts,  Home Decor

    Apple Candle Holders

    My home decor is mainly of the colors black, white, and gray, but Fall always inspires me to add a little warmth into my color pallet. I LOVE Fall. Apples, pumpkin spice lattes, colorful leaves, and slightly cooler weather; what’s not to love? With this simple centerpiece, I can bring a little bit of that love right to my table.

    apples 2

    If you need a quick table centerpiece or an easy decoration for a fall gathering you are hosting, then this project is for you. (It may take me longer to write how I made this, than it actually did to make it.)

    Supplies

    Level apples

    Tea light candles

    Sharp paring knife

    Plate for displaying apples

    Lighter or matches

    apples 3
    First, cut a circle about 1 inch deep out of top, center of the apples.

    apples 4

    Next, place the tea lights in the holes, display on the plate, light each candle, and keep away from children.

    apples 1

    I was originally going to use tapered candles but as I was cutting the holes, I made them a little too big. Thankfully, I had some tea lights that worked in a pinch. What do you like to use for your  fall decor?