12 Days of Christmas: Grinch Fruit Kabobs

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Welcome to Day 9 of my 12 Days of Christmas series. I am so excited for the holidays to arrive and I cannot wait to spend the next week with most of my family! I have the easiest (and possibly healthiest) holiday snack to share with y’all today. The Pinterest world is filled with tons of delicious holiday themed snacks that it was difficult to choose which one to recreate.  I decided to make these adorable Grinch fruit kabobs as a healthier alternative to all of the other snacks out there right now. I brought them in to work last week and they were a huge hit with all of the health conscious people at my job. This snack will be the perfect addition to any holiday meal, it is the perfect appetizer or dessert and it is super easy to make. Hope you enjoy!

All you really need are party toothpicks or coffee stirrers, green grapes, a banana cut into slices, and strawberries. I saw that some people added a marshmallow at the top to finish off the strawberry santa hat but I opted against it to limit the sugars in this snack.

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Get ready for the easiest recipe EVER. The first step is to pierce through a grape with a toothpick to create the Grinch’s head.

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Next, slide on a banana slice to start off the santa hat.

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Then finish it off with a strawberry. Make sure to cut off the top of the strawberry to give it a good base to sit on the banana.

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 I made these as a little snack after I wrapped my final Christmas gifts. Served up on a ceramic snowflake plate, look at me, so festive.

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These were so delicious and will probably become my holiday staple for different parties or work functions. If you recreate these, don’t forget to share them with me via the comments below, twitter or instagram (@soniaisag)!

What is your favorite holiday snack?

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12 Days of Christmas: Tacky Ornament Headband

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Welcome to Day 7 of my 12 Days of Christmas series. We are halfway through the series and that much closer to Christmas! I have a fun and easy project to share with y’all today, just in time for the holiday parties. It seems like everyone has an “ugly Christmas sweater” party to go to this year. This project will take your outfit one step further, you know, in case this party also has a competition. Hope you enjoy this tacky ornament headband as much as I did.

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As always, the first step is to gather all of your supplies. For this project I used a cheap plastic headband, tiny silver ornaments and bows and a hot glue gun. After making the floral headband a few months back, I knew I wanted to start making one for each season. 20131216-165236.jpg

I played around with the arrangement a few times until I felt comfortable with the final combination. I chose blue and silver to match my “tacky” Christmas sweater vest (although I know these colors represent Hannukah) but you can make sure to choose any colors you’d like.

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I ended up changing the arrangement up again before I glued them on. I decided to use all blue bows with a silver ornament in between. I secured each bow and ornament with a bit of hot glue on the headband. If I make another headband, I think I will glue felt onto the headband before anything else. The little ball ornaments kept rolling off all night. Nothing a little tape couldn’t fix.

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And there it is, my tacky headband, that’s actually really stinkin’ cute. I am thinking of making a traditional red and green one for Christmas Eve.

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My best friend and I in the photo booth at the party. You can see one ornament taped to my hair lol

Is your head as festive as mine?