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Candy Trains, Cocoa & Wreaths

I have been busy getting ready for a craft fair.  My Mom signed up for one and then asked me to join her.  I will be setting up the table.  I decided to make some candy trains, so I would have something to bring. My Mom and I have been making them for years.I made these all my myself this time......LOL

We would get a production line going....occasionally popping  a piece of candy in our mouth.
One of us does the train tracks, so they set up and the other gets the candy organized.
It reminds  me of "I Love Lucy", when she and Ethel worked at a candy company.

My husband Paul came into the kitchen the  other night when I was making the candy trains.
He started singing, I've been working on the railroad.....He is so clever, always thinking of songs that match the project.

The candy trains are ready to go.  All packed for the big day.

My Mom is making Deco Mesh wreaths...the pouf ones.  She made different colors.
I wanted to try making a tube  wreath.  I started with a Dollar tree wreath form.  For those of you who make wreaths, buy them at the Dollar store.  This wreath kept growing bigger and bigger.

My next project hot cocoa mix in a mason jar, layed with marshmellows, peppermints and chocolate chips.  I made the cute labels and attached a peppermint spoon. I  made some chocolate spoons last week. I found the peppermint spoons on Amazon, although they are also at some other stores, such as  oriental Trading and more.

Here's some cocoa labels I created.  You should be able to print them out on cardstock.
Here's a preview.  Just click the label to print them in a pdf format.
Have a wonderful weekend.  I am off to relax.  I already have my  jammies on and I am looking forward to a nice glass of wine.  The craft fair is tomorrow, so I need to get up early.


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  1. Linda, everything is so beautiful and heartwarming! And I love a cup of cocoa, especially on a chilly and/or rainy day! :)

  2. I bet those trains go to The Big Rock Candy Mountain!

  3. The trains are adorable!!! Love the cocoa mix too!! Have fun with your mom at the sale.....

  4. This is what I need right now, to see that brightness and goodness, fun and dreams still go on, in the midst of tragedy. Paris, je t'aime...

  5. The trains are just adorable, Linda, and the wreath is so pretty! The cocoa jars look so festive. Thanks for the labels that we can print off, too. Good luck at the craft fair with your mom.

  6. The candy trains are adorable- what a fun idea especially for kids. The wreath is very pretty. The cocoa mix idea is cute- I love marhsmallows in mine! Have fun at the craft fair!

  7. Hi Linda, love your candy trains. So cute and the kids will love them too. Now pretty the mesh wreath. Great cocoa idea. I do one for a spice tea with attached poem for the receiver. I'll have to post that too. Have a great show with your mom and have fun.
    Happy Weekend. xo

  8. You are very talented! I want one of those gorgeous wreaths. I bet kids go crazy for the cute trains.
    Have a great weekend, Linda.

  9. You and your mom are so clever, Linda...the candy train is a work of art as are her wreaths! The cocoa mixes are precious. Where can we find the peppermint spoons?

    Have fun at the fair!!

  10. It's so nice to work together! I love doing things with my daughters!
    I can see where you get your crafty genes now!!

  11. Good Evening Linda, Oh my word, your little candy trains are fabulous.... I love them.... and your wreath is so lovely.
    Have fun with your mum at the craft fayre.... you have some lovely items that I just know will sell as quick as a flash.
    Best Wishes

  12. Linda,
    I have been sitting here oohing and ahhing over these most precious trains! Of course you know I also been laughing over this video. I am like Jane, where did you find these precious spoons.
    Wonderful items to take to the fair and thank you for the tip on wreath forms-I do make a lot of wreaths!

  13. Hi Linda, those trains are the cutest holiday treats I've ever seen! What a clever idea. Love the chocolate mix and labels. You've inspired me…………...

  14. I hope your craft sale was fun and successful! The candy trains are truly a work of art. The wreath is great too. I've made a couple of them. Love the cocoa idea and thanks so much for sharing the labels! Did you melt peppermints to make the spoons?

    You make everything beautiful!

  15. Those trains are adorable!!! How SWEET:):) (couldn't resist). Would love to know how to make those wreaths, can you do a tutorial? Where did you find peppermint spoons? Great idea!!!

  16. Those trains are so cute! I attended a craft fair this past weekend and they had similar ones there, but you're are better.

    Chico seems to be doing well, thanks for asking about him. I'm going to make an appointment for his follow up blood work next week, and that will be the true test.

  17. What great ideas Linda!! I LOVE your candy trains! This would be a great craft to do with my grands, and those peppermint spoons are fabulous! thanks for sharing!

  18. How fun are those trains, Linda! I love that you've been making those with your mom all these years. Christmas is a time for great traditions. Love your hot cocoa jars, too. You're into the Christmas spirit big time! Have a wonderful day, sweet friend. Lots of love to you. xoxo

    1. Hi Linda,
      You did a great job on those candy trains, they are totally adorable! I'm sure they will make some kid very happy. Or some "kid at heart" very happy!
      Have a great day,

  19. The trains are very cute...and the cocoa mix looks great. Have a great day! Sandi

  20. They are so cute! You did a beautiful job.
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  21. Just saw this post today. How fun! You have made some wonderful items. Hope you all did well. I love candy trains and your gifts in a jar are superb. The wreath turned out beautifully.

  22. Those candy trains are adorable! Love all the projects
    So the Dollar Store carries the the wire wreath


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