Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


You know those dollar store holiday plaques you see that look kind of plain – specifically the autumn or Thanksgiving ones? Well, you can dress them up in under 10 minutes to create a cute little door hanger. This is perfect for that side door with a screen on it (because it will fit between the screen door and the main door). It is so lightweight it makes for a great “grandma” craft – if a child touches it and it falls, it does not break. Or, if you are a teacher, it is a $6 classroom door project!

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY

Notes:

• We used hot glue on this project (that is the royal “we” as it was my niece’s idea and execution). If you prefer to use goop instead of hot glue: once you have glued everything put a large plain piece of paper or cardboard on to of the craft, and then a few books on top of that so it dries flat.

• I called this a “10-minute craft” but honestly? It took longer to gather the glue gun, plaque, and leaves than it did to put this together.

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger Materials:

• Small Plaque (12-13″)
• 5 leaves (8″)
• Glue Gun
• Hot Glue

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger Directions

• Arrange the leaves so they overlap, and lay well.

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


• Place your plaque on top of the leaves to see how it will look when finished (do not glue anything yet!)
• Remover the plaque, and set aside.

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


• Turn over the arranged leaves, and hot glue them together in place.
• Turn over glued together leaves.

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


• Replace plaque on the glued together leaves, and hot glue the plaque in place.
• Hang as desired.

Dollar Store Craft: Easy Thanksgiving Door Hanger DIY. An inexpensive, festive, Thanksgiving door craft perfect for side doors, classroom doors, or anywhere where a flat door hanger is needed.


Looking for more easy, inexpensive Thanksgiving crafts? You may want to make these:

Dollar Store Craft: Lighted Thanksgiving Centerpiece – this is lovely, and everything was purchased at a dollar store making it a very inexpensive craft!!

Easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY – Make this simple yet pretty and easy Thanksgiving Wreath DIY for the holidays. The colors and sentiment are completely customizable. In under an hour you can have festive Thanksgiving decor!

Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft -Make your own adorable Turkey jar craft. This easy step by step tutorial will show you how to easily make a turkey out of a condiment jar that is perfect for a centerpiece, mantel decor or table decorations this Thanksgiving! If you are looking for an easy to make Thanksgiving craft project, this is it!


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Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe. If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, I bet you will love this easy to make leafy Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe. Easy to make, this delicious Brussel sprouts recipe comes together quickly and easily for a perfect fall/winter side dish. This pairs well with chicken, pork, turkey, or ham! Simply a fantastic autumn side dish recipe the entire family will love.


If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, I bet you will love this easy to make leafy Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe. Easy to make, this delicious Brussel sprouts recipe comes together quickly and easily for a perfect fall/winter side dish. This pairs well with chicken, pork, turkey, or ham! Simply a fantastic autumn side dish recipe the entire family will love.

Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

I grew Brussel Sprouts this year in my container garden! All I can say, is yummmmmmmmy! I needed a new recipe to enjoy these tasty delights, and this leafy (because you pull the little sprouts apart) Brussel sprouts with bacon (I swear bacon pairs soooo well with spouts) recipe is a oh so good!

Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Ingedients:

• 1 lb Brussel Sprouts
• 6 slices Bacon, uncooked
• Salt, to taste
• Pepper, to taste
• ¼ cup Raspberry Preserves
• ½ tsp Red Wine Vinegar
• dash Red Chili Flakes
• 2 TBSP Oil

Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Mise en Place:

• Knife
Cutting Board
• Bowl
• Spatula
• Frying Pan
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons
• Tongs
• Serving Bowl

Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe. If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, I bet you will love this easy to make leafy Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe. Easy to make, this delicious Brussel sprouts recipe comes together quickly and easily for a perfect fall/winter side dish. This pairs well with chicken, pork, turkey, or ham! Simply a fantastic autumn side dish recipe the entire family will enjoy.


Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Directions:

• Begin by mixing up the dressing. In a bowl, combine the raspberry preserves and the red wine vinegar. Mix well. If the mixture is a bit lumpy, heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt some of the jelly. Add the chili flakes if you are going to use them at this point. Taste for seasoning preference, and make adjustments. More sweet, add more jelly. More Tart, add more vinegar. Hotter? Add more chili flakes. Set aside.

Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe. If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, I bet you will love this easy to make leafy Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe. Easy to make, this delicious Brussel sprouts recipe comes together quickly and easily for a perfect fall/winter side dish. This pairs well with chicken, pork, turkey, or ham! Simply a fantastic autumn side dish recipe the entire family will enjoy.


• In a fry pan, fry the bacon until crisp. Remove most of the fat, but leave some behind in the pan, and remove the bacon to a plate. Crumble.

Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe. If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, I bet you will love this easy to make leafy Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe. Easy to make, this delicious Brussel sprouts recipe comes together quickly and easily for a perfect fall/winter side dish. This pairs well with chicken, pork, turkey, or ham! Simply a fantastic autumn side dish recipe the entire family will enjoy.


Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe. If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, I bet you will love this easy to make leafy Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe. Easy to make, this delicious Brussel sprouts recipe comes together quickly and easily for a perfect fall/winter side dish. This pairs well with chicken, pork, turkey, or ham! Simply a fantastic autumn side dish recipe the entire family will enjoy.


• Trim the ends off the Brussel sprouts.
• Rinse and begin to peel the leaves off the sprouts. No need to be perfect here, just peel as much as you get off, and then slice the rest of the sprout in slices.

Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe. If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, I bet you will love this easy to make leafy Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe. Easy to make, this delicious Brussel sprouts recipe comes together quickly and easily for a perfect fall/winter side dish. This pairs well with chicken, pork, turkey, or ham! Simply a fantastic autumn side dish recipe the entire family will enjoy.


• In the frying pan you fried the bacon in, add the Brussel sprout leaves. Sauté them for a few minutes, and add the salt and pepper. When the sprouts have wilted, and are shiny, glossy and a vibrant green, (approximately 4 – 5 min) add the bacon crumbles. Mix well

Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe. If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, I bet you will love this easy to make leafy Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe. Easy to make, this delicious Brussel sprouts recipe comes together quickly and easily for a perfect fall/winter side dish. This pairs well with chicken, pork, turkey, or ham! Simply a fantastic autumn side dish recipe the entire family will enjoy.



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• Place Brussles Sprouts and bacon mixture into a serving bow.

Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe. If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, I bet you will love this easy to make leafy Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe. Easy to make, this delicious Brussel sprouts recipe comes together quickly and easily for a perfect fall/winter side dish. This pairs well with chicken, pork, turkey, or ham! Simply a fantastic autumn side dish recipe the entire family will enjoy.


• Mix together raspberry preserves mixture and two tablessoons of oil. Mix well, taste for your preference of sweet and tart, (make adjustments if necessary) and pour over the sprouts.

Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe. If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, I bet you will love this easy to make leafy Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe. Easy to make, this delicious Brussel sprouts recipe comes together quickly and easily for a perfect fall/winter side dish. This pairs well with chicken, pork, turkey, or ham! Simply a fantastic autumn side dish recipe the entire family will enjoy.


• Toss to coat.
• Serve.

Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe

If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, I bet you will love this easy to make leafy Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe. Easy to make, this delicious Brussel sprouts recipe comes together quickly and easily for a perfect fall/winter side dish. This pairs well with chicken, pork, turkey, or ham! Simply a fantastic autumn side dish recipe the entire family will enjoy.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Brussel Sprouts
  • 6 slices Bacon, uncooked
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • ¼ cup Raspberry Preserves
  • ½ tsp Red Wine Vinegar
  • dash Red Chili Flakes
  • 2 TBSP Oil

Instructions

• Begin by mixing up the dressing. In a bowl, combine the raspberry preserves and the red wine vinegar. Mix well. If the mixture is a bit lumpy, heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds to melt some of the jelly. Add the chili flakes if you are going to use them at this point. Taste for seasoning preference, and make adjustments. More sweet, add more jelly. More Tart, add more vinegar. Hotter? Add more chili flakes. Set aside.

• In a fry pan, fry the bacon until crisp. Remove most of the fat, but leave some behind in the pan, and remove the bacon to a plate. Crumble.

• Trim the ends off the Brussels sprouts.

• Rinse and begin to peel the leaves off the sprouts. No need to be perfect here, just peel as much as you get off, and then slice the rest of the sprout in slices.

• In the frying pan you fried the bacon in, add the Brussels sprout leaves. Sauté them for a few minutes, and add the salt and pepper. When the sprouts have wilted, and are shiny, glossy and a vibrant green, (approximately 4 – 5 min) add the bacon crumbles. Mix well.

• Place Brussles Sprouts and bacon mixture into a serving bow.

• Mix together raspberry preserves mixture and two tablespoons of oil. Mix well, taste for your preference of sweet and tart, (make adjustments if necessary) and pour over the sprouts.

• Toss to coat.

• Serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0
Leafy Brussel Sprouts with Bacon Recipe. If you enjoy Brussels sprouts, I bet you will love this easy to make leafy Brussel sprouts and bacon recipe. Easy to make, this delicious Brussel sprouts recipe comes together quickly and easily for a perfect fall/winter side dish. This pairs well with chicken, pork, turkey, or ham! Simply a fantastic autumn side dish recipe the entire family will enjoy.


If you like Brussel Sprouts, you might enjoy these delicious recipes:

Roasted Raspberry Ham Recipe – This simple, three-ingredient, ham recipe is so easy nearly anyone can make it!

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Recipe – This easy to make, mouthwatering stuffed pork tenderloin recipe is juicy and flavorful. The wonderful combination of spices, the simple stuffing and dressing, all make for a fabulous pork tenderloin entree.

How to Cook a Turkey – Making a delicious turkey is easier than you think. By following this simple step by step turkey roasting tutorial even the most novice cook will produce a tender, tasty and juicy bird sure to impress your friends and family!


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Container Garden Harvest

Container Garden Harvest. This is a post to recap my 2018 container gardening harvest including; what worked, what did not work, and what I will be trying again.


This is a post to recap my 2018 container gardening harvest including; what worked, what did not work, and what I will be trying again.

Container Garden Harvest

I haven’t written much about my garden this summer. Life has been very hectic this year and fraught with a lot of problems this summer in the Ann’s Entitled Life household, so garden reports took a backseat to health issues (Max’s, my MIL’s, and my fathers – thank you to my newsletter subscribers who have offered advice and commiserate. It has been very appreciated.)

I did want one final post just to update my garden. I kept a lot of the produce tags in a booklet and made copious notes so I know what worked, and what did not, for next year. I switched to all container gardening this year, turning the old gardening patch into more lawn.

Container Garden Harvest. This is a post to recap my 2018 container gardening harvest including; what worked, what did not work, and what I will be trying again.


Container Garden Harvest. This is a post to recap my 2018 container gardening harvest including; what worked, what did not work, and what I will be trying again.


What worked:

Peppers. OMG, the peppers! I have peppers coming out of my ears. Every week for two months now I have harvested peppers. Red peppers, green peppers, orange bell peppers, banana peppers, and one rogue Carolina Reaper (totally unintentional). Apparently, removing the peppers from bunny-temptation reach was good for peppers. Who knew!?

This summer was very hot by Western New York summer standards, as well as very dry (good thing I live on top of two lakes), and the peppers thoroughly enjoyed the weather.

We used some of the peppers in soups (Hubby’s Stuffed Banana Pepper Soup recipe is extraordinary), and I froze the excess for soups and chilis this winter.

Container Garden Harvest. This is a post to recap my 2018 container gardening harvest including; what worked, what did not work, and what I will be trying again.


Container Garden Harvest. This is a post to recap my 2018 container gardening harvest including; what worked, what did not work, and what I will be trying again.


Cabbage! This was a very pleasant surprise. I packed in too many small cabbages in large containers, but still harvested four of the five planted. And the big ones? Simply beautiful. We ended up making frizzled cabbage as we both love it.

I learned a lot about growing cabbage this year – do not crowd it, water lightly, and it grows great in containers.

Lettuce. Even with the heat, the lettuce was abundant. I was sending bags and bags home with people in June. I wanted to plant for a fall growth (was thinking arugula too), but odds are good we will be out to see my MIL for a month, so I did not bother.

Container Garden Harvest. This is a post to recap my 2018 container gardening harvest including; what worked, what did not work, and what I will be trying again.


Peas. We loved them. I would have been happy if 20x what we harvested had been produced. I plan on planting them again next year, probably more though.

Container Garden Harvest. This is a post to recap my 2018 container gardening harvest including; what worked, what did not work, and what I will be trying again.


What was meh –

Cucumbers. My cucumbers are normally my best growers. This year, they hated the earth boxes (it is fresh soil, nutrients, etc), and ended early. I had purchased too many and planted the in random overflow pots and those did ok, but not great. I have no idea what was up, but I always plant cucumbers since we love them, and will continue to do so.

I did manage to harvest enough cucumbers to make one batch of freezer pickles, and cucumber caprese salad twice a week, but nowhere near the hundreds the earth box normally yields.

Tomatoes. Meh was the best way to describe it. After blossom rot hit I fed and fed and fed to combat that blossom rot and ended up with hundreds of small-ish Roma. (shocker!)

The cherry tomato plant I thought was a waste and was tossing in July ended up producing a TON of tomatoes. So many that I ended up giving them away. As I stated above I was already at cucumber Caprese salad twice a week, there were only so many cherry tomatoes we could eat.

So why were these in the “meh” column? The Romas really were a disappointment.

Spinach. It was so hot, that one day it was beautiful baby spinach delicate and flavorful, the next day it was tough, raggedy old spinach. It was simple to grow; it was just too hot for it this year.

Green beans. Normally a top producer for me, I did get enough for us to eat in season and freeze for later, but not enough to last us the entire winter. That “lasting all winter” is my normal earth box production for my green beans, so I am chalking this one up to the heat. Also next year? I plan on exploring runner green beans for a second harvest later in the season (when things cool down a bit).

Container Garden Harvest. This is a post to recap my 2018 container gardening harvest including; what worked, what did not work, and what I will be trying again.


Other things I grew that I will be trying again:

Herbs. My herb garden tower (post) was AWESOME!! It kept everything contained – especially the mint… which apparently flew about the yard and seeded in my flower planter that was 10 feet away. That mint… Of course, the heat caused a lot of bolting, but I was well pleased with my herb tower.

Brussels Sprouts. These grew surprisingly well in the pots! I learned one per pot, even in the massive pots. I’ll be giving them a go next year.

Spring container gardening post to see where I began the season!

So that is my 2018 recap. It has been cut short and I am currently closing up my gardening for the season after harvesting as much as possible! I’ve spent a lot of time freezing for later.

How did your garden grow this year!?


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