Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Works for me Wednesday: Knowing there are cookies in that there Jar!

I looooooove to bake. My favorite things are cookies since they are mostly easy. (Except for the fancy smancy ones that my littles really don't like) I also love my cookie jars. They add some holiday flair to my kitchen, depending on the season. What I don't love so much is the fact that once said cookies go in the jar, people forget about them and they end up not being eaten!!!


To remedy the problem I have come up with this.



Its a simple photo/ place card holder. (This one is from our wedding) You can find them anywhere or make your own. ( I will be making one on the blog later in the month.) I then cut out a foam shape that I found in my craft pile. Oh the wonders of foam !!! But that's another post.... Its a green tree for Christmas or a red ornament, a leaf for fall, a heart for Valentines... you can use anything! They also sell pre-made shapes at craft stores if you are scissor challenged. :)

I write on the foam with a sharpie or gel pen and place it beside the cookie jar. I was amazed how well it worked! Now the sign catches the whole families attention. (Even visitors in our home asks for a cookie because they see the sign!) The cookies are eaten and nothing goes to waste! And that works for this mama....






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5 comments:

Amanda said...

Cookies go uneaten in your house??? I can't believe that happens anywhere. :) That's such a cute idea. Do you have seasonal cookie jars too? I used to collect them. I have a whopping 4 jars now, and I never use them.

BentoForKidlet said...

That's such a cute idea :D I need a sign that says "No, the cookies are not here" lol

:) said...

That is so cute! I love the sign.

Meghan said...

That's really cute. Unfortunately, no one ever forgets about cookies at my house.

Faerie Mom said...

WHat a great idea! I may just have to try this. But first, I need a new cookie jar....LOL