Pickle Piñata Valentines

Pickle Piñata Valentines

Are you in a pickle, trying to figure out what to give your friends for Valentine’s Day? The best way to show a friend they mean a great dill to you, is with a little pickle piñata! Fill it with some dill-icious Valentine candy and prizes, and your friends will be dill-ighted! They will really relish it.

Pickle Piñata Valentines

These would also be fun for party favors honoring a pickle enthusiast! We have one at our house for sure. You could also use them for a “pickles and ice cream” baby shower! The tag could say, “Thanks a great dill for coming!” Let’s make some pickles, shall we?

Pickle Piñata Valentines

what you need:

Pickle Piñata Valentines

• Twisty balloons
• Balloon pump
• Newspaper strips
• 1 C flour, 1 C water
• Craft foam beads
Folk Art Acrylic Craft Paint (alfalfa, black & white)
• Wax paper
• Tacky glue
• Clear tape
• Sponge brush
• Pouf mesh sponge
• Box Cutter
• Cooling rack
• Scissors
• White cardstock
• Baker’s twine
• Marker or printer (not pictured)
• Small hole punch

how-t0:

Pickle Piñata Valentines

Step 1
Tie a knot in a twisty balloon, about 1.5” from the opening. Continue to tie knots in the balloon, about 1.5” from each previous knot. Use a balloon pump to blow up the first section. Tie off the end, and then cut the section off just above the first knot. Blow up the next section, tie off the end, and cut just above the knot. Continue to blow up each section, until you have several pickle-shaped balloons. Tape down the knots on each side of the balloons.

Pickle Piñata Valentines

Step 2
Mix 1 C flour and 1 C water. Dip a newspaper strip in the mix, and use two fingers to “squeeze” off any excess paste. Lay the first strip across the top of the balloon. Continue to glue newspaper strips to cover the entire balloon. Glue at least two layers of newspaper to each balloon, and smooth out any lumps. Place on a cooling rack to dry overnight. Repeat with each “pickle” balloon.

Pickle Piñata Valentines

Step 3
Once the paper mache is completely dry, paint the pickle white using a sponge brush. Allow to dry.

Pickle Piñata Valentines

Step 4
Paint the pickle alfalfa green. Allow to dry.

Pickle Piñata Valentines

Step 5
Place a small puddle of alfalfa green on a piece of wax paper, and place a dot of black in the puddle. Mix together with the end of a paintbrush. Dip your mesh pouf sponge in the paint, and dab off any excess. Use the sponge to apply splotches of paint to the pickle, and allow to dry.

Pickle Piñata Valentines

Step 6
Use a box cutter to cut three sides of a small rectangle into the back of your pickle. This will be the door that will need to open enough to place small candies and prizes inside. Pull out the remaining balloon, and shake out any glue flakes. Fill the pickle with Valentine goodies, and close the small door.

Pickle Piñata Valentines

Step 7
Paint a bunch of craft foam beads alfalfa green on a piece of wax paper, using a sponge brush. Once dry, glue the beads to your pickle, randomly spacing apart. Allow to dry. You may want to touch up the paint on or around the bead “warts”, using a paint brush and alfalfa green. Allow to dry, and then you may also want to re-apply some of the darker green (made using alfalfa green and black) using the mesh pouf. Allow to dry once again.

Pickle Piñata Valentines

Step 8
Write or print “You mean a great dill to me” on white cardstock. Cut a rectangle around the writing, and cut a triangle in each end of the tag. Use a small hole punch to put a hole in the end of the tag, and use baker’s twine to attach the tag to the pickle.

Pickle Piñata Valentines
Pickle Piñata Valentines

No big dill, right?! Your pickles are ready to go! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Pickle Piñata Valentines
Pickle Piñata Valentines
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Pickle Piñata Valentines

Valentine’s Countdown Board

Valentine's Countdown Board

Do you get as excited about Valentine’s Day as we do? Get ready for February 14th with this DIY countdown board filled with little notes of love and hearts (or maybe even some fun activities!).

Valentine's Countdown Board

To create the watercolor look on the back of this board, we used Folk Art Watercolor Acrylic, but you can decorate yours however you like. Paint it solid, use stencils, or even leave it plain.

For the notes, print out the kawaii envelopes and fill them with loving words, silly jokes, or Valentine’s activities.

Valentine's Countdown Board

Get ready to start the Valentine’s countdown!

what you need:

Valentine's Countdown Board

how-to:

Valentine's Countdown Board

Step 1
Paint the front of all the clothespins red. Set these aside to dry.

Valentine's Countdown Board

Paint the wood panel with the watercolor acrylic. To use this paint, start with a wet brush and dip it into the paint. Make a few brushstrokes, which will most likely look like the full color of the paint.

Use a little more water and paint and brush it onto the wood panel. To blend the paint and create a watercolor look, add more water and leave some areas sheer and others with bolder color.

Set this aside to dry for at least a few hours, especially if you used lots of water.

Valentine's Countdown Board

Step 2
Print the Valentine’s Countdown Envelopes PDF page on card stock. Cut out the foldable envelopes. You only need the ones numbered 1 to 14, so you can use the extras for something else.

Valentine's Countdown Board

Fold the bottom edge up to the bottom of the triangular flap. Fold the flap down.

Valentine's Countdown Board

Step 3
Figure out the best spacing for the 14 clothespins on your wood board and mark where each clothespin should go. Run a thin line of wood glue on the back of each clothespin and place it on the board.

Valentine's Countdown Board

Add all the clothespins and let the glue dry overnight.

Valentine's Countdown Board

Step 4
While you wait for the glue to dry, start writing messages, simple activities, or prompts in the envelopes.

Valentine's Countdown Board

Step 5
Once the glue is dry, fold up the envelopes and clip them to the board. You can place them in order from 1 to 14 or mix them up so you have to look for the next one to open!

Valentine's Countdown Board
Valentine's Countdown Board

All those notes lined up look so cute and so enticing as you look forward to Valentine’s Day!

Not sure what to write inside your envelopes? Try one or more of these ideas!

  • Short notes of love or encouragement (“You’re so special!”, “I’m proud of you!”, “I love you.”)
  • Valentine’s Day jokes
  • Activities (Cut out paper hearts, make candy jewelry, bake cookies)
  • Drawing prompts
  • Kindness practices (Hold the door open, help someone with chores, give a hug)
  • Names of people to write notes to

Valentine's Countdown Board

Each day as you open a new note, hang the opened envelope back on the clip so when Valentine’s Day comes you can see a board filled with love!

Happy crafting!

Wintery Snowfall Cake

Wintery Snowfall Cake

Is there snow where you live? If so, we’re betting you’ve been busy this winter shoveling your driveway. Why not enjoy some cake with your hot chocolate when you come in to warm up? Or if you’re lucky enough to live in a place that doesn’t get pummelled with snow, maybe shoveling the icing off this chocolate cake is the only snow clearing you’ll ever have to do!

Wintery Snowfall Cake

This would be a super fun cake to bake with your kids on a snow day this winter, or any chilly weekend really! Keep reading for the quick how-to below!

Wintery Snowfall Cake

what you need:

Wintery Snowfall Cake

  • Foil tray
  • Wooden skewer
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Cake with white frosting

how-to:

Step 1
Begin by carefully cutting out a small rectangle of foil from your tray – make sure to use a pie tin or roasting tray and not just regular tin foil, as the trays are stiffer and will hold their shape much better for this. You’ll also want to cut a small length of the rolled edge of the tray to use as the top handle on the shovel. Next, cut a piece of wooden skewer a couple inches long.

Step 2
Prep the pieces by bending the rolled edge of the tray into a D shape, trimming off any excess. On the foil rectangle, use the leftover wooden skewer and a ruler (or any straight edge) to gently engrave one horizontal line followed by several equally spaced vertical lines below it. You can also gently curve it to make it look even more like a snow shovel.

Step 3
To assemble, simply use a dab of hot glue to attach the handle onto the top of the wooden skewer, and another bit of glue to attach the bottom of the shovel on as well.

Wintery Snowfall Cake

When decorating the cake, use a spatula or similar to clear the frosting snow off of part of the cake like we did. You can really use any flavored cake under the frosting, but we like that the chocolate cake gives a nice contrast to the white “snow”, kind of like you’re shoveling your actual paved driveway! Rest the shovel on the cake and enjoy! And don’t worry, you can always keep some extra frosting on the side in case whoever gets the shoveled slice wants a little bit more!

Wintery Snowfall Cake

Happy winter crafting!

DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets

DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets

Remember those paper fortune tellers you used to make when you were a kid? Today we used that exact same folding technique to make these playful snowflake puppets! Instead of decorating the fortune tellers with colored dots, numbers, and written fortunes though, we instead gave them a little trim with scissors and added some silly googly eyes to give them a whole new life as these wintery puppets. Kids will love making these – they’re SUPER quick to do, and you probably already have everything you need to make a whole bunch of them! Watch the how-to video below, or keep reading for the written step-by-step instructions.

what you need:

  • White paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Googly eyes
  • Glue

how-to:

DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets

Step 1
Begin by cutting your white paper into a square. Now we’re going to fold it into a fortune teller (or cootie catcher) – start by folding each of the four corners into the center as shown above.

DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets

Step 2
Now flip this square over and fold these corners into the center so that you end up with something that looks like the paper above.

DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets

Step 3
Flip the square back over and you should be looking at something like this. Use a pencil to lightly mark each of these four squares in the corners. Now unfold the paper completely so you just have a regular paper square again.

DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets

Step 4
Fold the flat paper square into quarters so that the corners you marked with pencil are visible.

DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets

Step 5
Now fold this paper square in half diagonally across the pencil-marked squares so that you now have a triangle.

DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets

Step 6
Time to make a snowflake! We’re only going to cut along the folded edge within the pencil-marked square. You can cut some shapes into the edges as well, but again make sure to only do this on the pencil-marked area as that’s the only bit that will be visible later.

DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets

Step 7
Now unfold the paper again completely – the four corners should sort of look like snowflakes now!

DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets

Step 8
Refold the paper squares into a fortune teller in the same way you did in steps 1 and 2.

Step 9
Pop the paper into the 3D fortune teller shape – the snowflake cut edges should be the area where you would normally put a colored dot. Instead, erase any pencil marks that are still visible and use glue to attach googly eyes onto two of the segments. Repeat this process to make as many snowflake puppets as you like!

DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets
DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets
DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets

Happy crafting!!

DIY Paper Snowflake Puppets

Video and photography by Caroline Gravino
Creative Direction by Handmade Charlotte

Chocolate Orange Muffins

Chocolate Orange Muffins

Winter citrus is rolling into groceries stores everywhere, and this always makes me happy during the cold, blustery months. One of my favorite pairings is chocolate and orange, and I take every opportunity to combine bright winter oranges with bittersweet chocolate. I used regular old navel oranges here, but blood oranges would also be delicious.

Chocolate Orange Muffins

ingredients:

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

directions:

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position. Preheat the oven to 375F. Place liners in two standard 12-cup muffin tins, filling 16 of the cups.

Whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and orange zest in a large bowl. Make a well in the center.

In a large bowl or liquid measuring cup, whisk the butter, oil, milk, orange juice, egg, sugar, and vanilla until completely combined. Pour the wet ingredients into the well in the dry ingredients and mix gently until almost combined. Fold in the chocolate chips until just incorporated, being careful not to overwork the batter (the batter should not be completely smooth; there should still be some visible lumps and bumps).

Scoop the batter into the prepared tins, filling the muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake 15-20 minutes, until the a wooden skewer or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. While the muffins are still warm, top with the chocolate ganache (you may want to remove the muffin liner before topping with ganache, as it will trickle down the sides).

Chocolate Orange Muffins

Chocolate ganache
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
3/4 cup heavy cream

Place the chocolate in a small bowl. Heat the heavy cream in a small saucepan until it is simmering and just about to boil. Pour the cream over the chocolate, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let sit for 5 minutes.

Remove the plastic wrap and whisk until completely smooth. Let cool to room temperature.

Chocolate Orange Muffins
Chocolate Orange Muffins

 

Enjoy!

Looking for even more muffin recipes? Check out these apple muffins with cream cheese frosting or these banana cupcakes with buttercream frosting in the blog archives!

Painted Stir Stick Garland

Painted Stir Stick Garland

If you look closely, you might recognize the materials used to make this garland – wooden coffee stir sticks! With a quick coat of paint, these everyday items are given an unexpected new use as decor. We used four bright shades of paint and left some of the stir sticks as-is for a fun and playful look. Of course, you can absolutely paint your garland in any color scheme you like, to match whatever theme you have planned for your next party. We’re betting this garland would look adorable in monochromatic colors, or even with some glittery shades mixed in. Whatever colors you choose, keep reading for the full instructions below.

Painted Stir Stick Garland

what you need:

how-to:

Painted Stir Stick Garland

Step 1
Using at least three colors of paint, paint about 50 stir sticks. If hanging against a wall, it’s only necessary to paint one side. Let dry.

Painted Stir Stick Garland

Step 2
Arrange the colors in groupings of five, and cut the center stick to 4”, the inner two to 3” and the outer two to 2” lengths.

Painted Stir Stick Garland
Step 3
Cut a piece of string, apply a small dab of glue onto the back of the first stir stick, and press into the string. When attaching the next sticks, use an extra stir stick as a spacer to ensure all sticks are evenly spaced. Keep each grouping about 1” apart – you can cut an extra stick to use as a spacer for this as well.

Painted Stir Stick Garland

Step 4
Repeat as necessary, using more than one string if desired.

Painted Stir Stick Garland

And that’s it! Your garland is now ready to hang. We made a few different strings and taped them to a wall, but these would be super fun to hang anywhere around the house, like in the top of a doorframe or just hanging from the ceiling. If hanging in a place where you can see both sides of the garland, you might want to paint both the back and front of the coffee stir sticks so that it looks just a great from all angles.

Painted Stir Stick Garland

Looking for even more DIY party inspiration? Check out the blog archives for even more ideas!

Happy crafting!!

DIY Snowman Puppet

DIY Snowman Puppet

Do you want to build a snowman? Well, today we’ve got just the project for you, no winter boots, mittens, or real snow required! Craft this DIY snowman puppet while staying warm and cozy inside on those super chilly days this winter. This snowman loves bouncing around, and we’re betting he might even like to go on a walk around your neighborhood to meet all the other snowmen and women! Watch the how-to video below, and keep reading for the written instructions.

what you need:

  • White yarn
  • Three styrofoam balls
  • Felt (black and orange)
  • Pipe cleaners (brown)
  • String
  • Wooden dowel or skewer
  • Scissors

how-to:

DIY Snowman Puppet

Step 1
Begin by covering each of the three styrofoam balls with white yarn. Use a dab of glue to secure the one end and wrap the ball until it’s covered completely. Use another dab of glue to secure the other end of the yarn. We used three identical sized balls for this snowman, but you can mix it up if you like! Once all three are covered, use glue to secure them together, forming the snowman’s body.

DIY Snowman Puppet

Step 2
Time to make all the accessories! For the arms, we shaped brown pipe cleaners into stick-like arms and hands, simply twisting to keep in shape. For the face, cut two black felt squares to be the eyes and a black felt curve for the mouth. For the nose, of course we went the traditional carrot route with this orange felt triangle. And finally for the top hat, cut a piece of black felt into a circle to be the brim, and them roll a rectangle into a tube, gluing to secure. Glue the tube onto the circle and voila!

DIY Snowman Puppet

Step 3
Use glue to secure the face and hat onto the snowman. For the arms, you should be able to pierce the pipe cleaners into the styrofoam body. When doing this, you might need to gently rearrange some of the white yarn so that the pipe cleaner can get into the foam. Use glue to secure even more if you like.

DIY Snowman Puppet

Step 4
To make your adorable snowman into a puppet, simply tie a piece of string onto each arm and then tie the other ends onto a wooden dowel. Trim any excess string and you’re ready to go!

DIY Snowman Puppet

Want even more winter-themed puppets? Check out this rad snowboarder puppet in the archives!

Video and photography by Caroline Gravino
Creative Direction by Handmade Charlotte

DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks

DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks

Did you ever order a “Shirley Temple” as a kid? That was my favorite drink at our local Mexican restaurant! It always required some extra stirring, and we had to dig the maraschino cherry out with a stir stick. This would be the perfect drink to serve at a kids’ party, and these stir sticks (inspired by Kokeshi dolls) add another element of fun (and function) to the party décor!

DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks

They are easy to make if you’re looking for a simple party craft, and they pair well with Shirley Temples, tea, or hot chocolate! It would be easy to paint “boy hair” if you’re planning for mixed company. You could even use them for a little puppet show when the party is over!

DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks

what you need:

DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks

• 1” Unfinished wood bead (1/8” hole)
• Wood ball knob 1/8” hole (¾ in)
• 2 Round wood balls (3/8”)
Apple Barrel Acrylic Craft Paint
(Hair: black, brown or yellow
Face: black, pink
Body: white & color of your choice)
• Various paintbrushes
• Toothpicks
• Wood glue
• 1/8 x 6.5 – 7” wood round dowel

how-to:

DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks

Step 1
Use the end of a toothpick to paint a hair outline on a wood ball knob, then use a paintbrush to fill in the rest of the hair. Paint 1-2 round wood balls the same color as the hair to use as ponytails, pigtails, or buns. Allow to dry.

DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks

Step 2
Paint an unfinished wood bead in the color of your choice, and set aside to dry.

DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks

Step 3
Once the wood ball knob is dry, put it on the end of a dowel. Hold it steady while painting black eyes and a pink mouth on with a toothpick. You can do plain circles for eyes, or curvy slits with eyelashes, or half-circles with lashes, etc. Allow to dry.

DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks

Step 4
Use a toothpick and white paint to add a pattern to the wood bead “outfit”. It is easy to paint x’s, small dots, crosses, v’s, etc. Allow to dry.

DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks

Step 5
Once the outfit is completely dry, slide the wood bead onto the top of a dowel. Push it down until it no longer moves, but make sure that the dowel is below or level with the top of the bead. Use wood glue to glue the wood ball knob “head” onto the body. Allow to dry.

DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks

Step 6
Glue one or two painted wood balls on the top, sides, or bottom of the head – one at a time. You may have to lay the doll on its side to allow each ponytail to dry. You will also need to hold the ball in place for 30 seconds to a few minutes until it seems secure enough to dry on its own. Allow to dry completely.

DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks
DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks
DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks
DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks
DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks
DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks

DIY Kokeshi Doll Stir Sticks
Your Kokeshi dolls are ready to stir! Happy crafting!

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

Bring some snowy sparkles to your home with this fun snowflake sequin artwork! A few simple materials let you add bling to your winter decor (and keep little hands busy making)!

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

Templates create a framework for crafting these snowflakes, but they’re just a starting point. By choosing from different sizes and colors of sequins you can really get creative.

Show off your snowflakes as framed artwork, give them as gifts, or craft something else with the shimmery flakes!

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

Let’s get ready to craft some sparkle and shine!

what you need:

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

how-to:

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

Step 1
Open the back of the wooden frame and remove the glass (or plastic) as well as the backing. Trace around the backing on a piece of felt. Cut out the felt piece just inside the traced lines.

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

Step 2
Print the Snowflake Sequin Art PDF template and trim down the snowflake you want to use. Center it on the felt piece and use your pen to poke a hole and mark the pattern on the felt.

Be sure to hold the template steady as you work, and check that the markings show on the felt.

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

When it’s all finished, you should be able to see the design clearly.

If you’re having trouble, try punching the holes on the template with a thumbtack first. Then go back and make the markings. Or, try another pen, such as a felt-tip.

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

Step 3
Use a glue stick to attach the marked felt piece onto the glass or plastic insert from the frame. Be sure that the marked side is facing up! This keeps the felt smooth and secure.

Place the felt and glass back into the frame with the marked felt side out.

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

Step 4
Grab your sequins and lay them on the snowflake markings. Try out different combinations of sequin colors and sizes until you find a design you like.

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

Step 5
Use a tiny dot of craft glue to attach the sequins to the felt. Let them dry.

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

Once you finish your sequin snowflakes, it’s time to display them for all to see!

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

Our snowflake template has three designs, but when you change up the sequins, you’ll end up with lots more design options. But they’re only the beginning, because you can design your own sequin snowflakes too!

Hang a few snowflakes on your wall (maybe mixed in with family photos!) or set them around on shelves. Want to make them extra fancy? Decorate the frames with paint or more sequins!

DIY Snowflake Sequin Art
DIY Snowflake Sequin Art

You could use these sequined snowflakes for other projects too. Attach them to the front of a notebook, use them to make a hanging ornament, or stitch them onto a patch!

Happy crafting!

Tiny Cinnamon Rolls

Tiny Cinnamon Rolls

Christmas has passed, and the New Year is now upon us. While I have eaten my fair share of cookies, bars, candy canes, and pastries, I find I still need a treat here and there for family in town, brunches, and the like. I decided to make tiny cinnamon rolls this week while headed to an event, mostly to help everyone feel a little better about still indulging in January. These rolls are delicious, and just the right amount of sweet after an entire month of feasting.

Tiny Cinnamon Rolls

Tiny Cinnamon Rolls

Note: I used a no-knead brioche dough from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes A Day. This dough is wonderful because it can be mixed together and then stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. The brioche master recipe will make about four pounds of dough, and this recipe only needs just over a half pound. You will have leftover dough, but it can be used for so many other delicious things!)

ingredients:

rolls

filling

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

icing

  • 1 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-3 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup (226) confectioner’s sugar

directions:

for the filling

In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt.

for the rolls

Grease a 24-cup mini muffin pan.

On a lightly floured surface, fold the cold dough over 3-4 times and then form it into a ball. Let the dough rest for 15-20 minutes.

Roll the dough into 24 inch by 5 inch rectangle. Brush the entire surface with the melted butter. Spread the sugar over the dough.

Roll the dough up, starting at the long end (there isn’t a lot of dough, so you won’t get a lot of spirals!). Using a sharp kitchen knife or a scissors, cut the log into 24 equal pieces (they will be tiny!).

Place the pieces in the prepared muffin pan and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let rise for 30 minutes.

Adjust an oven rack to the middle position and heat the oven to 350F while the buns are rising. Also make the icing (instructions follow) while the buns are rising.

Bake for 9-10 minutes, or when the centers are set when poked with your finger. The rolls will still be light in color (if you bake them for much longer, they will not be soft).

Tiny Cinnamon Rolls

Immediately remove the rolls from the oven and flip them onto a wire rack with a piece of parchment paper underneath (this catches any leaky sugar and cinnamon).

Cover the buns with icing while still warm (this will help keep them soft). Best eaten warm.

for the icing

Place the cream cheese in a small bowl. Add the salt, vanilla, and 1 tablespoon water and mix until smooth. Add the confectioner’s sugar and mix until combined, adding more water if needed, until the desired consistency is reached.

Tiny Cinnamon Rolls
Tiny Cinnamon Rolls
Tiny Cinnamon Rolls

Enjoy!