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Calling all OREO lovers!
Have your tried the new OREO Thins yet??! No, not yet? Well, you need to get your booty to the closest CVS and pick up a few packages. They’re absolutely delish! They’re thinner, and crispier than the original OREO, but that just makes me like them even more. They go perfectly with a cup of coffee, which is exactly what I needed this afternoon. It was the perfect time to have my mom over for a coffee date, and to catch up.
I picked up a package at CVS, of both the mint and original OREO Thins, so we could taste both flavors. They also had a golden variety, but I prefer the chocolate cookie. I found them in the cookie aisle at my local CVS.
We usually don’t snack on cookies, but since my mom was coming over, I wanted to serve a special treat with our coffee. I knew she would love them, because she loves biscotti. A thin, crispy OREO cookie is way better than a boring biscotti, any day. They were a hit! We both loved how crispy they are, the texture is completely different then a regular OREO. It’s like a brand new cookie!
When my mom comes over, I like to set the table, usually with some type of lace, and flowers. So, I made a special braided flower centerpiece to put on the table for decoration. It’s really simple to make, and it only took me about 30 minutes to sew, while I was watching TV.
I used a neutral table cloth with a pretty cut out design, because I wanted the pink flowers to really pop. I alternated the nude and pink flowers, so it would match the table cloth. I made one extra flower, so I could attach it to the mason jar I was using as a vase.
- Needle and thread
- 1/2 inch wide spool of light green ribbon
- 1 1/2 inch wide spool of sparkly nude ribbon
- 1 1/2 inch wide spool of light pink ribbon
- 1 package of white jeweled flower embellishments
- Glue gun
Cut three, 24 inch long pieces of the 1/2 wide green ribbon, set aside. This is going to be the “stem” the flowers will be sewn onto. Pick up the ribbons and place them evenly on top of each other. Tie a knot at the top, and braid them all the way to the end, tie a knot to secure it.
Step 1 – Using the 1 1/2 inch wide ribbon, cut five, 3 inch long pieces of ribbon. Prepare your needle and thread.Lay the first piece of ribbon flat on the table, grab the bottom and flip it up and to the right.
Step 2 – Pull the bottom right corner up to meet the top left corner. Make sure the bottoms of both ends of the ribbon match up evenly.
Step 3 – Hold it securely with your fingers, and flip it over. This is the front of the petal.
Step 4 – Tie a knot at the end of your thread, and thread the needle through two spots in the base of the petal. Pull the petal all the way through until it stops at the knot.
Step 5 – Repeat steps 1-4, four more times, until you have 5 petals strung on the thread. Push all the petals to one side and thread the needle through the base of the first petal again to complete the flower.
Step 6 – Pull on the thread lightly to tighten the petals, and sew a few loops through the center of the flower to secure it.
Step 7 – Pull the needle and thread through the back of the flower because now you will sew it directly onto the green braided ribbon.
Step 8 – Sew the flower right onto the green braided stem that you made earlier.
Step 9 – Using a hot glue gun, glue the jeweled white flower embellishment right in the center of the flower. This covers any loose threads that may be in the center of the flower, and the glue helps to solidify the center of the flower.
How pretty is that? It’s the perfect addition to set a feminine table with. I love to make my own decorations, it really makes the activity feel extra special. Now, go grab some OREO Thins, enter the giveaway, and start crafting!
I will definitely be picking up another package of the Mint OREO Thins for my fiancé, which ones will you be trying? Let me know in the comments!