Dec 20, 2013

Jingle Bell Wreath

By: Amberly Asay

The season is here and just a few days away!  The sounds of the holidays are here and filling the air with cheer.  If you have extra jingle bells and ornaments around, gather them together and glue them to a Styrofoam wreath.

Hang your wreath where people can hear it!  (For example, on a door) And bring the jingle jangle of those bells into your home! 

Dec 19, 2013

Easy Holiday Cupcake

By: Amberly Asay

The holly and the ivy,
When they are both full grown
Of all the trees that are in the wood
The holly bears the crown

Holly is a traditional Christmas decoration that has been around for a while now.  We have a cute idea that will make holly a delicious Christmas treat!

Simply make some white cupcakes with white frosting.  Get those red cherry balls (You can get them from the Dollar Store or Maceys) and the mint leaf candies you can buy in bulk.

Place on your cupcake and enjoy this delicious treat!

Dec 18, 2013

Twiz the Season

By: Amberly Asay

Are you looking for a clever holiday gift but don't have a ton of money?  Well we have the perfect solution for you!  Grab a mason jar (these should be readily accessible if you've done any home canning or from all of the wedding receptions) and fill it with red vines or Twizzlers.

Find some twine  and wrap it around the lid.  Get some construction paper and write "Twiz the Season" on it.  Tie it all up and then you have the perfect holiday gift. 

Dec 17, 2013

Donut Snowman

By: Amberly Asay

This craft is really fun and very tasty!  Children especially love it.  All you need are some mini powder donuts, candy corn, licorice and some jelly beans.  Take a kabob skewer and place three mini powder donuts on the stick.  "Glue" (using frosting) your jelly beans and candy corn to the snowman.  Tie a piece of licorice around the snowman's neck and then draw on your snowman's face with your frosting.  The final step is to enjoy your delicious Christmas treat.

Dec 16, 2013

Candy Cane Centerpiece

By: Amberly Asay

Candy canes are one of the most beloved holiday treats and now can make great centerpieces or decorations.  You can dazzle your friends with your creativity and enjoy a candlelit dinner.  Grab any old candle, and buy some candy cane sticks from the dollar store.
Glue them around the candle and then tie a ribbon around the outside.  This cheap and fun centerpiece will decorate and dress up your entire table.

Dec 11, 2013

Grinch Themed Party

By: Amberly Asay

Christmas parties are one of my favorite events and I love having certain themed Christmas Party.  A lot of people struggle getting into the holiday spirit, just like the Grinch.  So to help them get out of their "bah-humbug attitude" through a Grinch Themed Christmas party!

For dinner serve roast beef sandwiches and Grinch Floats (Green Sherbet and Sprite).  You can change the bulbs in your lamps to green bulbs to help create a Grinchy ambiance. Watch "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," and eat whoville candy.  This party will definitely be a night to remember.

Dec 9, 2013

Santa Tulle Wreath

By: Amberly Asay

The Santa Tulle Wreath is a really fun and cute project for anyone's home.

You will need:

  • A floral wreath (preferably white)
  • White tulle cut into strips
  • A Santa Hat
  • Some ribbon
  • Hot Glue
Take your white tulle and cut into two inch wide strips.  Tie around your wreath and push close together.  Do this until your Santa's beard is really full.  Then glue on the Santa hat on the top of the wreath.  Take a ribbon and glue it to the back of your wreath and then hang it on your door!  In our picture I only had a green floral wreath, which obviously doesn't look as great, but it still is a really cute and fun idea! 

Dec 6, 2013

Festivities in the Kitchen

 By: Amberly Asay

Decorating for the holidays in your kitchen can be difficult, especially within your own apartment.  This is a cute decoration that will be a great hit!

All you have to do is glue magnets onto some glass bulb ornaments and stick them on your fridge!  You can use Christmas colors, opaque, or fun wintery colors.  Another fun thing you can do is get clear glass bulbs and fill them with fake snows and re-create your favorite Christmas scenes in the ornament.  Merry Christmas!

Dec 4, 2013

Christmas Lights

By: Amberly Asay

Looking at Christmas lights is one of my favorite activities during the holidays.  I love the look of the
soft, glowing lights on the white, powdery, fresh snow.  With Christmas music softly playing in the background, it can be the perfect holiday night.  Bringing some hot chocolate on the drive always helps with the mood.

However, if you just want a car full of friends looking at the beauty, you can make it more of a competition.  Create a Christmas Scavenger Hunt and the winner can be crowned your own, "Holiday Cheermeister".

Can you find?
A snowman?
Mickey Mouse?
A reindeer with a red nose?
A twinkly wreath?
A penguin?
A snowglobe?
A dolpin?
3 deer together?
Colored lights on a tree?
Blue lights?
Nativity Scene?
The Grinch?
Green lights?
Red lights?

Dec 2, 2013

Paper Snowflakes

 By: Amberly Asay

It is a truth, universally acknowledged that everyone knows how to make a paper snowflake.  Well I have discovered this to be untrue.  Many people must have forgotten how to make paper snowflakes.  And since this is such an easy and beloved holiday tradition, we have decided to show you how.  They make great holiday decorations for your apartment, and they are cheap too!  Here is an easy-to-follow photo tutorial on how to make your own paper snowflake.