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EXTRAORDINARY Ideas: 25 Christmas Projects! It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

EXTRAORDINARY Ideas: 25 Christmas Projects!

Ding…♪ Dong…♫ Ding…♪ Dong…♫ .Christmas is without a doubt my FAVORITE Holiday. As a child I remember waiting month after month to smell the fresh “truchas” { Canary Islands’ Christmas Dessert } made in my mom’s kitchen and the endless parties on Christmas Eve Night. Christmas Tree Fruit Salad.

Ornaments:)

ALL THAT GLITTERS...MINUS THE MESS. So...are you like me?...

ALL THAT GLITTERS...MINUS THE MESS

You heart all things glittery...but hate it being all over you?... You know....looking like you're about ready to hit the clubs...well...here's some ornies that have all the sparkle...but none of the mess... 150 Stocking Stuffer Ideas! A great place to buy most of these items is HERE!

150 Stocking Stuffer Ideas!

2. A favorite candy (my mom always got us those plastic candy canes filled with M&M's) 3. Decorative cupcake liners (I found some great ones here) Candy sleighs. Last week at Bring 'n Brag, one of the ladies showed us how she made candy sleighs for Christmas gifts. update!

candy sleighs

The lady who showed us the sleighs is Lois. Thanks Lois! Joellen and I decided we needed to make our own! DIY serving tray « 19 Dec I am officially obsessed with these candy serving trays… and guess who I got the idea from?!

DIY serving tray «

Hosea Rosenberg , founder and chef of BlackBelly Catering . Yes, he’s also the Top Chef Season 5 winner. {DIY No Sew Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt} My secret Project is finally finished!

{DIY No Sew Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt}

You know me, im always working on something. But this project was a big deal for me. As you know, our baby is due Christmas eve {Yay!} Weaving Danish Heart Baskets for Jul. Happy Jul everybody!

Weaving Danish Heart Baskets for Jul

The Christmas season in Denmark is called Jul, (pronounced “Yule”) and starts on December 1 with a variety of traditions, foods and activities that will continue until the evening of December 24th, a day known as Juleaften. I come from a long line of Scandinavians. We’ve got Norwegians, Danes and Swedes in the bloodline, so I tend to cherry-pick the traditions, foods and activities my ancestors participated in, and bring only my favorites into everyday life. For example, I do not condone the practice of raping and pillaging villagers/villages like my Viking ancestors did, but DO think that the Viking burial ceremony of sending the body of the deceased out to sea, in a boat stuffed with supplies for the afterworld, while all his friends and neighbors shoot burning arrows at the boat from the shoreline until the boat catches fire and sinks is pretty awesome, and the way I would like to be buried, thank you.

Snowmen:)

Cocoa Customization Kit by Megan Reardon. This Cocoa Customization Kit is a simple stocking stuffer that will help transform the ever present hot chocolate mix.

Cocoa Customization Kit by Megan Reardon

Included are decorated wooden stir sticks. You can fill plastic tube containers with anything good to mix or dunk in a cup of cocoa. Here is what I included: Christmas Trees:) Christmas. I love decorating for the holidays.

Christmas

My favorite part is pulling out things I bought on sale after Christmas last year. I love how I forget about everything and then pull it out and go, "Oh ma gawh!

Santas:)

Holiday Gift Toppers / Holidays and Seasonal. I’ve always felt that the way you wrap your gifts is just as important as what is inside the box.

Holiday Gift Toppers / Holidays and Seasonal

When you take the time to make a package extra special, it makes it personal and it shows you care. Here are six different ideas to decorate, personalize and add a little “punch” to holiday packages.