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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. We put this together for Sabrina's preschool Christmas party.

Christmas Tree Fruit Salad

It was a huge hit and so easy and fun to make. I made it again to bring to a holiday party and filled the empty parts with pineapple chunks.


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


You heart all things glittery...but hate it being all over you?... You know....looking like you're about ready to hit the's some ornies that have all the sparkle...but none of the mess... 150 Stocking Stuffer Ideas! 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! They were fun to make. We made a dozen of them in about an hour and a half (plus wasted time driving around town looking for Christmas ribbon!) Next, attach 10 mini hershey bars on top, with just a drop of glue for each. After all the glue is hard and secure, glue ribbon around your "packages" and a bow on the top. Some of our finished sleighs. DIY serving tray « 19 Dec I am officially obsessed with these candy serving trays… and guess who I got the idea from?!

Hosea Rosenberg , founder and chef of BlackBelly Catering . Yes, he’s also the Top Chef Season 5 winner Jenna and I met him at Anne Be’s Five party a few weeks ago, and he was kind enough to share this creative idea with me! {Thanks, Hosea!} This DIY serving tray is adorable to serve your holiday cookies, apps or drinks! Hosea’s beautiful creation at Five: {DIY No Sew Ruffle Christmas Tree Skirt} My secret Project is finally finished! 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!} & with all the excitement that will be going on around Christmas time, there will be very little time {& honestly, i think i will be too lazy by then} for me to work on some of the Christmas projects i have been wanting to do.

So, I am trying to finish them now while i still have the energy :) The project i have been working on, if you hadn't already figured it out by reading my last post, is a Christmas tree skirt. This photo, from one of my favorite blogs, was my inspiration: So, here is our tutorial on how to make a Pretty, Ruffley, No Sew tree skirt! 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. Start with two long, flat ovals like the ones below.


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. 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: - Marshmallows, everybody likes extras. - Drinking chocolate to make that cup of hot chocolate extra rich, we used 2 teaspoons per mug. Christmas Trees:) Christmas. I love decorating for the holidays.



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. Penguin Snow Globe To create the snow globe, punch out two xxx-large circles. Cut one of your circles in half to use as the globe base. Punch out a pair of penguins and adhere them to the globe using dimensional foam adhesive dots.