DIY your own ombre ornaments in a few simple steps. Gather clear glass ball ornaments and a variety of shades of teal acrylic paint. Take the top off of the ornament, squirt in the paint and swirl it around to cover the inside. Let the ornament dry upside down overnight. The next day, hang the ornaments on your tree from light to dark to make an ombre, monochromatic look.
All things natural make this tree a perfect choice for a family who loves cooking, the outdoors and living organically. Every decor element is a DIY project so gather the kids to make garlands and hanging orange slices that will make your tree beautiful and smell even better.
By combining the dessert table and seating area in one spot, you not only make it easier on yourself, but the kids will also love having all the fondue treats and desserts right at arm's length, where they can share in the dipping fun together.
Whether you're planning a winter birthday party, simple play date or large-scale holiday party, gathering the kids around a warm fondue station full of sweet treats is an easy and fun way to celebrate.
This ombre tree is an updated look to a monochromatic style. To decorate your tree like this one, pick one hue (I chose teal). Hang ornaments on your tree going from light on the top to dark on the bottom, which creates the ombre effect. Finish off the look with a long, wired, ombre ribbon. Place crisply wrapped gifts in the same colors as your ornaments underneath the tree.
Create lacy winter trees with paper doilies, hot glue and a few sturdy twigs or skewers. Cut a wedge out of a round doily and bring the cut edges together to form a cone. The size of your wedge will determine how narrow the cone is. Glue the cone together and slide onto the stick. Glue into place. Add more cones in decreasing sizes to create a layered tree.
You can whip up a completely handmade wreath in only an hour with some fresh evergreens and a bit of wire. Choose a wire that is stiff enough to hold a bit of weight, but flexible enough to work with, usually an 18 or 20 gauge will do. Loop the wire tightly around the bases of the evergreen branches, making sure each branch is as close as possible to the one next to it. When you’ve added enough branches to make the wreath the size you want, bend the wire into a circle and twist together at the top.
Homemade marshmallows taste so much better than store-bought, and can be made up to a week in advance. Sandwich each piece between graham crackers and tie with candy ribbon to create a seasonal s'more treat that is just waiting to be dipped in the chocolate fondue! Label the sweets with a printable Rudolph buffet card.
When planning your holiday gift list, don't forget your favorite kitty. Turn basic craft materials into a Christmas-themed spinner wand that will encourage hours of playtime. Get crafting with our step-by-step instructions.