Store bought donuts are transformed into little snowmen by simply adding some chocolate chip eyes and mouths and gummy candy noses. As an added bonus, these are a nut free treat perfect for school parties.
Let's face it: Boys' rooms and Christmas decorations don't usually go hand in hand. Make Christmas decorating fun with a boys'-inspired mobile Christmas tree decorated as a larger-than-life snowman. To do this, first create a snowman head and face from a large, foam floral sphere and place it at the top of the tree. Next, add two scarves just below the head. To create the look of coat buttons, line up between three and seven black ornaments in the center of the tree. Lastly, give the snowman arms with branches placed roughly two-thirds of the way up on each side.
Trios of various-sized wreaths can be used to create snowman yard sculptures, too. To create this look you'll need three wreaths slightly ranging in diameter as well as a wooden stake on which to attach them. First, have 1x2-inch pressure-treated lumber cut approximately eight inches longer than the finished height of the three stacked wreaths. Stake the lumber into the ground using a rubber mallet or hammer, then secure each of the wreaths to the lumber using a drill and exterior screws. Place each wreath onto each screw, then dress up the snowman with accessories to achieve a festive, holiday look.
When used in multiples with a range of sizes, wreaths can make excellent wall or door sculptures. To create a snowman sculpture, pick up one large, one medium and one small wreath. Attach all three wreaths to one another with twine or decorative ribbon. Next, secure the grouping of wreaths to the front of a door with self-adhesive plastic hooks or over the door with a wreath hanger. For wall applications, use picture nails around the top of each of the three wreaths, then secure to the wall with hammer.
Turn fresh or silk white carnations into a fanciful centerpiece for your holiday table. HGTV's tips and instructions make this a fun family project you can complete while watching your favorite holiday movie.
For holiday-loving homeowners short on storage space, flat pack tabletop elements can be life changing. Look for tree, star, snowman and reindeer structures that fold into themselves and pack flat for easy storage and even easier setup.
The family room at the lake house can be enjoyed all year long. Designer Nancy Snyder and her team put together two looks for the living space: one for winter and one for summer. Decor such as the snowman pillow and a basket of fuzzy blankets by the fireplace make for a cozy winter look.
That cute inflatable snowman greeting neighbors from the front lawn can easily become a dangerous projectile if you don't follow the manufacturer's instructions for securing it, says Ken Katz, a property director for Travelers Insurance. It's best to shut off the fan blowers when it's windy, when you're not going to be home for long periods, or at bedtime, he says.