The Best Christmas Ideas
are the SIMPLE ones
The simple Christmas ideas make us look quite simply brilliant.
That is how we get our Christmas jollies.
Who says the fat man in the red suit gets to have all the fun?
Share your BEST CHRISTMAS IDEAS with sugar bear.
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Submit your BEST-est ~ most awesome ~ epic ~ amazeball idea for Christmas decorating.
Do you have a great DIY ? An idea that will knock our socks( uhhmm STOCKINGS ) off with excitement ? Is your idea simply beautiful? Is it EASY to do?
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This will be fun. If it isn't fun..we won't do it. Right? Right.
Make a mini tree in 5 seconds or less?? One that costs just pennies?? And scrub your pots with it after the holidays?? Yup, that's all here. This is seriously green, folks. Best of all, you can get this craft finished up in minutes, leaving you lots of time to enjoy eggnog martinis by the fire!
What's better than a set of 3 birch log candle holders you've just made for yourself?? A whole mantle-full! And we show you how in this easy DIY. Once you're set up, you can make some for every mantle on your list. Your friends will love you!
Make traditional Saint Nicolas gingerbread men. A beautiful recipe...all the way from Paris, France !
A quick and easy how-to on creating a beautifully simple drop cloth tree skirt. Naturally festive!
My mum has always made me Buche de Noel (Chocolate Log) when I have been with my family at Christmas. This is my mother's recipe that I have improved with Grand Marnier because I like to have that alcoholic tang to it. This is probably the most traditional of French recipes, so enjoy it with me this year!
How to create an advent star - very cool !!
Create a Christmas ornament with glass ornaments and acrylic craft paints. Beautifully simple.
I have been diligently working on finishing some of my paper mache projects before the holidays, and I finally finished a paper mache Snowman and even a paper mache Turkey!
A Recycled Christmas Tree
My 2012 Christmas idea is not going to win any votes or prizes, but I had to tell you what we did when a 60' spruce tree in front of our house at the lake came crashing down when Hurricane Sandy blew through Southern Ontario a few weeks ago. A neighbour cut the tree up for us and every piece of it has been put to good use. Some branches have been used as the basis of beautiful outdoor planters for myself and several friends, and others are lining our curved front walkway. Smaller logs are now drying under the deck for next summer's bonfires. The rest of the branches and the biggest blocks of wood have been returned to the woods to be reclaimed by Mother Nature. But the top nine feet of that tree struck gold: they got a second shot at life as our Christmas Tree this year! Now it's not the prettiest tree we've ever had --- in fact, it's pretty much a Charlie Brown tree --- but it did come complete with its own authentic pinecones, and the spindly branches allowed our precious 45-years'-worth of family ornaments to be shown off in all their glory. When Christmas is over, the tree will be returned to the woods to provide shelter and nourishment for the forest creatures, and ultimately some of its pinecones will produce another generation of spruces. Think what a story it will have to tell its children and grandchildren! "See that house over there? Would you believe that in the winter of 2012 I spent over a month in its family room, the centre of everyone's attention, surrounded by beautifully-wrapped gifts, and covered with the most amazing decorations. Let me tell you about the decorations ..."
Here’s a simple DIY steps for the centerpiece: Winter Glass Vase Centerpiece You will need 1 cylinder glass vase 15 1/2 inches tall, I used a 6 inches wide diameter one. Crackled glass, sand ...
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I swear it is easy to do. I swear often. This time, I mean it.
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Bust a flurry and show off your cranberries.
These photos are dark. Someone needs to teach me how to take a photo in the pitch black of night. Jeez.
cranberry martini stupid stick seems to hit me at night time.
If you have a LOVE for cranberries, here is a recipe for homemade cranberry sauce. Canadiana style. Hello maple syrup, come to momma.
Christmas DIY :
Water + Cranberries + Floating Candles = Christmas Sexiness
Easy and cheap. Just like us. You Christmas floozy.