35 Christmas Treat Recipes

Christmas and sweet treats go together like Santa and Elves. One just isn’t the same without the other. From cookies to fudge to other kinds of treats, you can find it all cooking in someone’s kitchen during Christmastime. In case you want to get in on the action, I’ve got 35 amazing Christmas treat recipes for you to drool over.

35 amazing Christmas treat recipes! I want to try them all.

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Burlap and Plaid Christmas Wreath

So, November totally flew by! It was like I packaged up the Halloween decorations and now I am pulling out my snowmen and Christmas items. This blog started with the making of a wreath {and then a ton of wreathes after that} so I like to be sure and share the newest wreath I make each year for Christmas. This year, I am going for a pretty traditional and rustic feel so my burlap and plaid Christmas wreath fits in perfectly.

A simple burlap and plaid Christmas wreath is so easy to make and looks beautiful.

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Easy Glitter Christmas Ornaments

We are really into Christmas and literally change the decorations in pretty much every part of our home for Christmas.  We have about five Christmas trees of different sizes around the house.  We even take down artwork and put up Christmas decorations instead.  I’d probably change out pieces of furniture too if Mathlete wouldn’t give me a hard time about it!  This year, I decided to add a little Christmas sparkle to our paper mache tree and made some super easy glitter Christmas ornaments to hang on it.

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Homemade Christmas Trees

It was my pleasure to partner with Make It:Fun and FloraCraft® to share a “Foam for the Holidays” homemade Christmas tree project with you.

Decorating with small, homemade Christmas trees can be super easy but make a big impact.  When you create your own, there is so much versatility for how your final product will look.  I’ve decorated my own trees over several years using scrapbook paper, tinsel and even just glitter.  Using STYROFOAM™ cones makes creating homemade Christmas trees so easy.Styrofoam Tree Collage [Read more…]

50 Fantastic Christmas and Winter Craft Ideas

Wow, December has certainly come in quickly! I can hardly believe we are close to a week before Christmas.  We took a trip to New York City earlier in the month and, ever since then, it feels like days go by in twos.  My head is totally spinning with the thought of wrapping presents, cooking Christmas dinner and entertaining my kids during their winter break!  I went searching for some craft ideas to do with my daughter while she was home and ended up putting together a collection of 50 fantastic Christmas and Winter craft ideas.  They aren’t all kid friendly but they are all awesome and worth checking out!
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Let’s Go on a Sleigh Ride

This post was originally shared over on Salt Tree but I wanted to share it with you here as well!

 For my kitchen decorations this year, I focused on bright reds and greens for the decor.

Someone keeps eating the M&Ms out of my little bowl…thieves!

One of the newest additions to the room started with this unfinished wood sled.

I taped stripes with painters tape and painted part of them red.

Once it was dry, I taped off the other stripes and painted them green. Then, I let the entire thing dry for several days before adding my vinyl lettering to the sled.

Are you ready for sleigh rides?

I love this sleigh because, even though it is red and green, I think it can stay out for decoration all winter!

Glittery Snowflakes

I’m on a big snowflake kick this year.  It started with my Snowflake and Mercury Glass mantle and it has been spreading throughout our house like some kind of snowflake epidemic.  Blame it on the lack of snow last year and so far this year…

The newest snowy addition to our house are these glittery snowflakes.

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Doe a Deer

If you took a look at our Christmas home tour, you’ll notice a common thread through almost every room…let’s see if you can figure out by checking out our Christmas holiday table {or you know…reading the title}.

This year, I set the table using a combination of gold chargers and square and round plates.

In the center of the table is a green runner with an ivory and gold snowflake runner layered over top.

The vase in the middle is filled with little gold sticks, snow and my favorite glittered pinecones.

Gold candles and little reindeer flank the centerpiece on either side.

So, did you figure out what almost all the spaces in the house have in common? {I hope you guessed deer!}

What are you decorating with this year?

Striped Straw Wreath

I’ve been busy crafting for Christmas!  One thing I have always wanted to have is a bright, cheery striped straw wreath.  So, this year, I decided to make one!

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Snowflake and Mercury Glass Christmas Mantel

Christmas decorating is in full force here!  We’ve almost completed the outside {one deer left to plug in!} and I worked on the inside over the weekend.

As always, I started with our fireplace mantel in the family room.  I love changing this over to a Christmas mantel.

This year, I went with a combination of mercury glass, pine cones and snowflakes.  I moved my new mirror onto the mantle and used it as a starting point.  Then, I added the pine cone garland.

Mercury glass vases, candle holders and animals were added next. I really love the hive texture on the large vase.

To keep with the natural vibe of the pine cones, I added gilded wood pieces to a small glass vase.

The little clips are actually stocking holders but those haven’t been unpacked quite yet :)  The last addition was the little snowflake clings to the mirror for a fun touch.

It is definitely starting to look like Christmas around here!

shannah
 

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