Adorable Melted Snowman Cocktail

Say goodbye Frosty and hello to the cutest holiday drink ever. Make this 6-ingredient melted snowman cocktail that you and Santa can enjoy.

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The Christmas Traditions We Celebrate Every Year

Everybody loves a good Christmas tradition! These yearly activities tend to be the parts of the season that we look forward to the most. They allow for extra wallowing in all things Christmas. We invited four bloggers to share their own crafty Christmas traditions. With cake-making, holiday recipes, and sweet, sentimental decorating ideas, these classic, annual events give us another excuse to celebrate the holidays.

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Delightful Christmas Brunch Recipes

After gifts are opened, sit down to a delicious Christmas brunch the whole family will love. These delicious brunch recipes, including Christmas breakfast casseroles, cinnamon rolls, and pastries, are sure to make your Christmas morning memorable. Bonus: Almost all of these breakfast recipes are easy to make ahead.

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5-Minute Microwave Fudge

Making your own fudge has never been easier. With only five ingredients you have created the perfect holiday party favor or gift.

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Flea Market Christmas Decor

Sure, you can find gorgeous used, vintage or even antique Christmas decorations at a good flea market. But the best flea market finds for Christmas might not be so obvious.

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9 Unexpected Places to Add Holiday Decor

From your kid's sports equipment basket to your stairs, here are 9 surprising places in your home to add a touch of holiday. There is no place exempt from a little cheer this Christmas season!

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Peppermint Jello Shots Just Rocked Your Holidays

Get the party started with these amazing peppermint gelatin shots your guests won't forget.

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Jeweled Eggs Project

It just wouldn't seem like Easter without eggs. And while the deviled, dyed, and chocolate varieties have short-term appeal, these beaded beauties will sparkle year after year.

All That Glitters

Papier-mache eggs encrusted with tiny glass marbles (available by the bag in a rainbow of colors and metallic finishes) really dazzle when paired with white.

We've displayed ours in simple serving pieces taken right from the cupboard: a tray, egg cups, dessert goblets, and a footed hobnail compote.

When your Easter celebration is finished, let guests pick out an egg to take home, or pack the decorations away in tissue-paper-lined shoeboxes. They'll look just as fresh next spring.

Bring On the Beads

Ready to whip up a baker's dozen of these pretty Easter accents? Visit a crafts store for papier-mache eggs, crafts paints, and two "magic" ingredients: double-sided tape and tiny glass marbles, which are poppy-seed-size beads available by the bag in a rainbow of colors and metallic finishes.

Start with a 2- or 4-inch papier-mache egg that you have painted the same color as the beads. After it dries, cover the egg with slightly overlapping vertical strips of 3/8-inch-wide double-sided tape. (Work on a surface covered with freezer paper, shiny side up, so that if you need to set down a taped egg, it won't stick.)

If you want a patterned egg, such as the one with daisies, or with zigzags, cut shapes out of freezer paper and stick them, shiny side down, to the taped egg. Hold the egg over a shoebox and carefully pour beads over the egg until the surface is covered. (The paint color will show through the clear tape, disguising any areas the beads don't stick to.) Remove the freezer-paper cutouts, then pour a different color of beads onto the areas the stickers left bare.

To add dimension to flower petals and centers, or to make raised polka dots, squeeze puff paint onto the beaded egg, then sprinkle the paint with the same color of beads. Apply puff paint to one side of the egg at a time, and let it dry overnight before painting the other side.

To make a plaid egg, place strips of 1/8-inch-wide double-sided tape vertically on top of the beaded egg; remove the tape backing. Apply more strips of tape around the egg horizontally, but leave the backing on. Pour beads onto the vertical strips; remove the backing from the horizontal strips, then pour a different color of beads onto those.


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