Halloween Village Display Features Giant Jack-o’-lantern

Halloween Village Display Features Giant Jack-o’-lantern

Bronner’s has rebuilt it’s Department 56 Halloween Village display! Without a doubt, the focal point of the new display is the giant jack-o’-lantern named “Jack.” Carving the Jack-o’-lantern First, Bronner’s decorator Eileen Boone carved the giant pumpkin out of Styrofoam. She used a hot knife, also called a foam cutter. Next, she painted his exterior using three shades of acrylic paint. As can be seen, this created dimension, subtly emphasizing light and shadow. Finally, she painted the interior of the

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DIY Unicorn Finger Puppet

DIY Unicorn Finger Puppet

Take story time to the next level and make the little girl in your life over the moon with our DIY unicorn finger puppet! After all, it’s easy to make and you may already have most of the supplies at home.

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Pet Rescue: Penny’s Story

Pet Rescue: Penny’s Story

Our First Pet Rescue Penny’s story really begins with the story of our first pet rescue. Since I grew up having dogs, I was anxious to get our first dog after my husband and I were married in early 2019. We finally adopted our first rescue dog in July 2019. When we met Walleye, a nine-year-old Chiweenie (Chihuahua/dachshund mix), he had just been neutered and had four staples in his head from a recent surgery. In addition, he had a

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Wedding Trends 2020

Wedding Trends 2020

2020 wedding trends favor bold color, beautiful lighting, sustainable practices and individuality. The bride and groom are celebrating their special day. Hence, time for them to make it all their own! Each trend adapts to any size wedding – large or small. Weddings Trends: Bold Color The days of a 2-color wedding scheme are gone. Accordingly, trends suggest the couple feature their favorite color(s). Bold tones are replacing pastel colors. (Where pastels are still being used, neo mint is replacing

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How Germany Celebrates Christmas

How Germany Celebrates Christmas

Christmas … the holiday celebrated around the world! Traditions, some of them hundreds of years old, fill European Christmases. With this in mind, let’s look at how Germany celebrates Christmas through Advent, gift-giving and Christmas trees. Advent in Germany Advent is the four weeks leading up to Christmas. During Advent, many families in Germany display an Advent calendar and Advent wreath. Advent Calendar (Adventskalendar) The calendar countdown begins December 1. Each day children (or adults!) open a numbered door/window to

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