Do-it-yourself Christmas Ornaments

Do-it-yourself Christmas Ornaments

You’ll see ALL KINDS of ornaments at the world’s largest Christmas store in Frankenmuth, MI. From finely crafted European ornaments, to wacky ones, to Bronner’s exclusive designs and so much in between, but there’s just something special about making your own that adds to the magic of Christmas! So we’re sharing a few of our favorite DIY Christmas ornament ideas (and tutorials) with you … some new and some from the past, tried and true! YARN BALL ORNAMENT If you

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DIY Bottle Brush Trees for Vintage Christmas Decorations

DIY Bottle Brush Trees for Vintage Christmas Decorations

You’ll never look at a toilet-bowl brush the same way again! In the 1930s, Addis Brush Company, an American manufacturer of toilet bowl brushes, began dyeing bristles green and assembling them into artificial Christmas trees. These new artificial trees were especially popular in Britain, which had lost many of its trees during WWI. In 2017 Nielsen conducted a survey for the American Christmas Tree Association. Results? Of the about 95 million households in the United States planning to display a

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DIY Easter Topiary Decoration

DIY Easter Topiary Decoration

I love that Easter comes in the spring! And being in the part of the world we are here at Bronner’s, I also appreciate how the holiday that celebrates Christ’s resurrection coincides with the same time of the year when nature resurrects from the wonder of winter. It’s a beautiful parallel to watch what was once dead spring forth in new life! This DIY Easter topiary decoration is so versatile that you can reincarnate it a few different ways to give

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DIY Snowman Wreath + Puffed Corn Candy Recipe

DIY Snowman Wreath + Puffed Corn Candy Recipe

In various parts of the world, winter is synonymous with SNOW!  For many, snow means building snowmen, snowball fights, long drives home from work (okay not so much fun!) and of course Christmas! But don’t worry, if you happen to be in a region that doesn’t see snow, you can still join in on the fun with our DIY snowman wreath craft, puffed corn candy recipe and a hot cocoa bar ideas!

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DIY Upcycled Christmas Bulb Craft

DIY Upcycled Christmas Bulb Craft

If you love “light bulb moments” as much as we do when it comes to reducing waste, then you’ll love this simple (kid-friendly) craft you can make in minutes! Give burnt-out Christmas lights a new life when you recycle them into colorful Christmas décor with our upcycled Christmas bulb craft.

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This Thanksgiving Make DIY Gratitude Ornaments

This Thanksgiving Make DIY Gratitude Ornaments

Thanksgiving is the holiday when we pause to reflect on the many blessings we are grateful to enjoy. That heart filled with thankfulness was something originator Wally Bronner embodied 365 days a year, and it was an attitude of gratitude that he wished to inspire in everyone he met. So in that spirit, we share a few decorating ideas to make this Thanksgiving extra special including DIY Gratitude Ornaments!

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DIY Princess Castle

DIY Princess Castle

Every princess needs a castle! If you’re decorating your little girl’s room in a princess theme and are looking for inspiration, we have a great do-it-yourself project for you! We repurposed a mirrored pillar to make our castle. If you don’t have one available, you can make one from sturdy cardboard and mirror panels. Here’s Lorri from our decorating team to tell you how she accented the castle walls and created a festive roof: DIY Princess Castle. These princesses will be

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DIY Easter Bunny Wreath

DIY Easter Bunny Wreath

Welcome spring! Let’s put winter away (at least in our home decor) and bring spring to our front door with Bronner’s bunny wreath! Bronner’s bunny wreath is easy to make and hang. And the best news of all is that the wreaths can be re-purposed throughout the year in other decorative projects! Watch our blog all year long for more projects using these evergreen wreaths. Bunny Wreath Materials 20-inch evergreen wreath  30-inch evergreen wreath (available by contacting customer service –

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How to Make a Penguin Valentines Box

How to Make a Penguin Valentines Box

Valentine’s Day is February 14, and the kids will be celebrating with parties in their classrooms. They’ll do a happy dance when you help them make this penguin Valentines box to hold all the cute cards they receive from classmates! Penguin party time! Penguin Valentine Mailbox* This “tweet” mailbox is perfect for holding Valentine cards from friends and family. You will need: – recycled cracker box, 6″ x 9″ – (2) 1″ wiggly eyes – craft glue – scissors, paintbrush

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