Kid’s DIY Nutcracker Craft

Kid’s DIY Nutcracker Craft

Valentine’s is the season of love … but so is Christmas, really! So we’re combining our love for both with this fun, kid’s DIY Nutcracker craft for Valentine’s. (Actually, regardless of age, any crafty person may have fun with this ‘suite’ craft project — so let’s get crackin‘!)

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A Nutcracker Tradition – Oh, How “Sweet”!

A Nutcracker Tradition – Oh, How “Sweet”!

Have you ever had a dream that you just can’t seem to lose sight of? I have a Christmas-decorating dream inspired by a favorite Christmas movie. Picture a room filled with life-size nutcrackers (the tin-soldier style) guarding the doors, delicate snowflakes hanging from the ceiling, frosted windows, twinkling lights throughout. This room has many extravagant trees, each adorned with their own individual, yet coordinating, theme. Imagine, if you will, candy canes; garlands of gumdrops; and sweet, colorful accents throughout. These

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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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