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Christmas Ideas

"Christmas doesn't come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more...." ― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas

It's a Christmas Eve box (they get to open it on Christmas Eve)! They get new pjs (to wear that night), a Christmas movie, hot chocolate, snacks for the movie, etc. What a fun tradition! :)

Stove-top potpourri kits: one orange, 1/2 c cranberries, 1 Tbs whole cloves, 3 sticks cinnamon, a bit of grated nutmeg. Instructions: "Quarter the orange, place all in a small saucepan filled with water and simmer on lowest setting. Refill water as needed."

How to Make a Tomato Cage Christmas Tree - GREAT tutorial! It cost less than $20 to make! 1 tomato cage, 1 strand of 100 lights*, 3 strands of 9 foot garland*, zip ties

Christmas Eve Surprise Box. Include: new pajamas, Christmas movie, popcorn, mugs, hot chocolate, marshmallows, Christmas book. Such a cute tradition to start!

Awesome new tradition. Last year's Christmas cards? This year's gift tags!

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Mason Jar Oil Lamp----mason jar w/ lids (flat cap lid & ring lid), smokeless odorless paraffin oil, fiberglass wick, wick holder insert (glass or metal), drill, pine cones, evergreen, berries, holly, seedpods, lichen/moss, fern fronds, sticks. Put items in jar. Fill w/ unscented oil. Drill hole in top of lid. Thread wick thru wick holder insert. Place wick (& wick holder insert) in hole & put lid on jar making sure wick hangs in the center of jar. Screw lid on jar.

The Spouse Christmas Countdown - Use Ribbon, Clothespins, Removable Clips & Homemade Cards Make a list 1-25 to represent the 25 days in December leading up to Christmas. Next to each # list 1 of 3 things in these categories: A Compliment, Service (make lamb chops, which he's been wanting forever) or A FUN Christmas Activity – something we could go and do together (a movie out - I never go out for movies but I would this Christmas season for him)

To create this little cutie, I went to the Dollar Store and picked up several pairs of red gloves and immediately came home and cut off the fingers to each of the gloves. (The fingertips were going to be used to make the snowman hats) Next I rolled up the fingertips to form a hat and then popped it on the top of a wrapped hersey nugget. (the nugget was wrapped with a white Avery mailing label) I then added the face to my snowman and a pom-pom to the top of the hat and this project was done

DIY Window Clings - So EZ! All you need is Puffy Paint & Wax Paper. Templates can be downloaded for free from this website: club.chicacircle.... Place a piece of wax paper over the templates & trace w/puffy paint color of choice. Dry overnight & peel carefully. Use the warmth of your hands to secure onto the glass.

elf water bottle label. cute idea for a christmas party!