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easter tree

Easter tree in Germany. 10,000 eggs...WOW!

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Do I need to say anything about how they put the creme inside the eggs?
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Mr Meep provided this prompt. Now was it intentional?

Title: Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree
Author: charisstoma
Word count: 252

Mounting the Christmas Tree Sydney ran the excuse over in his mind, ‘All those tempting baubles and strips of tinsel, he couldn't help himself...’ that’s what Ceddie had said last night after seeing him staring at the tree.

“SYD! Get down now!”

For a moment Sydney paused, His Ceddie, such a killjoy. But... ‘A cat’s gotta do, what a cat’s gotta do.’

“I have the spray bottle IN MY HAND,” Cedric spoke each word slowly and carefully. “And the tree LIKES being misted.”

Drawing in a deep breath of the tree’s scent, his mouth opened to fully savor it, then he navigated towards the outer edge of the branch he was on. Mentally there was an ‘oops’, as the branch slightly gave under him and more seriously the world tilted.

“Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh!”, “AGAIN!?”

Landing lightly on his feet well clear of the mess of the fallen tree and giving a brush of the tongue to any stray hairs that might have become out of place, Sydney thought, ‘All those tempting baubles and strips of tinsel, he really couldn't help himself... and a cat’s gotta do, what a cat’s gotta do.’

“That. Is. It. You’re sleeping on the sofa bed in the guest room and I’m taking all but one blanket away. That is quite good enough for a familiar in cat clothing.”

Sydney grinned. He knew how to open the door, which left the tree defenseless, and His Ceddie would miss him in his bed. It wasn’t just Sydney who purred after all.
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hot glue gun
plastic easter eggs
brown spray paint - do several light coats and let dry before gluing the two halve back together.
pine cone bracts - glue, arrange in a couple-three rows
stick - glue to end of acorn
sisal twine - wind around acorn to cover the ends of the bracts and the stick and form cap.

Could see this done in gold, white or silver and powder the 'eggs' in clear glitter while still wet.

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Twórczo z Dzieckiem's album. FB

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First, take a toilet paper roll and fold it a bit for easier measuring.
Take a triangle and measure off 1.8 cm/ 0.7 inch wide rings.
Prepare as many paper rings as the number of hats you want to make. You’ll get five rings from one paper roll :)
Now, take your yarn scraps and using a triangle, measure off 35 cm/14 inch long parts.
You can use every color you like, but remember that some yarns are easier to work with than the others. I advise you to choose the one that is not too thick and fluffy.You can use every color you like, but remember that some yarns are easier to work with than the others. I advise you to choose the one that is not too thick and fluffy.
Fold piece of yarn in half and place it inside the ring. Keep the ends and a loop on the other sides of the ring.Pull the ends thru the loop to make a slip knot enclosing the ring.
Continue until the layer of yarn on the paper ring is thick enough to cover it completely.
Now, divide the ends in two parts and pull them separately thru to the other side of the ring.
Pull the yarn and dispose it evenly inside the strip.
Take a piece of yarn and tie it around the rest of threads to form the pom-pom part.
Trim the yarn to get a round and fluffy pom. Don’t trim the thread you used for tying if you want to hang your hat.

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This is such a fun idea! Cork Christmas Trees!
You can buy bulk corks cheap HERE---->
Corks in bulk
Who wants to come over and make these with us???!

Picture Source: Crafty Morning
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How to make a fish bowl snowman. Click here for a full DIY directions and list of supplies:

For this craft, you will need:

3 different sized fish bowls that stack. I got these at Michael’s, but I’ve seen smaller versions at the dollar store!
Snow village pieces. Even though it’s not even Halloween yet, every craft store has allllll of their Christmas supplies out right now, including everything you’d need to create a little snow village. Or, you can always pick them out online (like these).
1 bag of fake snow. Have no fear, any craft store will have this too. One bag goes a long way!
2 sheets of black craft foam
Christmas ribbon for around the snowman’s top hat
Glue gun


Put a little fake snow at the bottom of each bowl.
Arrange your various snow village pieces to make a special scene! I found a small house at Michaels, so I placed a flameless candle inside of it. I absolutely LOVE the warmth it gives to our fish bowl snowman. Plus, it’s so gorgeous at night. Well, I might keep it on during the day too:) I can’t get enough!
To make the snowman’s top hat, you will need to trace a circle in the black craft foam that is slightly larger than the opening of your smallest fish bowl on top. I used a round Tupperware lid as a guide! Use a bowl or anything around your house to do this. Next, determine how tall the hat needs to be on top of the circle base you cut. Using the black craft foam, cut a rectangle that rolls into a cylinder. Hot glue the edges of the rectangle together to make a cylinder. Next, cut a small circle out and glue it to the top of the hat. Finally, embellish the top hat with some Christmas ribbon!

For this project, you will need

Paper plates
Wooden dowel (from the craft store)
Green and red paint plush paint brushes
Hot glue gun (or tacky glue for kids)

(inspired by this version)

Paint various lollipop designs on the back of 2 paper plates (or one paper plate if the back of the lollipops will be hidden wherever you display them).
Let them dry.
Cut two small squares out of each paper plate as seen in the video.
Glue the paper plates together, making a hole for the dowel to be inserted.
Once dry, insert the wooden dowel.
Wrap cellophane around the paper plates and tie a ribbon around them (this keeps them attached to the dowel).
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This is tempting in concept. Maybe.... only 99 cents from Kindle right now.

For bad children, a lump of coal from Santa is positively light punishment when Krampus is ready and waiting to beat them with a stick, wrap them in chains, and drag them down to hell—all with St. Nick's encouragement and approval.

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Whether you choose to read Krampusnacht over twelve dark and scary nights or devour it in one nacht of joy and terror, these stories are sure to add chills and magic to any winter's reading.

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Nov. 4th, 2016 10:55 pm
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add a string of led lights in the pail

Person commented that when the temperature fluctuated throughout the day, they would expand or contract, and many of them would break apart and there were balls all over her yard.

Easy fix if you are decorating a large indoor space. Wonder if you put a hole in the ball if that would allow equalization so shrinkage wouldn't occur. Too if the pail is plastic and spray painted silver or gold......


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