|It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year|

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I absolutely •love• to decorate for the holidays! Christmas being my favorite! For the most part, my tree is pretty simple, I only put sentimental ornaments on it [bought from vacation, homemade, gifted, etc]. I didn’t want the traditional tinsel garland, so I decided to try out the Cranberry & Popcorn garland! Super easy! With that, I also made Cinnamon & Salt Ornaments with Rhett! [DIY for both below] It turned out absolutely perfect. I’m. In. Love!

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I ended up making a total of four 5 foot strands of the Cranberry & Popcorn garland. Here’s how:

CRANBERRY & POPCORN GARLAND

  • I popped 2 bags of popcorn last week and let sit in the fridge until I was ready to use.
  • I had my cranberries sitting out in a vase [for decor until I was ready to use as well].
  1. Cut 10 feet of fishing line [I used two arm to arm outstretched lengths]
  2. Thread onto a needle and tie a knot at the end.
  3. Always start and end with 2-3 cranberries.
  4. Put about 8-10 pieces of popcorn in between each set of cranberries.
  5. Once you are at the end of the line, tie in a knot. Voila!

DIY CINNAMON-SALT ORNAMENTS

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 1/2 cup Cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup of very warm water
  1. Combine all ingredients together in large bowl.
  2. Put on floured surface and knead until dough forms.
  3. Roll out to desired thickness.
  4. Cut with cookie cutters or create your own ornaments.
  5. Let dry for at LEAST 24 hours [I flipped mine over & let dry for another 24 hrs].
  6. You may paint after completely dried, brush with Modpodge or just leave as is.

I cut this recipe in half and it made approximately 12 small/medium ornaments.


Today, I have been super busy! Obviously, with the above DIY’s. 😉 However, even with all of that, I managed to make a trip to Hobby Lobby. I found some great buys! Everything I purchased was 50% off, so that made the trip even better. I was able to purchase additional Christmas wrapping paper [because you can never have enough], my “outdoor flowers” [because I cannot keep anything alive], gifts for my Secret Pal @ work, as well as a few home decor items. You have to see my FAVORITE!

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This galvanized Farm House ‘milk carrier’ was only $10! I’ve decided to keep all of my dried goods [pasta, beans, grains, etc.] in mason jars in it, as well as some fresh flowers I picked up at the grocery store earlier this week! It turned out so perfect!

More cleaning and re-arranging happening tomorrow! It’s never-ending in a house with a toddler!

xoxo,

We Are The Marshall’s

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