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Christmas In A Jar Potpourri: Easy Stovetop Recipe

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Christmas In A Jar Potpourri: Easy Stovetop Recipe. Simmer this inviting stovetop potpourri and make extra to give as gifts for Christmas.

holiday stove top potpourri

Hello Love!

Today I want to share with you a wonderful natural simmer potpourri that is so easy to make you’ll want to have it on your stove top everyday.

Stovetop potpourri

This recipe is so easy to make and takes about 5 minutes to throw together. I was able to grab all of the ingredients except the star anise at my local grocery store. I had to get my star anise on Amazon but if you don’t love the smell of licorice, you can leave it out.

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Christmas In A Jar Potpourri: Easy Stovetop Recipe:

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Christmas In A Jar Potpourri: Easy Stovetop Recipe

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Servings 1

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole Apple (sliced)
  • 1 whole Orange (sliced)
  • 1 whole Star Anise
  • 1/2 Cup Cranberries
  • 1 tbsp Whole Allspice
  • 1 tbsp Whole Cloves
  • 3 whole Cinnamon Sticks
  • 3 cups Water

Instructions
 

  • Add three cups of water to stock pot
  • Add all other ingredients
  • Bring to a boil
  • Reduce heat to low and stir occasionally

stove top potpourri. Christmas In A Jar Potpourri: Easy Stovetop Recipe

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Christmas In A Jar Potpourri: Easy Stovetop Recipe

DIY wreath place charger

DIY Plate Chargers

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DIY Plate Chargers.

DIY wreath place charger

Hello Love!

Today I want to share with you a simple craft that I made this week that made my dining table look great AND saved my bank account a lot of money!

DIY tablescape chargers

If you’re like me, you’ve been drooling over all the beautiful farmhouse tablescapes that have these beautiful greenery wreath chargers under their dishes. I fell in love the first time I saw them but about DIED when I saw the price tags. Whew! Everyone I found was on the pricey side and I couldn’t justify paying that much for 6-8 table settings. After a bit of research, I went to the craft store and Amazon and found the pieces I needed to make my own.

Greenery plate charger

I started off by buying THESE BAGS OF GREENERY from Amazon. I needed to make 6 sets so I bought two bags of 60 pcs each, 120 in all. Next, I went to my local craft store and purchased 10-inch wire floral wreaths. All in all, this project cost me about $50. The ones from Pottery Barn that everyone loves? They’re $59 for 4 chargers.

DIY wreath chargers

I wanted this project to be super easy and quick, because let’s face it, who has time to do much of anything anymore, right?

To assemble, just work the greenery stem in between the wire lines of the wreath. Some are a bit tough to get through so use wire pliers if you need help getting them to fit. I also plan to hot glue these all into place so they don’t shift around when moved.

Wreath chargers

All in all, I couldn’t be happier with how these turned out. I love the fun bit of green and texture it adds to my tablescape for the Holiday season.

DIY tablescape chargers

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DIY wreath charger

Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments

Christmas Gingerbread Ornaments

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Christmas gingerbread ornaments. With just a few ingredients, you and your kids can have a fun time making these quick and easy custom ornaments.

Gingerbread Christmas Ornaments

Hello Love!

Today I want to share with you a fun DIY craft I love doing with my kids. My mom made these ornaments with my brother and me when we were younger and I love carrying on the tradition with my kiddos.

Christmas Gingerbread Ornaments

With just a few simple ingredients you can spend the afternoon making these fun gingerbread ornaments. Not only do they look adorable on a tree or wreath but your house will smell AMAZING while they’re baking!

Christmas Ornaments

What you’ll need for this craft is ground cinnamon, applesauce, puffy paint, twine, cookie cutters, and a chopstick or straw to make the hole.

Gingerbread Dough Ornaments

HOW TO MAKE

In a bowl, you’ll need to combine 1 cup of applesauce and lots of cinnamon. It’s hard to judge a specific amount of cinnamon but you’ll want to keep adding until the mixture becomes doughy. I would suggest getting a large container of cinnamon at your grocery store or Costco. It takes a lot. A normal-sized spice container won’t be enough, FYI.

Cookie cutter dough ornaments

Spread the dough out on parchment paper and start cutting it using your favorite Christmas cookie cutters. I got these from Homegoods but THESE are great from Amazon.

Gingerbread Decor

To make the hole for hanging we used a wooden chopstick. A straw would work but may be too big if your ornaments are on the small side. You’ll want to pop them in the oven at 200 degrees for 2.5 hours.

Oven DIY Ornaments Gingerbread Decorations

I grabbed this puffy paint at Hobby Lobby but you can get it HERE ON AMAZON.

Gingerbread Christmas Tree Ornaments DIY Ornaments

After the paint is dry, thread your twine through the hole and they’re ready to hang! Don’t they look adorable?! They would be so cute on a small kitchen tree too!

Kid Craft Ornaments

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Pattern For Crochet Christmas Stocking

Pattern for Crochet Christmas Stocking

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This pattern for crochet Christmas stockings can be found at www.richtexturescrochet.com.

Pattern For Crochet Christmas Stocking

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. It’s almost time to get those tubs out of the attic and get our home all twinkly and cozy for the Holiday season.

This will be the first year I get to decorate the electric fireplace in our master bedroom and the plan is to keep it nice and simple. I’m thinking faux candles, beautiful greenery, and these two handmade crochet stockings.

Pattern For Crochet Christmas Stocking

Instead of buying them on Amazon or Hobby Lobby, I decided to make some of my own. I searched Pinterest for the perfect crochet stocking pattern and landed on THIS ONE. The striped detail was so cute and I love how it flows from our bedding duvet over to the mantel to have everything matching and flowing smoothly.

Pattern For Crochet Christmas Stocking

I went to my local Hobby Lobby and got everything I needed to make these adorable stockings. The Yarn Bee Effortless Super Bulky in color Biscotti was the perfect natural cream color that I was looking for. Then I grabbed a crochet hook the size the yarn suggested and crochet stitch markers to help me keep my place.

Pattern For Crochet Stocking

I’ve been crocheting for over 10 years and this pattern was easy to follow. However, I did have to take it apart and redo it a few times but after I turned off the tv to rid myself of any distractions, I had a much easier time. HA! I do love videos of patterns as I can follow them a lot easier than trying to read a written one. She also has those available if you prefer written over video.

Pattern For Crochet Stocking

PATTERN FOR CROCHET CHRISTMAS STOCKING VIDEO:

Pattern For Crochet Christmas Stocking

Overall, I am thrilled with how they turned out. I still can’t believe that I actually made them!

What do you think? Did I do a good job?

Pattern For Crochet Christmas Stocking

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Thrifting Home Decor For Christmas

Thrifting Home Decor For Christmas

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Thrifting Home Decor For Christmas.

If you’re looking to save money on your Christmas and Holiday decor, go thrifting or antiquing!

Thrifting Home Decor For Christmas

Hello Love!

Antiquing and thrifting are one of my favorite ways to find unique items for my home and save money in the process. If these treasures could tell their stories, I would listen all day.

My home Christmas decor is a good mix of new and old so I thought I would share some of the typical pieces I look for at antique stores and thrift shops.

Thrifting Home Decor For Christmas

Old Silver

First up, silver pieces. You cannot go wrong with classic silver pieces, whether it’s platters, utensils, or urns/vases. HERE’S an amazing blog post from The Shabby Tree showing off how she usues silver items in her home.

Thrifting Home Decor For Christmas Thrifting Home Decor For Christmas

Crystal or Glassware

Next up is crystal or glassware. There’s nothing more beautiful than beautiful glassware or crystal stemware on a decorated dining table for the holidays. Stemware is great for adults to use and crystal punch bowls are perfect for a yummy party punch.

Thrifting Home Decor For Christmas

Christmas Colored Quilts or Blankets

This one may be my favorite recommendation. Beautiful quilts. Hang them over the back of your couch, display them on a ladder, or wrap them around the bottom of your Christmas tree to give your room a pretty vintage look. Isn’t that blanket gorgeous?!

Thrifting Home Decor For Christmas

Vintage Cookie Cutters

Vintage cookie cutters are great for many reasons. Display them in a bowl or hang them from a small kitchen Christmas tree, as well as using them to make baked goods or ornaments. They’re so versatile!

Thrifting Home Decor For Christmas

Wooden Boxes

This next one can really be used all year long. Grab an old wooden planter box next time you see one to display things like dishes and towels or just simply fill it with greenery for your kitchen table. These make great centerpieces! Similarly are wooden toolboxes that can be used the same way.

Thrifting Home Decor For Christmas

Winter Art

You can’t go wrong with winter paintings to display for the Holidays. I love pieces like this that can be used all winter long and for $25?! What a steal!

Thrifting Home Decor For Christmas

Old Table Linens

Lastly, look for vintage table linens, whether it be tablecloths or napkins, these are so beautiful to display during the most magical time of the year.

Thrifting Home Decor For Christmas

Thanks for reading along and I hope this post inspired you to visit your local antique store or thrift shop for one-of-a-kind Christmas finds.

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