DIY Jingle Bell Burplap Garland & Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel

Burlap ribbon is the easiest way to make a simple rustic garland. And in only 10 minutes!

DIY Jingle Bell Burlap Garland | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

To make a burlap jingle bell garland you’ll need:

  • burlap ribbon
  • red cross-stitch thread
  • needle
  • jingle bells
  • scissors
  • optional: adhesive like glue dots or Command Strips to attach to mantel

The steps are simple:

  1. Measure – measure your mantel and then multiply that length by six. This will give you a decent estimate of how much burlap ribbon you’ll need. To that number, add 24 inches for each side and 36 inches for the center ribbon.
  2. Thread – start 12 inches in and start bunching the ribbon in 2.5 to 3 inch increments
  3. Hang and spread – hang the garland with adhesive and using your fingers spread each section apart roughly the same distance so you have the look above.
  4. Embellish – add jingle bells to both ends and fold a bow with jingle bells for the center.

Did you see all the elements in my mantel? I created it for a project with HGTV and JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores.

Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Get the detailed tutorial for my Joy To The World letters, sweet little Kraft gift boxes embellished with icicle wool and pinecones, log cabin snow globe and plastic spoon Christmas trees to whip up your own winter wonderland!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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DIY Log Cabin Snow Globe & Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel

I whipped up this DIY log cabin snow globe for my winter wonderland Christmas mantel using half a bird house… yep. I sawed a bird house in half. {grin}

Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel - DIY Snow Globe | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Working on a project for HGTV and JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores I crafted several items for a winter wonderland Christmas mantel and this little snow globe was one of the more unique things I did.

You’ll need:

  • Bird house (unfinished log cabin from the wood craft isle and a saw if it’s too large for your globe)
  • Glass vase or globe (from floral section)
  • Glass paint, pearl white from the Martha Stewart line
  • Snowflake and tree stencils, Martha Stewart
  • Fairy garden tools (saw, shovel)
  • Faux snow
  • Berry twine (from floral section)
  • Plank (from wood craft isle)
  • Optional: Twigs for firewood

Easy steps

  1. Stencil snowflakes and trees onto globe/vase.
  2. Saw off back of bird house if too large. And then saw bird hole in front into a door.
  3. Wrap house in berry twine, like Christmas lights
  4. Place all items as you want them, sprinkle faux snow, make sidewalk by pulling snow away from cabin with two fingers

Want to see more of my Christmas winter wonderland mantel? {grin}

Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Get a detailed tutorial for my Joy To The World letters, the sweet little Kraft gift boxes embellished with icicle wool and pinecones and Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees. I’ll share the burlap garland with jingle bells tomorrow!

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Plastic Spoon Christmas Trees

Have you seen the plastic spoon crafts? Probably the circle mirrors? Well I made these fun plastic spoon Christmas trees for a project with HGTV and JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores.

Easy Spoon Christmas Trees Craft | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

I whipped these up for a rustic winter wonderland mantel. Super easy to make.  

You’ll need:

  • Styrofoam cones
  • Kraft paper
  • White spoons
  • Snips
  • Hot glue gun
  • Optional: Towel to catch the plastic flecks when you cut the heads off the spoons

Easy steps

  1. Snip heads off spoons, you’ll need 30 or so for a 12″ cone
  2. Wrap foam cones with kraft paper and close with a bead of hot glue
  3. Starting at the top (because you want to be able to hide tips), and in a circular pattern, start hot gluing spoons onto cone.

How To Make Spoon Christmas Trees | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Want to see more of my winter wonderland mantel? {grin}

Winter Wonderland Christmas Mantel | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Get a detailed tutorial for my Joy To The World letters and the sweet little Kraft gift boxes embellished with icicle wool and pinecones. I’ll share the DIY log cabin snow globe tomorrow!

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Happy Thanksgiving and Thank You!

I appreciate each and every single one of you more than you know. When I started this journey of blogging five years ago I had no idea where it would lead me and how much I would love it.

Thanksgiving 2014

So today, I give thanks for all of you… my readers. Thank you for allowing me to write, craft, bake, share and spend excessive amounts of time with my family… instead of being in a corporate office staring out the window and wishing I was somewhere else. {wink}

Love you all and Happy Thanksgiving!

Kim & Family

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Thanksgiving Fun Food & Kid Craft: Rice Krispies Treats Turkey Cake

Gobble! Gobble! Thanksgiving is only a day away and you need to occupy your kiddos while the turkey cooks and bustle around the kitchen! Eeek! No worries, my latest Rice Krispies Treats cake project for Kellogg’s has you covered!

Kid Craft: Thanksgiving Turkey Rice Krispies Treat Cake | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Let’s make a Turkey Rice Krispies Treats cake!

You’ll need:

  • 21 Rice Krispies Treats snack packs
  • M&Ms, 2 brown and 3 yellow
  • 1 red fruit leather
  • Pretzel rods
  • Melting chocolate, orange and brown*
  • Autumn color sixlets or other candies
  • Food safe paint brush*
  • Wax paper

*found in the cake/candy section of grocery and craft stores

Follow these easy assembly steps:

  1. First, arrange the Rice Krispies Treats on a sheet of wax paper as shown: body of turkey (three rows of 5), head of turkey (2) and feathers (4). Trim the corners (rounding the Treats) on the top and bottom row of the body and on the head as shown.
  2. Next, microwave 8-10 light brown melting chocolates in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second increments until melted. Using a food safe paint brush, paint the top of the Rice Krispies Treats arranged for the body.
  3. Swirl the chocolate a little with the paint brush to give the turkey body a feather look.
  4. Microwave 8-10 orange melting chocolates in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second increments until melted. Using a food safe paint brush, paint the edges of the Rice Krispies Treats arranged for the feathers. Paint the interior of the feather with the light brown. (TIP: This is where the kids can get creative and use more colors and patterns on the feathers. Melting chocolates come in red and yellow too!)
  5. Place the turkey head in the center of the middle row.
  6. Using the light brown melting chocolates, paint the turkey head Rice Krispies Treats.
  7. Add the M&M eyes. Trim away the excess wax paper.
  8. Add the M&M beak, fruit leather wattle and pretzel rod legs.

Serve your turkey on a lipped platter or shallow baking pan and embellish with autumn sixlets or other candies to extend the feathers and the body. In addition to being cute, it’s a very yummy way to snack while the turkey roasts! {grin}

You’ll find tons of amazing recipes and fun food ideas on the Kellogg’s site. Make sure you hop over. You won’t want to miss my Rice Krispies Treats and M&M Pie. Another amazing recipe for the holidays!

I hope you and yours have a very Happy Thanksgiving! And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Easy Sew Craft: Thanksgiving Teepee

Thanksgiving is only a few short days away and I’m sharing more of my Kid’s Thanksgiving Table. Today, let’s make an easy sew Thanksgiving teepee with some darling mod leaf fabrics found at JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores.

Easy Sew Thanksgiving TeePee | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

I’ve shared polka dot metallic table runners, super simple turkey utensil holdersmilk bottle turkeys and gobble gobble cake topper! Today, I’m sharing how to sew a quick Thanksgiving teepee.

You’ll need:

  • mod leaf fabric from JoAnn
  • surger with white thread
  • wooden skewers
  • hot glue

Easy sew:

  1. Cut a circle, the diameter depends on how large you want your tee-pee to be. These are 12″ and 8″ tall.
  2. Lay the fabric down and imagine it as a pie. Measure and cut a third of the pie.
  3. Surge the edges all the way around.
  4. Take three wooden skewers and holding them in a mock tee-pee shape, determine the height needed (these come in 12″ pieces in the wood working section), mark and cut with scissors.
  5. From the excess fabric, cut a strip 12″ long and wrap the top of the skewers so that they stand like a teepee. Touch with hot glue to hold in place.
  6. Wrap with fabric and touch with hot glue at top to keep fabric in place and teepee open.

Did you see the full Thanksgiving Kid’s Table I whipped up with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores?

Thanksgiving Kids Table | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Gobble! Gobble! And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Rice Krispies Treats Pull-A-Part Pumpkin Cake

I whipped up a few fun Rice Krispies Treats cake ideas for Kellogg’s and I’m sharing my harvest pumpkin pull-a-part cake first.

Pull-A-Part Rice Krispies Treats Cake | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

It’s it fun?! And it’s oh so easy!

Pull-A-Part Rice Krispies Treats Pumpkin Cake | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

You’ll need:

  • 14 Rice Krispies Treats snack packs
  • M&Ms sorted (my favorite are the dark chocolate!), brown and green
  • Melting chocolate, orange*
  • Rock candy, orange
  • Food safe paint brush*
  • Wax paper

*found in the cake/candy section of grocery and craft stores

Easy assembly:

First, arrange the Rice Krispies Treats on a sheet of wax paper as shown (4 treats, 5 treats, 4 treats) and then cut the last treat into four pieces (across the middle in both directions).

Next, microwave 8-10 orange melting chocolates in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second increments until melted. Using a food safe paint brush, paint the top of the Rice Krispies Treats orange and allow three to five minutes for the chocolate to set.

Finally let’s decorate. Arrange 9 brown M&Ms for the stem, 16 green M&Ms for the vine, and decorate the edges with orange rock candy. (Tip: If you can’t find loose rock candy, purchase the lollipop sticks and break the suckers up in a resealable bag to contain the mess.)

 You’ll find tons of amazing recipes and fun food ideas on the Kellogg’s site. Make sure you hop over. You won’t want to miss my Rice Krispies Treats and M&M Pie. Another amazing recipe for the holidays!

As always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Easy Thanksgiving Cake Topper – Gobble Gobble

I’m in love with all things cake right now and this simple Thanksgiving cake topper is a cinch to whip up!

Thanksgiving Cake Topper | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Thanksgiving Kid’s Tables are the cutest. Last week I shared polka dot metallic table runners I made with specialty fabric from JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, super simple turkey utensil holders, and milk bottle turkeys! Today, I’m sharing how to craft a quick Thanksgiving cake topper.

You’ll need:

  • cardstock – use Core’dinations cardstock papers in large dot gray, small dot orange, small dot teal, herringbone brown and plaid orange
  • templates for feathers, frames and text, my Cricut Explore design in Design Space
  • hot glue
  • lollipop stick
  • foam adhesive squares
  • Cricut pen in metallic blue
  • optional: pearl sixlets to garnish the cake plate

Easy assembly:

  1. Open my  Cricut Explore file and press cut. Follow the steps and it will also write Gobble Gobble on the paper before cutting.
  2. Using hot glue, attach paper feathers to back of smaller frame and to the edge of the cake plate in a fan pattern.
  3. Layer the two frame shapes with foam adhesive squares between them to give dimension.
  4. Attach frame to lollipop stick, insert into cake.

Did you see the full Thanksgiving Kid’s Table I whipped up with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores? I’m making two little girls happy this Thanksgiving. {grin}

Thanksgiving Kids Table | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Gobble! Gobble! And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Thanksgiving Kid’s Table – Turkey Milk Bottles

Dress your kid’s Thanksgiving table from top to bottom with all 8 of my ideas with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores. This one is super simple and oh so fun. A mod turkey milk bottle!

Thanksgiving Kid's Table - Turkey Milk Bottles | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

Thanksgiving Kid’s Tables are the cutest. Last week I shared polka dot metallic table runners I made with specialty fabric from JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, and super simple turkey utensil holders! Today, the mod turkey theme continues with simple and quick turkey milk bottles. 

For the turkey milk bottles, you’ll need:

  • feathers – use Core’dinations cardstock papers in large dot gray, small dot orange, small dot teal, herringbone brown and plaid orange (you can cut out your own, or if you have a Cricut Explore, use these)
  • Darice glitter tape
  • brown polka dot button
  • hot glue
  • optional: gray chevron paper straws

Easy assembly:

  1. Cut out the feathers, three sizes: 2 medium and 2 small. This would be fun for the kids to do, or  if you have a Cricut Explore, use these. (Just hold the other items for the cake topper project!)
  2. Wrap bottle with glitter tape (it won’t rub off so no worries about getting in food)
  3. Using hot glue, attach paper feathers to back of button and attach button to glitter tape

Did you see the full Thanksgiving Kid’s Table I whipped up with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores? I’m making two little girls happy this Thanksgiving. {grin}

Thanksgiving Kids Table | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

I’ll share how to make all the other festive elements, like the cake topper, feather garland and tee-pees you see throughout the week!

Gobble! Gobble! And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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Thanksgiving Kid’s Table – Turkey Utensil Holder

Thanksgiving Kid’s Tables are the cutest. Yesterday I shared polka dot metallic table runners I made with specialty fabric from JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores, and today I’m sharing super simple turkey utensil holders!

Thanksgiving Turkey Utensil Holder | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

For the turkey utensil holders, you’ll need:

  • Coredinations cardstock papers: large dot gray, small dot orange, small dot teal, herringbone brown and plaid orange
  • cookie sleeves
  • scissors
  • 1.5″ circle punch (for body background)
  • feathers (you can cut out your own, or if you have a Cricut Explore, use these)
  • pen
  • orange gumball
  • glue (if the kid’s aren’t doing this one, use hot glue)
  • optional: bamboo utensils

Easy assembly:

  1. Cut out the feathers, three sizes: 1 large, 2 medium and 2 small. This would be fun for the kids to do, or  if you have a Cricut Explore, use these. (Just hold the other items for the cake topper project!)
  2. Insert the utensils you’ll be using and trim off the top of the cookie sleeve favor bag to the height just below the utensil neck.
  3. Glue the feathers on, largest in center, in a fan pattern.
  4. Glue body circle on.
  5. Glue gumball on top of body circle. (Hot glue is best for this part. Or you could use a button or some other object that would adhere better with regular glue.)
  6. Draw on stick turkey legs and insert utensils!

Did you see the full Thanksgiving Kid’s Table I whipped up with JoAnn Fabric and Craft Stores and posted Monday? I’m making two little girls happy this Thanksgiving. {grin}

Thanksgiving Kids Table | Kim Byers, TheCelebrationShoppe.com

I’ll share how to make all the other festive elements, like the cake topper, milk bottles and feather garland, you see throughout the week!

Gobble! Gobble! And as always, I hope you’re inspired to craft, bake, create and celebrate!

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