New Years DIY Edition: Decor Ideas for Your New Years Eve Party

As 2015 rapidly approaches, we all gather with our loved ones to say a sweet goodbye to 2014! We all want to have fun and create an atmosphere filled with laughter, fun and excitement. Here are some DIY Decor that brings the glitter,shimmer and excitement to your New Years Shin-Dig! Have a Happy & Safe New Years!

Sincerely,

Ida

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Glitter Vases/Bottles

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  • Bottle of Martinelli’s or sparkling wine
  • Super 77 adhesive spray
  • Craft glitter
  • Latex gloves
  • Drop cloth or old sheet
  • Wear gloves and only apply spray adhesive in a well-ventilated area. Put down a drop cloth or old sheet before spraying.DIy-Sparkly-Bottle-Materials
  • Step 1: Put on gloves. In a well-ventilated area over a drop cloth, spray the portion of the bottle facing you with adhesive (you’ll do one section at a time to ensure the adhesive stays sticky). Be sure to leave the top third of the bottle clean so you can pop the Champagne!

    Step 2: Sprinkle glitter over adhesive. Repeat spraying the adhesive and sprinkling the glitter all around the bottle until it’s completely covered in glitter.

    Step 3: Shake off excess glitter, then display! Feel free to put sparkly bottles on ice. Some glitter will come off when the ice melts, but that just makes the ice bucket that much more festive!

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You can play this song while you pop your bottle of Martinelli!

  • With the glue and glitter left over you can spray pain the tips of your feather and pour some glitter on the feathers  and have these fabulous decor pieces  for your vase.

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  • Here are some additional picture tutorials of things you can create for your New Years Party!

Thumbtack Votive Candles

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                                                       New Years Headbands!

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Recipe of the Week: Peppermint Bark

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With Christmas only one week away, it is time to start finalizing your Christmas plans if you haven’t already done so. Whether your traveling or hosting Christmas at your home, your thinking what to bring or make. Here is a recipe of sweetness of white chocolate with a splash of Candy Cane love. Guess what you only need 3 ingredients! Its that easy! So try this sweet treat and make some to share 🙂

Ingredients

  • White Candy/Chocolate Coating

-Crushed Candy Cane

-Peppermint Bark or 12 drops pure peppermint extract (about 1/4 tsp)

Directions

1.) Melt the candy coating in the microwave very slowly.Start with 30 seconds and then stir.

2.)Continue heating at 15 second intervals, stirring each time until melted. Add in 1/2 cup peppermint pieces or the peppermint extract.

3.)Stir until completely combined.

4.)Spread candy thinly out on wax paper and allow to cool.

5.)When it  hardens then break candy into pieces. Its an amazing little treat that your guest can grab or you can wrap it up and give it to someone special!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

Xx,

Ida

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Recipe of the Week: Mini Apple Crisps

IMG_6126-0As we continue to gather through out the holiday season, it is always a debacle in trying to figure out what to make or bring to someone’s house. Whether it is your infamous food cake, succulent and savory sweet potato casserole or another dish, you always want to bring something EVERYONE will enjoy. Try this easy, sweet and delicious mini apple crisp pies. They are easy to make and amazing with a touch of ice cream!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 12 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 cups peeled&  chopped apples
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Caramel topping

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2.)Spray your pan with non-stick butter spray

3.)Melt butter

4.)In a medium size bowl mix graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and add in butter SLOWLY with a spoon

cups5.)Evenly spread mixture to the 12  muffin cups. Press around the tin to make a cup formation.

6.) Bake for 5 minutes and let cool completely

7.) Finely  the apples into little pieces.

8.)Mix apples, sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl

9.)Bake in a baking dish for 15 minutes on 375 degrees, until apples are slightly softened

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10.)Scoop a teaspoon or so of the apple mix and place on top of the graham cracker crust cups. Sprinkle any extra graham cracker on top of the apples

11.)Bake for 5 minutes on 350 & Let cool completely

12.) Drizzle with caramel topping

 

ENJOY THIS, THIS HOLIDAY SEASON! Happy Holidays!

Xx,

Ida

 

Christmas DIY: Centerpiece Decorations

With the Holiday Season well underway and most people all across the country are decorating their homes and spaces. Whether it is a store bought decoration or DIY there are many things that you can do! This post is dedicated to cute and easy to make DIY Centerpieces that you can feature throughout your home.   Here is some inspirations below! Happy Decorating!