As the Fall is coming, a cozy home is requested. It’s also the season for showing that your home has holiday spirit. From decorating tricks for the inside, to fun and festive ways to add flair to the outside. Holiday decorations on the exterior can add just the right amount of cheer to your neighborhood. Get inspired by these simple (and doable!) ideas. These are easy ideas that will delight neighbors, friends, and you.
Cinnamon-scented pine cones can be made at home for almost no cost. Gather in the neighborhood as many pine cones as you want and start this project in advance of when you need them because it takes between four weeks for the pine cones to infuse the cinnamon scent.
Place the pine cones on an aluminum foil sheet, in a big tray. Put the tray in a preheated 200 degree oven for about an hour, so that the pine cones open up during this time. After this, let them completely cool. Place the cooled pine cones in a plastic bag and make sure there is enough room to close it. Then put a few drops of the essential oil and a bit of water in the spray bottle, shake and then generously spray the pine cones. Close the bag and shake it to mix the oil with the pine cones.
Open the bag and spray again, once more closing and shaking the bag. Leave the bag tightly closed for four to six weeks to infuse the pine cones with the scent. Shake the bag every week or so to distribute the oil scent.
Glaze Icing Cookies Recipe:
4 cups powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon corn syrup, 2 tablespoons water (more may be needed), 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or flavor of your choice) a few drops of food coloring.
Mix the powdered sugar along with corn syrup and water and extract until it’s smooth and creamy. Then run a spatula through the icing and draw a line. Adjust the water so it’s fluid, but not runny. Extract and food coloring are both in liquid/gel form, so adjust accordingly if you add more, you may need more powdered sugar.
Leaf Mason Jars
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Chalkboard Sign A wooden hanging sign will be perfect to hang in your home during the holiday season and count down the days until Christmas. Take a 7″x8″ wood slab and hand-paint it as you wish. Let it fully dry and affix a small chalkboard to the frame so you can count down the days. You can decorate it with laces or glue it to other materials if you prefer. The sign can be hung by an attached wire.
Frosted Wine Bottles Using Salt You will need as many wine bottles as you wish, also some primer, epsom salt and spray glue. First you need to remove the label from the bottles. Then you spray a coat of white primer on the bottles. Pour Epsom salt into a tray and spray the bottles with glue. Roll the tacky bottle in the salt and sprinkle some glitter on to make them sparkle! Let dry. That easy!
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