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Cute as a Cupcake

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Want a delicious cupcake that lasts forever? (Deliciously cute, that is.) Make this little cupcake ornament, but don’t eat it! ;) Want a different “flavor”? Change the color of the felt and the “sprinkles” to suit your taste. Are you giving someone some kitchen items for Christmas? Decorate the package with this petite cupcake. What color/flavor are you making?

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Yarn Orbs

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I got inspired to make these yarn orbs after I saw someone use a similar technique to make lace fire logs. I loved it so much that I quickly thought about making ornaments and decorative balls using yarn instead of lace. If you would like to make small orbs for ornaments, use water balloons. If you would like to make large orbs, use regular balloons. Just be careful not to blow the balloon too full of air, or else you’ll end up with a pear-shaped orb. Hmmm… On second thought, go ahead and make the orbs into little pears. The partridge was in a pear tree, after all. ;)

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Crafty Cardboard Labels

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Crafty Cardboard Labels

These cardboard labels are perfect for labeling food dishes at a potluck, luncheon, or any party. Sturdier than a typical paper tent, they can be used more than once, if desired. Pay attention to the grain of the corrugated cardboard and use it to your advantage to show off the pretty wave. Just be sure you are using a sharp X-Acto when you cut the cardboard, otherwise it’ll tear and you won’t have clean, crisp lines. These labels have a palm tree to match the paper palm tree wall decorations at our Christmas in July Party.

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S’more Snowmen!

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S'more Snowman

In keeping with our Christmas in July theme, here are some super cute marshmallow snowman s’mores. I made two variations of this concept: one snowman is sitting on a graham cracker and a chocolate bar and the other snowman is hanging out with his chocolate-dipped graham cracker surfboard! These snowmen are soft and cuddly (suitable to give as a gift) and are perfect for playful table centerpieces.

In this post I’ll show you how to make the following:

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Sparkly Pipe Cleaner Ornaments

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I’m amazed at how simple these were to make! Each ornament only requires 2–3 pipe cleaners. I wanted to make some lightweight 2-dimensional ornaments to hang on my “Christmas in July” paper palm trees, but ran into a creative block after making some unattractive paper ornaments. Then I found metallic red/gold/silver/green chenille stems at the craft store. These ornaments are light enough to tape onto the paper palm trees and are equally suitable for a fragrant evergreen!

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Paper Palm Trees

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When coming up with decoration ideas for your Christmas in July party, think of it as a summer-meets-Christmas mash-up. It’s hard not to associate summer with the beach, so palm trees make an excellent wall decoration. I found the paper at a school supply store, and I used tape to stick it onto the wall, but if you had a large corkboard (in a classroom, for example) you could use a stapler instead.

Mary

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