Sweet Mason Jar Moments (VIDEO)

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Video Editing by Candace Brower

The coolest kind of snow globe or holiday terrarium…call it what you want, this could be the coolest holiday craft ever!  Jar lids drop the finishing touch into each scene.

A skier down a marshmallow mountain, gifts around the Christmas tree, a lit chandelier over a holiday lunch table with two friends and a glittery star atop an equal sparkly tree.

Food-inspired Gift Wrap: Turnips

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Production Assistant: Anthony Lunsmann
Photography by Teresa Earnest Photography

The ombre of the turnip skin was the inspiration for this hand painted gift wrap.
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Ombre Gift Wrap
(lilac to white…kind of turnip like)

What you need: 
White butcher’s paper or wrapping paper
Water
Lilac colored craft paint
2-inch wide paint brush

What to do:
1. Roll out a 4 foot length of paper on a craft table (one that can get messy). Cover your floor with a tarp (trust me).
2.Mix the paint with water for a watery consistency.
3.Wet the length of paper.
4. Dip the paint brush into the paint and drag from one end of the paper up to nearly the end. The start end of the paper should be a darker color and it will gradually get lighter creating an ombre effect. Allow to dry and repeat process with other lengths of paper.
5. Have fun wrapping your gifts!!

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DIY Sprinkle Ribbon

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Photography by Teresa Earnest Photography
Shot on location at The Grant Hotel, available through Lucky Savannah Vacation Rentals

When you put up a sprinkle-inspired tree it’s only customary that you wrap your gifts accordingly. Sure, we could have sprinkled some wrapping paper, but the tree was so busy, we wanted the presents to be a little “less than”. Kind of JV to the Varsity tree you know. So why not just make some fun sprinkle-inspired ribbon! So stinkin’ cute and perfect under our tree.

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DIY Sprinkle Ribbon
makes 1 personal gift wrap element
Libbie’s Tip: pair with pom pom, yarn, and coordinating paper to complete a personal gift wrap

What you need: 
1 roll great quality silk ribbon (preferably white or cream)
5-6 fun colored markers (sharpie brand works best)
1 pair sharp scissors

What to do:
1. Trim Ribbon Length: With ribbon unraveled, wrap the gift box you are wrapping three times around with ribbon and cut to length. This will give you enough ribbon to wrap the gift in various ways. I like to attach yarn pom-poms and work in yarn wherever I can for different textures.
2. Mark Ribbon: With marker in hand, create small hatch marks directly onto ribbon (overlapping is okay). Repeat with each additional color.

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3. Wrap Gift: After hatch marks dry, wrap your gifts with the fun sprinkle ribbon you created!
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Sprinkle Fabric Cake

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Production Assistant: Anthony Lunsmann
Photography by Teresa Earnest Photography
Shot on Location at The Grant Hotel, available through Lucky Savannah Vacation Rentals

Have fun with your holiday decorating. My sprinkle-inspired tree made me want a little bit of a Willy Wonka Wonderland on the kitchen counter. So I made a cake…one that would last all season long! 

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Fun Fabric Cake

What you need:
3 (different sized) styrofoam cake forms
Scraps of fabric
Scissors
Mod Podge Glue Sealer (I like a matte finish)
Paint brush
Plastic wrap
Marshmallows for decoration

What to Do: 
1. Cut Fabric Circles: Cut enough fabric circles 1-inch larger than the diameter of the styrofoam forms to cover the bottom and top of the largest form and only the top of the two smaller forms. Use scissors to make cuts along the circumference of each circle 1/2-inch in. I like to use a different coordinating fabric for each circle.
2. Attach Fabric Circles: Use a paint brush and the mod podge to attach the fabric to the form with the cut “tabs” glued to the sides (you’ll be covering them with fabric). Set aside on it’s side on a piece of plastic wrap.
3. Cut Fabric for Sides: Working with one form at a time, measure the width and circumference of your form and cut a strip of fabric that wide and 1-inch longer. Use a paint brush and mod podge to adhere the fabric to the form. Set aside on a piece of plastic wrap to dry overnight. Continue with the remaining forms.
4. Stack forms on a cake pedestal or plate and decorate with marshmallows!!

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Check out the fun beauty of this Sprinkle-inspired Holiday Tree HERE.

Sprinkle Donut Wreath

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
Photography by Teresa Earnest Photography
Shot on location at The Grant Hotel, available through Lucky Savannah Rentals

When you think sprinkles you gotta think donuts right! I asked my talented friend Debbie Little (who knits all my fun food items) to make knit a few sprinkled donuts and she got a little carried away…so I made a wreath! How stinkin’ cute is this wreath and perfect hanging on the wall next to my Holiday Sprinkle Tree!

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Sprinkle Donut Wreath
(makes 1 ridiculously cute wreath)
What you need:
1 (14-inch) styrofoam wreath form
6 yards of coordinating yarn (I used pink)
10 -12 knit donuts (get the pattern HERE. Watch the video HERE. Just buy them HERE)
Long T pins
What to do:
1. Wrap the yarn around the wreath form to cover.
2. Pin the donuts on the wreath (I layered mine)
3. Hang on a wall!!

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