Snow Cotton Candy (VIDEO)

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

When a rogue snowstorm hit sunny Savannah this past week we had a little sweet carny fun! This Snow Cotton Candy is a perfect snow day treat for the littles and the bigs!

Snow Cotton Candy
What you need: 
Bubble Gum flavoring (available HERE), you can also sub any extract of your choice
Pink food coloring
Thick white paper made into paper cones
Spray bottle
What to do: 
In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together 2 cups water and 1/2 cup sugar. Heat just until sugar has dissolved (you are making a “less sugary” version of a simple syrup). Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.

Stir a few drops of bubble gum flavoring (or any extract of your choice) into the sugar water until desired taste is reached.
Stir enough pink food coloring into the mixture until a rich pink color. Transfer mixture to a spray bottle.

Pack the paper cones with fresh snow and pile snow on top to mimic a pile of cotton candy.
Spray snow with the flavored and colored water mixture.
YAY!!! It’s Snow Cotton Candy!! Let the circus begin.
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DIY: Handmade Leopard Print Gift Wrapping Paper (VIDEO)

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

Inspiration comes from many places…this time from a sweater! My holiday gift wrap this year is officially colored leopard!
Leopard Print Wrapping Paper
What you need: 
Butcher Paper
Craft Paint (I used purple, pink, green, turquoise, gold and black)
1/2-inch flat paint brush
What to do: 
Watch the video!

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DIY: Quick, Easy and ADORABLE Centerpiece (VIDEO)

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

I’ve been collecting milk glass bud vases for years. Let’s face it, every flower looks good in a white vase! Many years ago, I had to do a dinner party on the fly and needed a centerpiece and this magic happened. I’ve been using it ever since. So fast, simple and chic! Step one, remove flowers. Step two, replace flowers with ball ornaments! Boom!

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photo by Chia Chong for Domino Magazine


Pig Party (VIDEO)

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey

I hope you put on your most festive look and some bluegrass music and party till the pigs come home this holiday season!

Learn how to make these Party Pig Ornaments HERE!

DIY: Gingham Fireplace Logs (VIDEO)

By Libbie Summers
Assisted by David Dempsey
With Teresa Earnest Photography

No fireplace…faux fireplace? I love this simple craft for holidays or really any day! Can you see it in a little girl’s room? Adorable!!

Gingham OVERLOAD done right!
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