Frosty the Snowman… Cupcakes!

Snowman Cupcakes!

These are too cute not to make this winter… and they’re really pretty easy! I found this great idea over at Cherrapeno (a very neat blog). The base is a cranberry cupcake, but you could really go with your favorite!

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The recipe calls for fondant and homemade icing for the melting snowman, as well as orange food coloring paste for the carrot nose, a tube of black icing for the eyes/buttons and red Smarties or M & M’s for the hat. Check out the entire recipe and step-by-step directions here!

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A Bohemian Celebration Full of Bright Colors

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Looking for a unique party theme for Christmas or New Years? Top Party Ideas shares a very festive bohemian spread that would be perfect for either holiday!

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I love the bright colors and sparkly details! Martini glasses filled with pastel mini bulbs and gems as well as the stacked paper lantern ornaments are a few of my favorites (check out this post on handmade paper ornaments to replicate the combination)….

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A Few *Christmas Ornament* Ideas Found Today


While we may have all seen this neat idea before, I thought I’d take a quick moment to point it out after finding this ‘ornament chandelier’ in a shop in Port Douglas.


So easy to make! These would be beautiful from any hanging lamp pendant or chandalier — or inside a window frame for a glittery display.


These yarn ornaments (or decorative party spheres for any other time of the year) were also showcased in a little eclectic shop here. They’re made by: wrapping yarn or thin colored twine around a perfectly round balloon, covering yarn in a glue + water mixture (similar to paper mache), and waiting until dry before popping balloon. So fun! GIANT ornaments hanging from the ceiling, a staircase or from the mantel in front of the fireplace (when it’s not in use, of course ;)).

Now… where to find said perfectly round balloon…

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