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DIY snowglobe ornament

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Make this cute and easy DIY snowglobe ornament in under 5 minutes using some bottle brush trees and faux snow. These are the perfect touch to your Christmas tree no matter your theme or decor style! They add just the right touch of sparkle! Scroll down to see how I made these.

DIY Snowglobe Ornament

I love adding a few handmade ornaments to the tree in addition to some classic ball ornaments. This year I chose to do a winter white neutral theme and got the idea to add a few snowglobe ornaments. These were so easy to make and you could fill with just about anything. I used some leftover bottle brush trees but I think pine cones would be really pretty too!

You will need:

DIY snow globe ornament

Start by heating up your glue gun and unscrew the lid off the jar.

Once the hot glue gun is warmed up, add some glue to the bottom of your bottle brush tree and place standing up on the inside bottom lid of the jar.

DIY snow globe ornament DIY snow globe ornament

Fill the inside of the jar with some faux snow.

DIY snowglobe ornament

Once the glue on the lid is dry, screw the lid back on the jar.

DIY snowglobe ornament

How easy is that?

DIY snowglobe ornament

I’ll link some of the things I used to make these below along with some other homemade ornaments we’ve made in the past if you’re looking for more inspiration!

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Here are some other DIY ornaments

These scented salt dough ornaments

These dried citrus slice ornaments

 

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4 Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

Easy gift wrapping ideas

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Christmas is the season of giving. I love watching people’s faces as they open their gifts and you’ve given them something that they truly wanted and wished for. And when a gift is beautifully wrapped, it just makes it even better. It shows that the person truly took the time to make them feel special. I’m sharing 4 easy gift wrapping ideas below.

4 Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

I like to use Kraft Paper. I think it’s so simple and there’s so many different ways you can style and decorate it. Scroll down to see my favorite ideas.

Here I tied some twine, dried orange slices, a bell and sprig of rosemary.

Bells are from Amazon – Linking them here

Click here to see how I made the dried orange slices. They’re perfect for garlands, ornaments and gift wrapping.

4 easy gift wrapping ideas

 

This is another one tied using puffy loop yarn and a candy cane.

Click here for the yarn

4 Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

The next two ideas are from two of my favorite friends on Instagram. They add the perfect whimsical flair.

I love this idea from my friend Lynn @snapsbylynn. She drew some eyes and antlers and added a little pom pom for the nose.

4 easy gift wrapping ideas

 

My friend Lana at The Whitewood Cottage used a white marker to draw some cute gingerbread houses on her package. It came out super cute!

4 easy gift wrap ideas

I hope this gives you some inspiration! Now I need to get to wrapping!

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The Best Christmas Tree Dip

The Best Christmas Tree Dip

You know those amazingly delicious Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes? Picture them in a delicious cream cheese/cool whip dip! Christmas Tree Dip is THE dip you need to be snacking on leading up to Christmas. I originally saw this on Tik Tok and obviously had to try it. The original was a little too sweet so I made a couple little changes. Scroll down for the best Christmas Tree Dip.

The Best Christmas Tree Dip

Ingredients:

  • 2 boxes of Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes (if your stores are sold out, click here to get a 2 pack on Amazon).
  • 8 oz cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 container Cool Whip
  • sprinkles (optional)

The Best Christmas Tree Dip

Directions:

  1. Unwrap the Christmas Tree Cakes and break up in smaller pieces, putting in a large bowl.
  2. Add in the cream cheese and milk then blend together.
  3. Fold in the Cool Whip.
  4. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with sprinkles.
  5. If not eating right away, or you want to save leftovers, put in a container and freeze.
  6. Serve with some things for dipping. I got some cute snowman graham crackers from Aldi. I also like to serve it with sliced apples, or pretzels.

The Best Christmas Tree Dip

 

For More Christmas Recipes Check Out

My Peppermint Espresso Martini

My Boozy Chocolate Hazelnut Truffles

My Homemade Irish Cream – makes great gifts!

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The Best Christmas Tree Dip

The Best Christmas Tree Dip

If you love those Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes, then you NEED to make this! This is the best Christmas Tree Dip for the holidays! Serve with some cookies or fruit.
Prep Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 boxes Little Debbie Christmas Tree Cakes (if your stores are sold out, click here to get a 2 pack on Amazon).
  • 8 oz cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 container cool whip
  • sprinkles optional

Instructions
 

  • Unwrap the Christmas Tree Cakes and break up in smaller pieces, putting in a large bowl.
  • Add in the cream cheese and milk then blend together.
  • Fold in the Cool Whip.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and top with sprinkles.
  • If not eating right away, or you want to save leftovers, put in a container and freeze.
  • Serve with some things for dipping. I got some cute snowman graham crackers from Aldi. I also like to serve it with sliced apples, or pretzels.

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How to make dried orange slice ornaments

Dried orange slice ornaments

Dried orange slices make such pretty holiday decor for garlands and ornaments. Not only is it very simplistic, but you can use to decorate past the holidays through the winter months. Scroll down to learn how to dry orange slices and make these dried orange slice ornaments.

How to dry orange slices

It’s super easy to dry orange slices. I also do grapefruits too because I just love the color!

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees F.
  2. Slice your oranges and grapefruits about 1/4 inch thick.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment and place the citruses on the parchment paper.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 5-6 hours, flipping regularly so that each side is dried evenly.
  5. Let cool

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

You will need:

  • a needle with a large eye
  • twine
  • cranberries
  • orange slices
  • Scissors

Directions:

  1. Start by threading some or the twine through the eye of the needle.
  2. With the point end of your needle, pierce the cranberry and pull it through so that it is on the twine.
  3. Repeat with the orange slices and cranberries in whatever pattern you choose.
  4. Cut the twine and tie the ends together.

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

Use to decorate your tree.

How to make dried orange slice ornaments

I also use it to tie around homemade gifts like my homemade chocolate hazelnut liqueur.

Click here to get the recipe

Or my Homemade Irish Cream!

how to make dried orange slice ornaments

 

In the past, I’ve also done dried orange slice garlands. Click here to see how.

how to make dried orange slices

I love to see what you create! Be sure to take a photo and tag me on Instagram @ourtiny_nest

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