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Free Christmas Graphics

I have some cute snowy Christmas graphics that you can decorate your website or blog with for the holidays. They are free for you to use, just hover your mouse over each one and right-click and choose “save as” from the mini menu to save them to your hard drive.

If you use them please link back to my website:

http://www.dinasdaydreams.com

Enjoy!

Snowman graphic

snowy cottage graphic


DIY Christmas Wreaths

Christmas is a great time to get creative with lots of fun and festive decorations. There are so many lovely ideas for wreaths to bring the Christmas spirit and hang on doors, fireplaces, walls, etc.,

Check out these great ideas to get your creative juices flowing and help you get into a festive spirit for the holidays.


Santa Wreath – Scratch and Stitch




DIY Christmas Wreath – Lil’ Luna




Homemade Christmas Wreath – The Daring Gourmet




Frozen-Inspired Snowflake Wreath – Sugar Blossoms




Decorate a Plain White Frosted Cake for Christmas


You can really pretty up a plain white frosted cake and make a wonderful Christmas display. It’s almost too pretty to eat and it’s very easy and fun to make. You can get very creative and crafty with your cake with just a few ingredients. For this cake I used:

– Sugar Ice Cream Cones – the V-shaped ones

– 1 Pkg Green Soft Jelly Sugar Candies

– 1 Container Plain White Frosting

– Green Food Coloring

– Powdered Sugar


In order to make the pine trees, add green food coloring to your white frosting until you achieve the shade you want. Invert an ice cream cone and hold it with your index finger placed inside of it and with your other hand, frost it with the green frosting using a butter knife, leaving the tip undone. When you’re done frosting most of the cone, grip it by the un-frosted tip and place it upside-down onto your cake. Make sure you don’t go too close to the edge. If the frosting on the cake is already dried you can spread a little fresh frosting in the spot where you’re going to place the cone so that it will hold it firmly once it dries. Once your cone is placed on the cake, carefully finish frosting the tip and while the frosting is still soft, sprinkle the cone with powdered sugar to create a snowy look. Repeat with process with more cones but make sure you don’t overcrowd your cake.


When you’re done with your cones in the center, place the green sugar candies around them to create the look of snowy bushes.  In the center, I put two little Christmas carolers, I cut out the bottom of a plastic cup and secured them on top of it with soft frosting and placed that on the cake, because the carolers would tip over if placed directly on the cake without the plastic piece. You don’t have to necessarily use carolers, you can place whatever you want in the center, whatever your creativity desires. You can also make little snowmen out of marshmallows to put in the center.

Decorating this cake is a fun creative process and you end up with a very beautiful result. The only problem is that you don’t want to cut into it. 🙂

Fragrant Christmas Potpourri


You can spice up your home for the holidays with a beautiful and fragrant potpourri blend using dried apple slices, dried orange slices, and dried whole slit oranges combined with pinecones, cinnamon sticks, and whole anise stars.  The combined fragrance is perfect for Christmas. You can also add drops of Christmas fragrance oils like cinnamon, orange, apple, etc., You can add Christmas colors to your blend like red and green leaves and pods, for this blend I added cedar tips for a splash of green and red bakuli pods for a splash of red. There are many different types of colorful pods you can find at aromatherapy shops and crafts shops that sell potpourri ingredients.