Happy New Year!!!
I love New Year’；s its one of my favorite holidays. We don’；t do anything spectacular， we usually celebrate with the kids， but I love the freshness of a new year. ？A new yearpersonalized gifts for him， new perspective， new starts. ？A perfect good excuse to try to be a little bit better than I was before.solid throw pillow covers
My favorite quote about New Year is from Charlie Brown：
“；Yes. You know how I always dread the whole year？ Well， this time I’m only going to dread one day at a time.”；
It always makes me giggle.
Before I start with new projects I’；ve got a few more things to share from Christmas.
I decided to totally redo my basement fireplace mantle this year. ？We have a collection of Dept 56 houses and I wanted a more clever way to display them.
My friend Traci made me the amazing wood sign that I new would be prefect with the houses.
I used 3 of my Shaker Village Band Boxes to display the houses. They are some of my favorite treasures. I love that they are handmade here in Kentucky.
I then strung some extra Christmas lights through the display and accented it with a bit of poly fill snow， to hide the cords and stuff.
I found the bottle brush trees at Walmart， they had bright green and white.
I also made new Christmas Stockings for my family this year. They’；ve been in my head for 4 years now and I bought the fabric 3 years ago and cut them out last year. ？Only 4 years to make…； not bad？
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Melt chocolate. This time, I used some orange melting rounds that I had on hand. You can also use high-quality chocolate although the melting process can be more tricky. For a compromise of practicality and taste, I would use Wilton Premium Candy Melts. And maybe add some ghoulish accents with a paint brush.
This is a great project for using up scraps of interesting papers, fabrics, old beads, buttons, ribbons, and other tidbits. It is simple to do and you can make several of them in a short amount of itme as small gifts or giveaways.