Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Beer Bottle Christmas Lights

With this project, I am going to turn you into an alcoholic. Or at least your neighbors will think so.
Save your beer bottles or wine bottles. Clean them up really good and scrap off the labels.

Stuff Christmas lights down in each bottle.

That's it.

Easy and beautiful, right?

Having a Christmas party? Line it up along the driveway or decorate the table with them.

I wouldn't suggest leaving them outside all the time though.

I personally leave them sitting on my counter.

Just a little extra decoration for your home!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Christmas Bulb Glitter Garland

We live on a tight budget. I love all things cute. I love decorating the entire house according to the season or holiday. So that whole tight budget thing has really made me get creative with my decorating.

Right now I am starting to plan for Christmas. Of course Christmas is the huge decorating season. I am in decorating paradise at Christmas.

I took a look at my current inventory of decorations. I had a ton of those huge Christmas bulbs that didn't work. They are so pretty that I hate to throw them out.  So I added a little SnackerDoodle touch to them.

Went to the store. Got some glitter. Oh boy do I love glitter. My husband, on the other hand, hates glitter. He is a good sport though and helps me.

Place the glitter in some baggies. Sandwich bags work great. Take a Christmas bulb and "paint" some glue all over it. I used Mod Podge. Put the bulb in the glitter baggie and gently shake.  It comes out looking like a completely new, sparkly bulb.

Get a long piece of twine, string, or ribbon. Whatever is laying around the house. I had twine. Knot your twine around the base of your bulbs spacing them out equally along the twine.

Now you have a beautiful garland that will sparkle up against the Christmas tree lights.

And it only costs me $5. The cost of the pack of glitter.

Don't use up all your old bulbs because I have another project for you coming soon.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

About Snackerdoodles

I love to cook. I love to craft. I don't love to clean. But who does, right?

My husband and I are a great team.

I bake. He does a taste test.
I cook dinner. He washes the dishes.
I work the stove. He works the grill.
I handle the glitter. He handles the drill.
(Hehe. I just rhymed. I am also easily amused.)
I take pictures. He writes.
Together we come up with ideas.

We are here to show you our ideas. The snackerdoodle way!