Monday, December 05, 2011

Pink Marshmallow Christmas Decor

Hi, there! My name is Amy and I blog over at amyistheparty.  I live in a cute vintage Midtown apartment in Sacramento, CA. My style could be described as vintage modern (a little bit vintage, a little bit modern). A self-proclaimed dork and hostess with the mostess, I spend my free time decorating, searching for vintage treasures, exploring new places, making and designing jewelry and websites, and drinking an absurd amount of coffee.

I am honored that Lu asked me to be a part of her holiday blog party. The holidays are my absolute favorite time of year!

I got the pink marshmallow idea from a department store display. It is pretty inexpensive to make - especially if you already have some of the materials lying around. Ready?

You'll need:
A collection of glass jars - I used apothecary jars but you could use mayo, pickle and jam jars and I bet it would look just as cute.
Pink marshmallows - I found these in my local discount grocery store. The large ones are strawberry flavored. The mini ones are peppermint.
Cake topper decorations, mini toys, mini trees, etc.

Instructions:
The most challenging part of this project is finding cake toppers and toys that will look good in your jars. I already had the deer and small silver trees in my stash (originally purchased from bakeitpretty). I couldn't find bottlebrush trees like I wanted so I purchased a couple of model trees (like for train sets) and I covered them in white glue and super-fine silver glitter.

A shop on etsy sells cute trees - or you might try your hand at dying your own (tutorial on craftyminx). There are tons of cute cupcake topper shops on Etsy too. This one sells trees, reindeers, and some adorable elves.

Fill the jars about 1/3 full with pink marshmallows. Stick each of your cake toppers into a marshmallow to insure it stays in place. Replace the lids on the jars once you have created a mini wonderland in each one. Arrange them all together for a magical display!

I hope you enjoyed my project idea and will come visit me at amy is the party. A big thank you to Lu for having me. Happy holidays!
 
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Dear Amy, thank you for sharing this pretty tutorial! :) xo Lu

2 comments:

  1. Dear Amy, this is soooo pretty! <3

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  2. Gorgeous post and such a cute idea! I love pink marshmallows!

    I would love you to come and enter my giveaway for Christmas!

    Love
    amy
    x

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