DIY Hot Chocolate Buddy
- Large marshmallows
- 4 inch toothpicks
- Pretzel sticks
- Candy Corn
- Decorating Gel
- Start by placing a toothpick through center of one marshmallow, leave enough room on both ends for the head and bottom.
- Place a marshmallow on both ends of the toothpicks.
- Use a second toothpick to make holes for the nose, arms and legs.
- Place a piece of candy corn in the nose hole.
- Bite off the ends of 4 pretzel sticks for the arms and legs (pretzel sticks are a little bit too long for the arms and legs otherwise).
- Use the decorating gel to draw the mouth, eyes and three buttons down the front of the snowman.
Serve with hot cocoa and enjoy!
• Step-By-Step Guide to DIY Flower Arrangements •
G. Dean Mooney is the Floral Manager at the Brookshire Brothers in Salado, TX—one of the largest floral departments in the company. With 45 years of experience, he is widely respected and his floral designs are immensely popular.
The sounds and smells of the season have you feeling festive, but is something missing? Maybe your decorations are a little light this year, or you want to change them up. Let us help you bring the cheer indoors with our ideas of the best holiday centerpieces!
For the DIY Diva
If you’re the type who is crafty, artsy, and likes using your creative flair, this is for you! Head to your local Brookshire Brothers Floral Department and grab your favorite single stem flowers. As a DIY Diva, we’re sure you have a vase around your craft closet somewhere that you can use. Fluff up your centerpiece by adding some ornaments, candles, paper snowflakes, doilies or draped fabric to create a fun and simple table-scape.
For the Holiday Hostess
Yes, you love the holidays and parties. But, do you find yourself wanting to change decorations for each party you host? You may be a DIY Diva at heart, but sometimes, even the best run out of ideas. We’re here to give your next celebration the boost it needs! Our florists are pros at Seasonal Arrangements and have exactly what you need. Go by your Floral Department and speak to the florist to brainstorm. We know that between the two, the centerpiece will transform into the center of the party.
For the Maxed-Out-Mama
Between making your list for perfect presents, shopping for those hard-to-find presents, wrapping said perfect presents, you’re likely to be wiped out come Christmas Day. Although you’ve thought long and hard on each gift, we don’t want you to miss out on the best part of the entire Christmas Season: giving gifts and watching your loved ones’ reactions. Swing in and browse the broad selection of Gifts and Gift Baskets we have! You’re only limited by your imagination when selecting the perfect gift at your local Brookshire Brothers Floral Department.
Let's get creative and uncork your crafty side with this DIY cork flower vase project. It will add handcrafted flair to your décor and makes for a great conversation piece when friends and family come to visit.
Starting this project is as easy as drinking your favorite Sutter Home wines. All you have to do is collect enough corks to get started. This cork flower vase makes a wonderful centerpiece for any table or fireplace mantel, a candelabra or a vase for your favorite seasonal floral arrangements. If you love discovering new DIY projects and reasons to uncork your favorite Sutter Home wines for family and friends, we think this handcrafted and unique vino-inspired vase will really hit home.
What You’ll Need:
• 4-sided glass vase
• About 40-80 wine corks, depending on the size of your vase
• Craft glue
- Position the corks horizontally and glue them along the sides of the vase with a strong adhesive craft glue.
- Stack the corks vertically along the four outer edges and glue into place.
- When the glue is dry, fill the vase with water and add flowers of your choice.
Don't throw away those wine bottles you've been drinking the past few weeks... Halloween is coming and with it comes parties. Save your wine bottles, corks, and even some of your older wine glasses, and have a Halloween DIY! Did you know you could paint, accessorize, cut, decorate, and melt wine bottles and glasses? We've got some great ideas of how to spice up your Halloween party!
Candy Corn Wine Bottle
Are you like me and can't get enough candy corn this time of year? If so, you'll love this DIY! Collect 3 similarly shaped wine bottles and paint them orange, white, and yellow to match candy corn. You could even make them a focal point or centerpiece at your get together and have a bowl of candy corn in front of the 3 bottles.
Upside Down Wine Glass Candle Holders
Frankenstein, ghosts, witches, and mummies come to life in this project. Using a standard wine glass, paint the entire glass with colored paint (green for Frankenstein, white for ghosts and mummies, purple for a witch) and then sprinkle glitter on the wet paint (in the same color). Let dry and create your character by adding eyes and face, hair, clothes, etc (remember to decorate upside down). Finally, use them as candle holders by displaying upside down and putting tea candles on the bottom of the glass.
As you're opening your wine, try to keep your corks in good condition and repurpose them to be a pumpkin. Paint or color 24 wine corks orange and let dry. Next, glue the corks in a pumpkin shape - we recommend the following pattern: 4 corks, 5 corks, 6 corks, 5 corks, 4 corks. Finally, find a cream color wide ribbon or use wide burlap ribbon and wrap around the edges and tie at the top. You've just made your first cork pumpkin!
Wine Glass Characters
By using small amounts of fabric and your imagination, you can create your party guests and friends their own wine glass character. For example, a witch can have a hat that acts as a wine glass topper and a few ribbons acting as the stem's clothes.
Let your imagination soar and Happy Halloween!
What's better than wine and DIY? We have a great idea on how to step into summer fun!
Step 1: Gather supplies! What you’ll need:
- A few bottles of your favorite Cupcake varietals plus the corks
- Sea shells, starfish, or coral
- Exact-o blade
- Hot glue gun
- Glue stick
Step 2: Carefully cut the lower half of a cork to form a taper.
Step 3: Cut a small hole in the top of the cork, approximately 1/4 inch deep. This is where you will insert your shell.
Step 4: Place a small dab of hot glue in the hole and insert your shell, starfish, or coral. Hold until dry. To hide the glue, wrap the base with a small piece of twine. Secure with a tiny bit of hot glue.
Step 5: Use your new Sea Shell Wine Stopper next time you enjoy a bottle of Cupcake!