Do-it-yourself Cookie Cutter Crafts

Do-it-yourself Cookie Cutter Crafts

If you’re a DIY’er looking for a unique way to share the CHRISTmas story, we’ve got a few ideas that are perfectly cut out for the task with these 3 fun cookie cutter crafts.

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Do-it-yourself Christmas Ornaments

Do-it-yourself Christmas Ornaments

You’ll see ALL KINDS of ornaments at the world’s largest Christmas store in Frankenmuth, MI. From finely crafted European ornaments, to wacky ones, to Bronner’s exclusive designs and so much in between, but there’s just something special about making your own that adds to the magic of Christmas! So we’re sharing a few of our favorite DIY Christmas ornament ideas (and tutorials) with you … some new and some from the past, tried and true! YARN BALL ORNAMENT If you

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Bronner’s Ornaments | An Ornate History

Bronner’s Ornaments | An Ornate History

If you remember reading “It’s no secret that styles, techniques and technology advance as the years go on. But I had NO IDEA what wonderful history I was about to unveil as I sought out the expertise of our ornament designers to help me put together this [Annual Ornament Designs] post. My mind is still whirling.” Then you may have been waiting for this very post – a nostalgic look at the history of Bronner’s exclusive ornaments design process through the years!

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Famous Christmas Character DIY Ornaments

Famous Christmas Character DIY Ornaments

Frosty the Snowman™, the Grinch™, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™, Ralphie from “A Christmas Story™,” Buddy the Elf™ … if these are some of your favorite Christmas movie characters, too, then these DIY Christmas ornaments will leave your tree in good company this holiday season! While it may be easier to buy these licensed items ready for the tree, how much more fun would it be to make these classic personalities from some of the top Christmas movies with your own

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Silent Night – DIY Crafts for All Seasons

Silent Night – DIY Crafts for All Seasons

Our simple sheet-music crafts make it easy to celebrate “Silent Night” all year long. Use sheet music that you have on hand or simply print free arrangements of the carol (or other favorite songs) available online along with our templates and you’re ready to craft! (DIY instructions below) Bronner’s Silent Night Memorial Chapel is open daily during store hours for visitation and meditation. You’ll be inspired by various arrangements of “Silent Night” playing inside and outside the chapel along with

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10 things to do with ornaments

10 things to do with ornaments

Here at Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland we have thousands of ornaments, which got me thinking … why are we limited to just using them around Christmas time? Here are 10 things to do with ornaments … other than put them on your Christmas tree! P.S. No tools required. 1 This one is my favorite out of the 10 things to do with ornaments. Bringing the ocean to a home near you! I’ve had this driftwood that I picked up years ago

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DIY Bottle Brush Trees for Vintage Christmas Decorations

DIY Bottle Brush Trees for Vintage Christmas Decorations

You’ll never look at a toilet-bowl brush the same way again! In the 1930s, Addis Brush Company, an American manufacturer of toilet bowl brushes, began dyeing bristles green and assembling them into artificial Christmas trees. These new artificial trees were especially popular in Britain, which had lost many of its trees during WWI. In 2017 Nielsen conducted a survey for the American Christmas Tree Association. Results? Of the about 95 million households in the United States planning to display a

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Root Beer Float Cake Recipe

Root Beer Float Cake Recipe

Downtown Frankenmuth is a lush garden of delightful blooms all summer long! Approximately 350 flats and 8,000 four-inch annuals are planted along Main Street’s 2-mile downtown stretch each spring. Add 350 huge hanging baskets and you have an eye-popping streetscape, one so beautiful that it was the 2007 America in Bloom Winner for cities with a population of under 5,000. Yes, flowers are serious (but happy) business in Frankenmuth. Dan Hopp, green space manager for the City of Frankenmuth, explains:

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DIY Easter Topiary Decoration

DIY Easter Topiary Decoration

I love that Easter comes in the spring! And being in the part of the world we are here at Bronner’s, I also appreciate how the holiday that celebrates Christ’s resurrection coincides with the same time of the year when nature resurrects from the wonder of winter. It’s a beautiful parallel to watch what was once dead spring forth in new life! This DIY topiary decoration is so versatile you can reincarnate it a few different ways to give it a

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