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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Bottle Brush Trees for That Vintage Christmas Look!

Bottle Brush Trees for That Vintage Christmas Look!

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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Frankenmuth Flowers, DIY Flower Lights + Cupcake Recipe!

Frankenmuth Flowers, DIY Flower Lights + Cupcake 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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Puppy Chow Recipe – A Treat for ALL Ages!

Puppy Chow Recipe – A Treat for ALL Ages!

When I was a kid, puppy chow was one of my favorite desserts to make with my parents. Now, as an adult, it’s still one of my favorite things to make but mainly just for myself! Okay fine, I do share it with friends and family too . . . but only just a little! 😉

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Snowman Wreath + Puffy Corn Candy Recipe For The Win!

Snowman Wreath + Puffy Corn Candy Recipe For The Win!

“Snow . . . I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow . . . Snow . . . to see a great big man entirely made of snow. Where it’s snowing all winter through, that’s where I want to be snowball throwing . . . that’s what I’ll do.” – Snow, a song from White Christmas In various parts of the world, winter is synonymous with SNOW!  For many, snow means building snowmen, snowball fights, long

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DIY Upcycled Christmas Bulb Craft

DIY Upcycled Christmas Bulb Craft

If you love “light bulb moments” as much as we do when it comes to reducing waste, then you’ll love this simple (kid-friendly) craft you can make in minutes! Give burnt-out Christmas lights a new life when you recycle them into colorful Christmas decor.

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Thanks-Giving and DIY Gratitude Ornaments

Thanks-Giving and DIY Gratitude Ornaments

Thanksgiving is the holiday when we pause to reflect on the many blessings we are grateful to enjoy. That heart filled with thankfulness was something originator Wally Bronner embodied 365 days a year, and it was an attitude of gratitude that he wished to inspire in everyone he met. So in that spirit, we share a few decorating ideas to make this Thanksgiving extra special!

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A Personalized Gift for your Pet + Homemade Dog Treats

A Personalized Gift for your Pet + Homemade Dog Treats

I have a 3-year-old Basset Hound named Walter. He has been featured in a couple of social media posts, just hamming it up for the camera. Around our house we call him Walt. Even our 10-month-old daughter yells out, “Wauullltt!” when he trots into a room. There are times when Walt drives me nuts (like really nuts!), but then he flashes those big sad Basset Hound eyes at me and I just fall in love with him all over again.

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