As you may know, the Pantone color of the year for 2017 was Greenery. As you may recall, I have a bit of a tradition of bucking the color of the year. This year, however, I kind of rolled with it.
What can I say? I love green, and yellow-green is right up my alley.
So in honor of the holiday season fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to corral some easy home diys that utilize this brighter approach to holiday green.
Woman’s Day apparently wanted to get ahead of the game by making a DIY crafts list of their own this year in August. I can’t really shame them for that, though, as I finish all my Christmas shopping the same month. It’s just nice sometimes to know you are thoroughly ahead of time and can’t possibly be late this year. Or is that just me? Anyways, the paint on the jar closest to us is the perfect color to match the color of the year- and this would be even more perfect if you reused old pasta sauce jars this way instead of going out and buying a canning jar just to cover it up.
Your Amazing Places also made a diy list here. This particular tutorial is literally just making cones out of scrapbooking paper and glue gunning them and their decorations together though, so you might not even need to actually read a tutorial on it. And look at all these great shades of green!
Cookies are awesome. Sugar cookies are also really impressive looking when you frost them, and apparently super easy to frost in the first place. You can make them in our featured greenery color, or really any color of your choice, in about 1 minute per cookie- which is not so bad considering making a cookie tree only requires 12 cookies. To make the cookie tree you just have to cut sugar cookie dough using a star cookie cutter, and then “flood them” using royal icing, and then stack them alternating where there’s a star point and where there’s empty space. It may sound complicated, but it’s actually super easy. Look at this quick video tutorial about decorating cookies:
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