Start attaching-pebbles use hot glue,but if little hands are sticking them down, you can also use a super-strong double-sided tape, such as the type used to lay carpets. It’s entirely up to you how closely you’d like to pack those pebbles, as the grouting you’ll use to finish the effect will fill in any gaps.
Firestarters: Pack sawdust into paper muffin cups. Melt paraffin wax or old candles in a double boiler, pour over the sawdust and allow to cool. Slow-burning when lit, these hotcakes make great starters for a fireplace or campfire. I think they'll make great Christmas gifts for the outdoor enthusiasts.
Faux winter fireplace. Pine garland, white lights, homespun bows, pine cones and alpine trees add to the beauty of this Christmas vignette. Drift wood with flicker lights in the fireplace makes it warm and cozy on those cold winter nights.
Most of us have just about recovered from the holidays, made those final returns and put away those last boxes of decorations. Is your house looking bare after the glimmer of those fabulous lights has been packed away? A few readers asked if I had any ideas to spruce up their mantels, let’s explore some options. Q. …