Delicate blossoms made of crepe paper will make that summer sipper taste even sweeter. Step 1: Cut 4-inch strips from crepe paper strea-mers. You will need three white strips, one yellow strip, and one green strip for each garnish. Step 2: Dampen fingertips on a wet sponge and roll up the short edges of all three white strips. Then cut a ¼-inch-long slit in the center of each. Step 3: Roll up one long edge of the yellow streamer. Create fringe using scissors: Starting on the rolled-up edge, snip ¾ into the length of the strip. Repeat with a green strip. Step 4: Wrap the fringed yellow length around the straw, 2¼ inches from the top. We used aqua paper straws ($7 for 25; dressmycupcake.com). Adhere with transparent tape. Step 5: Starting at the bottom, slide all three white strips onto the straw. Rotate the petals to arrange then secure with tape. Step 6: Wrap the green length around the base of the petals, and secure it with a glue stick. (Transparent tape can also work, but will be harder to hide from view.) - CountryLiving.com
Planning a fun New Year's Celebration with the family? We are going to ring in the New Year with scripture this year. Every hour to half hour between 7pm and midnight, we will pop a new balloon with a treasured scripture inside. After we read from our Bibles, there is also a fun discussion question for the family. It's sure to be a blessed way to celebrate the beauty of a New Year!