Make A Joyful Holiday DIY Project

DIY Lighted Joyful Marquee for the holidays

‘Tis the season to do it yourself! On Thursday, November 20, jingle your way over to the Home Depot Cumberland Store in Atlanta, GA and join me in making this year a how-to holiday! With open arms and tools in hand, I’m going to get a jump start on decorating and teach you how to make this awesome lighted marquee sign — bringing brightness to your mantle and joy to all. This is going to be the absolute best!

We get to make this festive (super simple) project together and hang out talking about, ummmm… everything! I’m overjoyed with the thought of collaborating with you and partnering with Home Depot on this awesome DIH (Do It Herself) workshop. Click here to register today.

Now imagine you’ve mounted your marquee masterpiece on the mantle and just threw a log on the fire. All that’s left to make the evening complete are fireside favorites in the bellies of your friends and family. Check out this collection of our favorite holiday treats…

Sparkling Cranberries

Sparkling Cranberries Recipe

Everything’s more merry with berries! Eyes will sparkle at these sparkling cranberries via Kleinworth & Co.

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies Recipe

Kids are always excited about decorating the Christmas tree. Now they can be just as excited about eating it! The christmas tree meringue cookies from Bakers Royale definitely put the tree in treat : )

Frosted Frosty Cupcakes

Frosted Frosty Cupcakes Recipe

There must have been some magic in that (peanut butter cup) hat they found, for when they place it on his head, they’ll begin to dance around! That’s our remix for these adorable frosted Frosty cupcakes via Better Homes and Gardens.

Chocolate Chili Spiced Pecans

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The holidays are a time for entertaining. And you can’t spell entertain without “eat”. Keep these chocolate chili spiced pecans from Healthy Seasonal Recipes in a decorative little dish by the mantle and pop them while guests “ooo” and “ahh” over your Joyful DIH design!

Chocolate-Filled Candy Cane Cookies

Chocolate-Filled Candy Cane Cookies Recipe

We absolutely heart these DIY No-Bake Chocolate Filled Candy Cane Cookies from Glorious Treats. Such an easy (and eatable!) way spread the love with the ones you love throughout the holiday season.

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  • Jane@Buzzmills

    Oh my goodness all these treats look so beautiful! And yummy!

  • http://www.smallforbig.com/ small for big

    I need to get to Atlanta stat – the only way I’ll find the time to make that Gorgeous JOY sign is with your help Rachel!

  • Jessica Abbott

    I want those sparkling cranberries!!!!! They look so yummy!

  • http://madewithmoxie.com Jill @ Made with Moxie

    I’m loving those meringue trees.

  • http://www.smashedpeasandcarrots.com Maggie::SmashedPeasandCarrots

    Those meringue trees are gorgeous!! I want to make a whole city of them!

  • Michelle McInerney

    Oh how I wish the Apple boffins would invent a scratch and sniff computer monitor ‘stat’ – everything looks so delicious xx

  • Guest

    Cumberland, here I come! I love the mantel decor and the Home Depot day sounds fun. I pinned a few of these cute ideas. Thank You!

  • t.potts

    That would be so cute.. I think I might line the desert table with them.

  • t.potts

    I love that JOY sign. So, I can just show up at The Home Depot and leave with one? YAY!! I’m there. :)

  • t.potts

    I think I will line my dessert table with those trees!

  • Melissa Q

    Oh, how I wish I could attend the session. That JOY sign is fantastic and I need one now! I’m going to have to make those snowman cupcakes as a consolation. :)

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Melissa,

    Oh man I wish you could come too! We’re going to have a ball. Im going to make the sign tomorrow to make sure the class will be smooth sailing! Im super pumped up! It will be fun meeting a few of our readers.

    Tell us how the cupcakes turn -out!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Tracy,

    Bring the girls! Carly will love it! They will be making 3 or 4 depending on how many people sign -up. So 3-4 people will leave home with a completed sign. Sign -up today and i’ll make sure you in my group and that goes for everyone.:) We will all be together and then split into groups to make the sign. Home Depot is super organized and has hosted many DIH workshops. Its going to be awesome. Tell everyone at your church!

    So if you don’t get to take one home …..you can pick up all materials in a kit at the store to make at home.

    XO,

    Rachel

    PS

    Don’t forget to register!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi There,

    Come over red rover! We will have a ball! They are giving out gift certificates and the best part we get to hang out and craft!

    Yes!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Michelle,

    Your skating craft sticks and the Ninja’s have blown my mind! Oh my goodness…..so awesome! Yes, scratch and sniff would be the best!!

    XO,

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Maggie,

    Me three! Those tress would win any cookie swap and taste great! Im making them for sure!

    XO,

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Tracy,

    Yes + Yes + Yes!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    YES AND MORE YES!

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Jill,

    Those trees are a smash hit! Thanks of dropping in!

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Shannon,

    They look so incredibly delicious and you can almost taste the tart on the screen!

    XO,

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Right??? I want your sewing abilities! :)

    Rachel

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Mari,

    Ive got your new shop in the que to publish this week. Do you have your Christmas printable creations for sale yet? I love the Unicorn mask!!! Amazing!

    XO,

    R

  • http://www.handmadecharlotte.com/ Rachel Faucett

    Hi Jane,

    They do! I’ve got the holiday bug early this year and that never ever happens. My twin sister is already done all of her shopping and has everything wrapped up + under a tree. Im seriously not kidding. I think she is rubbing off on me …a tiny bit…I will still be running to the drug store on the way to my mothers for last minute flashlights and candy canes!

    xo,

    Rachel

  • Fun at Home with Kids

    Oh man, I wish I lived closer…or even on the same coast. It would be so fun to meet you and Home Depot workshops are always a blast!

  • Michelle McInerney

    You have just MADE my day, nay my week Rachel. Thank you! xxx

  • http://www.craftingconnections.net/the-blog/ Andrea :: Crafting Connections

    Oh these recipes look great – especially those chocolate chili spiced pecans! And MAN do I wish I lived closer – I would be at that Home Depot event in a minute – that sign is fantastic!!

  • http://www.smallforbig.com/ small for big

    I’m planning to launch an advent calendar and winter paper doll set tomorrow – with more to come next week!

  • t.potts

    Gotta register. I keep forgetting to do that. Home Depot always has such cool workshops.

  • http://www.PeachfullyChic.com/ Allie @ Peachfully Chic

    Wish I could make it to the DIHWorkshops at The Home Depot next week to make that really cool marquee sign! A much simpler version of the giant LOVE letters I made for my wedding earlier this year… but I can’t wait to see how everyone’s turns out!! xo

  • Caroline Farley

    LOVE these! Are the candy canes on the adorable heart cookies fun-sized or regular sized candy canes?