This week is bittersweet. Four years ago on December 9th, my wife and I eloped in the snow up in Baltimore. Knee deep in snow, our love was for sure so we embarked on a journey [although crazy] that has been nothing but worth it. Fast forward to last year, we celebrated with our family here in Orlando, our City Beautiful. We renewed our vows with everyone present, including our boy, Bentley Mac. Best day ever, we swear by it.
In the midst of the craziness of planning our own wedding for a party of 30, we had a Christmas theme in mind for our first official Christmas in our new home. When we bought the house in 2015, we did not really get the chance to have a Christmas tree since we moved on New Year's Eve. So we had to have the most amazing of Christmas trees if we were going to have our family come over to the house throughout the weekend of wedding vow activities. Candyland Christmas it was!
To add some more love in the air, my mom and I made the cutest Gingerbread Mistletoe for the little entryway from the foyer to the living room. Every time we walked on by, everyone was like, "wooooooot!". HA! Good times. We also dressed us like Mrs. Clause (her) and her little elf (me). We tried to dress the boy up but he hates that so it did not work out.
Whether you're getting married or renewing your vows or not this holiday season, this Gingerbread Mistletoe is perfect for anyone's home. It's a cute way to feel like a kid at Christmas doing arts and crafts. Of course, it's also going to spice up the mood at home because every single time you walk by and you're caught with your significant other...you know the drill!
This Gingerbread Mistletoe is the perfect sugar and spice for anyone's home and you'll feel like a kid at Christmas doing arts and crafts.
Prep time: 5 mins
Work time: 15 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Makes: 1 mistletoe
Plug in your hot glue gun.
Arrange your Christmas tree branches and wrap the end with baker's twine. As you wrap it around, add a drop of hot glue to seal it together. Once it is wrapped tightly, create a loop big enough to hang where you desire. Wrap the baker's twine on the way back down over the first layer of twine. As you wrap it around, add a drop of hot glue to seal it together. Cut the end and secure it to the branches with hot glue.
Apply a generous amount of hot glue to the back of a gingerbread cookie. Adhere to the front of the branches. Glue one of the peppermint candies on the left hand of the gingerbread cookie. Allow to dry for a minute. Repeat on the other side.
Hang where you desire and enjoy the mistletoe fun!