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It snowed! A lot! When everyone sees the first snow of the season, their eyes light up like they’ve never seen snow before. It’s just frozen water, but I totally understand. It means winter is here and all the memories of winters past come back in a single moment that makes you gasp – SNOW!
Seems like everyone is seeing a cold front this week. Even so, our friends are braving the weather to share the day with us on Friday. I’m making some crock pot hot cocoa and jazzed up holiday stirrers inspired by the #BICMerryMarking challenge that will bring a little holiday cheer to our get-together.
These little stirrers make any drink more fun and they help keep track of whose cup is whose. To make them you’ll need:
- Bamboo Scewers
- Bic Mark-It Permanent Marker in #MargaritaGreen
- 1/2 Inch Craft Pompoms
- Small Address Labels or Tags
The first step is to carefully push your pompom on the skewer. You may need to twist the skewer while you push to get it through.
Then, carefully cut an inch, or how ever much you want, off of the pointy tip of the skewer. Try to cut toward a wall so the sharp tip doesn’t go flying. Push your pompom back up to the top of the skewer until the end is hidden.
Next, write cheerful holiday messages on some of your labels with your BIC Mark-It™ permanent marker. The bold color really stands out and there is no added acid or measurable pH so you won’t get a toxic smell when you are taking a drink.
Take a blank label and a decorated one and stick them together leaving one end open. Wrap the open end around your stirrer and cut the end of the label so it looks like a little flag at the top of your stirrer.
Now, guests can put their name on the blank side of the label so they know which drink is their’s.
You can join BIC’s Month of Merry Marking too and get inspirational ideas to make your holidays even more merry!
Since I took the challenge, I’m nominating 3 people to join me in making something festive with BIC’s booklet of holiday inspiration. I’d love for my friend Michelle, Jelli of Jelli Bean Journals, and Jodi of Meaningful Mama to create something festive and share it with my readers on Facebook!
Which project do you like the most?