As the holiday season draws near, the atmosphere at Bloomer Broadband takes a creative turn with some of our staff’s favorite traditions of crafting gingerbread houses and handmade ornaments. If you’re looking to add a touch of homemade charm to your celebration, join us as we share some tips for perfecting these delightful seasonal crafts.

Gingerbread Houses

  1. Sturdy Foundation: Begin with a solid base for your gingerbread house. Use a thick, sturdy gingerbread dough to ensure your creation stands tall and proud.
  2. Royal Icing Magic: Invest time in perfecting your royal icing recipe. This versatile icing not only acts as glue for your gingerbread pieces but also adds a snowy finish to rooftops and landscapes.
  3. Precision Cutting: Use templates or stencils to cut your gingerbread pieces with precision. This will result in a well-proportioned house and minimize frustration during assembly.
  4. Candy Variety: Elevate your gingerbread house with a diverse selection of candies. From colorful gumdrops to chocolate buttons, the options are endless. Mix and match for a visually appealing and delicious masterpiece.
  5. Patience is a Virtue: Allow ample time for your gingerbread pieces to cool and set before assembling. This prevents collapses and ensures a structurally sound creation.

Handmade Ornaments 101

  1. Gather Supplies: Collect a variety of materials such as clear glass ornaments, acrylic paints, ribbons, and decorative embellishments.
  2. Theme Selection: Choose a theme that resonates with you and your loved ones.
  3. Personal Touch: Incorporate personal elements into your ornaments. Handwrite messages, include photographs, or add small trinkets that hold sentimental value.
  4. Experiment with Techniques: Marbling, splattering, and stenciling can turn simple ornaments into miniature works of art.
  5. Drying Time: Allow each layer of paint or decoration to dry thoroughly before adding the next. This prevents smudging and ensures a polished final result.

As the holidays approach, Bloomer Broadband wants to ensure our valued customers are informed about our upcoming office closures. We’ll be closed on December 25th and 26th for Christmas and on January 1st and 2nd for New Year’s. During these dates, our dedicated team will be taking time to enjoy the season with family and friends, recharging our spirits to continue providing the best service in the coming year.

We appreciate your understanding and wish you a festive season filled with the joy of crafting, laughter, and the warmth of shared traditions. From all of us at Bloomer Broadband, may your holidays be as uniquely crafted as our gingerbread houses and handmade ornaments!

 

Do you have any questions? Call us at 715-568-4830