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How to make a Gingerbread Man Garland

    These delightful little fellows are made from air dry clay, after I challenged myself to see how much I could create using one pack! One of many really easy Christmas crafts and it’s wonderful to crate pintrest worthy DIY Christmas gifts To make these little fellows you will need: Terracotta air dry clay Gingerbread man cookie cutters A wooden skewer or cocktail stick Buttons Paint… Read More »How to make a Gingerbread Man Garland

    Making a clay Christmas tree ornament

    Making a clay Christmas tree ornament

      There’s nothing more fun than working with clay to make “stuff” – it’s basically a step up from play-doh and you can make really beautiful things is just a few simple steps. In fact I decided to challenge myself to see just how much we could achieve with one pack of terracotta clay. I have lots of really easy Christmas crafts to try but this… Read More »Making a clay Christmas tree ornament

      Paper craft stars

      Paper craft stars

        This is a really simple Christmas star paper craft which creates such a beautiful effect. A great way to use sheets of scrap book paper too…. one of many easy Christmas crafts to try along with us. For this activity you will need: A five pointed star template Sheets of 12×12 craft paper A ruler A scalpel A pencil A needle and thread to hang… Read More »Paper craft stars

        Hot chocolate station

        Hot chocolate station

          This is a new Christmas tradition for us. Usually we treat ourselves to a hot chocolate with all the trimmings at the Christmas Market and so I decided to be a little bit ‘extra’ and create this little hot chocolate station space for us at home using selection of items from high street stores such as home bargains.  The sign itself was made using a… Read More »Hot chocolate station

          Recycling old candles

          Recycling old candles

            Would you believe it if I told you this candle was made from scraps? Probably not but it is…. I love having pillar candles on my fire place and as the wax drips I’ve always just plonked another candle on top as I love the effect. This week has begun the slow transition from autumn to winter and one of my projects was to scrape… Read More »Recycling old candles

            Christmas Window Art

            Christmas Window Art

              This blog contains reference to products which were given to us by Chalkola. Our first Christmas window of 2020 is a woodland winter wonderland. I wanted to choose something a little bit different to work with the craft projects we have recently been working on as well as the colour scheme of the kitchen. This mural was hand drawn using our new Chalkola pens which… Read More »Christmas Window Art

              Pine cone star craft project

              Pine cone star craft project

                Our twig christmas tree project was a hit, and I love the hygge interior style – but you know me I love a bit of sparkle. After using gold leaf in previous projects I just had to see how it would turn out on pine cones too – one more easy Christmas craft to add to the ever growing collection You will need: Five pine… Read More »Pine cone star craft project

                Making a twig Christmas tree

                Making a twig Christmas tree

                  This is such a simple idea but it’s just stunning. I know it’s not even half way through November but this project is stylish enough to not scream “Santa I know him” – here’s how to make a twig Christmas tree. The best thing about this is that you’re going to have to head out to the woods to get what you need….. and here’s… Read More »Making a twig Christmas tree