Festive Gingerbread Biscuits

Festive Gingerbread Biscuits

24th December 2014

Festive Gingerbread Biscuits

Festive Decorated Gingerbread Biscuits Holidays are in full bloom, and festivities are taking place! Why not bake some gingerbread biscuits today? I read a few recipes and concluded with the below, which I tried and it has been tested by the rest of the family and loved! The biscuits are just the right combination of gentle crunch and softness. Preparation time: 20mins Chilling time: upto 1 hr Baking time: 10mins Makes Approx 30 biscuits Ingredients 2 1/4 cups plain …

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Christmas Cushion Covers

Christmas Cushion Covers

23rd December 2014

Festive Gingerbread Biscuits

DIY Christmas Cushion Cover You can easily add a festive touch to your home by making Christmas cushion covers in under two minutes! Watch this tutorial to find out how to make a No-Sew cushion cover…

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White and Gold

White and Gold

17th December 2014

White and Gold

Advent Day 17: White and Gold Christmas Decorations The simple combination of white and gold is such a glamorous way to decorate for Christmas this year. To create these : 1. You will need air drying white clay and follow my sister’s tutorial – I used festive cookie cutters from Poundland. 2. With a damp cloth wipe the ornaments to remove the clay dust. 3. Once dry, paint subtle gold decorative elements. 4. Once the gold …

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Ice Fires

Ice Fires

16th December 2014

White and Gold

Advent Day 16: Ice Fires – Make Your Own Ice Candle Holder A perfect way to extend your festive decorations creatively outside on cold winter evenings. Pour water into a large container, put a smaller container in it, so as the water freezes it creates a bucket shape. To slide the ice out, poor water over the outside container and as it begins to melt the ice, it will slide out easily. You can then place several tea lights …

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White Christmas Ornaments

White Christmas Ornaments

15th December 2014

White Christmas Ornaments

Advent Day 16: Ice Fires – Make Your Own Ice Candle Holder A perfect way to extend your festive decorations creatively outside on cold winter evenings. Pour water into a large container, put a smaller container in it, so as the water freezes it creates a bucket shape. To slide the ice out, poor water over the outside container and as it begins to melt the ice, it will slide out easily. You can then place several tea lights …

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DIY Christmas Welcome Wreath

DIY Christmas Welcome Wreath

13th December 2014

DIY Christmas Welcome Wreath

Advent Day 13: DIY Christmas Welcome Wreath that Looks and Smells Amazing! As mentioned in previous posts we had lots of spare pine branches left from our real Christmas tree as the lower branches had to be cut off to fit the tree in to the base stand. To think the tree only cost £27 and it’s a beautiful 6′ tree, plus I have used the excess branches to make a Christmas garland for the mantle, and also simple candle wraps. Today I …

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Fairy Lights

Fairy Lights

12th December 2014

Fairy Lights

Advent Day 12: Time to Shine Christmas and weddings are really the only occasions on which you can go all out with fairy lights…

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A New Perspective

A New Perspective

10th December 2014

A New Perspective

Advent Day 10: An Upside Down Take on Wine Glasses December is a month that very quickly becomes packed with Christmas parties and dinners. It’s only 10th of December, and we’ve already hosted numerous dinners! You can add variety and glamour to your dinner parties by taking an ordinary item and turn it in to an extraordinary table decoration for an elegant dinner party. Below are examples of how you can use wineglasses as elegant candle holders…

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DIY Christmas Garland

DIY Christmas Garland

8th December 2014

DIY Christmas Garland

Advent Day 8: DIY Christmas Garland We went to a Christmas Tree Farm this year to choose our tree. To fit it into the base some of the bottom branches needed to be cut off. I didn’t want these to go to waste so I’ve been decorating around the house with these spare pine branches. Yesterday I posted a very simple tip to wrap pine branches around candles: For today’s tip I am revealing the Christmas garland I assembled using…

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The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

5th December 2014

The Gift of Giving

Advent Day 4: Christmas from Around the World Having a multinational background means I have family in several countries, which means a lot of holidays! Since my husband and I got married we have travelled to see my family in St Petersburg in Russia, to Belarus to Cyprus, and we’ve also had the occasional holidays to other countries. Everyone loves souvenirs to remember the memories made on holiday. However, the house can soon become very cluttered with souvenirs, which don’t all…

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