Merry Christmas to you all. I promise 2014 will see a return to regular blog posts, but I just wanted to say a big thank you for coming to view my blog.
Here's a few things I have been making this Christmas. I was going to share some of the presents I have made, but did want to spoil the surprise, in case they saw my blog.
I love these crafts, as they are super simple and very cheap!
DIY: Gingerbread house gift tags
These tags were made from brown luggage tags from WH Smith and a white pen. I saw these on pinterest from the site Casi en serio, where they made gingerbread house tree decorations. I loved doing lots of different doodles, so everyone's tag was unique. Who doesn't love brown paper packages tied up with string?
DIY: Gingerbread man garland
These were made using some red felt, some gingerbread man shaped felt (available on numerous ebay stores), thread and some garden twine. These are super simple, as you just need to blanket stitch around the edge. I love their little cheeky faces. Last year I made felt gingerbread men and women complete with skirts and dickie bows.
DIY: Felt heart filled with winter spices
First I dried some orange slices in the oven. These are great for decoration. I basically cut them quite thin and put them in the oven on a low heat until the segments had gone like stained glass. I then chopped one of these up. I broke up some cinnamon sticks and some cloves. I drew a heart and cut out of felt. I then drew a simple snowflake design. I back stitched the snowflake design then blanket stitched around one side. I then wrapped up my winter spices in a piece of material (I used one of my son's old babygrows) I then stuff it inside. I attached a ribbon to hang the heart and then blanket stitched the other side. I love smelling the little heart, and have put it in the drawer where I keep all my pyjamas, so I feel all cosy and wintery whilst sipping my hot chocolate on an evening.
I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and a happy New year.
I had to share our gingerbread house, as my husband was so impressed that we made this from scratch, complete with boiled sweet stained glass windows!