So last week The Toddler bought home what I presume were salt dough decorations from play group and I was reminded that I wanted to make some for our tree this year. Actually, what I wanted to make were these gorgeous ones from Hybrid Handmade where Cari uses air drying clay and vintage lace, however I have a toddler so that wasn’t likely to happen. Instead I decided to embrace my inner Essex girl and decided we would make some super blinged up ones instead.
Last year I bought this book for the Toddler We wanted to start creating some family traditions of our own and so on Christmas Eve silly old Santa accidentally let it fall out of his sleigh and into our front room. This is obviously the kind of thing that happens if you stop and have a glass of sherry at every house you visit!…
Like most children his age, The Toddler has been regularly coming home from pre-school with a selection of Christmas pictures and decorations over the last couple of weeks. Which is great and I love that he’s being creative, but I don’t always know what to do with his handmade goodies? So this week I’ve come up with two super easy ways of displaying children’s Christmas decorations and I was so pleased with them I thought I would share them!
So, last week I started to share some ideas for Christmas books for Children which I think are great to read together. First up was Stickman, a popular choice for families and pretty well known. Today’s choice? Possibly less likely to be seen on most Christmas reading lists and possibly with good reason.
So, last week I saw my friend Louise and I was discussing the Christmas wreaths we made together and how mine had started getting pinned again on Pinterest.
“I don’t remember making those” she said.
“But we were round your house!” I said. “You liberated all the foliage!” The memory comes drifting back. And this dear reader, is the issue of when you do crafts after a couple of glasses of red wine. Still, at least we had the pictures to jog our memories!
Anyway, this got me thinking of how I could make a really quick wreath this year and this is the result! This easy Christmas wreath tutorial should have you with the finished wreath in around ten minutes and as it doesn’t require much to make it it’s super thrifty too, always handy at this time of year!
Cut your foliage. I originally thought this was rosemary until my urban foraging trip earlier today. It’s not, but it’s still nice! Cut a few long stems of whatever plant you can find that looks suitably festive….