How to make your own Christmas Wreath
Dec16

How to make your own Christmas Wreath

Make your own Wreath Get a circular wreath shape. There are ones made from florists foam, willow sticks, polystyrene, and plastic. All you need to make sure of is that it can have wires poked into it. I have also used old tights-the leg bits-filled with empty carrier bags before and shaped into a circle. Great for decorating if you are not going to need to poke anything into it for attaching . It works great for wrapping ribbon or...

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Oatie Cookie Kit Gift in a Jar recipe
Oct13

Oatie Cookie Kit Gift in a Jar recipe

Surprise your friends or family members with a little pre-prepared cookie mix gift in a jar. Home made gifts are always well recived. I often make gift in a jar presents for teachers at Christmas time or for their birthdays. They are also super to make up ahead of time and keep int your own store cupboard for days when you feel like baking. Like having your own box mix; move over Betty Crocker! One of the most popular recipes is for...

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15 Uses for Wrapping Paper scraps
Dec01

15 Uses for Wrapping Paper scraps

Do you have a stash of leftover bits from wrapping paper? Don’t like to throw them out but have no idea what to do with them? In this article we have some fabulous ideas to help you make use of leftover scraps of paper after Christmas. Here are some crafty, practical and environmentally conscious ideas for those scraps: Take all those little pieces and make a quilt type wrapping with all the scraps by taping them together. For...

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How to make the Perfect Sugar Cookies
Apr13

How to make the Perfect Sugar Cookies

I love to bake with my children. It is a lovely way to spend time together. It is a valuable teaching possibility and you end up with something delicious you can all enjoy together. My children liken this dough to play dough, but they cheekily admit, it tastes better than play dough mum! This super simple sugar cookie recipe is easy enough for even your youngest to master. With a few ordinary ingredients, you can make a pile of...

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3 Christmas Scent Recipes
Dec20

3 Christmas Scent Recipes

There is nothing as wonderful as walking into a home literally smelling of Christmas!  These can even be used as a gift-in-a-jar present and are cheaper then buying Christmas oils for burners.     If you can’t spare a burner on your hob to keep these going, then why not make them in a fondue pot. Just remember to keep it out of reach of children! This part your little one can help with… Christmas Scent...

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Scottish Shortbread Mix in a Jar
Dec11

Scottish Shortbread Mix in a Jar

What would Christmas be without some genuine Scottish Shortbread to nibble on? Here is a delicious and simple shortbread mix to prepare in advance for your own home baking or to give as gifts this Christmas! Scottish Shortbread Mix What you need: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup powdered sugar (caster sugar) 1/4 tsp. salt Clean, DRY, airtight gift jar, big enough to fit the ingredients above. Christmas tag or label for...

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