Whats in our Christmas Eve Box..

Hi everyone, hope your having a lovely day and hope the Christmas prep is going really well.

I had so much fun making our Christmas Eve box!! I had been wanting to do it for ages and it was super fun to do!!

I love Christmas Eve. I absolutely love it being a family day of doing fun things together and getting creative. Each family is different and thats the beauty of the boxes, what goes in your box is what suits your family.

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I wrapped each present in a mix of brown paper and brown decorated paper to match the box, and put a clue on each tag so the children can take a guess at whats inside πŸ™‚

As promised heres what I put inside…

  1. Santa hats for everyone!
  2. Santa headbands for the children (and possibly adults πŸ™‚ – I think these will be good fun on Christmas day and great for photos)
  3. Christmas eve crafty kit, with lots of things to colour and make for the big night πŸ™‚

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4. Christmas DVD – Not sure if its for the children or me.. πŸ™‚

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5. Treat plates for Santa, Rudolph and the Elves (this is essential unless you want to end up on the naughty list πŸ˜‰

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6. Home made reindeer food.

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7. Christmas pyjamas, these go up to age 14 so it meant my girls could be matching which is lovely.

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8. Snowman mallows.

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9. Bedtime stories for the girls.

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10. A gingerbread decorating kit, my girls love us all doing this together, this one is from ASDA, a lovely thing to do as a family.

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11. Finally some hot chocolate and marshmallows to snuggle up with and watch the movie! Bliss.

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I hope you have fun making yours, would love to hear what you put in yours and how it turns out.

You can check out how I made my christmas eve box here:Β Christmas Eve Box making!!

Happy crafting x

DIY – Upcycling your dresser

Hi Lovelies, If you are interested in upcycling something then this one is for you.

I really wanted a shabby chic dresser so I searched shops, ebay, gumtree etc.. and to be honest I didn’t like them or they were really expensive so I decided to give it a go myself with my husband, heres how it turned out.Β  I got one off ebay. It was pine before, a bit worn out with a broken door.

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  1. We cleaned our dresser, sugar soap is great for this.
  2. We then sanded down the top to expose the fresh wood.
  3. Then we gave it a couple of coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint. I have since refreshed it with one more coat.
  4. Then apply a layer of Annie Sloan clear wax. All done!

We could then get on with the best part decorating it πŸ™‚ I got some drawer liners from Home bargains.

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The door handles are decoupage and are from Bettys Shabby Chic Boutique, you can order these here.

https://bettysshabbychicboutique.bigcartel.com/product/decoupage-pine-knobs

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It is one of my most beloved possessions. I love the fact that it was just pine before and now is something I absolutely love. Hope you give it a go and its something you love forever.

Happy crafting x

Christmas Eve Box making!!

Hi Everyone, hope you are enjoying the season and looking forward to autumn and the snuggly nights in by the fire.

I have been busy this week working on a Christmas eve box. I have wanted to make one of these for ages and just got around to it. It was so much fun!!!!!

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Heres what I used to make it:

  • Glue gun
  • Gingerbread men toppers from Hobbycraft
  • Gold glitter toppers from Hobbycraft.
  • Chalk paint.
  • Chalk paint clear wax. (I used Annie sloan but you could use any chalk/furniture paint)
  • Scrabble letters.
  • Wax brush.
  • Paintbrushes.
  • Box from hobbycraft.

How I made it:

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  1. I painted my box with two coats of Annie Sloan chalk paint and let those fully dry.
  2. I waxed the box to seal and protect the wood.

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3.Β I then had fun arranging my letters and stuck them on with the glue gun and arranged my decorations too to see what design I liked the most. Simple.

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It was really good fun, and thats how it should be πŸ™‚

Will let you know what we decide to put in ours when its all bought, collected and ready….

Happy crafting everyone x x x