DIY: Christmas mason jar

From: https://crazylittleprojects.com/christmas-treat-jars/ Supplies Needed: ◦ Jars (get them from a craft store or use baby food jars) ◦ Glitter-Red, white and brown ◦ Googly eyes ◦ Red pom pom ◦ Black ribbon ◦ Silver foam sheet ◦ Black beads ◦ Orange paper ◦ Decoupage ◦ Hot Glue ◦ Brown pipe cleaner Start out by covering … Continue reading DIY: Christmas mason jar

Food: Candy Canes

Recipe from: https://www.thespruceeats.com/candy-canes-recipe-521012 Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 3 cups/21 ounces granulated sugar 1 cup/11 ounces light corn syrup 1/2 cup/4 ounces water, divided 1 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1 teaspoon red gel food coloring Optional: 1 teaspoon white gel food coloring Spray two rimmed baking sheets with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. Preheat your oven to 200 F. … Continue reading Food: Candy Canes

Mental Health: December self care reminders/Ideas for optimal festive fun

Whilst this is known to be the most magical time of the year it is also stressful. So here's some self care reminders. Work out your total budgets for presents/decorations after you've paid all your monthly bills. Perhaps you could agree that you concentrate on gifts for the children rather than the adults in your … Continue reading Mental Health: December self care reminders/Ideas for optimal festive fun

Writing: FREE Making Memories Christmas advent calendar printable

I got the idea from a friend of mine on instagram who's little girl has several disabilities and can't eat chocolate. Use this to keep the kids busy this Christmas! Right click to save the image, print out and have fun! You can gather supplies from most pound shops and recipes for the salt dough … Continue reading Writing: FREE Making Memories Christmas advent calendar printable

Food: Christmas tree decorations – Sugar cookies

Ingredients Cookies 2 3/4 c. all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt 1 c. unsalted butter 3/4 c. granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract Sanding sugar, for decorating Royal Icing 3 large egg whites 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 16 oz. confectioners' sugar Directions In large bowl, … Continue reading Food: Christmas tree decorations – Sugar cookies

DIY: How to make paper snowflakes (from wikiHow.com)

Fold a piece of paper in half. For a standard snowflake, normal printer paper (8.5 x 11) is just fine. To get fancy, decorate your paper beforehand in colored pencil, crayon, or marker. Or use colored paper! Find the center of the paper on the fold. Then grab the bottom corner and bring it to the center, … Continue reading DIY: How to make paper snowflakes (from wikiHow.com)

DIY: Star Garland advent calendar (From Abeautifulmess.com)

Hold up your wreath and inspect it for any gaps, which can be filled with leftover foliage. You might also want to print a little around the edge to achieve a strong circular shape. Don’t go overboard though, as you still want a natural look. For a bit of glam, you could consider adding a … Continue reading DIY: Star Garland advent calendar (From Abeautifulmess.com)

DIY: Halloween decorations – Spooktacular doormat and hair raising paper spiders

Doormat Source: https://jojotastic.com/2016/10/12/diy-halloween-themed-door-mat-for-less-than-10/ Tools • stencil lettering • paint brush • paint palette Materials • door mat (we used this one from IKEA, but here’s another affordable option on Amazon) • black acrylic paint • painters tape Once you know what your door mat is going to say, lay out your stencils and make sure they fit across the … Continue reading DIY: Halloween decorations – Spooktacular doormat and hair raising paper spiders