Monthly Archives: December 2012

Happy Christmas House {tutorial}

This weekend I want to share a tutorial to make a cute little house for your Christmas tree.
The wonderful thing about this project is it looks cute in lots of different colours, so will match your trees colour scheme!! (I am very big on having a Christmas tree colour scheme!)

I made my little house in bright colours, because these were the scrap bits I had left after my star garland making last week.

To make it all you need is some scrap felt, ribbon loop, and sewing threads. And you can download my template here. (but it is so simple you could wing it and cut your own!)

Use the template to cut out your house pieces. (picture 1)
Take the front of the house and sew your door onto it, add a French knot to make a door handle. (picture 2)
Layer up your house pieces. House front -> window back light -> house back. Sew around the edge of the house (no need to do the top edge) (picture 3)
To add the roof, it should overlap the top of the house by about 1cm. Sew across the bottom of the roof first, with the house sandwiched between the two roof layers. Then continue going around the top of the roof, adding the chimney and ribbon loop at the top when you get to those points. (picture 4)

And your house is done! These would also make cute gift tags, or even new home gifts! You could add some lavender into the house to make a scented draw thingy (gah what are those called?). But yeah, lots of options!

Have a Popsicle Christmas!

I love popsicle crafts! Some thing they are just for kids and preschool but I find them fun too 🙂
Today I have a tutorial to make a little sleigh out of popsicles, and all you need is 8 sticks, some wool and your glue gun!

1. Start by gluing two sticks together. Then glue a stick either side of these, about 1cm lower down.

2. Then at right angles glue a stick on either side to make the edges.

3. Cut a popsicle stick in half, then snip off the ends so it fits within the edges of the sleigh, and glue it down.

4. Add a popsicle across the back of the sleigh, and add some wool or ribbon to hang it up with!

You could then paint them, or add glitter.. endless possibilities!

20 Cookie Recipes to try this year!

Christmas means COOKIES!!! (at least in my place it does)

There is nothing like the smell of fresh cookies baking in the oven. And it is always fun to try a new recipe, so today the we have 20 awesome cookie recipes to share with you!

Crazy good christmas cookies {fresh cranberry, chocolate & oatmeal} from The Wicked Noodle
Easy & Fun Snowman Cookie from Echoes of Laughter
White Chocolate Peppermint M&M Cookies from Two Peas and their Pod
Cookie filled christmas tree candies from Sugar Swings
No Bake Reindeer Cookies from Six in the Suburbs

Cinnamon Chip Cookies from Whatever Dee Dee Wants
Christmas Chocolate Dipped Oreos from We Made That
Melting Snowmen from The Decorated Cookie

Salted Dark Chocolate & Peanut Butter Cookies from Some What Simple

Colourful Christmas House Printable

Gosh 2nd of December, the weekends are flying by, but at last I have most of my Christmas presents wrapped, and only a short list of stuff left to buy!!

For this weekends tutorial I am sharing a fun printable, because I love an easy craft that you can just print, cut and stick together!!

These colourful and happy Christmas houses look adorable as ornaments, or decorating your fireplace. Maybe even as name holders for the dinner table on Christmas day!

Colourful Christmas House (Pink)
Colourful Christmas House (Blue)

To make them simply download the files above (in pink and blue).
Print off the file onto white card stock. Cut around the outside (along the solid lines) and then fold along the dotted lines. Using glue, or double sided tape fold the box close using the tabs.
You can add a piece of cotton thread from the roof to hang them on the tree if you like.