Archive | December, 2012

Spotty dot gingy bread gifts & free printable christmas gift tags

18 Dec

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If you follow my blog you know that I love to bake and gift gingy bread, there are so many possibilities, and you can forever change it up.

Last year I didn’t give gingy bread at Christmas I made biscotti previous post here. But this year it was on again, I went with the white & green coconut M&M’s to match the green and white spotty theme I have going this year.

The recipe is here for the gingy bread and how to bake them with the M&M’s here.

Cookies always look great in a jar and they also have another purpose of keeping them super fresh, so I’ve placed them in jars again, and tied the tag on with candy stripe paper twine.

Get your free spotty dot printable gift tags here! Christmas_Spotty_Dot2012_Printables

It’s not too late to make and bake! x

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DIY wreath love!

11 Dec

Ok so I promised I would do a post on DIY wreaths and here it is. I’ve been collecting images for this one for a while now, as I have been seeing so many great ones, and they just keeping popping up!

The great thing about most of these wreaths is that they are not Christmas only, so depending on what colour theme you choose, you can hang them up all year round! Im actually going to made a rag one out off all of Lil M’s patchwork quilt and sheet scraps I have kept ( I know, I know ANOTHER project I’m adding to my never ending list hehehe)

So here goes! These are in no particular order of favourites, I think they are all equally awesome!!! Now get crafting, there is only 2 weeks until Christmas! Yay! x

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DIY cardboard wreath from Avie Designs, click on the link for the tutorial

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Rolled felt and twig wreath by Handmade Collectables on Etsy

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Felt and yarn wreath, learn how here at The Spotted Fox

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Up-cycle all your old corks, from Christmas drinkies gone by… how to here VonFrau¬†

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The rag wreath, which I am dying to re-create! One of my girlfriends made an gorgeous tartan version of this last Christmas. Tutorial here at Styleberry

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One of my IG friends was kind enough to let me use her picture of this gorgeous succulent wreath she made this week. I have found a how to here on Martha Stewart

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More up-cycling! Go through all of Dad’s old ties and put them to good use! From Sustainblog

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I adore this thumb tack wreath for that little bit of Christmas bling! Over at Madigan Made

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I love the colours on this fun bauble wreath from Stlmag.com

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And not to forget this wreath, made form an old long sleeved top and pretty things lying around the house, yes that’s right, an old top! Let Mandi of Smile and Wave show you how

Have fun! x