Category Archives: Craft ideas

Crafts: candy cane wreath

I went to my friends today for a bit of a craft day, one of the things I worked on i will show you in another post, but Clare had the idea to make these …

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It’s a candy cane wreath in case you didn’t know from the title.

We each took 2 boxes of candy canes and used sellotape to tape them straight side to straight side

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Then we took each pair and put them together in a circle shape

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We taped all the short sides together then put a cardboard circle in the middle and taped that down.
We used a lot of tape so next time I would use a glue gun as it might be a bit more secure.
I covered the cardboard centre with felt and added some foam shapes and i twisted a sparkly pipe cleaner at the top to hang the wreath from.

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I think this will make a cute decoration for the house and you can eat it after (all the candy canes are still sealed!!)

K x

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Salt dough gift tags

A few weeks ago I made salt dough for the first time and I used it to do Olivers footprint. (Click here https://kerryswift23.wordpress.com/2014/11/04/salt-dough-ornaments/ for the recipe)
The other day I gave it another go to make gift tags and decorations for Christmas.

Once I had made the dough, I rolled it out and used cookie cutters to make christmas shapes, then I used a straw to poke holes through for ribbon.

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After baking for 3 hours I painted the trees and stockings with poster paint and glazed the stars with PVA glue.
I used sharpie pen to write the name on and threaded ribbon through it to use it as a gift tag for my Christmas wrapping!

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K x

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Salt dough ornaments

Im thinking of making salt dough ornaments as christmas presents this year so i thought I would do a trial run to see how they turn out. It took about 10 minutes to mix the dough and do the impression, it was literally so easy I managed to prepare it all and get it in the oven baking while Oliver was still sat in his high chair from breakfast!

The recipe I used to make the dough was…..

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I emptied the flour and salt into the bowl and gradually added the water because I didn’t want to risk the mix being too wet.

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I mixed it altogether kneaded it until the mixture became stretchy, then I shaped the dough and took an impression of Olivers footprint, added his name and the date and baked in the oven at 100 degrees for 3 hours.

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I baked it on a sheet of grease proof paper so it didn’t stick to the tin, and voila!

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I think this may become one of my go-to gift ideas. It was so easy to make and cost practically nothing!
K x

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