Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Letters from Santa with Magic Pencils

I know we`re nowhere near Christmas but when I have an idea, I`ve decided to do it ASAP because last year I had lists everywhere and didnt seem to achieve very much

So I took one of these :-
Which was cut on my Silhouette Cameo but I did cut one by hand as well

The above link is the file for Silhouette

I decorated it with some paper and an embellishment

I then added some pencils and a letter from Santa

These letters are available for you to print and personalize here free

I put them into a cello bag and here are the finished articles


Thursday, 10 May 2012

Cookies - No cooking required

I thought I`d give this gift to a few of my relatives as when I bake, they all expect some goodies.

Just print out the rhyme below onto some paper, drop a cookie cutter (8 for £1 in Poundland) into a cello bag, recycled from shop bought cards or purchased from £1 store, The Works or Wilkensons and you have a great yet inexpensive gift. (Works out about 15p)

I made a plate of Cookies
And ate just one or two
But I started feeling guilty
Because they were for you

I went into a panic
And ordered on the phone
This brand new cookie cutter
So you can make your very own

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Cadburys Dairy Milk and Milky Bars Christmas Treats

Mr Rudolf is a Cabburys Dairy Milk (6 for £1) wrapped up in backing paper. The antlers, ears and nose cut out of card. Eyes purchased from ebay 99p for 20 sets.

Mrs Rudolf covered in a lighter backing paper.She is also a milky Bar (6 for £0.99 Asda) She has a red plush nose from The Works (99p for 20 various sizes) She has a little ribbon scarf.
The tags are card with a christmas holographic picture on

Mr Rudolf as above.

Frosty has a tie , carrot nose and hat cut from card. Same eyes as Mr & Mrs Rudolf.

They are both packaged in a cello bag. I purchased 50 for a £1 in Poundland.

Total cost to make one set : Is roughly about 40p and a little bit of time

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Love Heart Sweet Tree

I made this to put on a table at a buffet for an 18th Birthday
I need to make another one but differnet sweets, that will have to wait until I get another pot

To make :-
Take one flower pot 10p at car boot sale
A bamboo cane 10 for 99p Home bargains
Put the bamboo cane in the pot carry around in your car for a week and you`re bound to find someone using cement. (Like I did) Ask them to cement cane in pot - free
It makes the pot heavy to take the weight of the sweet tree above
I then bought 100 rolls of love hearts on amazon for £6.39 including delivery (300 are cheaper)
I picked up a 12cm sphere florists ball at country baskets 6 for £9.99
To attach the Love Hearts to the tree I used a hot glue gun. I tried everything else, it wouldnt work and eventually purchased a gun from ebay for £4.57 with 52 glue sticks
The ball took 70 rolls and I put some in the flower pot