Friday, 27 September 2013

Pots Of Snow

Pots of Snow

Today I made some pots of snow

Take some small jars (Poundland or Poundshop)
Ribbon I used some from Hobbycraft
And a verse

Fill with white bonbons or marshmallows (Asda or Tesco reasonably priced)

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Homemade hampers

I personally love home-made hampers, they can be personalised to any occasion and are easily addapted to suit all budgets

Today I have listed a few on my site for ideas, I hope to add to this as the weeks go by

Monday, 23 September 2013

Mrs Claus Magic Milkshake

Mrs Claus Magic Milkshake

Over the weekend, I`ve been working on a variation of Snowman Soup

I thought of a few Santa soup, Christmas trees but decided to go with this

Full instructions on how to make and free labels to download available
Click link above

So I made a little story up to go with it

Santa needs to travel the world in one night to give all the children presents. Well we`ve all wondered how he does it and there are numerous scientific explanations

But the truth of it is? Its all down to Mrs Claus Magic Milkshake which Santa drinks before he travels and Mrs Claus makes him up a flask full to help Santa and the reindeer's all night through

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Christmas Tree Sweet Tree

As I told you the beginning of the week, I bought some things at Makro, this is what I did with them

I also got some Maoam strips from Amazon to make some but they havent arrived as of yet 

Christmas Tree Sweet Tree

Polystyrene Cones
Selection of flat sweets.   Eg Refreshers Drumsticks Maoam
Hot Glue gun
Cello for presentation


Take a cone , this one is 20cm tall, but you can make them as big as you want them to suit your taste and budget

I then coloured my cone green with a felt pen, you could also paint it if you so wish
The reason I do this as if you leave it white the colour seems to peek through, I think black would also be a good colour

Then starting at the bottom stick the sweets to cover the whole lower part as shown they should attach fairly quickly as you are using hot glue

When you have the first layer on , move on to a second layer using the same technique as above. Continue in layers until you reach the top

I used 4 layers for my tree

On the top put a Santa’s hat or cut out a red star from cardboard. Both ideas shown below

Decorate the finished tree with some cello and a festive ribbon

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Now on Facebook and twitter


I`ve opened a Facebook ,  twitter account and website

You`ll find me in all the places and this blog

If you could like me that would be great. I`m running a competition and when I get to 1000 likes, I will pick a person using a random generator to receive a £10 paypal voucher or £10 voucher to the shop of your choice. eg ASDA, Tesco, Sainsburys, Morrisons or any other store, its your choice

I have included the paypal voucher in case you do not live in the UK

 if you would like to follow me

Thanks guys and good luck

Monday, 16 September 2013

Sweets ready for sweet trees and other quests

Managed to get my OH to take me to Makro today which is a bit of a task as he dont like the place

I purchased these 3 items

Flying saucers 300 pack £5,15

Swizzels Matlow strips  £12.95 for 3kg

Haribo jelly beans - £7.20 for 3kg which is excellent

I follow the price of sweets constantly and challenge you all to find me cheaper 

Im going to be busy in the next few weeks making my sweet trees so watch this space

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Sometimes you just have to stop what your doing


Sometimes you just have to stop what your doing and do this

This is ace, check it out and its great in this day and age, for resting your eyes or putting the kettle on