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Blogmas Day 18

Pinterest Craft for Kids

You might have guessed from the title that my post for Blogmas day 18 is all about Pinterest crafts that kids can do. We’ve had many a Pinterest fail in our time, so to save you the drama, here is a tried and tested idea I found on Pinterest that my 8 year old found fun and simple.

Painted Candle Jar

Painted Candle Jars Pinterest Link This pin was saved from thistinybluehouse.com.

Finished Product:

Not only are these gorgeous, they can be given as gifts. Another bonus, I didn’t need to buy a thing. I dug out old jars and paint from the garage. An old dish sponge gave it the dabbed effect. We even made our own stencils out of a piece of card.

Note: We used a light, gold paint and the design was hard to see, so we used permanent glass markers to outline them. If you use a darker paint this step won’t be necessary.

I recommend that you and your children have a go at this craft. We are giving ours as gifts to grandparents, and I’m sure they’ll be happy to receive them.

Are you giving handmade gifts this year?


Content belongs to K.J.Chapman

Idea sourced from Pinterest (see link above)

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Blogmas Day 3

Christmas Craft Fayre Weekend

On the 1st and 2nd of December, our local theme park, Flambards, held their annual Christmas craft fayre. It feels like the season has officially started when the Christmas craft fayre comes around.

Local crafters have stalls positioned through the Victorian Villlage Museum and in various locations in the park. It looks so magical. See for yourself…

We tend not to spend a lot of money and simply go for the atmosphere and to see Santa, but my daughter did have her face painted and bought a Hufflepuff coaster for her bedroom. One thing we do always spend money on is the food stalls.

If you want to know the real reason why I go to the craft fayre… its churros. Only joking, well, I’m only half joking. Despite the rain, we made sure we got our hands on some Nutella filled churros. (Photo of me stuffing my face courtesy of my hubby.) Not only that, we also bought handmade cookies that were as big as my head.

What event or tradition kicks off the festive season for you?


Content belongs to K.J.Chapman