String of paper Gingerbread 🎄

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS Brown grocery bag or brown/tan construction paperCrayons or markersScissorsGlue, tape, or staplesA long piece of green or brown yarn or string Draw a gingerbread man or woman on a piece of construction paper. Make sure to draw a rectangle on the top of the head (your gingerbread person will hang from thisrectangle, which […]

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Tiny gift boxes 🎄

CHRISTMAS DECOR Do you can decorated match boxes,filled them with little candies, beads & matches,for first paint the top with gold spray and start to decor it with ribbons, stars, snow, flowers blue and white or red or white or green, etcDecorate with gold beans, snowflakes, ribbons, beans colours Christmasand append it in your tree […]

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Holiday candle wreats 🎄

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS Measure around the base of your candle,cut piece of wire,loop the wire around a gold star flake bead and tie in a twist, bead in the following order:pearlamber star flakegold star flakeamber star flakegold beadamber star flakegold star flakepearl and repeat

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Purse of herbs for tisanes 🎄

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS Make a lovely purse of Christmas fabric to holding packets of herbs bags or tea bags or filling with natural tisanes as camomile,peppermint, hibiscus, bergamot, lemon, marjoram,lavender, rosemary, lime, elderflowers

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Drawers sachets 🎄

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS Filled scent mixture to make ideal presents for young people,the flowers blue of shiny fabricand pockets of demin,or christmas fabric, Do you filled with this:the rose with potpourri and muslin,the pocket with calico and Christmas spicy and Christmas fabric with Christmas spicy and oil!

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Card hold potpourri 🎄

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS Make a christmas design on cardboarddécor with pieces of fabric,shiny fabric,colour card, etc, Make a small box on the back that will hold potpourri,can scent a sweet & warm all your room home.

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Padded cards 🎄

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS cardboardchristmas prin fabricchristmas spicyribbons, etc Make your card with cardboard (the white into is for your message),cover with christmas fabric but make a hole (differents, depends your designs fabric what use for cover it 9and filling with christmas spicy), décor if with ribbons, pearls, gems, etc.

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Peg dolls 🎄

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS christmas print fabric1 old wooden clothes pegcalicochristmas spicery1 pipe cleanerlace in wide (45cm)fine felt- tipped pens (blue and pink)brown or black four ply knitting woolglue33cm lengh of in wide (3mm) ribbon Cut a strip of fabric (5 x 6,5 cm) join the 2 shortest sides, right sides together with a (6mm) seam.Turn the […]

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Yule log 🎄

CHRISTMAS DECOR 1 pinewaxed button thread10 branches of bayfresh rosemary sprigspaper ribbon2 pines conesrosemary oilsmall paint brush Leaving the waxed thread on the spool tie one end round the log,lay a branch of bay along the log and bind the spool of thread once round it,lay another branch of bay beside the first and wind […]

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Plaited garlands 🎄

CHRISTMAS DECOR 3 strips of fabric in matching colours (45cm) long and (9cm) widekitchen funnelchristmas spicery45cm of ribbon1,3cm wide for straight garland Fold each piece of fabric in half lengthways right side inwards and sew a 6mm seam,with this seam lying down the centre, stitch one end of the strip in a point,turn the strip […]

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Scented garland 🎄

CHRISTMAS DECOR 2m length of waxed sash-cordsmall branches of pine38cm long and flexible stub wire of floral30 circles of shiny fabric (each one 11,5cm) diameterchristmas spicery To do:Lay the cord on the floor or table or door or stairs, which you hang it,take your evergreen branches and wire them security onto the cord,taking into consideration […]

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Scented holly and ivy wreath 🎄

CHRISTMAS DECOR 1 wire coat hangerdamp sphagnum mossreel of roses or floral wirestub wire of floral pinsholly & ivy branches (8 should be about 38cm)2 circles of red printed fabric (23,5 cm) diameter8 holly-leaf shapes cut from plain green fabricglue8 pieces of red bias binding (7,5 cm long)8 red ribbon (15 cm of 1,8 cm)christmas […]

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Advent potpourri with match boxes 🎄

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS 24 match boxes (empty)gluefabric christmas print (5.5. x 4.5. cm) size or carboard print1 piece of christmas print fabric (42 x 9 cm) size24 split-pin paper fasteners1 piece of thin white card to form the base of the drawers For filling the match boxes:22gr bay leaves15gr rosemary3 pines cones30gr cloves30gr berries dried15gr cinnamon […]

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Pudding truffles 🥣

CHRISTMAS RECIPE In a bowl cream together,50gr butter125g icing sugar2tbsp cocoa2tbsp double cream1/2 tsp vanilla essence250gr cake crumbs Mix well all, roll into a balls, roll each ball in chocolate sugar.Mix 50 gr icing sugar with 1 tsp hot water and drop a small onto the top of each truffle.

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Evergreens 🎄

CHRISTMAS DECOR Rose Mary:Symbol of friendship & remembrance.Said to have become scented when Christ’s swaddling cloths were hung over it. Holly Leaves:Represent Christ’s crown of thorns and berries the drops of blood.Guards against the evil eyes. Ivy:To protect against the effects of drunkenness,symbol of fertility. Mistletoe:stands for peace, protections & love,old custom is to kiss […]

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Minty Snowballs 🥣

CHRISTMAS RECIPES Peppermint essence1 egg white340gr icing sugar Separate and egg,whisk up the egg white until gets too stiff.Add 4 tsp of peppermint and add the egg white to the sugar and mix all together, make into a ball.Make balls on the bake paper and leave them to harden overnight.

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Chocolate Rudolph 🥣

CHRISTMAS RECIPE Jelly stripssilver balls or choco chipscherries halvedalmonds (half)170gr chocolate Melt the chocolate (bane marie) then spoon out dollops of chocolate on bake paper, decor the face, corn, nose and let dry!

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Spicy Cookies 🥣

CHRISTMAS RECIPES 170gr butter85gr brown sugar200gr flour2tsp ginger2tsp cinnamon grated1 orange rind Mix sugar, butter, all them together to a creamy mixture,add all the ingredients flour,orange rid, cinnamon,ginger and mix it all up.squeeze the mixture into a ball,wrap the ball in a plastic bag and put in the fridge for 2 hours.Sprinkle some flour on […]

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Victorian Christmas 🎄

CHRISTMAS STORY Stir-Up Sunday:It was considered good luck for everyone to give the mixture and make a wish of their own while doing go.The precise date changes year by year as it always fall on the last Sunday before advent. Chams:Making the christmas pudding is traditions & superstitions, would be stir by everyone in the […]

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Fabric Christmas Card 🎄

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS Recycled strings,raffia,buttons,beads,fabrics scraps,cardboard,ribbons, Choose your template for your card and make your own design,add and glue the fabric and star then to décor,or you can also stitch or embroider the piece of fabric,or use your embroidery machine.

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Brownies Christmas 🥣

CHRISTMAS RECIPE 350gr chocolate bitter (in pieces)225gr butter (pieces)2tsp coffee granules2tbsp hot water4 eggs225gr caster sugar1tsp vanilla extract75g self – raising flour225gr chocolate chipsDecorations Pre heat the oven 190*CGrease a backing tray (30 x 22 cm)Put the chocolate , butter in a small bowl, melt the chocolate and butter in bain-marie, remove always with a […]

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Sparkling decorations 🎄

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS Press a big cookie cutter firmly into a slice of bread, then press the shape out the cutter.Press the end of straw into the shape to make a hole. Don’t make the hole too close the edge.Make more bread shapes.Leave them on a backing rack overnightThey will harden. Mix a little paint with […]

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Starry wrapping paper 🎄

CHRISTMAS IDEAS Draw a star on a piece of thin cardboard and cut it out. use a pencil to draw around it and cut your stars. Put a small blob of poster tack in the middle of each one. Press half of them onto a large piece of paper. Pour sowe pale paint onto an […]

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Sweet hanging decorations 🎄

CHRISTMAS DECOR To make 20 decorations, you needed50mg brown sugar50gr butter1 small egg130gr plain flour1 teaspoon mixed spiceBig cookie cutter (star, angel, etc)drinking strawsmall cookie cutter (circle, square, etc) Heat the oven 180* CTurn on the oven.Put the butter and sugar into a bowl.Use a wooden spoon to mix them together.Break the egg into a […]

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Coconut Mice 🥣

CHRISTMAS RECIPE 250gr icing sugar200gr condensed milk175gr coconutred food dielicorice “bootflaces”silver cake ballschocolate buttons (chips) Put the sugar and the condensed milk into a bowl and mix them with a spoon.Then add the coconut and mix it in.Split the mixture into a 2 bowls, mix in a few drops of food dye (or leave this […]

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Cake pop Snowman 🥣

CHRISTMAS RECIPE 500gr christmas cake2bowls100gr icing500gr chocolate melts14 cake pop stickscandies variemini marshmallows Crumble the cake into a bowl until looks like bread crumbs.Mix 2 spoon of icing and roll into balls, start to do balls for the head and body.Put the white chocolate to melt in other bowl, dip the end of the cake […]

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Chocolate Cubes 🥣

CHRISTMAS RECIPE 150gr dark chocolate150gr milk chocolate150gr white chocolate1tsp cinnamon30ml caramel syrupvanillasugarspringles varieice cub traywooden sticksmall marshmallowcandies stick in little pieces Melt the dark chocolate in bain-marie and stir a cinnamon.Melt the white and add the vanilla.Melt the chocolate and add 2 tbs of caramel syrup.Now pour into a ice cube tray with the stick […]

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Christmas Stitch Card ✨

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS Needed a cardboard white (10 cm x 15 cm), glue, snip a trip of card (2cm x 15cm), patterned fabricFor fisrt cover all your white card with spotty fabric then cover the second strip (1,5 cm x 13,5cm) with coloured merry fabric.Trace the words onto the white tissue, place on the fabric strip, […]

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Who is Krampus? 🎅

HISTORY OF KRAMPUS The legend is part of a centuries old Christmas tradition in Germany, where Christmas celebrations begin in early December.Krampus was created as a counterpart to kindly St. Nicholas, who rewarded children with sweets. Krampus, in contrast, would swat “wicked” children and take them away to his lair.According to folklore, Krampus purportedly shows […]

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Papa PanovS ✨

CHRISTMAS TALES Author: Leo TolstoyIt was Christmas Eve and although it was still afternoon, lights had begun to appear in the shops and houses of the little Russian village, for the short winter day was nearly over. Excited children scurried indoors and now only muffled sounds of chatter and laughter escaped from closed shutters.Old Papa […]

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Macarons 🥣

CHRISTMAS RECIPE 170g icing sugar160g ground almonds120ml egg whites from about 4 medium eggs, separated into 2 equal batches160g granulated sugar½ tsp red food colouring Filling:120g double cream110g dark chocolate, finely chopped25g unsalted butter, room temperature75g raspberry jam Place the icing sugar and ground almonds in the bowl of a food processor and pulse about […]

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History of Christmas Tree 🎄

HISTORY In the Northern hemisphere, the shortest day and longest night of the year falls on December 21 or December 22 and is called the winter solstice. Many ancient people believed that the sun was a god and that winter came every year because the sun god had become sick and weak. They celebrated the […]

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Who is Befana? 🎅

HISTORY OF BEFANA The feast of this fairy-tale old lady, so much beloved and feared by Italian children, takes origin from the “old lady” which was burned in the squares to celebrate the end of the year, a symbol of time cycles always ending and beginning again.The Befana is also related to the mysterious rites […]

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History of Santa Claus 🎅

THE LEGEND OF SANTA CLAUS Even after the Protestant Reformation, when the veneration of saints began to be discouraged, St. Nicholas maintained a positive reputation, especially in Holland.The name Santa Claus evolved from Nick’s Dutch nickname,Sinter Klaas, a shortened form of Sint Nikolaas (Dutch for Saint Nicholas). In 1804, John Pintard, a member of the […]

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Gingerbread Cookies 🥣

CHRISTMAS RECIPE 110g butter soflty1 egg big225g self raising flour225g sugar brown1/2 tsp baking powder1 tsp ground ginger Preparation:Preheat the oven to 150CMelt the butter and mix in the beaten egg(margarine can be used instead of the butter,but they do lose some of the melt in the mouth quality).Mix together the dry ingredients, and then […]

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Owl Pine Cones 🎅

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS felt sheets (many colours)pine cones real (small)hot glu Cut out the owl shapes from different coloured sheets of feltuse a hot glue gun to stick the pieces for the faces and wings togethertake the cones and brush off any loose piecesstart to stick down the facial features and wingsusing the glue gun same […]

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Tree Decor 🎅

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS card variouspolystyrene conegems, stars, pearlsstickersribbons Cut clothes into the ends of several paper strips (2cm x 4cm) and curl slightlycover them over a polystyrene cone in layersstarting at the bottomcreate a small white card coneglue to the top of the treethen secure using a star pin or stickersdécor with ribbons, gems, pearls, glitter […]

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Angel for the table 🎅

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS Patterned paperwhite cardfeltstickersblack pen markerspray adhesive or stick Spray 2 contrasting sheets of patterned paper,stick them on both sides of a piece of double-sided cardmake the template of angel and cut the face with shape from white carddrawn in the features in black pen then glue to the angel bodycut out the heart […]

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Gnome Christmas 🎅

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS 30,5cm x 30,5cm and 10,2cm x 12,7cm cotton drill fabric30,5cm x 30,5cm scarp cotton fabricfelt scrapspolyster stuffing10,2cm x 12,7cm non woven Cut shape,invert shape and cut another from scarp fabric for the back of the gnomecut felt shapes and cut 2 shapes for the shoeswith right sides together pin and stitch the front […]

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Sewing Candy 🎅

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS 13cm square (light brown, dark brown, cream cotton fabric) for each candy-chocolatebeads and pearls in pastel colours,stranded cotton (pink, cream, brown),polyester stuffing,cotton threadchocolate box Cut a circle of paper 10 cm (in diameter), hem all the way around using a simple running stitch.Pull the thread gathering the fabric as you go and fasten […]

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