Month: December 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS! -BLOGMAS DAY 25

MERRY CHRISTMAS! -BLOGMAS DAY 25

It’s not a massive post today, but I just wanted to check in and wish everyone a massive MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! I really hope you all have an amazing day. This also marks my final day of Blogmas. It’s been my first year joining in with […]

My Favourite Blogmas Posts -BLOGMAS DAY 24

My Favourite Blogmas Posts -BLOGMAS DAY 24

Oh my goodness gracious me, can you believe it’s Christmas Eve, because I for one find it hard to believe!! This month has raced by… this entire year has to be honest! But, I thought today I would look back through the month of December […]

Children’s DIY Reindeer Food -BLOGMAS DAY 23

Children’s DIY Reindeer Food -BLOGMAS DAY 23

One thing I always remember doing every Christmas Eve before bed as a child was throwing some reindeer food out on my garden. I always thought it was soooo much better than putting out some carrots and water, so here’s a simple way for children to make their own reindeer food.

 

What you need:

  • Oats
  • Raisins
  • Edible glitter
  • Cake decorations

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The most important part of the reindeer food are the oats and raisins, to help give those reindeer enough energy for the entire night.

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Then you definitely need to add a bunch of different cake decorations, or anything else that’s edible and you feel like those little reindeer would like to munch on.

Last, but not least, no one can forget to add glitter, as this is what will sparkle and glisten in the moonlight, capturing the attention of the reindeer! Just make sure that it’s an edible glitter, and not one you would use for crafts, as you don’t want those reindeer getting ill.

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I love how simple this reindeer food is, and I also love the memories of getting everything prepared for Santa and the reindeer on Christmas Eve. I hope that the love of the tradition of making reindeer food on Christmas Eve will be enjoyed by another little soul now, since as a child it used to be something that I was always excited to do and get prepared.

 

-Arty AllsortsXOXO (2)

Last Minute Stocking Fillers Under £10 (For Her) -BLOGMAS DAY 22

Last Minute Stocking Fillers Under £10 (For Her) -BLOGMAS DAY 22

I for one feel like December is rushing by, and that might mean that some of you are still a bit stuck for what to get as some of your final presents or little stocking fillers for friends and family, so I’m going to give […]

Christmas is the Spirit of Giving… -BLOGMAS DAY 21

Christmas is the Spirit of Giving… -BLOGMAS DAY 21

‘Christmas is the Spirit of Giving Without a Thought of Getting’ Majority of people tend to associate this time of year with; ‘a time for giving’. So adopt that Christmas spirit and help give to someone, who may not be as fortunate this festive season, […]

Rainbow Christmas Canvas Craft -BLOGMAS DAY 20

Rainbow Christmas Canvas Craft -BLOGMAS DAY 20

I’ve always seen these adorable canvas’ all over Pinterest, and always been so obsessed with them, knowing that one day I would make one myself, and that day has come! My canvas consists of a melted rainbow crayon background with the words ‘Merry Christmas’ written with scrabble letters. It’s both an adorable little handmade gift, but also perfect as a little decoration for you to keep for yourself.


What you’ll need:

  • Canvas
  • Crayons
  • Hairdryer
  • Scissors
  • Scrabble letters
  • Hot glue gun

imgp8070-2Step 1- Peel the paper off of the crayons

Step 2- Cut crayons to the length required for your design

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Step 3- Decide where you want to place your crayons, and put them in the desired order, in terms of colour, attaching them to the canvas with the hot glue gun

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Step 4- Turn on a hairdryer at the highest heat and a low-speed, holding it about half way down the crayon and pointing down the canvas, so the crayons will melt in the right direction

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Step 5- Decide what phrase or word you want on the canvas, and use the hot glue gun to stick the scrabble letters on top of the melted crayon.

    Tip= Put the glue onto the scrabble letters, as the heat from the hot glue will melt the crayon if applied directly onto the canvas

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And there you have your amazing Melted Rainbow Crayon Canvas! I really love how mine turned out, and already know that i’m going to end up making many more.

I’m also collaborating with Hannah Slack today, so please be sure to check out here blog here

-Arty AllsortsXOXO (2)

Funny Yahoo Questions (Christmas Edition) -BLOGMAS DAY 19

Funny Yahoo Questions (Christmas Edition) -BLOGMAS DAY 19

I’ve previously done a post about Yahoo questions, but I thought it was about time for a Christmas edition!!   Can’t you just appreciate the song?!       Tip= Don’t light the fire Christmas Eve! Wouldn’t you with all those mince pies? Fair question… […]

Mini Meringue Kisses Recipe -BLOGMAS DAY 18

Mini Meringue Kisses Recipe -BLOGMAS DAY 18

One of my favourite things to bake, other than cakes, are mini meringue kisses. They’re sooo easy to make, and definitely a massive hit! Ingredients: 150g granulated sugar 3 egg whites 1/2 tsp vanilla extract Food colouring Step 1- Preheat oven to 110oC, and cover […]

5 Reasons Why I Love Christmas -BLOGMAS DAY 17

5 Reasons Why I Love Christmas -BLOGMAS DAY 17

Even though around Christmas time it might seem a bit busier, as people rush around trying to get everything ready, and making sure that everything’s perfect, in reality I love Christmas time, and see it as more of a chilled, relaxed time of year.

So, onto my top 5 reasons for why I love Christmas…

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Being at home with the family

When I think of Christmas, one of the first things that comes to mind is being with my family, all cosy and relaxed at home, and just enjoying being together. I see Christmas as a time to spend with family much more now, since i’m only back home from University for the Christmas holidays.

 

Giving presents

Of course I love and appreciate every present that gets gifted to me, but I much prefer give presents than get them. I really enjoy either making or buying presents that are unique to each person, hoping that they would really like them. I always try and get presents that I think would really mean something to each person.

 

Jumpers

I’m pretty sure we’ve established through yesterday’s post that i’m completely obsessed with jumpers, especially when they’re Christmas jumpers, so obviously that’s one of the reasons for loving Christmas time.

 

Decorating

Once Halloween is over I always start getting super excited and happy to decorate… although I have a whole month to wait. And this year I made my family wait to decorate until I returned home. I can’t miss decorating, and it’s definitely one of the best things about Christmas.

 

The food

We never have a massive Christmas dinner to the point that we’re stuffed full, but the food in December is definitely amazing!! For me it’s one of the best times for both savory and sweet foods.

 

So, what’s your favourite thing about Christmas, and can you relate to any of my reasons?

-Arty AllsortsXOXO (2)

Top 10 Christmas Jumpers -BLOGMAS DAY 16

Top 10 Christmas Jumpers -BLOGMAS DAY 16

What’s Christmas without all of the amazing, festive jumpers? I pretty much live in jumpers all Winter long, so over December I definitely make the most of the Christmas ones, and so I’m going to introduce you to some of my favourite Christmas jumpers at […]


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