Christmas

Christmas candle holder

By Catherine on Sat, 07/06/2019 - 14:34
This is an easy craft where we use two ribbons to decorate a candle holder and make it look a little more like Christmas.
To do this craft you need a candle holder, or glass jar. If you use a jar or a glass not made for candles, make shore to test that the glass.

The first sign of Christmas

By Catherine on Mon, 11/28/2016 - 04:56
Yesterday was the first Advent and here in Sweden that's the start of Christmas season. When you have one foot in two different cultures you cherry pick; so the Christmas boxes came out after Thanksgiving.

The really big bows

By Catherine on Fri, 11/04/2016 - 04:35
I use a lot of bows, especially around Christmas. I don’t think there is a Christmas decorated room in this house that lacks bows. Mainly because they are easy to make, versatile and probably one of the cheapest Christmas decorations you can use. They give you a lot of bang for your buck, so to speak.

How to make a big Christmas Bow

By Catherine on Thu, 12/03/2015 - 05:01
This is a DIY video on how to make an easy big bow, with two different ribbons.
You will need two types of ribbons, a scissor, a wire cutter and 14 inch wire.

Deck the hall is released!

By Catherine on Sun, 11/29/2015 - 05:40
Deck the Hall is out! The next installment in the Ultimate Christmas Handbook has arrived at Amazon Kindle store. This book is more about decorations than food, even though it contains around 20 recipes. Deck the Hall is a guide to the perfect Christmas decorations and I will share my decorating techniques with you.

Deck the Hall

By Catherine on Sun, 11/29/2015 - 05:38
Did you know that your Christmas tree can look smaller or larger depending on how you decorate it? Or that the color of your Santa Claus can change from orange to dark red depending on where you place him?

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Vinden ven med ett öronbedövande ljud runt huset, ett komplext och skrämmande ljud. I bakgrunden fanns ett otäckt susande som aldrig riktigt slutade. I förgrunden knakade och tjöt det i takt med att hela huset skallrade, vilket skapade ett olycksbådande dovt ljud. Vinden fick huset att kränga och vrida sig, som om det försökte skydda sig genom att röra sig i ryckiga kvidande rörelser.

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