It’s nearly Christmas once again, so…All Aboard the Polar Express!
Download this Free Printable Polar Express inspired Sign Post – the perfect decoration for your Polar Express Christmas or Birthday Party!
Don’t forget to grab some of our fun Polar Express Party Printables if you haven’t already!
Merry Christmas! xo Amy
Such a popular and fun party idea for this time of year – a Polar Express Birthday or Christmas Party! Grab your favourite PJ’s, Pop the movie on, make a batch of Hot Chocolate, and enjoy every minute – all you have to do is BELIEVE!
You can grab the Polar Express printable christmas & birthday party invitations and decorations in our Online store. We have two colour options, Red/Green as you see pictured and Blue/Gold.
We also have plenty of other fun Polar Express items available in our Etsy Shop, such as Polar Express Activity Sheets, Posters, Thank You Cards & Hot Chocolate Packs.
Have a very Merry Christmas! xo Amy
It’s Halloween Night and the nasty Witch ‘Wicked Wendy’ has flown in on her broomstick and kicked off her shoes for a quick refreshment between scary jobs!
What on earth do witches eat and drink? I hear you ask, well Pumpkin Scones with Blackberry Jam & Chantilly Cream of course! Washed down with some fresh Pumpkin Juice.
For snacks Wicked Wendy Witch and her friends are feasting on Human Eyeballs, Vampire Teeth, Bat Droppings and Dragon’s Tongues! Yum!
…And of course, her book of spells and wicked potions are never far away!
We created Wicked Wendy’s broom using Bamboo Sticks and a dried palm berry stem for the bristles.
These elements tied together with some string, and you have your very own rustic witches broom.
For the Pumpkin Scones, after preheating our oven to 180deg C, we combined 30g of softened Butter with 1/4 cup of Caster Sugar, until creamy.
Then we finely chopped 1 cup of pumpkin and put it in the microwave for 4 minutes. While it was hot, we mashed the pumpkin until smooth, and added it to the butter mixture.
Then, we beat in an egg. While those ingredients were mixing together, in a separate bowl, we sifted together 2 1/2 cups of Self Raising Flour, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg.
We folded the dry mixture into the wet mixture, alternating with splashes from 1/2 cup of milk.
When the mixture came together in a dough-like form, we turned it out on a floured surface, and kneaded it for about 2-3 minutes. Then we patted out a circle approx. 2cm thick.
We used a champagne glass to cut out the circles (why not?!) and placed them altogether on a greased baking tray.
15 minutes in a hot oven later and we had delicious freshly baked pumpkin scones ~ good enough for any evil witch and her friends!
Served warm with some Blackberry Jam & Chantilly Cream…perfectly wicked!
You can download the Party Circles we used at our Party. We’ve made some of them editable so you too can Eat, Drink and Be Scary! Happy Halloween! xo Amy
Have some Spooky Fun at your Halloween Party this year with this Free Printable Download Halloween Bingo!
Including 1 Master Sheet and 6 separate Game Cards, you and your guests will be having more Treats than Tricks!
Use Halloween Candy or Candy Corn as game pieces for a yummy snack – winner takes all!
Wishing Everyone a Fun & Happy Halloween! xo Amy
Get creative this Valentine’s Day with this fun selection of Gift Ideas including Free Printables, Handmade Treats, Recipes & Games!
10 things I love about you | I Heart Nap Time
Valentine’s Day Subway Art | Pretty Darn Cute Design
Valentines Treat Bags | The Farm Chicks
Valentines Day Gift Wrap | 30 Handmade Days
Printable Love Bingo | Bird’s Party Blog
Valentine’s Heart Box Cookies | Glorious Treats
Handmade Valentines Fortune Cookies | Design.Wash.Rinse.Repeat
Udaman Chocolate Bar Wrapper | Jeanne Winters
Get creative with your Gift Giving this Christmas with our Free Printable White Christmas in a Jar Personalised Labels and Instructions!
Create your own White Christmases in a Jar by following the Instructions below:
1. Download the Labels from our link below, then Open the file using Adobe Acrobat Reader XI (version 11).
2. Edit the Personal text message on the front label to your own message, and Save the file.
3. Print your Labels and attach to cute Mason Jars or recycled Food Jars.
4. Add thick & even layers of the following Ingredients into each Jar:
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted and cooled
1/2 cup sweetened dried cherries or cranberries
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup buttermilk biscuit or scone baking mix
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup buttermilk biscuit or scone baking mix
5. When the jars are full, attach the lid and cover with pretty Christmas Fabric or Paper and a Ribbon.
Voila! White Christmas in a Jar ~ A creative & fun homemade Christmas Gift.
Create this Easy Do-it -Yourself Handmade Christmas Paper Wreath simply using a wreath base, an old book, some sticky tape, and a touch of Christmas Creative Flair!
You will Need:
1 x Sheet of 50mm thick Corflute (available at Office Supply Stores)
1 x 50cm piece of string
1 x Old Book
A Stanley Knife
Double Sided Poster Tape (optional)
Decide how large you would like your wreath. Keep in mind that the wreath will end up being around 8-10cm wider when finished. Our wreath was cut at 45cm Diameter.
When you know the size you want, tie your piece of string to your pencil. Find the centre of the corflute and measure the size you need from the pencil to the end of the string.
Hold the string in the centre at your desired diameter in the centre with your finger, and draw/move the pencil around the edge, creating a circle as you do so.
Leave a gap of about 10cm, then repeat this step to create your inner circle.
Carefully cut your wreath shape out of the corflute with a stanley knife. Puncture two holes of the corflute on the wreath at the top, and cut a piece of string of about 20cm, then thread your string through the holes to create your hanger.
Open your old book and start carefully pulling the pages out from the spine, so you have several individual pages.
Fold each page of the book into thirds, lengthways, to form a zig zag fold.
It’s a good idea to fold several pages, so you can get sticking easily with lots of pages ready.
Begin sticking your folded book leaves to your wreath base with an overlap of the edge of about 5cm. Slightly fold the bottom of each book leaf under so it sits up a little.
Use as much sticky tape as you need, you won’t see it at the end.
Continue to add book leaves on top of each other – spaced about 5cm, and overlapping, around the entire wreath.
When you have completed the first layer, continue to add your folded book leaves on a second level (picture 4), making sure there is a 2-3cm gap between the edge of the first layer, and the edge your next layer, but also a 1-2cm gap between where you are sticking the leaves and the inner edge of the wreath (to leave room for a 3rd layer) picture 5).
When you have completed your second layer, begin adding book leaves for a third layer (picture 6).
However, this time, fold the bottom of the folded leaf under the inside wreath edge, and stick at the back, giving the wreath a nice finish, and covering up your ‘mechanics’ (picture 7).
Again, use as much sticky tape as you need to, especially on the back, as it’s clear and won’t be seen.
When you have added book leaves all the way around your wreath, and made sure the inner edge has a nice clean finish, place & tape the last leave under the first book leaf, to create a seamless fan effect.
Decorate your wreath with Paper decorations such as stars or holly and attach with double sided poster tape if desired, or just use sticky tape folded onto itself.
Or feel free to download the Vintage Christmas Papers used on our Wreath in the colours of Aqua, Red, Kraft Brown & White:
Happy Paper Wreath Making & Have a Very Merry Christmas! xo Amy