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Hot Cocoa Gift Recipe Labels {Free Printable}

Hot Cocoa Gift Labels by Sassaby

 

It’s an easy homemade gift from the heart ~ who doesn’t love mug of Hot Cocoa on Christmas Night?

 

Print these free hot cocoa labels, complete with recipe, and matching gift tags, fill your jars with delicious chocolate cocoa powder, and warm someone’s heart this christmas.

Enjoy! xo Amy

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Polar Express Sign Post {Free Printable}

 

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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

 

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Polar Express Birthday Party

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Polar Express Collection Red by Sassaby

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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

 

Santa Christmas Eve Thank You Note {Free Printable}

Santa Note by Sassaby

 

Leave a Thank you note for Santa on Christmas Eve with your Tasty Treats ~ I’m sure he will appreciate the extra effort!

 

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Santa Note 2 by Sassaby

 

Merry Christmas! xo Amy

White Christmas in a Jar {Free Printable}

 

White Xmas Jar by Sassaby

 

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.

 

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Handmade Paper Christmas Wreath {How to}

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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

A Pencil

Sticky Tape

Scissors

Double Sided Poster Tape (optional)

 

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Step 1

 

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.

 
 

Step 2

 

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.

 

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Step 3

 

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.

 

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step 4

 

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).

 

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step 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.

 

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step 6

 

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:

 

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Paper Book Christmas Wreath by Sassaby

 

Happy Paper Wreath Making & Have a Very Merry Christmas! xo Amy

Christmas Party Guide {Handmade Favourites}

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1. Christmas Ornament Rag Balls from Velvet Bean 2. Christmas Handmade Fabric Wreath from Bubby Makes Three 3. Printable Christmas Cupcake Wrappers from The Quirky Quail 4. Christmas Paper Straws from Pocket Carnival 5. Personalised Christmas Stocking from Cabo Pickles 6. Oh Christmas Tree Clay Tags from French & Sparrow 7. Letterpress Christmas Gift Tags from Ruby Victoria 8. Christmas Tree Peppermint Soap from Vice & Velvet 9. Christmas Triangle Gift Boxes from My Paper Planet 10. Felt Christmas Tree Garland from Lullaby Mobiles {Use Discount Code ‘ETSYKIDS10′ to receive 10% off} 11. Jingle Bells Christmas Shoe Clips by Eliza Jane Clips 12. Christmas Print Organic Cotton Tea Towel from Myadashi 13. Handmade Christmas Tutu by Piggy & Squirrel 14. Christmas Candle & Jar Trio by Wedding Desire 15. Retro Christmas Party Tags by Sassaby 16. Personalised Christmas Wine Charms by Charmed I’m Shore

 

We’ve handpicked a fabulous selection of Christmas Party Goodies from a group of very talented Australian Handmade Artisans, to make this year’s Christmas Party Decorating, Gift Giving and Styling that much easier!

Fun Christmas Party Food

 
There’s plenty of inspiration here to help you have the jolliest christmas party around!
 
Why just serve party snacks & food, when you can create these little christmas party food masterpieces? Guaranteed to impress all your christmas party guests and fill them full of cheer!
 

christmas trees

 

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 Christmas Tree Brownie Bites {from Erica’s Sweet Tooth}

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Krispie Treat Christmas Tree {by Cookies and Cups}

christmas tree veggie platter

Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter {from Betty Crocker}

pita tree appetizers

Christmas Tree Pita Appetizers {from Pillsbury}

 

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Strawberry Santas {from Leanne bakes}

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Santa Hat Pretzels {from Free n Fun Christmas}

santa crackers

Santa Crackers {from Martha Stewart}

santa cookies

Santa Cookies {from Tablespoon}

 

reindeer

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 Reindeer Cupcakes {from Cutest Food}

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Reece’s Rudolph Treats {from Hungry Happenings}

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Chocolate Reindeer Donuts {from Love from the Oven}

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Rudolph Cake Pops {from Amy’s Party ideas}

 

snowman

 

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Chocolate Snowmen Spoons {from Cute Food for Kids}

Snowman Cheese Ball

Snowman Cheese Ball {from Betty Crocker}

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Boiled Egg Snowmen {from Roxy’s Kitchen Homemade Recipes}

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Melting Snowmen {from Cute Food for Kids}

 

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north-pole

North Pole Cupcakes {from The Girl who ate Everything}

teddy bear sleds

Tiny Teddy Sleds {by It’s all about Us}

hoto chocolate marshmallow mug

Hot chocolate Marshmallow Mugs {from Lemon Drop Foodie}

 
 

christmas party buffets

 
Some inspiration on how to present your fabulous christmas party food…
 

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Gingerbread Party Buffet {by Amy’s Party Ideas}

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Sweet Treats Holiday Party Buffet {from The Party Dress}

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Candy Coated Christmas Party {by Celebrations at Home}

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North Pole Breakfast {by Giggles Galore}

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Classroom Christmas Buffet {from Amanda’s Parties to go}

Paper Christmas Decorations

 

 

Make your Own Paper Star {by House to Home UK}

 Paper Pinecones {by Felt}

Paper Music Christmas Heart {from Not on the High Street}

Paper Christmas Ornament Polish Star {by Hull Street Green}

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Modern DIY Paper Ornaments {from Shelterness}

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Paper Christmas Trees {from Pop Culture Fashion & Magic}

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Paper Christmas Stars {from Homemade Gifts Made Easy}

Curly Paper Christmas Wreath

Curly Paper Christmas Wreath {by For Love of Paper}

Free Christmas Organizer ~ Get Planning!

Print out this Fabulous Christmas Organizer designed by the talented Tami at

Paper Crafting Obsession.

There’s plenty to get your Christmas To Do List in Order ~ Budget Sheets, Christmas Card List, Thank you Note List, Gift Ideas List, and even a beautiful Recipe card – all in the Vintage Style we love.

Enjoy!