And so we come to the end of another GHB advent calendar! I have REALLY enjoyed trying out so many new crafts this year, particularly the fudge (yum!) and the clay tree ornaments. But since my addiction to Pinterest knows no bounds, there are many delightful things I didn’t have time to test, or room … Continue reading
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Advent Calendar Day 23 – YOUR crafty makes!
Hurrah! I hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s advent calendar! Tomorrow there’ll be one last dollop of crafty goodness, but today it’s over to Laura and Isapop, who were the only ones brave enough to send in pictures of their creations! Don’t worry – if YOU made something and would love to see it on this … Continue reading
Advent Calendar Day 22 – Christmas Tree Napkin Folding
So are you all ready for Christmas? Will you have a big family dinner? Check out this BRILLIANT way to make Christmas trees out of napkins! Here at GHB towers, we don’t have fabric napkins, but we’ll be buying a big pack of green paper napkins just so we can try this amazing video out! Continue reading
Advent Calendar Day 21 – Christmas bingo!
Done your wrapping? Sent your cards? All ready for Christmas? Eaten too much emergency fudge? Exhausted? Well, here’s a great game for you to play with your friends and family to remind you all that Christmas is meant to be a time of togetherness! Just click HERE for the site. You’ll need to download the … Continue reading
Advent Calendar Day 20 – starry night sky canvas
Yes, it’s Pinterest again that brought me to this gorgeous idea. I thought to start with that they’d painted the canvas and then stuck white paper over it, but it’s MUCH simpler than that! You stick stickers down and then spray paint (not sure we have any but guess other types of paint would work … Continue reading
Advent Calendar Day 19 – emergency Christmas card!
Oh no! A friend has just given you a card, and you’ve realised that you didn’t send one to them! But you’ve used all your cards up! What are you going to do? No worries with our quick and easy handmade Christmas card! Take a sheet of card (or a card blank) and fold it … Continue reading
Advent Calendar Day 18 – 2 minute microwave fudge
Stressed? End of term driving you crazy? Need a sweet treat or an emergency teacher present? Ta-dah! Fudge that can be made in the microwave! And, dear readers, just for you I have tested this recipe myself *wipes chocolate from corner of mouth* so you’ll know it’s a good one 😉 The original recipe can … Continue reading
Advent Calendar Day 17 – drying orange slices
If your tree is looking a little bare, or you’re just looking for a new way to jazz it up, try drying slices of orange and hanging them with ribbon. It can look so pretty! To see exactly how to do this (it’s really not difficult!) click HERE for the full instructions! Continue reading
Advent Calendar Day 16 – DIY snow globe
Ever fancied making your own snow globe? Now you can! With thanks to this French blog for the image and instructions! Continue reading
Advent Calendar Day 15 – Minion tree baubles!
I love a bit of personality on my tree, I do 😉 and you really couldn’t get more characterful than THESE: How utterly fantastic are they?! AND they’re really easy to make! You need see-through glass baubles, but after that it’s just paint and tape. You’ll find the full instructions for making them HERE. Imagine … Continue reading