Only a few days left before Christmas finally hits! Which means that I hope you’ve been good this year, because Santa has his naughty-list all done by now. I thought about making one myself, but because it’s almost Christmas and we are all in very festive and positive moods… I decided to make a goodlist instead… For all you sweet little monkeys out there!
Whether you are spending Christmas in your pj’s in front of the tv, or throwing a big-ass Christmas Party; cocktails always make a celebration festive! Two Christmas cocktails, one especially for children and one perfect for fancy adult-glasses, with a refreshing taste and ready in less than five minutes. Non-Alcoholic ofcourse, because no-one likes a drunken ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ karaoke.
I am loving the non-traditional christmas vibe that spreads around the DIY blogs this year! No more boring trees filled with only balls this year, we are going on a glitter, fizz and jingly tour through Holiday season. These Christmas lucky dolls fit perfectly within a non-traditional Christmas household and are perfect for treedecorations, giftwrapping and even stocking stuffers!
Rings seem to be my go-to accessory this holiday season. And to make these small accessoires noticeable I am trying to think outside of the typical christmas-box. With these jingly rings your plans for christmas, whatever they are, cannot fail.
With Christmas just around the corner, I have started to collect some not-so-traditional decorations for the house. Ofcourse we will have a huge christmas tree (Literally can’t wait to put it up!) but this year I have been dying to try some new creative decoration pieces and look further than the wreaths, garlands and fairylights. And when that’s what you’re doing, magnets are never far away.
It was hard to wait this long but we’re half through November, so I think it’s time to start some festive DIY projects. I am a huge candy cane lover, so it wasn’t that hard when I needed to choose a first Christmas DIY for this year. Looking a bit further than the usual wreaths, ornaments and garlands, I came up with these wonderful candy cane rings. Amazing for every Christmas dinner hostess this year!
Phew! The last couple of days have been quite the rough road. Being busy and having quite a long to-do list always seems to pair up with feeling poorly. Luckily the last days I have been feeling more myself again, and being able to get my mind around a few crazy colorful DIY’s. One of which I’ll show you right now.. my lovely bunch of balloon flowers.
A little while back IKEA came out with their own papershop; a department filled with the best of the best for giftwrapping. Since the start of this new collection I got a few questions from readers about what to do with the colorful honeycombs. So I went and picked some up, because they are too cute to leave but if you buy them you should have inspiration to use these lovelies, shouldn’t you?
In The Netherlands we don’t celebrate Halloween, which means I don’t have to feel afraid walking the streets but it also means that we won’t get the chance to dress-up in the great costums you see on every DIY blog right now. Luckily I did make some amazing decorations which will, at least, make our house a bit Halloweeny this year.
If there is any holiday I miss here it’s definitely Halloween. The bigger cities in The Netherlands celebrate it, but unfortunately I don’t live in one of them… That means I never get to see dressed-up children at my doorstep and I never get to give candy out… BUT that doesn’t mean that I don’t allow myself the priviledge to buy sweets and create small trick-or-treat monsters. If children don’t want them… I’ll eat them myself!