Sunday, December 18, 2011

a pinterest Merry Christmas..

A few of our favourite Christmas images from the world of Pinterest.

p.s we're so glad we found you this year Pinterest - we are sure the love affair will continue in 2012!

DIY Christmas Tree...

As we shared over on facebook yesterday, our dear friend Larissa created a fabulous DIY Christmas tree from a couple of magazines.  We fell in love with it straight away, and promised to attempt our own version. 

So here goes...forgive the dark pictures but it was a Saturday night project :-)

We made our tree from a Frankie magazine (we initially felt a little guilty for folding the beautiful pages of this magazine, but we later figured that the awesome people over at Frankie would forgive us!)

1. Fold down the page from the top right hand side towards the spine.

 2. Repeat the fold towards the spine again (your page will now be folded longer than the bottom edge of the magazine).

3. Fold up the bottom of the folded page.

4. Continue with the same process for each page of the magazine.

5. When you have finished, fold the front and back cover around to meet each other and staple together.  We only needed to use one Frankie magazine for our tree, but Larissa used two magazines to fill hers - it will depend on how many pages your magazine has as well as the thickness of the paper.

Attach a decoration to the top of the tree, and voila, your very own DIY Christmas tree!

We would love to see your own versions so please send them through to and we will post them up on our facebook page.

Good luck! x

Sunday, December 11, 2011

freebie xmas activities...

We love the DIY and free printable activities that emerge each Christmas season!  There are always lots of unique ideas that won't cost much at an often expensive time of the year...

Plus as school and kindy wraps up for 2011, these activities are perfect timing to help entertain your little ones as well. 

1. Make your own DIY christmas crackers.  Pop over to for easy peasy instructions.  Thanks Lil Magoolie for bringing these to our attention!

2. We used to love word searches when we were younger, and were really excited to find this fun, christmasy word search designed by the clever Li-Ann over at Ham&Pea Design and Paperie

3. Gorgeous free printable gift tags for Xmas, or fun stickers to play with all year long.  We love everything that comes out of the Studio of Love Mae!

4. This colouring competition ends on the 19th December, but the pretty picture will still be a great colouring-in idea for children long after Christmas Day.  Spotted over at the Countdown to Christmas at babybites.

And lastly, we can't go past a baking activity this Christmas season.  These star cookies from Donna Hay will be well appreciated by friends and family this year.


Sunday, December 4, 2011

our own Christmas wishlist...

It wouldn't be the festive season without our own Christmas wishlist!  After such a busy year, these little beauties would be a lovely way to wrap up 2011...



hmmm, unless our husbands actually read this blog post (unlikely!), we may need to find another way to drop the hint! x

Saturday, December 3, 2011

more wrapping...

Our households are busy wrapping, taping and tying lots of christmas presents at the moment!  There are copious amounts of brown paper, sticky tape, string, pegs and tags everywhere - a colourful mess but lots of fun!

Even the little ones join in (p.s. found another brilliant aspect of mt tape - teaching a 17 month the skill of stacking!).

happy wrapping xx