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Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy So if you want to make real gravy for your festive roast - and not something out of a packet - this make-ahead turkey gravy is the recipe for you! It is easy to make, and can be prepared in advance too - win/win! I LOVE cooking the Christmas turkey and all the trimmings - I just see it as a fancy Sunday roast!

How to Make a Gift Bag Out of Wrapping Paper Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it is near impossible to wrap an unusual object like a plant or a ceramic animal or bottle of wine. Sure, you could just buy a gift bag to put them in, but did you know that you can easily use a piece of wrapping paper to create your own gift bag in just minutes?!

Felt Christmas Coffee Cup Cozies Or an easy DIY idea for stocking stuffers? These felt Christmas coffee cup cozies are a practical, yet thoughtful gift. You could also pair them with some coffee or tea in a foodie gift basket. And maybe add some DIY coffee mugs or these pretty teacup dish towels.

Moving Polar Bear Cub Craft Join us for some Winter crafting fun! Polar bear crafts are great for Winter or if you're studying the polar regions. You might like to download our free printable Polar Bear Puppets too they'd be great as mummy or daddy bears to these cute cubs!

Be My Guest: 5 Ways to Refresh Your Guest Bedroom Which means chances are pretty high that you'll have some guests in town sometime between now and the new year. So, I put together some tips for stepping up your guest bedroom game to help.

Last-Minute Stocking Filler: 30 Minute Pencil Roll This quick and easy pencil case roll-up makes a perfect stocking filler for the kids, and is so simple to sew!

Print Free Party Hats to Decorate on New Year's Eve It nearly makes me cry to look back at these photos from last New Year's Eve! Last year, I decided on the spur of the moment to have a little NYE party and I didn't even have a chance to share everything that we did. But I saved all the photos and finally got around to writing out the how-tos.

Mollie's 12 days of makes: Day 9 The New Craft House velvet bag Day 8 of Mollie's 12 days of makes is all about fashion. Since it's party season, we're giving you The New Craft House's tutorial for this velvet bag. It will be the ideal bag to carry all your new Christmas presents in and then take to your New Year party.

Craft Saver Deals 10 Seems a while ago that we had the joyous savings of Black Friday and Cyber Monday but thankfully pre-Christmas savings are abound. Here are a few that I thought you may like. Simon Says Stamp is based in the US but ships to the UK.

Beauty Abounds with All My Love - Sneak Peek! Demonstrator Pootles - Beauty Abounds with All My Love - Sneak Peek! One of the best things that Stampin' Up! does is sentiments and phrases. Words combined into sentences that are just perfect. I would love to know who puts them together at the head office but they're great at their job!

DAY 18 - The Christmas Countdown - Laufabrauð, isländskt julbröd - Christmas Bread from Island DAY 18 : Welcome Anna Maria with today's Scandinavian project from Island; that's right, Island; Christmas Bread from Island: "Laufabrauð" Let's be honest here: not all breads are created equal: can you imagine a more Scandinavian-looking-bread.

Easy Winter Activities for Toddlers Easy Winter Activities for Toddlers - super fun and easy Winter Crafts and Winter Activities for Toddlers and preschool. Easy. Fun.

The Clearance Rack has been updated… The Stampin Up Clearance Rack has just been updated at The Craft Spa, UK. #stampinup #stampinupuk #thecraftspa #clearancerack.

DAY 17 - The Creative Christmas Countdown - SCANDINAVIAN-INSPIRED ORNAMENTS I dare anyone in the world to not fall under a pom pom-spell. Add beads and there's no way to resist. Make Scandinavian - inspired Ornaments, from Amanda of Project Kid. If you take a look at Amanda's blog, Project Kid, HERE - or Instagram, HERE, you'll understand why I've been a long fan of Amanda's kid's crafts and playful creative skills.

Mommy + Me Craft: Magnetic Christmas Tree The holidays have been extra fun this year with our little toddler around to "ohhh" and "awww" over the tree, ornaments, and lights. While some of the decor is more kid-friendly this year, I also wanted to do a fun holiday craft with her that she could participate in.

Winter Tree Painting Ideas for Kids As the weather turns colder we're always after ideas that we can do inside in the warm and these winter tree painting ideas for kids are a great place to start, I'm sharing three ideas today but I'd love to hear what ideas you and your kids come up with for making some easy winter art!

An Insanely Easy Pom Pom Wreath Project, Even Your Kids Can Do It! Get ready to make an adorable pom pom wreath for your Christmas decor! Watch the video and see how easy it is to make this gorgeous project.

A-Frame Putz House Ornament I've been dreaming of owning my very own a-frame cabin for cozy winter getaways. While actual real estate endeavors aren't in my near future, miniature versions of my dreams have always been satisfying substitutes!

Crepe Paper Holly Berry & Evergreen Head Wreath Our crepe paper holly berry and evergreen head wreath is perfect for a holiday party or your winter wedding. Are you familiar with the line, "Ever thine, ever mine, ever ours?" This is how Beethoven ended a love letter to his soulmate, expressing that he is always hers, she is always his, and they are each other's beloved forever.

The Ultimate Guide to DIY Holiday Gifts That Don't Suck: 89 Really Cool Projects Christmas is a week away! So, if you're planning to DIY any gifts this year, now is the time. Which is why, I've put together a big list of my absolute favorite DIY gift ideas for the holidays to make it easy for all of us, myself included, to figure exactly what we'll be making this year.

How to Make 3D Gingerbread Christmas Trees I've had this tree idea in my head for years now, just wondering if it would work. If I bake it, will it stand? The answer is YES! These little trees stand! And they're perfect for decorating. I made some with the kids the other day and thought I'd share them here because it turned out to be a really great holiday baking project that they loved.

Mollie's 12 days of makes: Day 8 Emma Mitchell's feather hanging Mollie's 12 days of Christmas makes is now on day 8 and there's an amazing clay, feather wall hanging for you to make. Download today.

Pretty Floral 2.5″ Milk Carton Tutorial using Garden Impressions Demonstrator Pootles - Pretty Floral 2.5″ Milk Carton Tutorial using Garden Impressions. In case you missed my 11.30pm post last night, we had an unexpected Clearance Rack Update. There's a lot of stuff there and some incredible bargains to be had, including speciality papers, dies, ribbons and more.

Christmas Tree Upcycling Ideas If you are looking for ideas of what to do with your old Christmas tree. check these out! Be sure to PIN THIS so you remember to look at it after NEXT YEAR'S CHRISTMAS! Hi, it's Karin from Kayjaysews again.

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