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With the Christmas decorations long gone and packed away until next December, the home can feel a little bare without some festive spark. And it’s a long wait before you can start making Easter decorations.January can be a miserably long month, especially when Spring is yet to arrive. But you can welcome Spring into your home early with some...

It’s nearly the middle of the month and with the new year breaking in, it’s time for a fresh new notebook for storing all of your daily to-do lists. Keeping all of your to-do lists in the one notebook is a great way of looking back on everything you have achieved at the end of the year.Every new book – whether it’s for...

Whoever said it was too late to send Christmas cards, forgot that Christmas doesn’t end until the feast of the Epiphany or the Three Wise Men on January 6th.Little Christmas is surrounded with tradition. As the official last day of Christmas, the tree is taken down, and the decorations are stored away for next Christmas.  It’s...

We’re incredibly lucky if we ever get a White Christmas in Ireland. When it snows, we’re given a whole range of festive outdoor activities to enjoy such as skiing or sleighing.But even if there’s no snow this year, you will enjoy making this little sleigh to hang on your Christmas tree or to prop outside a doll’s house.For...

Christmas Eve is always such an exciting  night as we gaze the skies in hopes of catching a glimpse of Santa his and his reindeer. If you’re not lucky enough to spot any reindeer, make your own reindeer friend to join you in the Christmas cheerYou will need one small log, branches, string, drill, wood glue, red pom pom, googly eyes or...

December is here and the excitement for Christmas has well and truly kicked in. It might still be too early to put the tree up, but you can keep your Christmas spirit satisfied by making homemade decorations while you wait. You can ‘cheat’ and make a miniature tree to gaze at while you are waiting for the real deal.This pom pom...

This Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent which means it’s time to gather fir branches, holly and ivy for the Advent wreath, and for a big wreath to hang on the front door.Advent wreaths are usually the first Christmas decorations to go up, followed by the tree. They symbolise the exciting count down to Christmas Day.A home-made Advent...

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