Homemade Christmas crackers

Using Bon bons for Christmas is a very British tradition.
Crackers are typically pulled at the Christmas dinner table or at parties and are often filled with coloured paper hat, a small toy, or other little trinket, a joke, a riddle or a piece of trivia on a small strip of paper
I like to use them as gift wrappers and place cards. Mini me even got one on her christmas calendar
The Christmas crackers are very easy to assemble. The tricky part is to find the strip of paper that cracks. My solution is to buy cheap crackers and remove the trip, plus I get a paper crown and a hopeless joke, but the jokes kan easily be changed with some other joke, trivia or words of wisdom that you want to give to the person receiving your Christmas cracker.
You need:
Empty toilet rolls
Friction strips
Wrapping, tissue paper
Filling for the crackers
A sharp knife
Cutting board.
Cut a piece of paper that is the same length as three toilet rolls and wide that it will overlap when you wrap the rolls with 1-1,5 cm or 1/2″. Score the paper from the long side to the other, this is to make it easier to pull the cracker a part.
Glue the friction strip 2,5 cm about 1 inch from one of the edges and glue the middle toilet roll next to it with a thin strip of glue. PS. DO NOT PUT GLUE ON THE WHOLE ROLL, IF YOU DO IT WIL BE DIFFICULT TO PULL THE CRACKER A PART:
Wrap the toilet rolls and pull the outer rolls a little out in order to wist the ends.


Tie a ribbon arround one of the twisted ends and fill the other with the stuffing you want, tie the other end and decorate your bonbons. When you are finished decorating  remove the outer toilet rolls. Easy as pie, just remember to use paper that ripps easyli

Flashy breakfast eggs for easter

How did you decorate your eggs this Easter?

A few minutes before breakfast I decided to decorate ours with some flash tattoos I was going to use on myself, but they probably look way better on the eggs than on a semi old gal like myself, ha ha ha.

Super easy to make. Cut out the figures you want to use, peel the foil off and place them on the egg.

Wet the back of the paper with a wet cloth for a few seconds and voila you have some gorgeous eggs for breakfast

Happy Easter


Beech nut pod hydrangea

Cute little decorations made out of beech nut pods, I went on a little errand to my mother in law and raided her of stash of beech nut pods and pine cones. The keyword for this Christmas is natural.

When I got home I got out some small clay pots, styrofoam balls, sisal twine and a glue gun and started to make a few decorations.,

I glued the beech nut pods on the styrofoam balls with the glue gun and tied some sisal twine around a small pot.

Then put the two parts together and decorated with a little christmas decoration.

Hanna made a sisal star while I was making my little hydrangea look a like and they are now nicely placed together.

You need:

Beech nut pods

Styrofoam ball

Small pot

Sisal twine

Glue gun