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DECK THE HALLS WITH PAJAKI

, CRAFT, PARTIES December 10, 2017
Emma Scott-Child

This is a pajaki (pronounced pie-yunky) – a Polish paper chandelier. Traditionally they are hung in Polish houses during winter to represent colourful spider webs which are often seen as good luck. I’m not sure I’m up for a house full of spiders but as far as decorations go, these are perfect for Christmas, and much prettier than tinsel – I think I’ll keep it up all year.

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ALPINE CHERRY CHOC CUPCAKES

, FOOD, KID WRANGLING, PARTIES December 9, 2017
Emma Scott-Child

I have done a festive post for the Monsoon blog for Alpine Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes. I’ll take any excuse to bake a themed cake! So when Monsoon asked me to share one of my favourite Christmas recipes, I got quite excited.

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PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

, CRAFT, PARTIES December 8, 2017
Emma Scott-Child

Guess what? Christmas doesn’t need to be tacky. If you’re tinsel adverse like me (I feel itchy just looking at it!), this might be the Christmas craft project for you.

HP printers have asked me to create some easy printable Christmas decorations for their Tumblr feed.

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CHRISTMAS CARDS THAT SPEAK THE TRUTH

CRAFT December 2, 2017
Emma Scott-Child

Here are eight Christmas cards, that you can download and print yourself, that speak the truth about Christmas.

Have you sent out your christmas cards yet? No, me either. I’m not sure that wishing anyone a ‘Merry Christmas’ is truly accurate is it?

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SUPER EASY DIY WRAPPING PAPER

, CRAFT December 1, 2017
Emma Scott-Child

Hey, hands up if you want to spend loads of money on wrapping paper! Not me. But I also have an aching desire to create beautiful parcels that get squeals of excitement from their recipients because I’m that weird person who actually really LOVES wrapping gifts.

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