Snowman breakfast


snowman.breakfastChristmas fever is spreading throughout our house all times! No doubt, we wake up so excited thinking of Christmas; Nady starts by a “bonjour sapin”(good morning to the Christmas tree), he checks all the decorations especially the ones he participated in doing, then he goes to the advent calendar to check his daily treat. Today i wanted to surprise him with a christmassy breakfast: Snowman on a plate!

snowman breakfast.nadyIt’s so exciting to start the day with this beautiful breakfast, it takes 10 minutes to do this snowman, and it grants a whole day of joy and excitement on your kid’s face. Just priceless!

So easy to do, follow the step by step scheme.

how to do snowman breakfastYou will need: 2 slices of bread, spreading cheese, carrots for the buttons and nose, cucumber for the hat and mouth, olive for the eyes, and lettuce for the scarf.

snowman breakfastAnd to make it more realistic, i added it dots of labneh to create the snow!

snowman-breakfastIf you get the chance to prepare this breakfast with your kids, trust me it will be as fun for you as for them. Enjoy!

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Worth remembering photos this Christmas – free printable props


christmas propsBring some festive cheer and go crazy this Christmas with my photo booth props. What a brilliant idea to liven up the celebrations this holiday and keep memorable Christmas card photo.

Every year I make sure to have the Christmas family picture. This year i created these props having in mind crazy fun pictures with Nady and the grandparents, aunt and uncles! I am sure we will be talking about these pics for the next coming years. These are from the making of, but i promise to update this post with the actual Christmas pictures once it’s over!

christmas props all

I’ve attached the Christmas themed set to share with you, print these pdf files on thick paper (300gsm), cut them out and stick a straw or barbecue skewer on anything you have at home to be able to hold them. I hope you enjoy them!

elf hat 1

elf hat 2

elf hat 3

santa beard and pipe

santa hat

santa beard

reindeer hat

woman festive hat

man festive hat

penguin santa hat

hohoho

hohoho 2

naughty

nice

festive sunglasses 1

festive sunglasses 2

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Cinnamon and star anise napkin ring


cinnamon&star anise napking ringFor a great rustic table setting and eco chic people. Very simple and elegant, if you are planning to dress up your table in an impressive way, this is a great inspiration. This is how to do:

how to do cinnamon and star anise napkin ringYou need white or beige napkins. green ribbons, cinnamon sticks, star anise and a beige thread to tie them up. It makes the house smell amazing, i was enjoying it while decorating…

cinnamon:star anise napking ringUsing natural elements give you a rural tablescape. You can also replace the green ribbons by rosemary or any green plant of your choice. Can’t beat that for easy and quick! After the napkin folding Christmas tree and origami Santa napkin ring, enjoy this last style am suggesting before Christmas. Choose your favorite and dress up your table accordingly. I wish you an extraordinary “reveillon” full of delicious food, warmth and laughter.

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Origami Santa napkin ring


origami santa-napkin ringYou already know how fond of origami art i am. Christmas dinner is the perfect  occasion to concretize this passion and create nice ideas for the table settings. After the napkin folding christmas tree here is an idea of how to fold Santa for a napkin ring.

You might think it’s complicated but if you follow step by step the scheme i created for you, you will find it so easy.

how to do santa origamiAll you need is a square paper, one side red and the other white to get this cute Santa. Depending on the thickness of your napkin, cut a rectangular paper to form the ring, attach it to the back of Santa et voila!

origami santa napkin ringAlways add a your personal touch to make things special and memorable. You don’t have to be an artist to impress, beauty is in small details.

I hope you all get an unforgettable Christmas, red in your love, white in your heart and gold in your pocket ;)

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From a toilet paper roll to a beautiful christmas gift box


Exchanging presents at Christmas is one of the most exciting rituals. Sometimes you find yourself wondering how to wrap small items, money or gift vouchers in other than a simple envelope that might be lost between the huge colorful gifts! These handmade gift boxes are the perfect solution.

Turn a toilet paper roll to a beautiful christmas gift box in just 10 minutes. Yes it’s a toilet paper roll!

how to do toilet paper roll gift boxFlatten it with your hand and fold half moon on both ends front and back. The box will come together even without glue.

Now unleash your creativity in decorating the box. You can use anything that comes to your mind.

how to decorate toilet paper roll gift boxStart timing ; Cover it with a red paper, wrap around a golden thread, attach 2 small bells to both ends and stick a small ornament. I used a star made with salt dough (already showed how to do in a previous post). Stooooop! I bet it took less than 10 minutes.

toilet paper roll decorationsHere are four other ways to decorate your gift box

  • 1. beige paper, green striped washi paper, red ribbon and green button
  • 2. doily lace paper, red polka dot paper. red ribbon, 2 red buttons
  • 3. green polka dot paper, golden paillette thread, 3 salt dough stars, 3 green stars made of sugar
  • 4. red polka dot paper, green ribbon and small santa hat

santa hat toilet paper roll gift boxLet your gifts stand out this Christmas, and make your loved ones excited about the wrap more than the gift itself! I would say give a double present this year!

bells paper roll gift boxAlways add your personal touch to anything you offer, it makes you presents more precious and full of thoughts and love. Ditch expensive wrappings and go simple and creative with materials you already have at home and impress your family and friends.

green button paper roll gift boxYou still have time to save the toilet paper rolls, don’t throw them! Make extra gift boxes, fill them with candies and make all the children you know happy! It could be children you don’t know…. This is actually what’s all about in Christmas.

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