DOWNLOAD THE CUTEST FREE PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAP

Oh we love a free printable don’t we?! And what better time to give freebies than at Chrsitmas?! Remember last year when we created this fun free printable pool float gift wrap?! Or this flair wrapping paper?! We even designed some cute printable gift tags last year and you guys loved our printable Christmas envelope liners too! Well this year is no exception and today I wanted to share with you our free printable wrapping paper for 2017!

We’ve really upped the cute factor this time and love the pastel colour scheme! There are 3 different designs to choose from (or why choose when you can just have them all?!). First up is the adorable gingerbread man, he’s backed onto a white background and looks adorable with pink ribbon wrapped around the gift! Then there’s our pastel blue gift wrap with candy canes and lollipops on! Then there’s also our pastel pink wrap with delicious mugs of hot chocolate all over! Fun right?! You can download them all below:

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HOW TO CREATE YOUR OWN PRETTY PASTEL HOT CHOCOLATE BAR!

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I don’t know about you but hot chocolate is a key ingredient in my festive feeling check list! I absolutely love curling up with a mug of coco in front of the fire. If you wanted to kick this winter tradition up a notch though then why not create your own hot chocolate bar?! Complete with metallic details, pastel pine cones & plenty of sugary treats, here’s how we made ours….

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THE STYLE…

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I’ve absolutely fallen in love with metallics this season and Oliver Bonas has fulfilled all of my metallic dreams! I love how classy the gold & bronze tones look when teamed together with pretty pastels & they really add that glitzy, Christmas vibe I feel! You can find the items we used in the shoot below…

Beatrix Teacups // Mixed Metallic Teaspoons // Medium Copper Pleat Metallic Vase // Mixed Metals Pinch Pot & Tray Set //

THE PINECONES…

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I took a lovely woodland walk to find these pine cones then dried and opened them up in the oven. You’ll need to line a baking tray with tin foil and space your pine cones evenly out on the tray. Next cover the tray with tin foil and pop in a fan oven at 150 degrees Celsius. Mine took just under 2 hours to dry out and open up but it entirely depends on how damp they are and they’re size so just keep an eye on them! Next you’ll want to leave them to cool then spray paint them white and leave to dry. Finally, paint them in whichever colours you choose with craft paint!

THE HATS…

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FAVOURITES: A WILLY WONKA STYLED SHOOT

Personally this has to be one of my all time favourite styled shoot to have ever featured on this blog. The brain child of Fishee Designs, there was not a single detail that she hadn’t covered. The brides bouquet featured the most beautiful pastel coloured flowers, with a few candy canes thrown in for good…

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Food DIY: Peppermint Candy Cane Chocolate Brownies

Peppermint Candy Cane Chocolate Brownies

AKA The best chocolate brownies ever. I don’t know about you but I love getting all traditional on Christmas Eve and baking up something delicious to serve on Christmas day! These chocolate brownies really are perfect with a cup of tea…or egg nog! And what could be more Christmassy than crushed candy canes on top? Yum!

Here’s what you’ll need:

 185g unsalted butter  185g dark chocolate ♥ 85g plain flour  40g cocoa powder ♥ 200g white chocolate  50g milk chocolate ♥ 3 large eggs ♥ 275g golden caster sugar  3 Candy canes

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