FREE PRINTABLE EYE GIFT TAGS

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There’s less than 2 days to go until Christmas and if you still haven’t finished your Christmas wrapping yet then we have got your back with today’s DIY! Eye’s have been a big trend this year, I feel like i’ve seen them everywhere (and they’ve seen me haha) so we wanted to create a fun free printable that carried this trend over to Christmas! Que our free download of these cute and colourful eye gift tags! They’re sure to jazz up any gift wrap and we’ve designed them in 6 different colours to make sure one of them matches your wrapping paper!

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Simply download the template here and print them out onto white card, then all you need to do is cut them out carefully and pop a hole in the end of them using a hole punch! How simple and easy is that?! Next, grab yourself some pretty twine or ribbon, thread it through the hole and write a lovely message on the back for the receiver!

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I don’t know about you but I’m definitely one of those people that take a lot of time and effort with wrapping up my gifts, I want them to look just as good on the outside and get the person receiving the gift really excited before they’ve opened it! PLUS if you’re using presents as part of your Christmas decor by piling them all up under the tree then you know you want them to look extra special!

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DIY CHRISTMAS CONFETTI ICE BUCKET

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If you’ve been reading Bespoke Bride since August you would have seen the beautiful Confetti Bucket DIY in collab with Shropshire Petals! I absolutely adored making that ice bucket and loved the way it turned out so much that I wanted to try and recreate one with a Christmas spin! An ice bucket that would be the perfect centre piece for any table and really show off the glitz and glam of Christmas! This year, in our house, the festive theme is metallics so I really wanted my ice bucket to match and include lots of golds, coppers and bronze shades! Let’s get going shall we?

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YOU WILL NEED:

Metallic confetti (I went for gold stars) // Crystal type confetti // Glitter // Tinsel // 1 large bucket // 1 smaller bucket (it needs to fit inside the large bucket but also be big enough to hold a bottle) // stones //

STEP 1:

Take your large bucket and fill it with 2-3 inches of water then pop in the freezer and allow to freeze.

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STEP 2:

Next, grab the smaller bucket and place inside the larger one then weigh it down with stones to ensure it doesn’t float when we add in the extra water!

STEP 3:

Add another 2 inches of water to the bucket next and sprinkle in some glitter, then allow to freeze.

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DIY GINGERBREAD TEEPEE AND RECIPE

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I have to admit, I love gingerbread houses as much as the next gal but the actual baking of the gingerbread house and assembling of it is something that kinnddaaaaaa stresses me out! But who wants to miss out on the fun of the decorating the house?! Not me! So…this year I was thinking, what I could bake that would be really simple and easy and would allow me to get creative with the decor?! Then it hit me, a gingerbread teepee!!

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I would literally only need to bake four triangles, and that would be it! No cutting out of windows, or trying to assemble rooftops, it was the perfect plan! So I set the wheels in motion to get the idea moving! I did some research online, and wrote down everything I needed that would require as little baking and fiddling as possible and it really was much much simpler than it looks! Here’s how to make your own…

FOR THE GINGERBREAD:

125g Unsalted butter // 100g Dark muscovado sugar // 3 Tbsp golden syrup //300g plain flour // 1 Tsp bicarbonate of soda // 2 Tsp ground ginger //

FOR THE DECORATIONS:

Matchmaker chocolates // 250g Icing sugar // 1 egg white //Pink food colouring // Edible flowers in small and large (I got these ones from Waitrose // Green fondant //White fondant // Green sprinkles // Rainbow fizzy laces // Small chocolate covered sweets // Toffee // Pretzel sticks // Old fashioned sweets // Twine //

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STEP 1:

Melt the butter, sugar and syrup together in a saucepan. Meanwhile, mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger into a large bowl then stir in the butter mixture to form a dough.

STEP 2:

Roll out your dough and cut out lots of triangles, I ended up baking around 15 triangles in total so that I could pick the best 4 or have spares in case anything went wrong! Plus it meant afterwards I had some spares for cookies! Once you’ve got your triangles, cut off about 1cm of the top of each of them, this is so there will be a little space for pretzel sticks to stand out of the top of the teepee.

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STEP 3:

Bake in the heated oven (200C or fan 180C) for 12 minutes or until firm. Then pull out of the oven, leave to cool for just 1 minutes then trim the edges of the triangles so that they’re really straight. Then leave to cool fully.

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2 DIY SOCKS YOU NEED TO MAKE FOR YOUR TOOTSIES THIS XMAS!

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Socks are such a staple at Christmas, I really don’t think that there has ever been a Christmas in my life when I didn’t receive socks as a present and I am totally ok with that! I love socks, especially the warm and cosy kind but most of all socks that look cute are the best! I feel like now, more than ever socks are becoming a really big thing in fashion (we’re looking at you Happy Socks!) and I thought it would be super fun to design a couple of pairs this year!
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There are 2 different designs to make completely for free to help make your own! Whether you’re gifting them to friends, your bridesmaids or just to yourself there’s no denying that these socks are beyond cute! We have a cute cactus print or for something really simple and fun a gold polka design! It’s totally up to you what colour socks you go for but we decided on a shade of pink and a white pair for the gold polka dots. Here’s what you’ll need to make your own…

YOU WILL NEED:

Plain cotton socks //  Cactus design // An Iron // Gold glitter iron on // Green glitter iron on // A Cricut Explore //

FOR THE POLKA DOT SOCKS

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Simply create a circle shape in your Cricut design space (I sized the circles 1 inch in diameter)  and load in your gold iron on into the machine. Allow the machine to cut it out then peel away the negative space leaving only the polka dots. Heat up your iron and iron on the dots, varying the placement as you go, making sure that you cover the entire of the socks. Super simple!

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DIY SNOW GLOBE FAVOURS

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If you’re having a festive shindig and want to create some fun favours to match then why not make your own snow globes that each of your guests can take home? They couldn’t be easier to make and would look super pretty on all the tables! We’ve used flamingos in ours but you could add whatever plastic animals you can find. Unicorn snow globes would be equally as amazing!

Also, if you’re eyeing up that gorgeous sequin tablecloth in the photos it’s from Pudding Bridge! SO pretty right?!

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YOU WILL NEED:

Jars // Super Glue // Glycerin // Plastic flamingos (or other plastic animals!) // Glitter // Sequins // Small disco balls or other embellishments // White tack (optional)

STEP 1:

Firstly you’ll want to glue your flamingos to the inside of the lid of your jar, along with any other decorative items you want to pop in there. We added in small disco balls and silver stars to a few of ours! We also decided to add a little white tack in first just to give the flamingos more height but this is completely optional.

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STEP 2:

Add half a teaspoon of glitter, half a teaspoon of sequins and half a teaspoon of glycerin to your jar. Obvs add more glitter and sequins if you want, you can never have too much glitter!

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FREE PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS CACTUS GARLAND

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Who wants a regular Christmas garland when you can have a Christmas cactus garland!! I really do love the statement and effect that a banner can have when you’re decorating a room for a party or for Christmas, and if you love summer as much as winter then why not bring a little sunshine into your decor with our Christmas cactus garland! The cacti have been fully festivied (that is so not a word) with a gold star on top and plenty of tinsel!

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This is super simple to make! To create your garland all you need to do is grab the free template here and print your cacti out onto white card. Next, cut them out and using a little craft glue, adhere them to a piece of string or yarn then hang it up somewhere with pride! We found that the garland looked most effective with the cacti spaced around 5cm apart.

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MAKE THIS FUN SLOGAN CHRISTMAS JUMPER

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Christmas isn’t Christmas without a festive jumper am I right?! This year on Christmas day our family is holding a Christmas jumper competition and there’s going to be a prize for the best one! I literally have no idea what jumper to wear yet but I’m toying with making my own and I do love me a good pun! I’ve seen a few Christmas puns going around on different cards this year, SLEIGH MY NAME being one of my favourites but the best one yet has to be ‘ALL THE JINGLE LADIES’! SO brilliant, and it’s no secret that i’m obsessed with Beyonce (make sure you check out our Beyonce lyric glasses here!)

So, I thought I would iron on that particular Beyonce Christmas pun onto one of my old jumpers and I love how it turned out! The best news is you can grab the exact stencil I designed below and create the jumper yourself! Here’s how…

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YOU WILL NEED:

A plain jumper // An iron // All the jingle ladies template, A Cricut Explore & black glitter iron on* OR Iron on letters in the colours of your choice //

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STEP 1:

If you’re just using your own iron on letters for this then simply space them where you want them on the jumper and iron them on! If you’re using your Cricut machine however then upload the above template to your design space and set your Cricut to cut out in Iron on material. Make sure that you check mirror image at the time of cut so it doesn’t come out backwards!

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CHRISTMAS LIGHT NAILS MANI

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We’re back with another festive DIY today, this time we’re getting Christmassy with nail art! Last year, you guys loved our Christmas light cookie DIY so we thought we would bring the lights back again and create a fun tutorial to jazz up your regular manicure! I mean, sure, you could go for snowflakes or candy canes but why not switch it up and add a splash of colour to your nails this year!

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YOU WILL NEED:

Silver Nail varnish // Glitter nail varnish // A thin nail brush // Black nail varnish // Acrylic nail paint in purple, pink, yellow & blue (We used Oumaxi) // Top coat //

STEP 1:

Paint your nails with a coat of silver polish, allow to fully dry and then add another coat.

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STEP 2:

Once that’s dry, add on a coat of your glitter nail varnish and allow to dry.

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DIY PASTEL CHRISTMAS TREE ADVENT CALENDAR

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Do you guys ever make your own advent calendars? I make one every year for my other half and always love finding creative ways to wrap up or display the little presents! Last year I made a bunch of different sized boxes to open and the year before I wrapped them up in festive fabric and hung them along a branch!

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I haven’t quite decided what to do this year yet but we thought it would be fun to share a DIY advent calendar with you all that’s really really easy to make and not to mention, ridiculously cheap! To recreate this pastel Christmas tree advent calendar here’s what you’ll need!

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YOU WILL NEED:

Pastel card // Vinyl (or sticker numbers) // Craft Glue // *A Cricut Explore //A bunch of chocolates and goodies to fill them calendar with! // Tree Template //

*If you don’t have a Cricut Explore then not too worry, simply print the template out onto card and cut out the shapes and score by hand!

STEP 1:

If you’re using a Cricut then open up the Cricut Design space and upload the above pyramid template. You’ll need to add in score lines where the dashed lines are so that the machine knows where to score.

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Next you’ll need to duplicate that shape 25 times! We then resized some of these, making some larger and some smaller so that the calendar looks more interesting when all the tress are placed together!

STEP 3:

Next hit go on your Cricut machine and load in your pastel card! You’ll want to make sure that your scoring stylus is in too so that the machine can score where it needs to for you!

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LETS GET FESTIVE WITH THIS FREE PRINTABLE POOL FLOAT WRAPPING PAPER!

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This is it guys! The first Christmas post of the year and I couldn’t be more excited about it!! I’m definitely one of those people that the moment Halloween is over I am well and truly in Christmas mode! I absolutely LOVE christmas, finding gifts that I know are perfect for people, going crazy with Christmas decorations and designing free printables that are going to come in handy as Christmas approaches!

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Today we’re sharing our free printable pool float wrapping paper! It’s no secret that pool floats were absolutely HUGE this summer, they were all over instagram and I felt like I didn’t see a single pool without a giant flamingo or unicorn floating in it! They really upped our summer game!!

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If you loved them as much as we do and just can’t let go of this summer trend then why not carry it over to Christmas and wrap up your presents in this fun pool float wrapping paper?! We’ve created 4 different designs to choose from and think that they look fab together! There’s a toucan pool float, a unicorn pool float, a flamingo pool float and a swan pool float theme! All designed in bright bold colours to really make your presents pop!

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