Adult Christmas Advent Calendars

Adult Christmas Advent Calendars.

Adult Christmas Advent Calendars – As I did a round-up of some of the great Kids Advent Calendars on offer this year I thought it was only fair that I did one for us grown-ups. I’ve got my eye on one in particular but it’s a bit pricey so it’s unlikely that I’ll get it, but never mind.

Adult Christmas Advent Calendars

Adult Advent Calendars

A Yankee Candle Advent Calendar includes 23 tea lights and 1 votive candle with scents such as Christmas Cookie and Festive Cocktail.

Adult Advent Calendars

A Technic Mini Nail Varnish Advent Calendar which includes 24 different coloured mini nail varnishes every day.

Adult Advent Calendar

A Coffee Christmas Advent Calendar containing 24 different coffee’s for that special cup each day.

Adult Advent Calendars

For the tea drinkers out there this English Tea Shop Advent Calendar is great with a different tea for each of the 25 days.

Adult Advent Calendars

Christmas Beard Oil Advent Calendar for the bearded man in your life.

Adult Advent Calendars

A Sanctuary Spa Christmas Calendar which is packed full of pampering goodies such as bath soaks, detox masks and salt scrubs.

Adult Advent Calendars

Chase ’24 Days of Christmas Spirit’ Advent Calendar. Whilst this calendar is rather pricey I kinda like it. It contains 24 miniatures from Chase Distillery including Apple Vodka and Seville Orange Gin.

Adult Advent Calendars

The Body Shop Christmas Advent Calendar which includes a selection of make-up, beauty accessories and body treats.

Adult Advent Calendars

How fab is this Wine Christmas Advent Calendar. It comes with 24 mini bottles of wine in a selection of red, white and rose.

Adult Advent Calendars

To round up the list theres this Molton Brown Luxury Christmas Advent Calendar which includes loads of gorgeous goodies.

So that’s the list done. Pop over and check out the Kids Advent Calendar round-up as well. Sorry fella’s but I seem to have forgotten you guys but I got a little bit excited.

Let me know which one you went for!

Lisa x

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#CraftyChristmas – Day 4

#CraftyChristmas – Handmade Wrapping Paper.

This is perfect for making your gift extra special, particularly for Mummy’s, Daddy’s and Grandparents.

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For this you can use either plain brown paper (the type used for packaging) or you can get a roll of white paper from most craft shops.

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We cut a good size piece of paper and used bluetak to attach it to table making the job easier.

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Using stamps (we found some sponge Christmas stamps in our local craft shop) and red paint. I let Isabelle loose with the stampers and armed with glitter she went to work to create a great piece of Christmas Wrapping Paper.

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We have stashed this away to use for Daddy’s Christmas present and will finish it off with some matching red ribbon.

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Easy peasy!

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Lisa

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#CraftyChristmas – Day 3

#CraftyChristmas

Pinterest has been a massive inspiration for lots of things, especially craft ideas to do with my three year old daughter. You can have a look at all the amazing craft ideas that we’ve come across on our Crafty Kids board whilst also keeping up to date with ‘What’s New’ on the site as well.

Whilst browsing recently I found this great idea for Christmas Cards.

Shivery Snow Paint Snowman Christmas Cards

What you will need:

1 cup of Shaving cream (we used the cheapest we could find)
1 cup of PVA glue
Glitter of your choice
Peppermint essence
Black Card
Orange Card
Blank cards and envelopes

Put the glue in the fridge for a while and then mix the glue and the shaving cream together.

crafty Christmas - day 3

Add in the glitter and peppermint essence (not essential). We used our favourite colours, purple and silver and mix again.

Crafty Christmas Day 3

Use the paint mixture to draw a snowman (use lots as this will give you a better effect). Using a bigger brush is easier as a smaller brush left marks on the snowman.

Crafty Christmas - Day 3

Cut out a hat shape from the black card and a carrot nose from the orange card. For the eyes  and buttons you could use buttons or cut out the shapes in the card. Alternatively we used little sequins to add some extra colour.

Crafty Christmas - Day 3

We added a few more blobs for snowballs.

Crafty Christmas -Day 3

Wait to dry and hey presto!!

Have a feel and let us know what you think!

Lisa

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Crafty Christmas – Day 2

Crafty Christmas

Today we’ve made Christmas Tree Bunting for you.

We used A5 coloured card (A4 folded in half) and folded the card in half. We drew half a Christmas Tree with the plant pot base and cut this out so that the tree was symmetrical on both sides.

We then cut these out. Make as many as you like depending on the space you have to string up the bunting.

Then the fun begins. I let my three year old daughter loose with a selection of Christmas stickers, cut-outs and glitter glue. You could of course be more extravagant and use any crafty bits that you have available.

Once complete and dried we hole punched the tops of the trees and hung them up with string. I think they look quite effective and Isabelle was thrilled.

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Have a go yourselves and don’t forget to post a pic of any creations on our Facebook Page or email them to mail@babynotincluded.co.uk  and we will add them.

 

Lisa

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Crafty Christmas – Day 1

Crafty Christmas.

We were sent a Lucky Dip Craft Kit from Mrs Crafty B which I thought would be the perfect start to our Crafty Christmas.

Crafty Bs

The Lucky Dip Craft Kit is just that. Each kit has a selection of die cut shapes, ribbons and buttons made from upcycled materials and contains a card, envelope and a gift tag. The kits are put together with a random selection which can be used alongside your existing crafting materials. This is what our kit contained.

Isabelle at three years old thought it was so exciting to sort and look through the different shapes, buttons and pieces of ribbon. We did a quick pre-glue run-through of where we were going to put our selected shapes. There was far more in the kit than required which have been saved for another day. Then we got down to the gluing which is Isabelle’s most favourite bit at the moment. The more glue the better is her stance!

We made both a Christmas Card and a Gift Tag which we are still undecided who the lucky recipient is going to be yet.

Crafty B’s Craft Groups take place in and around the Cambridgeshire area for young and old to get crafty over a cuppa and a biscuit providing a welcoming and stimulating environment for all, promoting social interaction and contributing to social inclusion. In particular I love the thought of therapeutic crafting! The groups are self-funded and to keep the groups running you can purchase a Crafty B’s Lucky Dip Craft Kit at the great price of £3.50. Check out the Crafty B’s Blog or Facebook Page for more details. These would definitely make a great Christmas Gift or Stocking Filler.

The Crafty B’s Lucky Dip Craft Kit definitely get’s the thumbs up from us. What do you think?

 

Lisa

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Crafty Christmas!

Crafty Christmas

This year will be the first year for a few that we are not hosting our Christmas Advent Calendar Competitions.

I would loved to have hosted it again this year with great competitions and highlighted some fantastic businesses and great gift finds, but with the new site still not up and running much to our dismay it seemed like a task too far. More news on that hopefully in the next few days.

However, fear not. With the time that I’ve spent getting the new site just so I’m taking a bit (or as much as possible in the lead up to Christmas) of time to spend with my kids to make our Family Christmas a memorable time for them. So instead of Competitions, I thought Christmas Crafts would be a great idea not only to do with my kids but also to give you some inspiration and ideas to make with your own children.

Pop along everyday this month up until the Big Day and see what we’re up to.

Have a Crafty Christmas from all of us at www.babynotincluded.co.uk