orange peel star garland :: tutorial

We have a box of beloved Christmas decorations all ready to be brought down from the loft when we decorate the tree – I am making the boys wait until next weekend, much to their annoyance! In the meantime, I conceded that we could prettify the mantelpieces. Cranberry garlands are an annual feature in our

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pinecone firelighters :: tutorial

When we’re out on a walk, the boys are very fond of collecting things. Sticks are a given, but pine cones are another favourite of theirs. A couple of years ago, when we found a particularly large haul of pinecones, I started using them to make pinecone firelighters. It’s such an easy and satisfying task

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