DIY Christmas Bingo cards

THE CHRISTMAS COUNT DOWN HAS STARTED!

(sorry about the all caps, but not sorry because OMG SO EXCITED!!)

Time to get wrapping & sticking & enveloppe licking, hosting, toasting & turkey roasting, baking, dishing & mistletoe kissing… and then some!

Christmas Bingo cards | Cake + Whisky

Because as much as I LOOOOVE the festive season, there’s just SO MUCH to do before Christmas Day!

Christmas Bingo cards | Cake + Whisky

Decorate the tree, wrap the presents, fill the stockings… the list goes on and on and managing to get it all done is often a challenge.

Unless of course you turn the whole thing on its head and into Christmas Bingo cards!

Christmas Bingo cards | Cake + Whisky

Because what’s more satisfying than popping golden stars onto a beautifully festive card and shout BINGO! once you complete a vertical, horizontal or diagonal line? Nothing. Exactly.

I pre-filled them with festive chores & treats and left some polka-dotted spots empty for you to fill with your own Christmas traditions.

DIY Christmas Bingo cards | Cake + Whisky

Save the image above, print a bunch of Christmas Bingo cards and share them at home, at work, between friends… After all, there’s no gift like the gift of festive productivity (plus this one is free!).

Christmas Bingo cards | Cake + Whisky

…so get gold-star-sticking and don’t forget to shout BINGO! (and maybe treat yourself to a couple of chocolate truffles) as soon as you have marked five consecutive squares on your card!

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DIY Christmas Bingo cards

Easy DIY Origami Christmas Wreath

I had my first Christmas party leftover breakfast this morning. You know what that means right? There’s no more denying it, the festive season has started (and I could hardly be more excited!!)

But despite my constant Christmas-themed rambling, I haven’t put up any decorations yet. I won’t be in London for Christmas so I’m saving my energy to decorate my parents house.

But I thought I would make an exception for this cute, DIY origami Christmas wreath.

Easy DIY Origami Christmas Wreath | Cake + Whisky

All you need is 15-16 paper squares, a bit of clear tape (to secure the whole thing) and some ribbon to hang it up!

The instructions are here and I swear it couldn’t be any easier!

Just make sure you tag me in your Instapics (I’m @sndguerin) so I can see yours!

Easy DIY Origami Christmas Wreath

Advent Calendar Inspiration

Tomorrow is December! How crazy is that?

I have literally no idea how this ever happen, but it means it’s Advent Calendar time again!

If you haven’t made one for yourself / your partner / your kids yet, here is a bit of inspiration for your crafty evening tonight!

Advent Calendar Inspiration

Simplicity is key for last minute projects and this tree-shaped pile of presents just looks stunning!

Advent Calendar Inspiration

You can’t really go wrong with black and white, can you? Especially when there’s a printable included!

Less time on the making means more time pondering which candy to buy (or am I the only one haunting the Christmas aisle of my local supermarket?)

Advent Calendar Inspiration

Along the same lines, how cute would this forest of sleek paper trees look in your flat?

(Adorable, my point exactly!)

Advent Calendar Inspiration

Or what about a box of 24 chocolate truffles in colourful coatings?

Definitely a treat for the chocolate lovers in your life!

Advent Calendar Inspiration

And if you’re definitely running too late for any other crafty project, you can still trim Santa’s beard!

Do you have an Advent Calendar? Do you buy it or DIY? 

Advent Calendar Inspiration

How to wrap birthday presents? | 3 easy DIY ideas

It seems all of my friends have their birthday in August, so lately, my room has looked more like Santa’s workshop than a place dedicated to sleep and relaxation (and eating pizza in bed).

I love a well-wrapped present; it makes me almost as happy as the present itself, so I’ve spent a lot of time playing with ribbons and boxes, and searching on Pinterest for creative ideas to wrap mine.

Here are some of my current favourites.

Idea #1: Sassy card + Ribbon bowHow to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyMy love for pretty stationary is no secret and this might well be my new favourite way of wrapping presents. How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyAlso, before we begin, can we take a second to appreciate how great this card is? #BestBirthdayPlanEverHow to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyYou’ll need: a box (I got this one from Paperchase), a card (this brilliant little number comes from Oliver Bonas), ribbon (about 2-2.5m), some clear cellotape, scissors and a lighter. How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky1. Place your card on the box and secure with some clear cellotape.How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyHow to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky2. Cut the ends of your ribbon at an angle and burn them slightly with the lighter to prevent unravelling.
How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky3. Wrap the ribbon around the box and finish by tying a bow in one of the corners. How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyIt took me a while to figure out how to place the ribbon to get the desired effect… Here’s a picture of the back of the box that should save you some time! 😜

Idea #2: Birthday candles and bowHow to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyBirthday candles are a birthday celebration must-have… So why not put them on the presents as well? 
How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyYou’ll need: A box, some birthday candles (I got those letter ones from Paperchase but I reckon regular candles would look cute too!), some ribbon (the one I used came with the box!) and some clear cellotape.How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky1. Place your candles on the box.How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky2. Secure with cellotape.How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky3. Add your ribbon on top of the tape.

Idea #3: Ribbon + Origami bow
How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyThis one will require a tiny bit more patience as you’ll need to fold an origami bow, but it’s definitely worth the effort as it’ll give your present a look of simple sophitication your girlfriends will love. How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyYou’ll need: a box, ribbon (about 2m), 1 sheet of origami paper, double-sided tape, scissors and a lighter.How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky1. Cut the ends of your ribbon at an angle and burn them slightly with the lighter to prevent unravelling.
How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky2. Fold an origami bow according to the instructions provided hereHow to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky3. Wrap the box with the ribbon. How to wrap birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + WhiskyHow to wraop birthday presents | 3 DIY ideas | Cake + Whisky4. Secure the origami bow with a bit of double-sided tape.

Do you like to wrap presents or is it one of your Nemesis and you’d rather have it done by someone else?

How to wrap birthday presents? | 3 easy DIY ideas