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Nov 26

Bread Christmas Decorations – Thanks to Hovis!

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas! Well it is in our house, you see this Saturday we are having ‘Pretend Christmas’, there is a reason for it but maybe thats another post. This post is all about decorations!

I sent Daddy up into the loft yesterday to get THE box down, the box with the tree, the decorations, the left over cards from last year and the stockings!

It’s So Exciting!!

The one thing I like to do is make something (or lots of things) with the kids under the topic of decorations! So, we sat down and……….

We took some bread, cranberries, popcorn, sweeties, cutters and some instructions (very important for a first timer in this particular craft!)

We laid it all out on the table looking pretty, we may have sampled a sweet, we even sampled a cranberry (to discover we much prefer them dried or as a sauce!)

We then set to work to make some bread decorations, yep that’s right, so Christmas decorations made from bread!

Firstly we toasted the bread, makes it easier to work with and then using your normal cutters we produced Reindeers and Stars! Next Came the threading onto ribbon, Cranberries, Popcorn (one for the ribbon, one for me) .

The kids really enjoyed designing how their garland was going to be and of course the fact they could nibble the materials too! Everytime a shape came out of the bread, the offcuts were quickly turned into snack material!

So much fun!

Secondly we cut rings out of the toast, popped them onto a baking tray, put a boiled sweet in the centre and popped in the oven. ‘Unfortunately’ they snapped when we tried to take them out of the over, so they ended up on the ‘to eat’ pile too! Must grease the tray better next time!

However the garlands are now proudly hanging up ready for the tinsel, the tree and the other sparkly things to join them! 

Disclaimer: We were kindly sent the Hovis Bread along with the materials to make these things, but the creativity and the fun is all real!

1 comment

  1. Fiona Martin

    These look fab – I love the look of the finished garland!

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