Pepparkakor (Gingerbread Biscuits) Decorated with Royal Icing

    Pepparkakor is a traditional Swedish recipe. These Scandinavian spicy biscuits are traditionally served on St Lucia Day, which is a celebration of light on the longest night of the year. St Lucia Day is one of the biggest Christmas-time celebrations in Sweden and is held on the 13th December. This date was unknown […]

5-Pointed Origami Star Gift-Tags or Decorations with Christmas Washi Tape

    I love working with washi tape and found a great use for my Christmas-themed tapes by adding them to plain white paper origami stars. I decorated the stars with a variety of bold patterns and in a colour theme of red, green, and white. I played around with this idea for washi tape […]

Christmas-Themed 5-Pointed Origami Stars

    I really love the look of the 5-pointed origami star and I have made these so many times I can make these with no instructions at all.  The base shape to start with is a pentagon, which is folded and unfolded many times to create the final star – follow the links for […]

Washi Tape Christmas Cards

  CARD 1 – Washi tape ‘Christmas Present’ card – this card was Mum’s idea, so we collaborated on this design:   CARD 2 – Washi tape Christmas card with stripes of red and green:   These two cards are fun to make, and it is always nice to give, (and receive) hand-made cards. Below […]

Washi Tape Covered Wooden ‘Christmas Pegs’

  I have written in an earlier article about Mum’s wooden pegs*, which have become a family in-joke (search for ‘pegs’ on my website), and this time, as a bit of fun, I decided to surprise her with an array of ‘Christmas Pegs’ to brighten up her peg basket. These washi tape pegs can also […]