Category: Crafty

Handmade Christmas – Christmas Chocolates

Christmas Chocolates

This Christmas, my OH & I are trying to put a homemade feel on everything we give, whether its making our own gifts or stylying up bought ones & sharing the love. As we’re also on a budget this year, we’re getting crafty with our gifts.

Christmas Chocolates

Now, if there’s one chocolate that says ‘Christmas’ for me, it’s Lindt Christmas Chocolates. They are so luxurious, rich & creamy that they are a real Christmas treat. They do a huge Christmas range, including these yummy champagne flavoured ones – Champagne & chocolate, what’s not to love?!

So, we decided to split up one box of Lindt Marc de Champagne chocolates & wrap them up nicely to give to different people.

Chocolate gift wrappingHere’s how I did it:

I wanted the wrapping to look as luxurious as the chocolates so raided my fabric & ribbon stash. I used black tissue paper & mixed it with gold wrapping paper & silver organza fabric. I divided the chocolates up into groups and cut the paper to just under A4 size, with the fabric about half an inch wider.

Then position the chocolates in the centre of the paper & pull up the four corners into the middle. Wrap the excess around the middle & tie up with a matching ribbon. That’s it! Just repeat with the remaining chocolates & you’ve got some lovingly wrapped chocolates ready to give out. These are great to keep in the house, ready to give out to people who bring an unexpected gift or as a thank you for teachers, the postie or even the dog walker!

All wrapped up

I split one large box of Lindt chocolates into four different presents. Not a bad way to spread some festive cheer! I’m really pleased with how they turned out & I’m glad I’m such a ribbon hoarder, as it meant I had contrasting ribbon.

What do you think? Are you doing a handmade Christmas? Have you got any tips to share? Would love to hear about them! x

A Crafty Chai is Moving

Crafty Chai website

I’ve had this little blog on Typepad for a while now. But the time has come for a change. So I’m going to be moving this little blog over to WordPress. It’s not up yet, as I’m currently trying to decide on a look and feel for a new design. This is where my Pinterest boards come into their own I’ve created a secret board for my new site. I know the colour scheme I want to use and I think I know what layout style I want so now it’ll just be about creating it! No pressure there then!

Crafty Chai website

I’ll keep you updated and hope to have the new site up and running asap. In the meantime, I’ll keep posting here and have a few very lovely posts coming your way. Well worth staying tuned for!

A Crafty Chai Collaboration

Liberty

Earlier this week, I opened my email to find something very interesting. An email from a lady called Lauren. Lauren works for a 4PS Marketing, who just so happen to have the wonderful Liberty, among so other fab companies, among their client list. She asked if I would be interested in collaborating with Liberty, and maybe some others, via this little blog. Would I?! As if I would turn that down! I nearly wept with joy when I was last in Liberty. Oh, the pretty things!

Liberty

Regular readers will know that I enjoy trying new things, whether it’s a craft, a new restaurant or a new adventure, so I’m very excited about all the possibilities that this collaboration will hold. Don’t forget to check back soon to find out what I’ve been up to!

Instagram

Instagram

I’ve been using Instagram for ages, as have lots of people I follow on Twitter. When they were bought by Facebook a while back, lots of people were worried about what they would do to it. Well, now we know. They’ve created online profiles for their users.

Instagram

They’re still in the process of rolling out the profile pages, but if you want to follow me & check out what tea I’m drinking, cake I’m eating or wool I’m using, then head on over to instagram.com/craftychai! Looking forward to seeing you over there!