Get crafty this Christmas

With only a handful of sleeps until Christmas leave the Christmas shopping behind and get crafty! Homemade treats make the perfect presents for family and friends and add Christmas charm to your home.

We’ve scoured the net and found our favourite Christmas craft ideas from biscuits to place cards.

1. Biscuits

Bake your favourite biscuits, cut into Christmas shapes and decorate with icing and edible glitter. It will get you in the Christmas spirit and make your house smell delicious!


2. Truffles

Chocolate truffles are a great gift.  Use equal measures of chocolate and double cream, heat the cream gently and melt the chocolate. Slowly add the cream to the melted chocolate and mix well. Leave to cool and shape into small balls. Decorate with cocoa powder, melted chocolate or chopped nuts; you can even flavour them with your favourite liquor.


3. Spiced Nuts

Spiced nuts also go down well as a festive treat. Choose your favourite selection of nuts, mix with some sunflower oil, a little mixed spice and ground cinnamon (and/or your favourite Christmas spice), drizzle with some honey and bake on a low heat for 10 minutes. Shake the tray and drizzle with some more honey and bake for another 10 minutes. Delish!


Top Tip
Old jars can be transformed with some festive ribbon and a gift label and filled with the treats you have baked. Just try not to eat them before Christmas Day.

4. Place names

Cut up rectangular pieces of card and punch a small hole in the left hand corner. Thread a sprig of rosemary through the hole and secure with a tiny bit of glue if needed. Then in your neatest handwriting, write each individual name on the cards and position on the table.


5. Christmas decorations

Homemade Christmas decorations have stepped up a notch. Check out this paper snowflake!


Top Tip
Don’t throw away old Christmas cards, you can always pick up some pinking shears and crop the front of the card to make a nifty gift tag for next year.

If you are still stuck for Christmas ideas why not try a Watergate Bay gift voucher, perfect for anyone who loves Watergate Bay. They can be used for a stay in the hotel, in any of our restaurants, at Swim Club or the Extreme Academy.


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