5 ideas for a DIY Christmas + easy gingerbread recipe

Heart Shaped Gingerbread | Kittenhood

I’ve had a blast decorating the house last week! Our place is not very big, and it’s pretty cluttered, so I had to improvise. But it turned out lovely, so I thought I shared it with you. Here are some easy ideas that you can quickly put together before Christmas:

Miniature cars & Christmas trees | Kittenhood

1. Toy cars + trees from the craft store = lovely miniature decorations. Just imagine how happy those miniature families will be!

Tripod Christmas Tree | Kittenhood Plushie Tree Top | Kittenhood

2. No Christmas tree? No problem. I wrapped a tripod in Christmas lights, and topped it with a puppet. Bonus: make the puppet’s nose red like a reindeer’s, or stitch some angel wings if you want to keep it “classic”.

Jar filled with nuts | Kittenhood

3. Fill a big jar (and I mean big… this is 5l I think) with nuts and let guests eat them as they like. This also helps you remember you to use/eat them.

Scarf & Gloves | Kittenhood

4. This guy looked a little cold, so I made him felt gloves and a scarf in about 5 minutes. He seems cozier now.

Gift wrap & git tag | Kittenhood

5. I tied this package with shoe laces – I’m thinking the receiver can use them for actual shoes if they like! The pictured gift tag can be downloaded for free here, along with seven others.

Gingerbread | Kittenhood

Easy gingerbread recipe

Ingredients:

  • 600g flour
  • 300g brown sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate
  • 200 g honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Mix everything together in a large bowl, then knead the dough until smooth. Let it cool in the fridge for a few hours.

Roll the dough out, until it’s a bit less than 1 cm thick. Cut it with cookie cutters. Place the gingerbread in a tray lined with baking paper, not too close together. Bake for about 15-20 minutes at 160°C (320°F).

Easy gingerbread recipe | Kittenhood

How to make gingerbread | Kittenhood

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