Christmas Eve is a special time in every household and we love to make a fuss as i mentioned in this previous post. I thought i would show you how to make your own Christmas Eve box and what to fill it with, of course it is entirely up to you if you prefer sweets, hot chocolate etc or maybe a more grown up version with alcohol etc!
Having hunted high and low for a box that would work well for all of us, some were lidded which we didn’t want a that limits the amount you can put in. Others can be burned or engraved with the names and look more like gift boxes but we wanted rustic crate and when I spotted this one in Ikea for just £5 I knew exactly what I wanted to do!
We have an awful lot of letter stickers from crafting and my scrapbooking days so had no problem in finding enough to spell out The Nicholas Family Christmas Eve Box. With the addition of a few Santa stickers the girls declared it perfect and I set about sealing it with the Ronseal Interior Varnish.
Thankfully it dried within 20 minutes so we could add another coat quite quickly and it gave a lovely glossy finish to our box. It looks white in the tin which makes it super easy to apply as you can see where you have varnished! Also protecting against knocks, scuffs and scratches it should last a good few years being man handled by my lot!
We also decided to paint our mdf tree that was bought last year from Hobbycraft, it has sat unpainted in the office for over a year as i just didn’t know what to do with it! However after receiving Ronseal Chalky Furniture Paint in Dusky Mint I knew straight away it would be our cupcake display for Christmas Eve! The kids always have a bath, put on new pjs and come downstairs to treats and a movie, this way it makes a bit more of a show of the cupcakes and I am super happy with the way it all comes together! The chalk paint looks really shabby chic and went on smoothly only needing two coats to be completely covered.
We filled our box with PJs, flavoured tea, marshmallows, candy canes, new mugs, hot chocolate and a cuddly toy!
What are you doing for Christmas Eve this year? Any plans?
This is a sponsored post by Ronseal, all views and opinions are my own and genuine
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