5th of December – A Rose Tinted Advent Calendar

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So it is already the 5th of December! Are you getting excited yet? We have a really giddy toddler every morning when she sees the Christmas decorations and opens her advent bag. What are you up to today?

5th of December

5th of December

Where is Our Elf Hiding Today?

5th of December

Gosh, how did she get up there?! She must really love to climb. Or maybe she had a run in with the cats after yesterday’s shenanigans.

The Advent Bag

The advent bag today contains a heart shaped cookie cutter.

5th of December - cookie cutter

Today we are going to be making decorations out of air-drying clay.

Air-drying Clay Christmas Decorations

You will need

5th of December - ingredients for clay decorations

I rolled the clay out onto a greaseproof baking paper. Elizabeth loved it as it really was like using play dough.

5th of December - Elizabeth air drying clay


We cut out some heart shapes and used various things to imprint the resulting shapes. One of the best things I found were some letter and number shapes to make names with. Make a small hole at the top of each decoration with a cocktail stick or skewer.

5th of December - clay shapes before painting

You do have to leave the shapes overnight to fully dry before painting. We then used different nail polishes to decorate. You can also use acrylic paints. Finally, thread some ribbon or cord through the little hole and you have a great little decoration.

5th of December - finished decorations

I think than Nana and Grandma will both love these!

5th of December

Music Of The Day

Today’s musical extravaganza is another old favourite. Dean Martin and “Silver Bells”. Requested by fellow blogger Jennifer at MightyMamaBear.com

Have a wonderful day! See you tomorrow for another dose of advent joy!

Enjoyed this? Why not read about another easy Christmas make in A Festive Rag Wreath?

Or struggling to find presents? Why not consider Christmas Gift Experiences?

To Grandmas House We Go!

Cuddle Fairy

My Pinterventures

padded fabric Christmas trees

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12 Replies to “5th of December – A Rose Tinted Advent Calendar”

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you so much for reading and letting me link up!

  1. Mackenzie Glanville says:

    haha that cheeky elf I see you! I agree I think Nan and Gran will be very happy indeed I know I would be xx Thanks for linking up #ABloggingGoodTime

  2. Julie says:

    Your clay decorations are just lovely. Using nail varnish to colour them has turned out beautifully, what a clever idea.

  3. Jenny says:

    The ornaments look like so much fun to make. My kids would love making them. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday


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