What is it about Christmas that makes us do silly and crazy things?! I don't know, but I do know that Mr H is seriously questioning my sanity... Last week I Christmas blinged the salt and sugar. Grab a coffee and follow me around... this will only take a minute!
A few Christmas' ago, the children made snow globes from old jam jars and some glycerine, great children's activity and I confess to being a jam jar hoarder, anyone else out there? But as the children had absolutely no desire this year to snow globe with me (they are 15 and 13, they thought I was mad at even suggesting such a thing, I think they maybe questioning my sanity too?!?!) I had lots of jars and nothing to do with them, until...
|The beginnings of a festive salt shaker|
You will need:
♥ empty clean jam jar
♥ Christmas decoration that will fit in the jar with lid on (make sure it is clean)
♥ glue gun
♥ some thin sharp implement for making holes, I used a BBQ metal skewer
♥ hammer or other heavy object to punch implement into lid to makes holes, I used a spanner!
|Check your choice of decoration |
fits in the jar with the lid on
|Once glued in position, let it dry and add salt|
|A snowman in snow!|
|Add enough holes for salt to be shaken out, |
but not too many so you have a snow storm on your food!
|Holes punched ready for salt shaking!|
Norwegian Christmas smell...
In our household we also use a lot of vanilla sugar, very easy to make if you cannot get hold of any, just add a split vanilla pod into your jar and it will infuse it's goodness and be soaked up by the sugar. Not only do we add it to sugar, but it is excellent added to icing sugar and then used to sprinkle onto cakes, pancakes and of course Norwegian waffles. Give it a try!
|Reindeer ready for some sugar action|
|Vanilla icing sugar|
|Loving the Christmas flavours |
and red in my kitchen at this time of year
♥ How are your Christmas
preparations coming along? ♥