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How to Make Easy Peasey Melt and Pour Soap Making

Homemade Soap making has never been so super easy as it is with melt and pour soap base. This activity is a big sensory pleaser for us too. If you decide to give this craft a go then please share… Continue Reading →

Christmas jumper to Christmas Cushion in a few simple steps

Today Jessica went live on Wiltshire Gifts taking an old Christmas Jumper and transforming it into a Christmas Cushion. She did absolutely amazing I was so proud she was nervous and went shy. However, hopefully, they will both soon find… Continue Reading →

The Best Christmas Chocolate Yule Log Recipe Ever

Honestly the best Christmas Chocolate Yule log recipe we have ever had the pleasure to gorge on! Emily will be live on Monday 13th December at 2 pm. She will be making the Cake mix. However, due to the Gnash… Continue Reading →

How To Guide for the Children’s Activity Mirror Drawing

This post is a how to guide for using the Wiltshire Gift’s Children’s Activity of Mirror Drawing. We hope you enjoy them. Mirror Drawing If you decide to give this craft a go then please share your creation using the… Continue Reading →

How To Guide for the Children’s Activity Christmas Bingo

This is how to play our Wiltshire Gift’s Christmas Bingo and the sheets required to print off to play. Christmas Bingo: Requirements: Printed Wiltshire Gifts Bingo sheets  Scissors Bag Technique: Cut out each item on page 2 these are your… Continue Reading →

Are Fabric Decorations the Secret to Teaching Valuable Skills?

Fabric decorations are a big hit in our house. Not only can they be cheap, fun to make and need very little skill. They also help your child learn a very important and valuable practical skill. Our children actually use… Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Guide to Making your Own Clay Tree Decorations

Clay is always one of our girl’s favourite activities. These Clay Tree decorations can be made with Air drying clay as well as Kiln dried. If you decide to give this craft a go then please share your creation using… Continue Reading →

The Essential Guide to the perfect Christmas Pudding!

We love a bit of Christmas pudding and what better way to spend “stir up” Sunday than making a Christmas pudding for your Christmas day? We Have always used a recipe adapted from an old Mrs Beaton’s recipe book. Below… Continue Reading →

Hands Down the Best Classic Christmas Cake Recipe

Making your own Christmas cake is great fun. Normally we stick loosely to the amazing Recipe from Mary Berry. However, we adapt ours slightly as we do not add nuts Furthermore, we cheat a little! 😉 We only make the… Continue Reading →

Superbly simple Junior Baubles for all ages

These Superbly simple junior baubles make wonderful handmade gifts. If you decide to give this craft a go then please share your creation using the hashtag #wiltshiregiftschristmasTo find out what we create this year watch out for the Children’s house… Continue Reading →

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