Felt Letters and Homemade Post Box

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This is an easy to make and costs less than $20.  The best thing is that my son loves it.  He is at the age where he just loves to pretend play.  He sets up his teddies around the house collects the post from the box and then delivers the letters to each one of his teddies.

you will need

  • Sheets of felts (at least 2 colours)
  • Cardboard box
  • Can of red spray paint
  • Pot of black paint
  • Thread

Instructions

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Make  yourself a basic template and cut out of the felt.  I used a small box outlined it 3 times using the top box to cut out the triangle.

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Then cut out out a square for the stamp and a rectangle for the address label Out of a different colour felt. Sew the stamp first on to the envelop then sew on the address to the label before sewing to the envelope.

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Finally sew up the side of the envelopes

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Now for the Post Box, get yourself a  suitable cardboard box and cut out a slit for the post to go in.

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Then spray paint the box and leave to dry. ( I recommend you do this outside as it’s is smelly work). The last step is to paint in black the words “post box”.

 

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If you have any questions please comment below.

 

Sarah x

Homemade Turkish Delight

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This is my take on Turkish Delight.  It is a fantastic gift and not too difficult to make, however it does need 24hrs to set so bear that in mind.

Ingredients

  • 50 grams of powered gelatine
  • 520 ml water
  • 8 tbsp rosewater
  • 900 grams caster sugar
  • 8 drops of pink food colouring
  • 6 tbsp of icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp of cornflour

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Recipe

Take a large saucepan and place the water, gelatine and rosewater and stir. Then mix in the sugar and bring to the boil without stirring.

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Once it’s boiling turn heat down and simmer for 20 minutes.  Oil a slice tin with sunflower oil.

Remove from heat and stir in the food colouring and rest for 2 mins before pouring into tin.

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leave it to set for 24hrs.

Mix together the corn flour and icing sugar .

Remove from tin. Cut the delight into cubes and roll in the flour and sugar.

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Store in air tight container or confectionery bags.

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If you have any questions just comment below.

Sarah x