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10 Gorgeous Christmas Accessories For Under £10!

10 Gorgeous Christmas Accessories For Under £10!
Christmas is just around the corner and there’s nothing better than putting your hat and scarf on in the morning, coming home in the evening and putting your fire on. But the thing that makes Christmas so special is decorating your home with festive accessories. Placing adorable Santa ornaments on your fireplace and decorating your tree with dainty baubles while listening to your favourite Christmas songs - it’s a wonderful feeling!
The Crafty Mouse knows and understands that the Christmas period can be an expensive time of year for many people. You have food and gifts to buy and that’s why my gifts and accessories are such great value, so you don’t have to spend a fortune on gifts and home decorations this Christmas.
Here are my 10 favourite items for under £10 so your house can still look perfect this Christmas…
 
  1. Glitter Glass Angel - This stunning glitter glass angel tree decoration will make your Christmas tree stand out from the crowd. It’s delicate and beautiful and bound to get people giving you compliments. For only £2.99, how could you say no?
  2. White Floral Golden Tea-Light Holder - Add this chic gold and white toned tea-light holder to any home for a classic luxe touch. It has a stunning etched out flower design which produces a beautiful warm glowing pattern when a lit tea-light is placed inside. This gorgeous item is only £4.99!
  3. Warm White Micro LED Lights - Christmas isn’t Christmas without fairy lights! These warm LED lights have a 6-hour timer and are 90cm. Wrap them around your banister or a book-case to add a festive-feel to any room. Only £6.99.
  4. Fabric Sitting Santa - For £8.99, you can choose whether your little festive friend wears a red or grey hat. These Santa decorations have a nordic style fabric with knitted hats, stripe tights and fur trim boots - if you like attention to detail, you’ll love these lovely little ornaments. Place them on a fireplace or a bed-side table.
  5. Metal Silver Sitting Santa - If you prefer your ornaments more classy and chic, this metal silver sitting Santa will fit perfectly in your home this Christmas. This little guy only costs £4.99 but will effortlessly add a bit of sparkle to your home. Also comes in
  6. Christmas Banner - This red, cream and grey Christmas bunting looks fantastic as a table or mantelpiece decoration. You could even hang it above your Christmas tree! This item is only £9.99 and you can utilise it in your home in many different ways.
  7. Rustic Star Garland - If your home is rustic-inspired, these pretty rustic star garlands will make a charming addition to any home this Christmas. With plywood cut-out stars and bells hanging off a white cotton string, these festive treats have a shabby-chic edge. You can also choose from 2 colour options - a rustic natural wood or a cream matte painted finish. These would look great on your Christmas tree or wrapped around your staircase if you’re not a big fan of fairy lights.
  8. Branch Round Tea-Light Holder - I have many beautiful tea-light holders in my Christmas shop this year but this is one of my favourites. Complete with a sparkle branch design, this ball-shaped candle holder is sure to add a beautiful touch to any home. This delicate and chic item will add a woodland inspired look to a luxury dining table.
  9. Christmas Tree Napkins - What is a key part of Christmas? The Christmas dinner, of course! These napkins are so pretty that you almost won’t want to wipe the turkey off your mouth with them! Only £3.99 to make sure you have the most festive napkins at the dinner table this year!
  10. Clear Glass Bauble with Jewel Design - If you love the glitter angel decoration, you’ll adore this bauble. This delicate and pretty bauble will add elegance to any tree. Pair it up with the glitter glass angel to add a magic touch to your home this Christmas.
 
The Crafty Mouse is feeling especially festive after writing this post! If you love the items in my Christmas shop, I would like to share a secret with you! I am holding a Luxury Christmas Decoration, Lighting and Gift Show at The Red Lion in Burley-in-Wharfedale on the 11th of November from 1pm-7pm.
There will be a Santa’s post-box for children’s Christmas lists and why not have a refreshing glass of bubbly while you shop my Christmas collection? Make your 2017 magical and come along!

7 SCENTS TO TRANSFORM YOUR MOOD AND MAKE YOU FEEL GREAT!

7 SCENTS TO TRANSFORM YOUR MOOD AND MAKE YOU FEEL GREAT!

As you've probably experienced, your sense of smell is closely connected to the way you feel. After all, a mere whiff of a familiar scent on the breeze can inspire a dramatic flood of memories. But, did you know that you can use this power to help change your mood?

We have listed seven transformational and uplifting scents below, but In addition to the scents themselves, all these candles are made from Soy wax.  As the name suggests, soy wax is made from the Soybean which means that it is 100% natural, 100% renewable and 100% environmentally friendly.

Our top 6 reasons for choosing a soy wax candle

1. Longer Burning - Soy wax has a lower melting point which means it burns up to 50% longer than paraffin wax candles.

2. Non-Toxic - As soy wax is made from vegetable oil it is clean burning and releases no known carcinogens when it is burnt.

3. Better Fragrance - Due to the lower melting temperature of the wax, a healthier ‘wax pool’ around the wick is created. This ‘wax pool’ allows the fragrance oils to more easily vaporise, and thus releasing more fragrance into the home.

4. Renewable Resource - Soybeans are an environmentally friendly, sustainable and a renewable resource.

5. Easier to clean - Spills of soy wax is much easier to get out of fabrics or table cloths as it is biodegradable, with a simple wipe and its gone.

6. Clean burning - Soy burns clean which means minimal soot is released. No more black walls.

 

Seven transformational and uplifting scents you should know about

For relaxation: bay leaf

Are you stressed about work, study or relationships? Are you having trouble sleeping? Do you wish you could relax more, but find yourself tensed up by distracting thoughts? If you answered yes, it's the scent of bay leaf you need. It can calm you down in seconds and help treat insomnia.

To feel energised: orange

Orange has the opposite effect to lavender. Like other citrus scents, it wakes you up and gives you energy. So, if you're feeling drowsy, lazy or weak, pick yourself up by lighting orange-infused scented candles.

To boost alertness: jasmine

Sometimes you need to give 100% attention to something - be it a person, a place or an event. Whenever this is the case, you can use the scent of jasmine to boost your alertness. What's more, it can assist in improving hand-to-eye coordination.

To increase your libido: pink pepper

There's a reason why the word spicy is used, not only in cooking, but in the bedroom, too. Pink pepper can inspire you to perspire and pump up your heart rate, thereby increasing your libido.

For balance: English rose

Feeling all out of sync? Sick of your feeling that you're moving in three directions at once and unable to find your inner peace? By lighting rose scented candles, you can enjoy a renewed sense of balance and calm.

For positivity: black pomegranate

When you want to put the bounce back in your step and a smile on your dial, get yourself some black pomegranate scent. It can give your serotonin levels a serious kick, having a similar effect to that of eating chocolate (but without the calories!).

For focus: cedar

Studying for an exam? Preparing for a job interview? Need to get an important task done, quickly? Cedar is your friend. It can intensify your focus and help you concentrate better.

Now, it's time for some experimenting. Choose your desired mood and a scent to match and get started!

Trends You Want To Get Involved With In 2017

Trends You Want To Get Involved With In 2017

7 Trends You Want To Get Involved With In 2017

Summer is almost over which means new trends are swiftly approaching our homes. According to Country Living, we can wave goodbye to all white interiors, marble decor and boring bedding, and say hello to some new and exciting trends. I love keeping up to date with the latest trends and I will stock items for you that will show your friends and family that your home is always up to date with the latest decor!

So, what are the latest trends and will you love them or hate them? I have put my interior design head on and created a list of trends for you to look out for this Autumn. You can be sure that the crafty mouse will always make sure your home is cosy and on-trend!

Velvet

Velvet is a closely woven fabric with a soft and smooth texture. There is no nicer feeling than laying your head on a velvet cushion or brushing your hand along a velvet throw. It is a welcoming fabric for Autumn and Winter and it perfectly compliments rough and natural textures, such as woven baskets or reclaimed wood. Velvet is a great way to add cosiness and comfort to a room and is expected to be one of the biggest Autumn trends this year.


Woven Texture

It just so happens that woven texture will also be making a comeback in the following months, so there's no excuse not to purchase a new velvet throw for your wicker bucket chair. If you're unsure of how to style your home with woven accessories, the crafty mouse is full of advice and can show you the best way to facilitate this amazing trend!


Blush Pink

Dusted Pink or 'Millenial Pink' as some call it, has been a huge trend over the Spring and Summer months, but we can officially wave goodbye to that shade and give a warm welcome to Blush Pink. Rosy hues are making a return and they're here to stay, so it's time to stock up on vintage glassware, velvet pillows, and painted planters in this stunning, trendy colour.


Brass

We're sending copper accessories on their way. They've had their time and now it's Brass's time to shine! Brass can be incorporated into furniture but also makes for a stunning home accessory, whether it's a lamp or a photo frame. The crafty mouse is excited to be introducing brass homeware in the near future to ensure that your home is prepared for this Autumn statement trend!


Interesting Bedding

As I've mentioned, it's out with basic bedding. 2017 has had enough of boring plain, white sheets and we're all ready for something more exciting to jazz up our bedrooms over the colder months. It's time for more exciting bedding to take the lead. Think floral designs and intriguing patterns paired up with upholstered headboards!


Matte Black Home Accessories

It certainly makes a change from marble but yes, matte black is one of the 2017 Autumn trends. Consider implementing this trend in your bathroom by looking for matte black light fixtures and faucets.


Houseplants

Begin a new collection this autumn by having indoor plants in every corner of your home. Houseplants filter the air for you while adding a perfect decorative element to your home. Banana trees are a stunning plant to keep in your home as they have giant leaves. Pretty fringed fern palm trees are also very on-trend. But, if you don't feel prepared to take care of plants, you can purchase fake succulents or even choose decor that reflects trees and plants - I have some ideas up my sleeve for this trend, watch this space!




If you want to learn more about upcoming trends or you want advice about the kind of accessories you can buy for your home to fit in with these new trends, message the crafty mouse! I love to help and show you how you can make your home look beautiful.


 

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