Our Christmas Grotto fort…

On Saturday, after searching endlessly for an available Father Christmas – he is a busy man didn’t you know! We finally decided that Father Christmas would have to come to Constant Cottage for a flying visit before Christmas Day. Nanny & Grandad took the little ones out for a quick stroll and a play in the park, whilst Father Christmas had a little Mummy looking elf who created a grotto in the playroom. Especially for Father Christmas…


I knew I had a lot of fabric in my craft cupboard and so I got to work: staple gun, strong tape, fabric and not forgetting Christmas lights and soon enough I had sectioned off a little area for Father Christmas to come and visit Noah and Isla. Probably the best, most fitting fort I have ever built in my life.



Before, it was a playroom and there were toys everywhere. It was a complete turn around after taping and securing all the fabric to the conservatory roof – this wasn’t easy. But it held, I was impressed. The finishing touch was the little added Christmas light effect.


We got Father Christmas ready, shhhh, don’t tell the children – Grandad had the pleasure of being Father Christmas and I was shocked that both Noah and Isla had no idea what so ever…


It was great fun doing this at home and the Christmas Grotto went down a treat…





I am using this as a entry to a fabulous competition over at the furniture market, the competition is for Britains Best Blanket Fort and you can see the T&C’s here.


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    • Thank you Anna 🙂 I couldnt either. Especially as Noah is older. But he treated him as he did any other Father Christmas- almost a little frightened. He doesnt really take to Father Christmas for some reason, always keeps his distant.

      Grandad used a different voice too… I was so impressed 😉

  • What a great idea! I always leave everything till late and we ended up in a 2 hour wait for the Santa grotto near us, both my kids and hubby weren’t happy by time we got in and because it was a strange place my son was petrified of the whole thing. Might try this next year. Grotto looks amazing. Go crafty Mommy.

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