22 posts tagged christmas craft
Here’s a gift that gives twice - once your giftee finishes off their delicious smelling, body loving peppermint sugar scrub - they can use their pretty, glittery jar to hold flowers, ribbon, pens…
As a little girl I loved putting out the nativity scene and positioning all the shepherds, wise men, animals, angels, etc. so they all had a good view of the manger. I was pretty bossy about it! Haha. My niece loves setting out the nativity too, but she doesn’t have one of her own, I think she would love colouring and setting this up. Also great for y’all who have littlies who love playing with the nativity scene but don’t want it broken!
After writing a long post, I realised I had already re-blogged this wreath. Well I guess I love it that much, so hell, I’m re-blogging it again! I think it might be because though it looks expensive, it will cost you the price of a couple boxes of gold thumb tacks, a styrofoam ring and some pretty ribbon. Simples! Ok, so it might take you a while to thumb said tacks, but it’s worth it.
We have a rule in our house - as soon as the Christmas Pageant has been, we’re allowed to put up our Christmas tree! So I am in full on Christmas mode right now. I love this free printable advent calendar from Mr Printables, especially because you can put whatever you want into the boxes - chocolates, small toys, stickers, stationery items. It’s a bit more work to create than your normal store bought calendars, but much more fun and creative!
What a cool way to dress up your Christmas table! Simply download these cozies, print, cut and slip around your cups. Add some bright coloured baubles in a big vase and some ric-rac as serviette rings to complete the look!
There’s nothing better on Chrissy day than popping a bonbon! Even better is making your own and adding little bits and pieces for family and friends - like lip balms, nail polishes, chocolates, whistles…anything small you can fit in this mini version! Also a great way to gift presents too…
Every year I torture myself by looking at the Anthropologie Christmas ornaments and wishing I had a million dollars to spend on decorating my Christmas tree! Because seriously, some of those ornaments are about $20 a pop. Yikes. But as usual, the craft universe helps me out by sharing easy to make DIY versions. This sweet little mercury glass ornament is so easy to make but will look fantastic on your tree!
If you’re wanting to wear something fun for Christmas Day but don’t want to don a reindeer with googly eyes on the thickest sweater you’ve ever found then creating one of your own is a great alternative! The jewel heart is my favourite, but the Joy sweater with the pom pom sleeves is pretty hard to say no to!
Each year Creature Comforts puts together a brilliant round up of free Christmas printables and the ones this year and just so amazing I had to share! I particularly love the ones from Ellinee (the woodland ones) and I’ve already printed off the tags for my presents!
Well I finally got the tree up, and have been slowly decorating the rest of the house! After seeing all of these amazing modern holiday decorations I feel like I need to keep going, especially to make the cute wreath pictured. Even better, all the Christmas decorations are on sale at the moment so I can make it on the cheap!
I still haven’t put up my Christmas tree or any Christmas paraphernalia, and I’m feeling pretty like I need to get something up for the season! This ‘lazy’ modern wreath is perfect because all you need is fabric, wire and a safety pins - no sewing, stitching, hot glue, mess or fuss! And hopefully making this will get me in the mood to finally pull out my tree!
Each year I get super excited about putting my Christmas tree up, but I have to admit, it can feel like a huge hassle! You have to lug it out of the shed, shoo away the spiders, try and find your decorations, vacuum up all the buts of tinsel… bah, humbug! If you’re not keen on doing all that this year, here is a great ‘muss free’ solution - a paint chip tree! The best part is that you can make it in whatever colours you want and decorate with paper ornaments and there’s barely any clean up!
Oh yes, it’s also time to start prepping for Christmas! I’m pretty obsessed with modern calligraphy. For Christmas I’m asking Santa to give me a calligraphy kit! I really like the look of the tags on Kraft paper, but of course you could print these on any type of paper to match your paper. You can even get these tags in English or Afrikaans!
Falling Snowflake Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day
Yes, you can wrap presents, decorate rooms, etc with this garland, but how cool is it attached to silver helium balloons?! What a beautiful way to decorate the Christmas table. For Aussies, I know you can get balloons either blown up or you can buy a tank of helium from Spotlight. And then when the balloons deflate, you can dangle the garland from your windows!
Flavoured Popcorn Kit | A Beautiful Mess
Yum! ABM has three types of salt recipes to include in your kit - classic salt & pepper, spicy tex mex and for a sweet kick, cinnamon sugar. Pop in a box with a great DVD and you have a truly awesome Chrissy present!