16 posts tagged christmas craft
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!
Sequin Holiday Ornament | Made By Girl
I know that other ornament DIYs I’ve featured have been a little more involved, but if you’re looking for the easiest DIY decorations ever, you can’t go past this! All you need is the clear baubles, some sequins and water. Once you’ve add the water and tipped out the excess, you add your sequins and shake. The water will keep the sequins stuck on the side once it has dried!
Pottery Barn Inspired Wintery Wreath | Sadie Priss
I have a ton of decorations left over from previous years that I don’t want to throw away but I’m not sure what to do with. This is a great way to use them up and pretty to boot. In fact I think I have enough decorations to make about three of them!
Christmas Craft Gift Round Up!
Day 5: If You Like Her Then You Should Make A Ring For Her
OK, so I’m getting a bit nuts for the craft round up names, but tonight’s round up is all about the bling! I’ve gone through the archives to find my favourite bits and pieces to adorn your friends.
Edit: Yikes, those links were all kinds of messed up! Should be all good now!
Felt Bird | Torie Jayne
These blue and pink felt birds will fit in perfectly with my mushrooms, so of course they are on my list of crafts for the tree. I think my tree will have a decidedly woodsy feel this year (if the wood was filled with white trees and pastel flora & fauna!)
Felt Ball Garland | My Sparkle
My posts today are all about decorating the Christmas tree! I honestly cannot wait every year to put up my Christmas tree and we have a kind of tradition - when the Adelaide Christmas Pageant comes on, that’s when you get to put up the tree. And… the pageant is this weekend! Woop! I’m decorating my tree in felt craft this year and I’m totally digging this pom pom garland because I can then use it after Christmas to decorate the house.
DIY Advent Calendar | The New Home Ec
This is the kind of advent calendar any little girl would love to open before Christmas (or um, grown up girl!) full of little necklaces, charms, toys & tidbits, each day slides into it’s own little box. If you have a Silhouette machine this craft comes with instructions on using that, but I’m sure you could work out how to make your own. And if you wanted to make one for a little boy, swap out the necklaces and add in different items - bouncy balls, swap cards, army men… or if you want to make it for just about anyone, fill them with lollies!