1736 posts tagged crafts
I know Christmas stockings aren’t really as popular as they once were, but I still love them. They’re great for filling with little presents, which is great for little ones (and little ones at heart!). And handmade ones can be passed down for generations, which makes for a nice Christmas tradition! As my ‘theme’ this year is Woodland, these motifs are perfect. Don’t worry about wonky toes or deformed bears - Martha’s got you sorted with templates!
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.
Confetti Pop has many awesome Christmas DIYs, but this one is my absolute favourite! Pinatas are already awesome, but individual pinatas?! Yes please! And make sure to check out the rest of Confetti Pop’s Chrissy projects.
Mr Printables is the kind of website I wish was around when I was a kid (also, the internet would have been great, but that’s another thing). I would have been all over this amazing paper, most probably wallpapering my wall with it, drawing butterflies on it, etc. Now I’m grown up, I still have lots of plans for this paper - wrapping presents with it, making swing tags from it, using it to line drawers. Download and be inspired!
As an owner of a house with wooden floors, I am all about DIY rugs. They’re great to have underfoot but so expensive (well, for the nice ones anyway!). There was a rug I loved from Freedom almost identical to the one on the right in the picture but it was $600! This tutorial is fantastic and means I can get the same look for less - which is what we all want right?!
I don’t know why people love diamonds so much. I’m terrified of wearing them, all I can think of is ‘OH MY GOD, PLEASE DON’T LET ME LOSE THESE’. But a concrete diamond? Now that I feel more comfortable with! Firstly, I can’t lose it, secondly, it’s going to be much cheaper, and thirdly I think it looks awesome and I can think of so many uses. Not just a decoration for the inside, but great to use as a paper weight or even to add some glam to your garden! The raw piece is earthy and modern, but you could easily paint this too.
There’s nothing worse than cold feet, so these removable fur ‘collars’ for your sneakers are perfect. And they couldn’t be easier to make - the only thing that’s going to be hard is choosing which fur you’re going to use!
Just like some people covet shoes, bags or cars, I covet homewares! And oh my gosh, as soon as I saw this table I immediately wanted it. And guess what, it can be mine, and it won’t cost me $2000! That’s my very favourite part. And even better than that, you can fit six chairs around it - great for when i have family and friends over.
p.s. I would also like six Ghost chairs. Please note Santa!
'Mistletoes' Last Minute Gift Kit | The Crafting Chicks
I’m totally in love with this idea - so easy to put together and so cute! All the girls in my life love nail polish, but it’s not the easiest thing to give as a gift. Regardless of the price of the polish, it’s an awkardly sized gift to give (and wrap!). But adding this cute tag and some pretty ribbon and you’ve got yourself the perfect gift!
I love the free Christmas printables that come out every year - there are some really talented (and generous!) bloggers out there! I love these freebies from Creative Index - two sets with two lots of colours. I’m sure there will be more to come, so keep an eye out!
Since my mum has been down, I’ve been watching a lot more ‘normal’ tv (i.e. on an actual tv and not on my laptop!) and as such have seen more than my fair share of Laverne and Shirley. And I have to say, I loved Laverne’s big L on her tops! OK, maybe I wouldn’t wear one everyday, like her, but I still think it’s cute. So I was excited to see this DIY by Mood (thank you Mood!) because I’ve got everything for it. Now I can rock an ‘E’ sweat shirt and be thankful I don’t have Lenny and Squiggy for neighbours!
I don’t know why, but for some reason whenever I think of getting dressed up for holiday parties, I always veer towards shiny, glittery pieces. Maybe it’s because of all the gorgeous baubles on trees… whatever the reason, I always feel much more festive! These clips and pins are perfect for small presents or stocking stuffers. You can find great jewels & vintage brooches on etsy, and the tulle from your local craft store. Attach to a piece of pretty card and pop in a printed paper bag (check etsy for some seriously sweet ones!) and you’re done - great if you have a lot of girls in your life that you want to give gifts to and you’re on a budget!
I just bought a book I’d been eyeing for a while on how to make paper flowers. Though I’m in love with all the different designs, it can be quite hard to follow some of the directions (and get some of the supplies!). Not so with Lia’s gorgeous paper flowers. Each flower has clear, step by step instructions, plus photos. And all her flowers come with free download patterns (some of them are also designed to be printed straight off with the pattern on there - bonus!). And there are lots of uses for something like this, including popping them on top of your Christmas gifts, or even attaching them to your Christmas tree - how pretty would that look!?
As y’all know, my tree is up and I’m full into the Christmas spirit. I was scouring Pintrest for ideas on how to decorate my mantle piece. This is perfect! Though these feathers were cut out using a Silhouette machine (I want one, Santa please pop one under my tree) I will cut mine out by hand. And even better, I can leave this up after Christmas is over!
Forget memories of tacky shell bracelets from beachside holidays or those 90’s shell chokers - this shell bracelet is a mod, pretty, gold and neon version that will fit in perfectly with your other pieces. Plus it has a tassel - I’m sold!