Christmas truly is a special time of year – an occasion for families to get together and spend some quality time, and a chance to reflect upon the year that was. Plus, there’s nothing quite like the many traditions that go along with the festive season: putting up a tree, decorating the house, wrapping the presents. However, there’s a reason that pockets get tight in December. Gift-giving can set you back a hefty amount, and if you’re short on money, it’s easy to feel like you don’t have the means to make Christmas exactly what it should be. Rest assured, there are plenty of ways to have a magical Christmas on more »
These stitched salt dough Christmas star decorations are not only simple to make and look beautiful they also are perfect for working on kids’ fine motor skills. They are an ideal Christmas craft for making with a class or group of children as they are inexpensive and make great parent gifts to than on the Christmas tree at home.
Making Christmas starts out of paper mags is a classic festive craft that I have been doing since I was really small. I grew up in an old Victorian terraced house with really high ceilings and each year we decorated it for the holiday season with paper decorations, crepe streamers, accordion-folded stars from leftover wallpaper or wrapping paper and stars made out of homemade paper bags or butchers paper. We started at the beginning of December and used them as party decorations for my birthday on December 20th my parents put the tree up in the window.
This beautiful keepsake Family Handprint Christmas Tree is a wonderful piece of seasonal artwork that brings so much joy each year. There is something magical about a collaborative handprint art canvas that fills me with such happiness. Better still I bring it our each holiday season and it reminds me of happy times and when my kids were young. Plus it is great having artwork using their little hands. I mean who doesn’t love Christmas Traditions?
There is nothing better than DIY Christmas Tree Decorations or ornaments. A Christmas tree filled with treasured decorations that each bring a memory to life. There really is nothing better than the joy that a homemade tree decoration can bring to Christmas as they conjure up memories of Christmases past.
I am a big fan of Christmas Crackers, I love the excitement and anticipation of pulling a cracker at Christmas. So why not make Christmas Day go with a bang by making your own Homemade Christmas crackers. They are a super simple craft, easy to make and you can add your own unique gifts, jokes and party hats in order to personalise your Christmas Day. I know it is super easy it is to pick up a ready-made box from any supermarket, however, in order to get gifts that my family will use and not just tat they are often expensive and really wasteful. I love how making crackers I know more »
I have always loved the look of dried orange slices and there are always loads at the Christmas markets, so I wanted to try making some myself. Making dried orange slices is so much easier than I thought it would be, it just takes a little time and they are really inexpensive too. Oh, and another plus is they make the house smell amazing when you bake them.
This beautiful colour in Nativity scene is perfect for you to print and cut out and use as puppets or to instigate play. It is a great way to talk about the Christmas Story with your children. We have designed it so that it is double-sided and you print it cut it out and fold it so that each character stands up making this free printable easy coloring nativity scene a perfect Christmas play activity for kids of all ages.
I am a massive fan of Christmas keepsake decorations We have loads we have made over the years graduating from salt dough, to homemade clay and then to air dry clay and even microwave clay. I love having something which we bring out each year to remind us of christmases past, plus they make the best gifts for grandparents and godparents.
Clove and Orange pomanders are perfect for Christmas. They add a fabulously festive touch and scent to your home and for me are the smell of Christmas. I used to make these with my mum over advent when I was younger as we never put the tree up until after my birthday on 20th December, so they are so evocative of that time for me.
Simple Winter Wool Forest Wreath is a paid-for collaboration. This wreath was inspired by this beautiful winter wonderland wreath I pinned last year but I had already made a simple white winter wreath last year using a feather bower and I wanted to mix it up a little. So I had a look through my craft stash and sound 3 balls of finger knitting wool that I thought would be perfect.
DIY Believe Christmas Plaque is a paid collaborative post with Bostik. I adore Christmas and I love creating so it goes without saying that I love to fill my home with seasonal pieces that have meaning. This Believe Christmas Plaque came about to remind my boys’ that as long as we believe in Christmas the magic will always be there. Last year was the first year that both of my boys’ didn’t believe in Father Christmas and we had to have that conversation. You know the one I mean, that not believing in the big man doesn’t mean that you stop believing in the magic of Christmas. In fact, their job becomes even more more »
There is something magical about brown paper packages and I am a big fan of personalising wrapping from my Christmas gifts and love that brown paper makes fabulous gift wrap. Did you know that not all wrapping paper is recyclable? I didn’t until recently but that is what inspired me to pull together this fabulous festive brown paper Christmas wrapping ideas post and help you with gift wrap ideas.