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 »
Us parents are always manic at this time of the year and that is where these free printable templates for kids Christmas cards come in. I have been making fingerprint Christmas cards with my children since they were tiny and it seems fun and exciting when you are only making one or two cards, but when you are making enough to send to everyone doing with a classroom of kids it can take some time. So all you have to so here is print off the card template and either add fingerprints or get the kids to colour them in.
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 nicer than receiving a handmade Christmas card, and even more so in today’s electronic age. They are a great way to get crafting with your children and fingerprint Christmas cards are a brilliant holiday craft perfect for doing with kids of all ages, plus the recipient will love to keep the holiday card as a keepsake. Happy Crafting!
But what do you buy for a crafter? What could they possibly want? You don’t want to replicate what they already have. So I am going to share with you my tips and tricks on how to choose the perfect gifts for crafters for 2021. These gifts for crafty people are perfect for inspiring your maker friends—or grabbing for yourself! I adore crafting and I am not alone, so many more people realise that hobbies and crafts are key to a happy healthy lifestyle.
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.
Playing Family Christmas games for zoom is a great way to keep your family connected this festive season. This Christmas is going to be very different for a lot of people, us included and we are going to have to adapt our Christmas Eve party to a virtual one over zoom. Hosting virtual Christmas parties can still be fun and will get everyone in the holiday spirit. Lots of businesses have used Zoom to keep in touch with remote employees and colleagues over the pandemic and I have had a weekly chat with my sewing buddies using it for over 18 months.
How cute are these free Christmas Bookmarks to Colour? They make a super quiet time activity for children this festive season. Simply download, print them off, cut them out and colour. They are a great classroom, group activity for kids or for library use and even better the children get some beautiful Christmas theme bookmarks to take home.
How to Create a cushion or pillow using Infusible Ink and the Cricut blank pillowcase perfect for Christmas time with our fab geometric tree design. I love being able to bring out homemade decorations at Christmas but that doesn’t mean I don’t want them to look professional and simple and easy to make, but they also need to be washable and long-living which is why I love infusible ink as it takes on the properties of the material you infuse it with.