Hands up if you love Christmas crafting?! There is something about cosying up with a Christmas craft magazine or festive project that gets me in the spirit. I’ve been super busy with my shop and markets to do much holiday crafting (EXHAUSTED), but here are a few things I’ve been briefly enjoying.
Mollie Makes Christmas magazine is a festive special of craft projects and handmade gift ideas. Some of the projects are repeated from previous issues of the magazine, but it’s still a good one to pick up! (That’s a festive bakewell in the photo as I hate mince pies).Every year I buy the Prima Christmas Makes magazine. It’s completely packed with gift ideas, Christmas DIYs and decor inspiration. I love this magazine and get my back issues out every year for ideas. Plus, this year’s issue had a gingerbread man decoration kit to try, cute!
A super easy DIY to try for Christmas are glitter baubles. I just covered a polystyrene ball in PVA glue and added glitter! I left mine on these skewers to dry (after spraying with hairspray to set) and I may just leave them like this. If you want them on the tree, you just add a ribbon secured with a pin.I am really looking forward to trying this Needle Felting Penguin kit over the holidays. A complete bargain from Hobbycraft at just £3. Have any of you tried it? I’ll Instagram the results I’m sure!Each year I like to make beaded snowflake decorations as gifts. My local bead shop sells little kits for them (also online) and we made a few at my last WI meeting. They look so pretty when you get them on the tree next to a fairy light or two.
And lastly, I made a Gingerbread House for the first time ever! I definitely feel like I’ve been missing out all these years. The lovely people at The Biscuiteers sent me this fab DIY Gingerbread House Kit which comes in the most beautiful tin. I think it would make a super gift and is a great craft to do with your kids.
It looks like a kid decorated it (oops) but I think messy piping is part of the charm…….right?! The tin had some basic instructions, but I actually found it much more helpful to Google for these instructions on the Biscuiteers blog. Mine looks nothing like the beautiful instructions but I had fun anyway!
I may build another from scratch over the holidays and take some more time.
What are you favourite Christmas crafts to try? I’d love to know what you’ve been working on. Why not follow my Holiday Crafts Pinterest board for ideas? Somehow, I have passed 40,000 followers over there!
*I was sent the Gingerbread House Kit free of charge for review purposes. As ever, all opinions are my own.
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