Christmas Craft Ideas

Yesterday I met up with some friends and we decided we are going to have a craft day with our daughters, when we are going to make decorations, drink mulled wine and eat mince pies. Christmas can be quite a stressful time for adults(mums in particular) and we thought it would be nice to have a day where we got together and did something relaxing, fun and enjoyable that would get us in the Christmas spirit.

I’ve decided to keep a collection of ideas for the day, that are simple but effective, that don’t take too much time or cost too much money. Some of the ideas I’ve found, are below and I’ll keep posting anything else I find over the next few weeks, in the run up to the big day. Don’t forget to send me any links to any Christmas Crafts that you find?

 

This garland is similar to one I made for my nieces wedding. Using brown card, choose a font and then print each letter on some nice paper and glue to the card, spelling any message you like. Punch holes through the card and thread ribbon along, leaving excess at the edges for hanging.

 

These simple pegs are beautiful for hanging cards or Christmas pictures or messages. A pot of glue, glitter and decorative buttons are all you need. What could be simpler?

 

 This chalkboard can be made using blackboard paint and chalk pens to write your message. A steady hand helps, so make this before the mulled wine!

 

For scandi minimalism, use winter foliage and berries in simple vessels, dotted around the home.

 

Door wreaths don’t have to be traditional. Use home made button decorations or sweets for a home spun craft look.

 

I love this elegant french style wreath, made from sheet music and finished with black ribbon. If you haven’t the time to make it, it is available on Etsy to buy. 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SimpleJoysPaperie?ref=seller_info 

This wreath is made from fabric rags.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/FunkyJunkyArt?ref=seller_info 

 

These beautiful angel wings take a little more skill and time but look delightful. 

http://www.etsy.com/shop/CottonRidgeEmporium?ref=seller_info

 

I love this collection of Christmas ephemera. A lovely change from a traditional tree if space is an issue?

 

A vintage style advent calendar. You could write a treasure hunt clue on each number and make your children work a little harder for their chocolate treats!

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