Craft round-up: Christmas decorations, gingerbread houses

craft round-upWelcome back to the wonderful crafty Britmums Round Up! And as it is Christmas coming up, I just HAD to do a Christmassy round up. If there is ONE time of year to get crafty, then Christmas it is (followed closely by Easter!). As you know, I blog over at Red Ted Art and there are LOTS of Christmas Crafts for you to browse, so do pop over and take a look! And if you would rather snuggled down to a good Christmas Movie, I have that for you too!

But over to the crafty goodness.

Santa Pops

Let me begin with the wonderful Capture By Lucy and her Santa pops. She did a guest post over for me on Red Ted Art a while a go.. and I have fallen in love with her blog. She has so many fabulous ideas and she makes them nice and easy for us! And these Santa pops look fun, taste delicious (how could they not, with fresh strawberries) and are MUCH easier to make than cake pops. Hooray!


Recycled Christmas Cards

Quick.. are you short a few Christmas cards? Do you need to get or make some in a hurry? Then take a peak at A Thrifty Mum‘s upcycled cards that she made with her son.



Mini Gingerbread Houses

*Cough* yes, this is one of my “activities” Mini Gingerbread Houses… and I am only sharing them with you here, as I have had such a HUGE positive response on twitter and Facebook on these – they are GREAT for those busy parents amongst us, who don’t have the time for a “full blown” gingerbread house, but are being “guilt tripped by the children”. These mini houses are easy, no bake and lots of fun!


Loo Roll Carol Singers

You may know how I LOVE all Loo Roll Crafts (having said that, I haven’t made any in a while.. mmmh, must change that), so I adore these carol singers from the lovely Thinly Spread. Easy to make and lots of fun. Perfect for the beginning of the School Holidays.



Christmas Ornaments

We do love Christmas Ornament Crafts at Red Ted Art too! We cannot get enough of them. And like to give them as presents as they are or decorate small gifts with them. The Fairy and the Frog, shares 3 different ornament ideas – including classic salt dough ornaments. Again, perfect for the beginning of school holidays and a great way for the kids to make last minute gifts for relatives!

Glitter Tree Ornaments

And here is another little lovely craft – Glitter Tree Ornaments – from Sun Scholars a great blog with lovely kids crafty goodness. We made simpler versions of these last year for the doll’s house, but think they do look great as tree ornaments too, or alternative as table decorations?



Pinecone Pom Pom Trees

I adore these pine cone pom pom trees from Rainy Day Mum. They are so simple or the kids to make and they look so CUTE! In fact.. I think we need to make some with Red Ted’s class!!!!



Christmas Playdough

And finally… to keep us all sane this Christmas, how about some Christmas Playdough from the Imagination Tree? It is easy to make. Set up a corner for the kids to get busy in and then watch them create and have fun!



I do hope you enjoyed this round up again. If you need any last minute Wrapping Paper, do stop by at Red Ted Art, I have LOTS of different ideas for you!

Don’t forget, that Me and My Shadow will be hosting the next crafty round up, so be sure to woo her on twitter with your crafty prowess!

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About Margarita Woodley

Maggy Woodley, is a crafty mum of two! She loves everything about crafts and loves nothing better to recycle and forage for craft materials –making crafts economical and fun. Maggy also writes at Life at The Zoo for all sorts of things including cooking with kids and Theatre Books and Movies for well, just that. Maggy’s craft site, Red Ted Art, is also now being translated into German, Spanish and Russian! Enjoy!

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One Response to Craft round-up: Christmas decorations, gingerbread houses

  1. Francois Boyle 11 March 2013 at 17:35 #

    Hey Margarita, nice collection, unfortunate of me I didn’t find it before 🙁

    For all the crafts I found a way in one of the blogs that I was reading, to create glowing glitter, they had this idea of using shattered Christmas balls for fine glass glitter, they said to to take the pieces of shattered balls in two zip pouches, and crush them till you get the desired size, then use them for glitter with modge pod..I tried it, and it really looked good and neat, the only problem is, that I could not give it to my niece to apply.