Arts & Crafts: Christmas crafts

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How has another year almost gone already!? Seriously? I am not at all prepared for Christmas to be approaching this fast! I am always a late present buyer and often end up wrapping presents in a mild panic on Christmas Eve. One thing I do love though is getting our home looking all festive and I really enjoy making some decorations. Every year we make our own Christmas wreath from foliage we have collected in the woods and my other favourite task is making the dried orange slice decorations. I have asked some other bloggers what they like to create in time for Christmas and they have come up with some great ideas. 

orange slices

Kelly-Anne from Mimi Rose and Me has shared this cute reindeer card. I think it looks fab and it is such a simple craft using child safety paint, wiggly eyes, red pom poms and a marker pen. It makes a great little keepsake too and I think it looks so effective.

reindeer card

Emma from Emma’s Savvy Savings has created a wonderful rag wreath and the best part is, it cost under a fiver to make! It is simply made from a copper wreath circular frame and some fabric – you could choose anything that takes your fancy but I am sure you’ll agree it creates a lovely effect especially with the tartan fabric.
 

rag wreath

 
I love this Peppermint Oreo bark recipe from Jenny at The Gingerbread House. It only uses three ingredients: White chocolate chips, Oreo biscuits and peppermints. It is s super easy recipe to follow and would make a great handmade gift for somebody.
 
 
Check out these Button Christmas Decorations by Jane at Hodge Podge Days. Another really simple activity using buttons and craft wire. I always see boxes of buttons in charity shops this would be a great alternative for them. 
 

Button decorations

 
I love pom poms and Jo from A Rose Tinted World has put together a whole pom pom craft post including how to make a pom pom wreath, pom pom gnomes and even a Brussel sprout garland! Wow Jo, great ideas here!
 
pom pom sprouts
 
Heather from Mrs Mactivity has a page of printable Christmas activities – lots to choose from including festive colouring sheets and paper cone toys to make. This would make a great rainy day activity.
 

Printables

 
Thimble and Twig is such a lovely blog and Jemma has some lovely ideas including these Handmade Clay Fingerprint Decorations. It’s very easy to do, you simply roll the clay out to just under 1cm thick. Cut out your shapes with some Christmas themed cutters and press in your fingerprint. You can then paint them.
 

Fingerprint clay

 
Debbie from My Boys Club has been collecting pine cones to make Eco-friendly Christmas Baubles with. Obviously you will need pine cones then some non-toxic paint and some ribbons. Personally I love natural, rustic decorations and these look brilliant.
 

pine cone baubles

 
So there you have it – some lovely festive craft ideas that will hopefully inspire you all to get creative in time for Christmas.
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About Sarah Stockley

Sarah is mum to three children and a plethora of animals (mostly cats) and lives in Surrey. You’ll often find her family exploring the great outdoors, foraging in the woods, camping and visiting festivals. Sarah also loves to upcycle things and will happily turn an old pallet into a rustic shabby chic sign. She studied Art and Design at college and when she’s not blogging at Kippers and Curtains she also likes to make bohemian style dreamcatchers. This mum is also never far from her camera – much to the annoyance of her children.

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