Did know that Christmas is only just over a month away. Where has this year gone?
To help you get into the spirit early here is an easy handmade Christmas card idea. I have used mixed media – paper, felt, buttons, paint, hessian/linen etc and I love machine sewing on cards. It quick and easy and looks awesome. I enjoy using a variety of media when making my cards as it just makes them that bit more interesting and appealing. (These cards will be for sale on my Etsy store if you haven’t the time or the gear to make them yourself)
You had better get cracking then on those handmade cards! Your friends and family will be impressed with these!! Here is some photos and instructions on how to make them…
Old music paper is hard to find so when you do get your hands on some it’s pretty precious – well to me anyway?? To make sure it never runs out I photocopy mine and you can bearly notice the difference between the original and the copy (if you don’t ever put them side by side that is).
Continue reading “Christmas Cards – Music, Christmas Trees and Golden Splatter!”
This is a quick and easy Christmas craft to decorate the tree or give away as a stocking filler. Great to do together with a group of ladies.
You will need some wooden old fashioned pegs, white paint, ribbons, glitter paper, Bomboniere/favour circles with gold/silver trim, white plastic lollipop sticks and thin wool. Most of these things can be purchased at a craft shop or those cheap variety stores (in the craft section). The bomboniere circles are a little bit harder to find – I bought mine at Lincraft. They are made of either tulle or organza.
If you haven’t got time to go shopping I have kits for sale on my Etsy store. The best thing with the kits is that some of the steps are done for you – the pegs come already painted and the wing template is are already traced onto the glitter card.
Here is some step by step photo instructions to show you how to make them:
Continue reading “Christmas Crafts – Organza/Tulle Peg Angels”
These would have to be one of the easiest Christmas cards to make. All you need is some scraps of Christmas paper and some sparkly diamantes.
All you do is rip thin strips of paper into different lengths to position to look like a Christmas tree
Of course you can go to town with the embellishing with things like sequins, stars and snowflake hole punch shapes but try to keep it simple. If you are using plain cards you could decorate with a simple Christmas stamp if you want to. I have use a snowflake stamp to give the background a bit of interesting detail, but plain would be fine too. You could also have some fun with some watered down paint and a toothbrush to give that flicked paint effect.
This is a fun craft to do in a group as it is easy and you don’t need much equipment and you could just gather together your paper scraps from last season.
This is one of the best crafts you can do with a group of girls young and old. I have taught this one many times and it is always successful. You make each petal separately with very easy origami folding. I think I have made about a thousand of these over the years and there are plenty around my house! I don’t think I will ever get tired of making them. I will definitely be posting more example in the future… Continue reading “Amazing Origami Paper Flowers”