Hanging Christmas Angels

Following on from my mini Christmas Angels I thought I’d make some larger decorations to hang on the door of our living room. Unlike the mini angels for this you need sturdier wire so I went with inexpensive garden wire which although tougher to work up with is less likely to loose its shape if knocked.  You will need some clippers shape and chunky enough … Continue reading Hanging Christmas Angels

Make an Envelope Gift Box

Perfect for wrapping small Christmas presents this design is elegant and neat. You start with a template – I’d recommend enlarging this to at least A3. Cut the template out in card and score and fold along the dotted lines. Next select a paper to cover your template.  I went with a gorgeous hand marbled paper.  I didn’t make this myself, its a purchase from … Continue reading Make an Envelope Gift Box

Make a Pom Pom Wreath for Christmas

No Christmas is complete without a wreath or two to deck your home.  This wreath is easy to make and a great craft project to do with children. All you need to get started is A couple of pieces of cardboard the size of the wreath you want to create or why not upcycle an old cardboard box Scissors Pom Pom maker (you can pick … Continue reading Make a Pom Pom Wreath for Christmas

Easy to Make Christmas Cards

Ok finally got round to making this year’s Christmas cards and as we had 140 to create I went for quite a simple design. I started off by playing with coloured ink on wet paper to make some interesting abstract patterns.  I used this to make a box full of stars. I bought a load of plain white greetings cards and with a metallic sharpie … Continue reading Easy to Make Christmas Cards

Easy to Make Advent Calendar – FREE Printable

This advent calendar is easy to make and looks great – especially if you’re opting for a simplified colour scheme. Start by printing off the templates for the pockets Once you have all the pockets cut them out  and attach double sided tape to the flaps.  Before you peel the tape fold the pockets into shape.  Once scored peel the tape and make up the … Continue reading Easy to Make Advent Calendar – FREE Printable

Tea Advent Calendar – Free Printable

As we head towards the festive month it’s time to sort out advent calendars.  This year I’ve decided to make one to open at work as well as home so decided to create a Tea advent, perfect for that mid morning break. To make all you’ll need is a selection of different teas, paper, access to a printer, double sided tape, scissors and something to … Continue reading Tea Advent Calendar – Free Printable