Coloured salt jars
Make some rainbow magic salt jars using fine salt and chalk. Just pour some salt on a paper and rub the chalk on the salt until you get the desired colour. Fill some empty jars. If you want to avoid mixing the colours make sure you fill it to the top and push the salt […]
Well one is made of ginger bread the other is from bread sticks dipped in chocolate. These are great to make but they can take a lot of time if made from scratch. The reward however is much greater when you do it from yourself.
Foam sheet cards
Get the kids to make some cards using A4 foam sheets, stickers, glue and other crafts materials. Have fun.
Sequin Christmas decorations
Make some sparkly tree decorations with your little ones with cardboard, good quality glue and sequins.
Here is an alternative to the traditional paper chain Christmas garland. Make little paper baubles using 5 strips of paper (or any uneven number). Staple the top together. Cut the middle one shorter, then the pair next to it slightly longer and leave the outside pair the longest. Staple the other end making sure the […]
No need for instructions for this one. Get a large amount of baubles and put them on a string or some yarn.
Milk bottle snowmen
Similar to the Halloween lanterns you can make snowmen and add funny hats or ear mufs and orange felt noses. Use a glue gun and quality paints to beat the rain and snow or use a spray to seal your work. Cut the bottle at the back to add lights.
Snowman wooden sign
Find an old wooden plank and paint a snowman with acrylics. Use it for your outdoor decor. You could add some wording if you have space (welcome or let it snow). Seal it with some waterproof glossy spray.
Cardboard & fabric houses
I have been making a few cardboard houses for a little Christmas village. I always loved the miniature festive villages, but buying enough of them to make a display can cost a fortune. These houses are made with cardboard boxes, scrap fabric and some Christmas ribbon, buttons and ornaments. Cut the walls of the houses […]
Felt Christmas ornaments
Here are a variety of felt ornaments I made over the years. You need A4 felt sheets, thread, beads/buttons and cotton or pillow filler. For any complicated patterns (sledge, raindeer, train) I suggest to make a pattern first on some cardboard then cut the shapes.