I know, I know… It’s not December yet, so if you’re someone who won’t even utter the ‘C’ word until December 1st, then bookmark this page to come back to! I love Christmas.
In this article, I’d like to share with you one of my favourite things to do in the run up to Christmas, which is to get my creative juices flowing and to attempt a variety of seasonal crafts! I say *attempt* because usually I see some incredible Pinterest posts which I believe I could replicate so easily, like a pen gliding to paper, something worthy of selling, but in reality, the final product looks like something my (future) dog might chew up and spit out. Fab.
Nonetheless, Christmas is the time for miracles and so with that in mind, I present to you my top 5 favourite Christmas crafts (mainly sourced from Pinterest).
1. CHOCOLATE SLEIGH
I love these little handmade chocolate sleighs. They are so cute and are suitable for all ages! They are very easy to make and are perfect additions to any presents. I made these for some of my work colleagues a couple of years back. The best thing about these, besides being edible, is that the contents can differ depending on who the recipient is.
(original source: www.thewhoot.com.au)
2. PERSONALISED CHRISTMAS MUGS
These mugs are so simple yet so effective! I absolutely love personalising mugs using sharpies and have previously done something similar as gifts to my Aunt and Uncle. All this requires is a steady hand and a bit of imagination. These make great gifts for children which you could pair with some hot chocolate and sweets! Really, these are ideal for any occasion.
(original source: www.happygoluckyblog.com)
3. FINGERPRINT CHRISTMAS CARDS
Again, this is a craft that I’ve actually tried and it’s very easy to do (like all of these crafts if you haven’t already gathered!). If you like to make your own cards then there is nothing simpler than dipping your fingertips in paint and creating a masterpiece on paper. Fun to do with children, or if you’re arty like me, then this makes for a therapeutic evening activity.
(original source: www.craftymorning.com)
4. SNOWMAN SOUP
So this is actually my photo and is taken of the gifts given to my family a few years back. The gift is called Snowman soup and is essentially hot chocolate powder and marshmallows in a cone with a candy cane attached on the outside to stir it all in. The great thing about this is that its presentation is versatile. Meaning you can display it however you want- whether that’s in little jars or mugs or the plastic cones like I’ve used. You can choose to separate the hot chocolate powder from the marshmallows, or layer it like I have here. Attached to each cone is the Snowman soup poem which reads:
“Was told you’ve been real good this year,
Always glad to hear it!
With freezing weather drawing near,
You’ll need to warm the spirit…
So here’s a little Snowman soup
Complete with stirring stick.
Add hot water, sip it slow,
It’s sure to do the trick!”
5. CANDLE JAR
For my last Christmas Craft, I am channelling my candle and jar obsession and putting the two together to announce the Candle Jar! These are so beautiful once complete and with the candle alight inside. I absolutely love that you could add a black silhouette on this design and a snow effect on the glass. Perfect accessory to those cold but cosy evenings in the run up to Christmas. This is a craft that I haven’t tried before but have so many jars that I’ll definitely give it a go!
(original source: www.shabbyartboutique.com)
Do you have any Christmas crafts you’d like to share? Get in touch!