Christmas in Monochrome

Be inspired to try something a little different this Christmas and add a unique crafty touch to your Christmas decor with our Monochrome craft ideas.

We have created five Monochrome Christmas craft ideas, a classic unique theme with an accent of colour for that little something extra!

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Our Top Make & Fill Your Own Cracker Kits for Christmas

Here at the littlecraftybugs company, we have a huge range of make and fill your own crackers. From wonderful wedding crackers to festive Christmas designs; there’s a cracker kit for every occasion.

We think that crackers make a great alternative to gift wrap and party favours outside of the festive season, but nothing can really beat a good old Christmas cracker! Here, we’ve (more…)

NOV 17

Magical Elf on the Shelf Kids Crafts

Elf on the shelf is a magical story for the family to enjoy in the run up to Christmas.The story describes how Santa’s Elves hide in your home to see how good or bad everyone has been. Once you go to bed, the elf flies back to the North Pole to report to Santa everything that has happened throughout the day. Before the family wakes up each morning, the elf flies back from the North Pole and hides, sometimes performing a little mischief for the (more…)

6 Unusual and Inspiring Advent Crafts

Advent is traditionally celebrated each day of December with the opening of an Advent calendar to reveal a Christmas scene, or the lighting of an Advent candle to mark the four Sundays leading up until Christmas.

We have put together 6 Advent craft ideas to inspire you that stray from the traditional and add something a little bit different to your Christmas countdown. (more…)

NOV 02

Origami Christmas Angels

These origami angels are a perfect addition to your Christmas tree or would look great hanging around your home, even as a personalised gift for a loved one.

They can be made in complimentary colours to match any Christmas theme and even created in different sizes.

Our origami angels are both wearing a dress, a collar and wings, made from circular pieces of origami paper. The head is a natural wooden bead and a piece of natural cord is used for hanging, but you could ribbon as an alternative. (more…)

Football Team Inspired Christmas Crafts

Be inspired by your favourite team colours and create themed Christmas crackers, gift wrap and decorations.

We decided to use the colours of Manchester United as our inspiration, a bold red and white theme, and created 6 craft ideas for Christmas, parties and celebrations.

You could be inspired by several teams or even a league, to create the perfect themed look for the football crazy people in your life. (more…)

Crafty Christmas Nativity Ideas for Kids

Kids love to create, so why not engage them with the Christmas Story by helping them make their own Nativity scene.

Kids will enjoy creating the characters, designing the stable and learning about the birth of Jesus through crafting activities.

The finished Christmas Story crafts can encourage role play and story telling, igniting a child’s imagination.

Our Nativity craft ideas and kits are great for Sunday schools, educational use and clubs. They are also the perfect way to share a creative activity and spend an enjoyable time with family and friends.

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12 Elegant and Opulent Christmas Craft Ideas

With Christmas approaching now is a great time to start gathering inspiration for your hand made Christmas crafts.

We have put together 12 elegant and opulent crafts, perfect for your Christmas celebrations, featuring baubles, crackers, Advent crafts and more.

Taking influence from the rich colours of India we used an indulgent palette of pinks, purples, oranges and gold.

More inspiration was taken from the colour and sophistication of the peacock, creating cracker and bauble ideas using shades of blue, green and silver.

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Bauble Upcycling Ideas and Inspiration

Upcycling is a great way to make use of well loved pieces of old costume jewellery and transform them into something new.

Using old beads, chains and charms as embellishments, plastic, paper mache or polystyrene baubles can be crafted into beautiful eye catching ornaments ideal for an opulent Christmas decoration, home ornament or unique gift.

Local charity stores or secondhand shops are a good place to find extra jewellery and can also provide inspiration for your craft idea. (more…)

4 Christmas Cracker Craft Ideas

Crackers bring joy to people of all ages and can be a fun addition at all dinner parties and celebrations.

Christmas crackers are a British tradition which dates back to the early 1850s in Victorian London. London confectioner Tom Smith began the tradition by adding a motto to his sugared almond bon-bons, he then sold them wrapped in a twisted paper package.

From these modest beginnings Tom Smith went on to establish a thriving cracker business selling the more recognisable modern cracker, complete with snap, hat and gift.

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