NOV
2016
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

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NOV
2016
09

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.

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NOV
2016
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.

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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.

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OCT
2016
20

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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OCT
2016
19

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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OCT
2016
12

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.

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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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OCT
2016
04

Crafty Chalkboard Bauble Ideas and Inspiration

We love these chalkboard baubles, great for creating unique personalised crafts for Christmas and all other occasions. They add a lovely touch to your Christmas tree or can bring delight as a gift!

Easy to decorate, so suitable for everyone, they can be a quick an easy way to add a touch of craft to your celebrations.

You can add sentiments, names or seasonal greetings using chalkboard markers or a liquid chalk pen, making them a wonderful personalised gift.

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SEP
2016
29

6 Stunning Plastic Bauble Craft Ideas

With Christmas fast approaching we have put together 6 of our favourite plastic bauble craft ideas for you to enjoy and be inspired.

Two part plastic baubles can be a fun and simple way to create something special for all occasions. Whether you use them for home decoration or to match your Christmas style, they can be crafted into stunning unique ornaments.

Available in a variety of sizes and shapes, they are suitable for many different craft projects.

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