T’is the season for crafting: Christmas gifts to create together
Christmas time is certainly the season of giving… and spending, which can be keenly felt at this always incredibly busy time of year. Come December, school and work and all activities in between wind-up for a period that should be about quality time spent with loved ones, rather than battling traffic and crowds of shoppers! What better way to spread the true spirit of Christmas with family and friends than by crafting charming gifts that are heart-felt … and, in some instances, actually made of felt! So, instead of spending up big on your credit card, spend quality time away from screens and devices and create a whole ‘good list’ of new traditions and memories. These holiday activities will have you whipping up a festive frenzy of DIY gifting fun, creating much-cherished family memories that are, of course, the best gift of all.
Crafting blogs are the perfect place to find new ideas for crafting activities, so we’ve rounded up our favourites for you below!
- Savvy upcycling of old clothes and remnants from the sewing box to create a ‘rag wreath’ by Amy from Positively Splendid.
Full instructions: https://www.positivelysplendid.com/rag-wreath/
- Re-using children’s toys to create charming contemporary Lego ornaments to adorn the Christmas tree by Carissa from Creative Green Living.
- Repurposing empty milk and juice cartons to create an adorable “gingerbread house” village – without the gingerbread by Amanda from Crafts by Amanda.
Full instructions: https://craftsbyamanda.com/gingerbread-house-village/
- A sophisticated yet simple to make green wreath showcasing your garden’s finest cuttings by Lisa from Farmhouse on Boone.
- A sweet little craft-felt mouse that lives in a baby’s sock (doubling as a teeny Christmas stocking) by Jessica from Cutesy Crafts.
Full instructions: https://cutesycrafts.com/2015/12/baby-sock-diy-christmas-ornaments.html
- Adorable pom-pom ornaments, that even the youngest family members can help make by Chelsea from Lovely Indeed.
- Truly exquisite but easy-to-achieve needlefelt ornaments, perfect for tweens and teens (particularly those who are animal lovers) by Lincolnshire Fenn Crafts.
Full instructions: https://lincolnshirefenncraftsblog.com/category/easy-tutorials/
There is no greater gift than time and taking the time to create a hand-made gift is a true embodiment of love, care and good old-fashioned thriftiness. We hope you enjoy making presents both with your loved ones and for them. For other festive Christmas gift ideas that will warm the hearts of your loved ones, check out the crafty goodness of Hinkler’s impressive collection of craft kits for gifts they will cherish forever. Not only can you make charming gifts with these kits, you also learn new skills and spend relaxing time alone or with little helpers!