Christmas is the perfect time to decorate your home with lovingly handcrafted decorations. Although temporary, Christmas decorations really get you in the spirit for the most wonderful time of the year. The best part is that it’s never too early to start creating for your tree or mantelpiece. Crafting six months in advance ensures that you’ll be running on Santa’s time in anticipation of 1st December. From baubles and angels to stockings and wreaths, use these crafty ideas to get yourself into the festive spirit – even if it’s 20°C or above outside!
Here at Create and Craft, we’re ahead of the game. We understand that crafters need more than one month’s notice to create fabulous Christmas decor for their homes, so we’ve found some of the most festive projects out there. Will you jump on the Xmas bandwagon?
Before running out to the nearest supermarket or home store, have you ever stopped and thought about how much cheaper it’d be to create your own baubles? Glass baubles regularly fall from Christmas trees and smash (we blame the cats…) or crack whilst up in the loft. This means that buying baubles is an annual task – bah humbug! Instead of following your usual ritual, we bring you exciting news – we have a kit that enables to you make your own baubles!
The kit features gold and silver shrink wrap to surround six acrylic baubles, plus hooks and red ribbon to finish them off. If these traditional Christmas colours aren’t really your thing, there’s also a multi-colour bauble kit that features a variety of colourful festive designs.
Stitchers have the merriest time at Christmas and in preparation for Christmas! There are so many things you can create with a sewing machine and fabric. This McCall’s Christmas Decorations Pattern enables you to create multiple fabric-based projects, including a wreath, a Christmas tree centrepiece, stockings, a tree skirt and six different types of ornaments.
If you’re sick of baubles and want to hang something a little different from your Christmas tree, beaded ornaments are the way forward. First up, we’ve got sparkling snowflakes. This kit includes white glass pearls, AB faceted crystals, wire form and metal beads to create them!
McCall’s not only specialise in pattern-making for Christmas tree and mantelpiece decorations, but they’ve also got a good eye for dining room decor. This festive pattern enables you to transform your dining room into Santa’s grotto, providing the instructions to create a table runner with elf legs, cutlery holders, yuletide chair back covers with 3D Santa legs, buckle decorations, hat decorations, elf leg decorations, and a snowflake decoration.
Our last find returns to the humble Christmas tree. If you’d like decorations that stray from tradition this year, the Handcrafted by Elves and Tree Kit is your adorable answer. This is your chance to get your Christmas decorations looking the way you want them to look, not the way you think they should look. You have a blank canvas. The kit contains six wooden elf and tree shapes, paints, a paintbrush, gel pens and twine. The perfect festive family project!