Christmas is a time for jubilance. The festive period is bright, cheesy and a whole lot of fun! As of late, felt has been a huge trend in the crafting world – and beyond. But why is this matted material so popular? Honestly, it’s because felt Christmas decorations have the cute factor. No — not just the cute factor. The absolutely adorable factor! Plus, they truly are a joy to make. They don’t take much time at all and little stitching skill is required to complete them.
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!
Now that the sun is starting to shine and the days are much longer, it’s time for us to dust off our barbeques and start preparing for those much-loved summer garden parties! Here at Create and Craft HQ, we absolutely love planning a party and getting crafty at the same time; that’s why we’ve dedicated a whole blog post to garden party crafts.
Perhaps one of the most wonderful things summer invites us to do is go for picnics with the family. When the skies are clear and the sun is shining, there’s nothing stopping us. Being out in nature is thought to reduce stress levels and improve our moods – and a picnic is a perfect excuse. But every pleasant experience can have its downsides. Picnics can get a little pricey. If you aren’t an avid picnicker, buying in brand new supplies can get expensive. The solution? Craft your picnic! To get you started, here are a few DIY summer picnic ideas.