Hama Bead Snowflakes

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  Make It Shabby contributor EmmaJayne from EmmaJayne Designs is back! This week she shares her tutorial for hama bead gift tags – a great idea for gifting presents with, which then double up as tree decorations too!   Materials needed:   Hama beads (3 different colours – I used red, white and pink for this tutorial) Read More

How to Transform Old Christmas Decorations

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  There’s nothing like a Christmas tree to get you in the festive mood, but if your tree decorations are past their best and looking a little worse for wear why not give them a whole new look with spray paint? Alternatively, if you want to try a new Christmas style this year, it could Read More

No-Knit Christmas Stocking Tutorial

No-Knit Christmas Stocking Tutorial

  Turn something old into something new and upcycle an old jumper into a Christmas stocking or two!   Materials   Sweater/jumper – thrift stores are great for this project! Tissue paper/paper Pen/pencil Sewing machine (if not you can hand sew) Thread Scissors Sewing Needles Yarn in your colour choice (for the pom poms) Pom Pom Read More

Knit Your Own Christmas Trees

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    Make your own collection of knitted trees with this speedy project:   What you will need Double knit yarn – in Green 4 mm Knitting needles Darning needle Scissors Toy stuffing or wadding Buttons – red/white Fabric – for heart decoration Embroidery thread – red String or ribbon to hang   Instructions Make Read More

Fabric Christmas Garland Tutorial

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    Add to your collection of handmade Christmas decorations with this wonderfully festive garland.   Materials   Ribbon (length at least 51 inches) Fabric Paper Scissors Pins Sewing needles Sewing machine (if you don’t have one you can hand sew) Wadding Buttons   Instructions   Draw out a circle template (3 inches) onto your Read More

From the Bookcase: Christmas Crafts

Christmas Crafts

    If you want to stay away from mass produced decorations and are seeking creative inspiration this Christmas look no further than Christmas Crafts by Catherine Woram (rrp. £14.99). This book contains 35 projects covering everything from tree decorations, gift wrapping ideas, cards and table settings. There’s even a section on foodie gifts and decorations and Read More

Easy Peasy Pom Pom Garland

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    Whether you want a change from tinsel at Christmas or to replace the bunting the rest of the year, a garland from pom poms is a great alternative instead!   Easy Peasy Pom Pom Garland   What you will need: Choose yarns in various colours (double knit) Clover pom pom makers / cardboard to make Read More

Quick and Easy Cork Christmas Trees

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    Fiskars are well-known in the crafting world for their collection of high-quality products to help turn creative ideas into crafty reality. Now they are sharing their know-how with these wonderful Christmas decorations which are ideal for tables, mantles and, with a little adapting, for hanging off the Christmas tree too!:   Corking Christmas Read More