Craft ideas – Carolina Belles http://carolinabelles.net/ Fri, 27 May 2022 21:14:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://carolinabelles.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-25-141x136.png Craft ideas – Carolina Belles http://carolinabelles.net/ 32 32 Five free craft ideas to keep kids busy this semester https://carolinabelles.net/five-free-craft-ideas-to-keep-kids-busy-this-semester/ Fri, 27 May 2022 21:14:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/five-free-craft-ideas-to-keep-kids-busy-this-semester/ Mid-term is approaching, but have you planned enough activities to keep the children busy? Buying craft supplies can be expensive, but a new book by parent blogger and mum-of-three Sydney Piercey, inset, has more than 60 ideas on how to have fun at home using empty boxes , jars and toilet rolls. 6 Portrait of […]]]>

Mid-term is approaching, but have you planned enough activities to keep the children busy?

Buying craft supplies can be expensive, but a new book by parent blogger and mum-of-three Sydney Piercey, inset, has more than 60 ideas on how to have fun at home using empty boxes , jars and toilet rolls.

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Portrait of a cute little boy carefully cutting paper in the kindergarten arts and crafts classCredit: Getty

Natasha Harding chooses five craft projects from the Sydney Sustainable Play book (Greenfinch, £14.99, available now) that could come in handy next week.

BIRD HOUSE

I first did this in the fall, so playing with it was more of a chance to talk about the birds than to see them.

When we went back in the spring it was amazing. He invited so many birds into the garden. My daughters were thrilled and it made it onto their list of their favorite cardboard toys.

My daughters were thrilled and it made it to their list of their favorite cardboard toys

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My daughters were thrilled and it made it to their list of their favorite cardboard toysCredit: Michael Wicks

WHAT DO YOU NEED:

  • Cardboard box
  • 2 toilet roll tubes
  • egg carton
  • Scissors (and utility knife, if you have one)
  • Tape and glue
  • Optional: tissue paper, ruler, string, bird food (breadcrumbs or toast, seeds, and even cooked rice work great)

WHAT ARE YOU DOING: Start by creating the pointed roofline of a house. Remove a right triangle from each corner of the top of the cardboard box. You can cut them neatly with scissors or a cutter.

Next, add a peephole for the birds. I use one of the toilet roll tubes as a guide for this. Place it in position and trace around it lightly with the blade of your scissors or cutter before cutting it out completely.

Through the open top of the box, you can add shredded cardboard or tissue paper to the bottom of the box. From the scraps you cut to create your pointed roof, cut a wide strip of cardboard and fold it in half. Place it over the uncovered roof space of your birdhouse and glue it in place to create your roof.

If you have twine, tape a length to the back of the house so you can hang it from a fence or a tree outside.

FOR THE BIRD BOWLS: Take an egg carton and cut out pairs of cups. Cut close to the bowl shape that cartons naturally make. Cut a length of twine and tie it in a knot around the deck of your bowls. Leave the lengths of twine long so you can hang them in your garden.

Lollipop puppets

This is a lovely craft for your little ones to create their own unique characters.

Decorate the shapes with faces, clothes and color

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Decorate the shapes with faces, clothes and colorCredit: Michael Wicks

WHAT DO YOU NEED:

  • cardboard sheet
  • Popsicle sticks (or straws or cardboard strips)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon

WHAT ARE YOU DOING: Cut silhouettes of your choice from the sheet of cardboard, as directed by your young theater producer. We created sea creatures for our underwater theater theme.

Decorate the shapes with faces, clothes and colors. Glue the finished creatures to the bottom of lollipop sticks, bands or straws and start playing.

BOAT CORK BOTTLE

THERE are many method variations, but this is how we make them.

Secure the corks together in the middle, using elastic bands or tightly tied lengths of twine or twine

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Secure the corks together in the middle, using elastic bands or tightly tied lengths of twine or twineCredit: Michael Wicks

WHAT DO YOU NEED:

  • 3 x plugs per boat
  • Twine, twine, or rubber bands
  • Piece of paper or fabric
  • cocktail stick
  • Glue (superglue, if using flag material)

WHAT ARE YOU DOING: Lay three corks together in a line. If one of your corks is a champagne cork and the others are wine bottles, place it in the middle to provide balance.

If you have two champagne corks and one wine, place the wine cork in the middle. Secure the corks together in the middle, using elastic bands or tightly tied lengths of twine or twine.

Take a piece of scrap paper or fabric to prepare the flag. Cut a diamond out of paper or fabric and fold it in half to form a triangle. Place a cocktail stick along the folded line and glue the two halves of the triangle together.

Finally, pierce the rod through the center plug of the boat. It is now ready to set sail.

TAMBOURINE

YOU WILL need rings pulled from boxes or cans for this one. If you don’t have enough, you can always add to your tambourine as you encounter more over time.

You'll need rings pulled from boxes or cans for this one

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You’ll need rings pulled from boxes or cans for this oneCredit: Michael Wicks

WHAT DO YOU NEED:

  • cardboard sheet
  • Rings pulled from canned drinks or cans (we used 12)
  • Twine or twine
  • Scissors
  • A glass
  • Pencil
  • hole punch

WHAT ARE YOU DOING: Cut a wide strip of cardboard from the sheet and roll it into a circle (I wrap mine around a glass to achieve this)
Then open it up and punch a hole at each end of the strip.

Poke or punch pairs of holes at intervals around the tape. You want two holes next to each other, but not so close that they merge into one hole.

Cut a few short lengths of string – as many lengths as you have pairs of holes. Thread a length of twine through two rings. Very young children may be able to do this, but be sure to check beforehand that there are no sharp metal edges.

Then, thread each end of the length of twine through each hole in the pair. Pull the string through and tie inside the band.

Then tie the two ends of the band to secure the tambourine together. Cut off any overhangs and give them a little rattle. Repeat this process until you run out of rings or holes.

PLANE

Our planes are played without end

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Our planes are played without endCredit: Michael Wicks

THREE empty toilet rolls can create a wonderfully detailed airplane with plenty of room for your little ones to add designs and decorations. Our planes are played endlessly.

WHAT DO YOU NEED:

  • 3 x toilet roll tubes
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon

WHAT ARE YOU DOING: Cut a toilet roll tube vertically. Open and flatten. From there, cut out a piece in the shape of an airplane silhouette. Next, take a second toilet roll tube and fold it in half and flatten it.

Cut a small semicircle in the middle of the longer side, then reopen. Place this second tube on top of your cutout planar shape and glue or tape in place. Take a third toilet roll tube and cut it in half horizontally. Take one half and cut in half vertically.

Roll it tighter to create a narrower tube shaper and tape to secure it. Make four slits in this narrower tube, like cutting the north, east, south, and west parts on a compass.

Take the other half of the third toilet roll tube and cut it in half vertically. Open and flatten. Cut out two oval shapes. Insert an oval into the west-east slot of your narrow tube. Cut a slit in the middle of this oval.

Slide your remaining oval into your north-south slot and through the slot of the oval you just cut. It is the rudder of your plane. Glue it or tape it to the side of your tube.

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10 Easter craft ideas for kids to try this weekend https://carolinabelles.net/10-easter-craft-ideas-for-kids-to-try-this-weekend/ Sun, 10 Apr 2022 21:10:20 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/10-easter-craft-ideas-for-kids-to-try-this-weekend/ From colorful tissue paper eggs to bunny puppets, these unique Easter crafts are fun and easy to make at home. It’s easy to get creative with Easter baskets and decorations, with many fantastic and easy-to-make Easter crafts that kids will love. Here are 10 simple and creative DIY ideas to try at home: Rabbit table […]]]>

From colorful tissue paper eggs to bunny puppets, these unique Easter crafts are fun and easy to make at home.

It’s easy to get creative with Easter baskets and decorations, with many fantastic and easy-to-make Easter crafts that kids will love.

Here are 10 simple and creative DIY ideas to try at home:

  1. Rabbit table setting

Supplies needed: fun napkins, string, eggs, marker, flowers (optional)

2. Egg-cellent art from GrowingAJeweledRose

Supplies needed: empty eggshells, paint, tissue paper, glue stick, canvas

3. Amanda’s Cookin’ Tie-Dye Eggs

Supplies needed: plastic wrap, cheesecloth (or paper towel), food coloring, spray bottle, rubber band, egg carton, eggs

4. OneLittleProject Handprint Lilies

Supplies needed: pink paper, green and yellow pipe cleaners, pencil, tape, scissors

5. TypicallySimple Egg Carton Chicks

Supplies needed: egg carton, colored paper, acrylic paint and brush, glue, scissors, marker

6. Easter Bunny Socks

Supplies needed: sock, felt, pompom (or cotton ball), googly eyes, ribbon, rubber bands, rice, glue

7. Bunny Headband from Fun365

Supplies needed: white card stock, pink paper, scissors, glue, pink button (or use pink paper), black marker, white thread, stapler, googly eyes (optional), pom pom (optional)

8. Easter bookmarks

Supplies needed: various colored papers, white paper, glue, scissors, googly eyes, black marker

9. Paper Flower Lanterns

Supplies needed: tissue paper, glue, flowers, water balloons, brush (or sponge), jar, flameless tealight

10. Make Easter puppets

Supplies needed: Popsicle sticks, white paint and brush, white pipe cleaners, paper, pink marker, googly eyes (or black marker), glue.

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National Reading Month craft ideas for kids: library bags, bookmarks https://carolinabelles.net/national-reading-month-craft-ideas-for-kids-library-bags-bookmarks/ Wed, 30 Mar 2022 14:40:48 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/national-reading-month-craft-ideas-for-kids-library-bags-bookmarks/ INDIANAPOLIS — March is National Reading Month, and Carly Dorogi has some fun craft ideas to get your kids excited about books. Dorogi, a Parenting contributor and former reading specialist, shows us how to make DIY library bags and custom bookmarks with a handy contraption called Cricut Explore 3. To start nurturing your children’s love […]]]>

INDIANAPOLIS — March is National Reading Month, and Carly Dorogi has some fun craft ideas to get your kids excited about books.

Dorogi, a Parenting contributor and former reading specialist, shows us how to make DIY library bags and custom bookmarks with a handy contraption called Cricut Explore 3.

To start nurturing your children’s love of reading, Dorogi suggests taking them to the library regularly from an early age.

“I think the library is a magical place. From the moment your children are toddlers, I encourage parents to take them to the library and make it their go-to destination,” she said.

The DIY tote bag isn’t just fun for kids, Dorogi said, but it’s a win for parents because it gives kids a place to keep their library books together so they don’t get lost. not.


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5 craft ideas for St. Patrick’s Day with the family https://carolinabelles.net/5-craft-ideas-for-st-patricks-day-with-the-family/ Wed, 09 Mar 2022 02:00:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/5-craft-ideas-for-st-patricks-day-with-the-family/ SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Looking for something for the kids to do on St. Patrick’s Day? Here is a list of five fun DIYs you can try as a family. DIY Simple Felt Four Leaf Clover Pin This simple DIY from the “Mom Spark” blog will be a cute way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day […]]]>

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Looking for something for the kids to do on St. Patrick’s Day? Here is a list of five fun DIYs you can try as a family.

DIY Simple Felt Four Leaf Clover Pin

This simple DIY from the “Mom Spark” blog will be a cute way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day that you can wear anytime. All you will need is felt, embroidery floss, thick paper, a pen and scissors. You will also need a bar pin if you want to attach it to your blouse or t-shirt.

Once you get that first style, you can get creative. Add glitter, different colors – whatever makes you happy. The link for this craft can be found by clicking here.

Shamrock Painted Rocks

For this DIY, you will only need stones, paint and brushes. The rest is up to you!

A video linked here from Rock Painting 101 on YouTube shows six different ways to decorate a rock with Shamrock designs. Follow these instructions or just use them as inspiration.

Clay Pot Leprechaun Hats

Interested in painting something you can keep for years? This DIY from the “That’s What Che Said” blog is sure to please everyone. This craft uses clay pots that are painted green to look like a pixie hat. The only thing you’ll want to be careful of is keeping kids away when using the Xacto Knife and Hot Glue Gun.

You can consult the link for this job by clicking here.

DIY Origami Paper Shamrock Craft

This DIY from the Design Improvised blog is adorable and perfect for the family looking for something a little more complicated to make. It’s perfect for those with older kids who still want to craft but aren’t interested in painting anything. You will need a few items to craft it, but you can find all the information you need by clicking the link here.

pixie trap

This is the most complicated (but arguably the cutest) craft on the list. It involves taking a tin can and creating a garden-like area to attract a leprechaun. The ‘Messy little Monster’ blog has all the information you’ll need to create your own pixie trap (also known as a pixie garden) and if you’re really savvy, you can even do it with real plants.

You can find a link to the crafting instructions by clicking here.

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The Best Purim Craft Ideas on the Internet – Kveller https://carolinabelles.net/the-best-purim-craft-ideas-on-the-internet-kveller/ Fri, 04 Mar 2022 14:06:15 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/the-best-purim-craft-ideas-on-the-internet-kveller/ Purim, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the triumph of the Jews of Persia over the evil Haman, is a wonderful time to cook with the family — like these easy two-ingredient hamantaschen from Trader Joe’s — and explore fun craft activities. Whether you celebrate the holiday every year with your Jewish community or want to […]]]>

Purim, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the triumph of the Jews of Persia over the evil Haman, is a wonderful time to cook with the family — like these easy two-ingredient hamantaschen from Trader Joe’s — and explore fun craft activities.

Whether you celebrate the holiday every year with your Jewish community or want to try it out for the first time at home, these DIY projects will help get you into the joyful holiday spirit. There’s also a Purim tradition of giving mishloach manot, or gift bags filled with food and trinkets, to friends — and these handicrafts can be a delightful addition.

Here are some of the best Purim crafts on the internet:

Hamantaschen made of paper

Make It Jewish Paper Plate Gogger

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Purim dolls

Small clay hamantaschen from Make It Jewish

Grogger Juicebox

Sponge painted Manot mishloach from Make It Jewish

Joyful Jewish Purim Spoon Puppets

Paper Plate Mask from Make It Jewish

Lego grogger from Bible Belt Balabusta

Felt Hamantaschen from Make It Jewish

Origami Bible Belt Balabusta mishloach manot bag

Red Ted Art Superhero Masks

Pompom Purim Groggers by Design Megillah

Make It Jewish Recycled Bottle Gogger

Happy DIY! If you need a refresher on the history of Purim, here’s a Purim explainer from the one and only Mayim Bialik. Also, a pro tip for you: pajamas make the best (and easiest) Purim costumes.

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Valentine’s Day craft ideas to do with your kids this weekend https://carolinabelles.net/valentines-day-craft-ideas-to-do-with-your-kids-this-weekend/ Sat, 12 Feb 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/valentines-day-craft-ideas-to-do-with-your-kids-this-weekend/ Valentine’s Day is on a Monday, which means the weekend is the perfect time to craft with your kids and have some heart-shaped fun. Valentine’s Day was born out of many martyrdoms, but has since become a worldwide celebration of romance and love, manifested through affections. This love can manifest through many things including gifts […]]]>

Valentine’s Day is on a Monday, which means the weekend is the perfect time to craft with your kids and have some heart-shaped fun.

Valentine’s Day was born out of many martyrdoms, but has since become a worldwide celebration of romance and love, manifested through affections.

This love can manifest through many things including gifts and crafts, many of which have deeper meanings and feelings.

Read more: Recipe ideas for Valentine’s Day to enjoy at home with your partner

If you’re looking to give cheaper and simpler gifts this year, this list of ideas is perfect for you.

Find inspiration for homemade gifts in the shape of love here and have fun with your kids this weekend.

Valentine’s Day craft ideas to do with your kids this weekend

tissue paper heart wreath

This wreath will be a lovely addition in your home or outside your home.

Take pink and red tissue paper and cut out a heart shape from a card and another heart in the middle of the first heart.

Cut the tissue paper and crumple it and arrange it around the heart and glue it.

fingerprint canvas

Take a canvas and stick the word love on it. Take out your red and pink paints and fingerprints around the ribbon. Once you are done painting with your fingers, remove the tape and you have a work of art.

3D origami hearts

If your kids are a bit older, you can try origami hearts to decorate your home. The trick with origami is that the more you practice, the better you’ll get at it, so in no time you’ll have a handful of beautiful origami hearts.

heart painted stones

It’s an easy DIY that can brighten up your home. Gather flat round stones from your garden and clean them. After cleaning them, draw hearts on them and paint them red. You can even draw arms and legs and eyes.

Die-cut painting

Another profession of painter. This one involves a cookie cutter and some more red paint. Dip your cookie cutter in paint and take some paper and lay your cookie cutter down to create the heart shape. Can these be folded to make easy cards.

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Eight cheap Christmas craft ideas https://carolinabelles.net/eight-cheap-christmas-craft-ideas/ Sun, 12 Dec 2021 18:48:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/eight-cheap-christmas-craft-ideas/ BECOMING CRAZY is a great way to keep the family entertained over the Christmas holidays without spending a fortune. I love taking a winter walk and collecting free materials, courtesy of Mother Nature, like foliage and pine cones. 5 Eight Inexpensive Christmas Craft Ideas – From Finding Nature’s Gifts To Deals On Kids Craft Kits […]]]>


BECOMING CRAZY is a great way to keep the family entertained over the Christmas holidays without spending a fortune.

I love taking a winter walk and collecting free materials, courtesy of Mother Nature, like foliage and pine cones.

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Eight Inexpensive Christmas Craft Ideas – From Finding Nature’s Gifts To Deals On Kids Craft Kits

Plus, I have lots more tips for saving money on craft kits and art supplies.

GO FORAGE: Greenery like holly and ivy are perfect for making garlands to hang over the fireplace or to create an attractive centerpiece for the dinner table.

LET US SPRAY: The spray painted branches in silver, gold or white look stunning draped in string lights. Get more nature-based decorating inspiration from TikTok, YouTube, and Pinterest.

TOPPED WITH ZEST: Dried orange slices are a colorful addition to your garland. Cut the fruit into thin slices and place them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. Bake 45 minutes at 140 ° C and let cool.

CLOVE IT: Make an Elizabethan-style pomander, or scent ball, by piercing the skin of an orange with a toothpick and squeezing neat rows of cloves into it.

TEAM: Hobbycraft has a three-for-two deal on kids’ craft sets online and in stores, including Galt Mega Mosaics for £ 10, Pressed Flower Art for £ 14, and So Bomb DIY Aroma Bath Bomb Factory for £ 22, as well. than many other options.

TO SAVE: £ 10 when you buy all three

STORE: Sign up at topcashback.co.uk and you can grab £ 10 when you spend over £ 10 online at The Range, which stocks heaps of arts and crafts supplies. The offer is only available to new TopCashback customers.

TO SAVE: £ 10

COLLECTION: Earn six percent when you shop at createandcraft. com via the link on TopCashback. Spend £ 50 and get a free club membership for additional discounts and perks.

TO SAVE: € 3 cashback if you spend € 50

FOR A BOOK: Can’t get enough of the stationery and craft aisle in Poundland. Get rainbow gems, gold lettering stickers, Crayola Wiggly eyes, and a bundle of ten glitter tubes, all for £ 1 a piece.

  • All prices on this page are correct at the time of going to press. Offers and offers are subject to availability.

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Captain Morgan Sliced ​​Apple rum is part of Asda's two for £ 20 deal

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Inexpensive treat

This luxury 1.2kg mulled and iced wine gammon joint is £ 9.99 in Lidl stores from today

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This luxury 1.2kg mulled and iced wine gammon joint is £ 9.99 in Lidl stores from today

FEED six to eight people for £ 9.99 with this Deluxe 1.2kg Mulled Wine Glazed Ham Joint at Lidl stores from today. Or get the option of baked demerara with sugar for the same price.

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Best exchange

Matching Waitrose macaroons will set you back £ 5.50

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Matching Waitrose macaroons will set you back £ 5.50
The Icelandic Macaroon Box is just £ 3

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TO SAVE: £ 2.50

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Christmas 2021 craft ideas for adults and kids https://carolinabelles.net/christmas-2021-craft-ideas-for-adults-and-kids/ Fri, 03 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/christmas-2021-craft-ideas-for-adults-and-kids/ This is the season to get started in the craft industry. (Getty Images) Yahoo Life publishers are committed to independently selecting great products at great prices for you. We may receive a share of purchases made through the links on this page. Prices and availability are subject to change. From homemade baubles to gingerbread houses […]]]>


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From homemade baubles to gingerbread houses and even a beautifully decorated plate for Santa’s pâté – whether you’re a seasoned craftsman or a novice craftsman, there is something about Christmas that makes Christmas stand out. want to get creative and decorate our homes with DIY delicacies.

Cool weekends spent making paper chains and homemade Christmas cards are a sure-fire way to get in the holiday spirit. So we’ve rounded up some of the best kits to make your DIY decorations even more special this year.

From Christmas cards and paper chains even the youngest children can help, to Christmas wreaths and crochet snowflakes, scroll down to find our top picks in stores in 2021.

Sewn Christmas Card Kit - Craft Card (bthemaker / Etsy)

Sewn Christmas Card Kit – Craft Card (bthemaker / Etsy)

We love the contemporary minimalist design of these embroidered cards and nothing could be simpler to make them, because this kit contains three pre-punched cards, envelopes, thread and an embroidery needle. If this is a family activity, the seller will very kindly include additional embroidery needles. A buyer who bought the kit last year wrote in a review that he “had the best time making them! Super cute cards and really easy to make. A very happy customer and with the reaction I got. have had, will be ordering more next year – love them. “

Create Your Own Christmas Card Kit (PostboxParty / Etsy)

Create Your Own Christmas Card Kit (PostboxParty / Etsy)

A bestseller on Etsy, this set is ideal for young children. Each kit includes festive stickers, Santa, snowman and reindeer cutouts, plus envelopes for 12 cards. With googly eyes and pom poms, you can make every card unique.

Snowflake Christmas Decor Crochet Kit (Suzie Jules / Not On The High Street)

Snowflake Christmas Decor Crochet Kit (Suzie Jules / Not On The High Street)

Make delicate crochet snowflakes perfect for decorating trees, hanging on windows, or adding to the wrapping of especially special gifts. The kit includes all of the yarn and equipment needed to make three snowflakes, plus metal wire, ribbon, and beads to add your own flourishes to each.

Christmas balls of 39 pieces to decorate in different sizes (Artemio / Amazon)

Christmas balls of 39 pieces to decorate in different sizes (Artemio / Amazon)

Those white balls offer a blank canvas to decorate with paper, paints, inks, stickers, felt or fabric. For a trendy marbled look, decorate them with Marabu Easy Marble Paint Assortment and to give them an ultra luxury finish, complete them with Berisfords Velvet Ribbon.

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Pom Pom Christmas Ball Craft Kit (Wool Couture / John Lewis & Partners)

Current trend on John Lewis website, this easy craft is simple enough to do with young children, or relaxing enough to make on a cozy night out curled up in front of a Christmas movie. The kit contains wire, cable ties, a silver hanging cord, and step-by-step instructions to walk you through the process of making 3-inch pom poms for your Christmas tree.

Gingham Paper String Craft Kit (CottonClara / Etsy)

Gingham Paper String Craft Kit (CottonClara / Etsy)

Those cute paper chains are designed to be used year after year because they don’t need any tape or glue to hold them together. Instead, they feature a clever paper-locking design, which means they can be easily taken apart at the end of the holiday season. Pick the color for your pack – mustard, yellow, blue, green, red, pink, or a combination of all – then DIY to create a beautiful paper chain. Each package contains 48 loops of paper, which makes a chain of about 2.4 meters.

Set of 2 Wire Garland Making Rings (Sumind / Amazon)

Set of 2 Wire Garland Making Rings (Sumind / Amazon)

If you’re a fan of finding evergreen / eucalyptus / rosemary sprigs on winter walks (or just have a blossoming winter garden / well-stocked florist nearby) it can be surprisingly simple (not to mention not say cheap) fashionable your own Christmas wreaths using these wire rings.

Frosted Crown Kit (Hobbycraft)

Frosted Crown Kit (Hobbycraft)

If you prefer to get all of your supplies in one go, this kit (which is a top rated product at Hobbycraft) contains everything you need to make a Christmas wreath to make you stand out year after year. In addition to the crown base, the set includes white berries and greenery that can be styled to your own design. A buyer who bought it recently commented in the reviews: “Such a beautiful and very easy to use kit, it made a lovely crown. I would definitely recommend it and will buy it again.”

Gingerbread House Kit (Honeywell Biscuit Co / Not on the Main Street)

Gingerbread House Kit (Honeywell Biscuit Co / Not on the Main Street)

The step-by-step recipe card in this kit makes it easy to create a tasty house, even if you are not an experienced baker. It includes jigs, a pastry bag, candies, and all the dry ingredients you’ll need (just add butter, eggs, and gold syrup).

If you are looking for a gluten free version, Lakeland is stocking a cute party kit for £ 7.99, or if you prefer to buy your gingerbread already made and ready to decorate, you can get a Hansel & Gretel Biscuit Makers DIY Gingerbread House Kit for £ 35 at JoJoMaman Bebe.

Make Your Own 6 Piece Christmas Crackers (Yol Store / Amazon)

Make Your Own 6 Piece Christmas Crackers (Yol Store / Amazon)

Making your own crackers is a fun activity to do with the kids, and that means you can skip the usual plastic tattoo you find inside and fill them in instead of mini gifts or chocolates that will delight your guests. There’s room to write a name on each cracker so you can make sure your nephew doesn’t end up with Grandma’s miniature whiskey. The pack includes the card, ribbons, hats, packages, and snaps to make six crackers.

Santa and Reindeer Porcelain Plates (Baker Ross / Amazon)

Santa and Reindeer Porcelain Plates (Baker Ross / Amazon)

Make sure Santa always remembers the treats left for him at your house, presenting them on a painted plate at home. Decorate using porcelain painting pens. Each kit contains two small dishes, one for the carrot slices for the reindeer and one for the candies or a small mince for the big one itself.

Coloring Pajamas (Selfie Craft Co / Kidly)

Coloring Pajamas (Selfie Craft Co / Kidly)

Cozy party pajamas and DIY in one, this kit is a great pre-Christmas treat. Pajamas are available in sizes for kids ages three to four or four to six, and the set includes seven colorful fabric pens and practice paper to ensure the final take is a masterpiece .

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Christmas Craft Ideas – Simple, Durable Styles To DIY In December https://carolinabelles.net/christmas-craft-ideas-simple-durable-styles-to-diy-in-december/ Wed, 01 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/christmas-craft-ideas-simple-durable-styles-to-diy-in-december/ It’s the season to embrace the handcrafted charm and try out all the Christmas craft ideas while sipping mulled wine and watching Vacations for the 17th time. We’re so keen this year to have a more sustainable Christmas and not fill our house with things that will inevitably end up in landfills, so this year […]]]>


It’s the season to embrace the handcrafted charm and try out all the Christmas craft ideas while sipping mulled wine and watching Vacations for the 17th time. We’re so keen this year to have a more sustainable Christmas and not fill our house with things that will inevitably end up in landfills, so this year we’re going to get smart and go for a more homemade Christmas that won’t just be beautiful and full of personality but will be much better for the environment too.

So, to put what we preach into practice, we’ve rounded up all the festive crafts we’re going to try this year to inspire you to get so crafty. From making classic wreaths to DIY Christmas decorating ideas, there’s a craft here for all styles and abilities.

Simple Christmas crafts to try

1. Fill the ceiling with paper stars

Christmas DIY Ideas

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Old-fashioned paper decals have been a Christmas trend for years and they just keep getting bigger. They’re eco-friendly, filled with nostalgia, and so easy to DIY on your own. There are lots of DIY paper decors you can try out, from simple cut out snowflakes to origami stars that fill the ceiling in this hallway. Whatever style you’re looking for, more is more, what could be more inviting than a room filled with paper chains? Or a wonderful display of snowflakes hanging above the Christmas table.

So make a party movie, tie up the family, and sit down with paper and scissors to create cute decorations that you can hang all over the house. And don’t be too picky if they don’t turn out to be perfect, that’s part of the charm.

2. Create a crown according to your style

Christmas DIY Ideas

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Making the Christmas wreath is one of our favorite Christmas hobbies, and if you haven’t made one yourself before, it’s surprisingly easier. Plus, it’s even easier when you buy a pre-made willow or metal base, or a moss ring. Then all you have to do is fill it with lush evergreen foliage, most of which you can find in your garden.

We spoke with expert florist Philippa Craddock who gave us her top tips for making a Christmas wreath, so check out our step-by-step guide for everything you need to know.

3. DIY a beautiful Christmas centerpiece

How to make a Christmas centerpiece

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Much like a wreath, making a Christmas centerpiece can often be done from foliage you can pick. And you can also get creative by creating something that reflects your style and suits the mood you are looking for your Christmas table decoration, whether chic and minimalist, or rustic country style.

There are many ways to make a centerpiece, but a very simple one is to fill a bowl of compote (basically a vase with a stem) with soaked floral foam, then start with evergreen pieces like fir and a box to hide the foam. Add a few tendrils of ivy, to run down the sides of the vase. Then incorporate holly sprigs for more texture and contrast with their beautiful waxy leaves, and berries for a touch of color. You can make something like this in a matter of minutes, just get creative and play around with your arrangement until it looks full and festive. And you can make a collection to run the spine of your table for a truly impressive centerpiece.

4. Print your own gift wrap

Christmas DIY Ideas

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Doesn’t that bring you back? You might think that potato printing is a Christmas craft for kids, but trust Annie Sloan for making it infinitely more stylish and proving that you can achieve really effective, even chic, results. using a potato. It’s a nice and super easy way to make your own wrapping paper, using only brown paper as the base. Durable and cute.

If you’ve never used this old printing method before, it’s a very fine art that takes years of practice. Of course, we’re kidding, just get a potato, cut it in half and draw your pattern on the potato, then cut it out. Then use a brush to cover the shape with any color you want (white looks beautiful on brown paper) and just print it on your paper. Again, don’t worry if it looks a bit faded, it will look great once you add some ribbons and they are all stacked under the tree.

5. Dry oranges for wreaths and garlands

Christmas DIY Ideas

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Dried oranges are such a versatile decoration that they look lovely just sitting on the branches of a Christmas tree, strung together to make a garland, or set as a wreath. They are also so simple to make and fill the house with the most beautiful party scent. To make dried oranges, heat your oven to 140C / 120C then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut your oranges into slices of about 2 cm and place them on the baking sheet. Bake for 45min to 1 hour. Let them cool then use them as you see fit!

6. Make your own crackers this year

Christmas DIY Ideas

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Not only are DIY crackers better for the environment, but that means you can fill them with things people would really want to take home, rather than an oversized plastic paper clip and joke everyone hears every time. Christmas for decades.

The easiest way to make your own crackers is to buy a kit, Etsy sell a lot of simple paper designs that you can really make yourself. Fill them with Christmas table gifts that feel personal and will actually mean something to your guests – don’t forget to add the paper hats and write your own jokes!

7. Elevate your table with a simple but effective DIY decor

Christmas DIY Ideas

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The decorations that float above the Christmas table really take it to the next level, adding something more magical than a classic centerpiece. And while they may look incredibly impressive, they can be surprisingly easy to do. Simply find a branch that is suitable for the size of your table and that is not too heavy as it will need to be hung from the ceiling. Then tie your choice of decorations to the branch, which can be anything, balls on transparent wire and paper decorations, ivy tendrils or, as seen here, orange garlands. dried and greenery.

What’s the easiest Christmas craft?

The easiest Christmas craft that everyone can participate in is making paper chains. And they can be so versatile, too, while they could have been a bit tacky if you stick with white paper, they can work so well with a rustic or minimalist decor scheme. The same goes for the classic Christmas craft idea, paper snowflakes, you really can’t go wrong with them, put them all together and they will always look magical.

Making a wreath can also be an easy job, if you have a head start with a good base like a moss ring or a pre-made fir wreath. Then it’s just a matter of adding your own greenery and experimenting until you get a look that works for you.


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Christmas Craft Ideas | Illawarra Mercury https://carolinabelles.net/christmas-craft-ideas-illawarra-mercury/ Sun, 28 Nov 2021 23:00:00 +0000 https://carolinabelles.net/christmas-craft-ideas-illawarra-mercury/ lifestyle, christmas, It seems like everyone is running out of time at Christmas. The to-do list seems endless between buying and wrapping gifts, preparing your Christmas feast, organizing the logistics around travel dates, and juggling the various social events of the holiday season. Plus, dare I forget, there are also kids who are usually on […]]]>


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It seems like everyone is running out of time at Christmas. The to-do list seems endless between buying and wrapping gifts, preparing your Christmas feast, organizing the logistics around travel dates, and juggling the various social events of the holiday season. Plus, dare I forget, there are also kids who are usually on school break at this time and need to be entertained. The answer: Christmas crafts. While some people may be wrong about getting creative, they may change their mind with this list of five Christmas craft activities because they are both cute and functional. They are also quick and easy to organize, while still being quite fun for adults. You can make Christmas decorations out of just about anything: paper, cardboard, pine cones, doilies, pasta, popsicles, and twigs, to name a few. As long as you have a piece of string ready to tie it to the tree, you’ll be laughing. Or you can even buy inexpensive balls with the twine already attached and decorate them yourself with paint, glitter, and glitter. Create personalized socks for your whole family. Find old fabric or visit your local fabric store and cut out two shapes of stockings exactly the same size. Children can glue the two pieces of fabric together around the hem while adults should be able to sew – by hand or by machine, it’s your choice – them together. And remember, don’t make your sock too big – or do it. But remember, the bigger the bottom, the more freebies it will take to fill it up. Who doesn’t love an advent calendar? And what a simple idea you can create at home, and the best part is that your calendar can be as chic or old-fashioned as you want it to be. Find yourself a beautiful long branch in the garden of the house and attach 25 brown paper bags with gems hidden inside, as pictured on the left. Maybe you want something more traditional – you could make a Santa face with the numbers 1 to 25 listed on the inside of Santa’s beard. For each passing day, you can glue a cotton ball on the corresponding number, and on Christmas day, Santa’s beard will be finished. Give your kids a roll of butcher paper and let them go wild with paints, texts, crayons, glitter and glue. Once their masterpiece is finished and left long enough to dry, you can roll it up again and use it as wrapping paper for all your Christmas presents. This project will not only keep your kids busy until Santa Claus arrives, but it will save you from going to the store at the last minute when you realize you don’t have Christmas wrapping paper at the ready. House. Have you ever had the honor of putting the star on top of the Christmas tree? If so, you can probably still feel the overwhelming joy that it brings. Well, why not take it up a notch this year and crown the tree with a star that you or your kids have made by hand. All you need is glue and five paint sticks you can get at your local hardware store or, for a more rustic look, five straight sticks collected from under trees all measuring the same size. Glue the sticks together in a star shape. If you want to be fancy, you can paint the star and glue transparent fairy lights on it to make it glow at night. You can make smaller versions of them with popsicle sticks and hang them as adornments on windows, mantel, or tree.

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