Saturday, 22 December 2012

15 Days of Christmas Craft

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful. ” 
Norman Vincent Peale

This time of year is usually frantic and Christmas is upon us before we realise.  Deb and I have taken some time to create some Christmas decorations that, in some cases, are made in just 5 minutes.  Some can be given as gifts, some can to used to embellish presents.  All of them are simple (relatively) and some can easily be made by children. We hope that they inspire you to create your own "Crafty Christmas".

2 Sisters Crafting ... 

Miniature sweaters that look adorable on the Christmas tree. Little coat hangers can be made using florists wire.  A link to the pattern is provided.  

Button Wreaths

These simple decorations take next to no time and can be made by children with just a tiny bit of adult supervision

Simple Knitted Christmas Baubles

A great way to use up small amounts of yarn using DPN's and they look beautiful on the tree. Any stitch can be used - and the addition of some beads is always a lovely touch.

No-Sew Christmas Elf Tutu

Perfect for the little ones who feel the need to dress up as Santa's little helper.

An Edgy Christmas

A knitted garland using the 'sawtooth' knitting pattern.  It's a surprisingly simple pattern.

Woolly Christmas Wreath

A simple way to create a welcoming wreath for your front door.

French Knitted Decorations

What do you do with all the french knitting created by children?  Turn it into these cute little decorations.

Crafty the Snowman

This snowman was made in 5 minutes using items that were already in our craft basket.  AND, he is completely re-usable.

Crochet Snowflakes

These beautiful little snowflakes can be used as Christmas gift tags, Christmas tree decorations or strung as a garland.  Let it snow .. let it snow .. let it snow

A Cosy Christmas

A simple pattern for a cute little cosy for the 'after christmas dinner cup of tea'

Sequin Christmas Baubles

How effective can one decoration be?  These baubles are full of bling and catch all the light from the Christmas tree.

Christmas Wine Cosy

Are you giving wine as a gift for a work colleague?  These knitted cosies are the perfect 'gift wrap'.

Shabby Christmas Garland

Christmas fabric and lights combine to create a beautiful (and simple) garland.

5 Minute Ways to Decorate with Yarn

Who doesn't want to be constantly surrounded by their yarn stash.  Here are just a few examples of how to display yarn at Christmas.

Rocky Road

What more can you say?  Delicious

Felt Christmas Trees

Adorable little trees that look magical anywhere.

Deb and I have really enjoyed these past couple of weeks creating all our Christmas items.

In the words of everybody's favourite author, Dr Seuss:

"What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more?" 

We would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Crafty New Year.

Deb & Louise 

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