holiday crafts

Are you in desperate need for some last minute gift advice? What about wrapping gifts or making a few extra goodies for the stockings? Maybe you need an eggnog recipe or are desperate for some of that Chocolate bark … well here you go!

{These pics are of our tree and decorations this year*}

Scrappy and recycled gift wrapping:  You’ll find some last minute gift wrapping and decorating ideas in the Free Nuno edition || Cate Holst and Sally Cooper have some great last minute wrapping tips and foodie gifts for you to make || Craftzine has a few fun crafty gift wrapping ideas I especially like these burlap bows || and here is some colourful gift wrapping that the kids can get into making || A beautiful mess has some sparkly and bright crafty gift wrapping ideas that involve pipe cleaners, feathers and pompoms || the martha stewart crafts department are going a bit stylish || Alisa Burke is always creative – this year she combines brown paper, sharpies and white out pens || I love this idea – using popsicle sticks as gift tags

And for a snack while you wrap pressies, sing christmas songs and decorate the tree: Classic eggnog or gingersnap smoothies || Peppermint bark or spiced chocolate bark or a zesty bark or a salted caramel bark

  • p.s the Yarn Harlot has some words of wisdom about expectations this Christmas.
  • pps: oh and I might be making Baklava
  • ppps: In need of a laugh? Your man doesn’t appreciate your crafty ways? Read this – {thanks Jan}
  • ppps: *You can find out how to make the fun scrappy baubles, the party mask, the reindeer antlers and the silver tree that feature in these photos — all in the Action Pack Magazine for Kids {Celebration Issue}

Happy Christmas – Happy Hanukkah – Happy Solstice to you all

Thank you all for reading and supporting and all my adventures (and new ventures) this year – It sure has been a busy year – but I couldn’t have done it without you guys! Hope your holidays are filled with love and meaning.



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These animal sewing cards would make an excellent holiday craft project for the kids.

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For more kids craft, creative ideas and activities go to the Action Pack website

acorn owls

by kath_red on 30/12/2010

in Kids Crafts

A great holiday activity for the kids – make some acorn owls


For more kids craft, creative ideas and activities go to the Action Pack website

I do love a garland/bunting – they seem to add joy a sense of festiveness to any occasion.


1. adorable sewn paper bunting from geninne [see pic above]
2. Make a Chanukah Bunting at dollar store crafts.
3. family banner [via stamped paper bunting
5. craft blog has an easy bunting tutorial


6. mycakies has a super cute and simple bunting idea [see pic above]
7. easy felt bunting tutorial from lupin.


8. lobster and swan has some lovely mixed media buntings [see pic]
9. crochet bunting
10. children’s prayer flags [via crafty crow]
11. festive paper bunting with children
12. raven hill doily and linen bunting
13. vintage postcard garland


14. vintage linens bunting [via craftzine] I love this one – [see pic above]
15. colourful crochet doily garland
16. paper flower garland
17. scalloped fabric garland super easy – we made this one.
18. felt and pinecone garland
19. fall paper leaves garland
20. newspaper leaf garland
21. easy party garland
22. a beautiful garden garland
23. stitched felt leaf garland
24. felt circles garland
25. apples garland
26. paper doily bunting
27. party garland from Purl
28. felt balls garland
29. coffee filter garland
30. pompom vines garland