How to Make a Simple Metallic Leaf Garland

leaf garland

I’m always on the hunt for craft activities that use up the leaves my daughters like to collect on the way home from school pick-up. On this occasion, I was the one to pick up a selection of dead leaves on our walk home. I had an idea to create a gorgeous leaf garland, and […]

Pom Pom Christmas Gift Cards

christmas pom pom gift cards

Every year I say I will get my girls to make Christmas cards and then we get to December and I buy a packet of cards because it’s just easier! There are times when a simple Christmas gift card is needed (and sometimes much preferred) to adorn a gift. With pom poms being a popular […]

Paper Plate Christmas Bauble Craft

Paper Plate Christmas Bauble

What’s not to love about a Christmas bauble? They are my favourite Christmas decoration because they’re shiny and they can add elegance to any Christmas tree. One of my favourite things to do at Christmas time is to window shop and I love browsing the different baubles available. Of course baubles can be hazardous around […]

Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

How to make salt dough Christmas Decorations

Salt Dough Christmas Decorations The shops are full of Christmas decorations from about October each year but they are often generic – round shiny balls in different colours. As beautiful and cheap as they are, this year I was looking for something a little more original for our Christmas tree. Salt dough is a great […]

Melted Snowman Biscuits

Christmas Food Ideas - Melted Snowman Biscuits

MELTED SNOWMAN BISCUITS It is that time of year and soon we will be bombarded with end of year parties, kindergarten get-togethers, endless parties and family gatherings. Are you always stuck with – “bring a platter or something to share?” Here is a cute little idea that the kids will go bonkers over. I usually […]

Fingerprint Christmas Cards

Homemade Christmas Cards - Fingerprint Christmas Cards - Elves

Fingerprint Christmas Cards  It’s time to start thinking about Christmas and what a fantastic way to get started is with some handmade Christmas cards for your family and friends. Use the little people in your house (and their fingers) to make the cutest cards to hand out this Christmas. And… as with all the craft […]

Peg Angel Christmas Decoration

Christmas Craft - How to make a Peg Angel Christmas Decoration

I adore peg dolls. It’s easy to make an angel doll you can use as a decoration for the Christmas tree. You can find more peg doll tutorials here: Pirate Peg Doll, Mermaid Peg Doll, Ballerina Peg Doll.  These are a lovely gift idea for teachers (write the child’s name and year under the skirt […]

Candy Cane Bead Christmas Tree Decoration

Christmas Crafts - Easy Bead Candy Cane Tree Decoration

This is a super simple tree decoration that looks adorable hanging on the Christmas Tree or around the house. Materials Pipe Cleaner Beads Twine Method 1. Thread 1 bead on to a pipe cleaner, leaving just a little at the base to bend around the first bead to secure it. 2. Thread beads in a […]

DIY Clay Nativity Scene

Christmas Crafts - DIY Nativity Scene

Christmas is still a few months away but it’s closing in fast!  This is a gorgeously simple Christmas craft activity to keep in mind when you come to decorate the house for the festive season in the up coming months. A nativity scene captures the essence of Christmas, and reminds us of the real reason for […]

DIY Christmas Cracker

How to make a Christmas Cracker

Q: What do you get if you cross Santa with a duck? A: A Christmas quacker! Christmas crackers (or bon bons) are well known for their corny jokes, paper crowns and novelty gifts, but Christmas wouldn’t be complete without them. Adored by children since the mid-1800s, Christmas crackers add fun to any Christmas party, and […]

Christmas Craft: Pasta Angel Decoration

Christmas Crafts - Christmas Pasta Angels

Christmas Pasta Angels Putting up the Christmas tree and donning it in sparkly decorations is a treasured Christmas tradition for most families. Kids love making their own decorations and hanging them on the tree in a random fashion. Are you one of those mums that perfects the Christmas tree after the little ones have gone […]

Snowman Tic Tacs

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These cute snow packs can be whipped up in a jiffy. Fun for stocking fillers, gifts or table decorations. Materials Tic Tacs Sticky Labels (I found Avery 64 x 34 mm labels to be the perfect size) Let it snow (PDF)    or    Let it snow (Word File) 1. Create labels using clip art […]

Christmas Doughnut Wreath

Christmas Food Ideas - Doughnut Wreath -

Christmas fun food: it’s something I struggle with because I’m not really into sweet food.  I remember one year attempting a Gingerbread house and it was a disaster.  I laugh now but it was so stressful at the time and I vowed NEVER AGAIN to attempt such a creation. Charli and Ashlee from Charli’s Crafty […]