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 or download the template. 2. Print and stick over the top of the tic tacs. 3. For a print free option, use texta to draw your own … [Read more...]

Christmas Doughnut Wreath

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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 Kitchen, unlike me, have great Christmas food ideas and I asked them to come up with a few ideas to share.  Hello fabulous!  Ashlee recently … [Read more...]

Easy Christmas Tree Ornament – The Bottle Top Snowman

bottle lid snowman -- Christmas Decoration

Guest Post from Bec from SmartyArty Easy Christmas Tree Ornament – the Bottle Top Snowman This is so simple and fun to do. What I really like about it is that it’s made out of items that are most likely to be found around your house, so you don’t need to make a special trip to the shops.! It’s very quick too – a perfect afternoon activity for some festive fun with the kids. Instructions Put on a Christmas Carols CD, gather the kids … [Read more...]

Surprise Christmas Tree Pinatas

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I enlisted the help of Charli's Crafty Kitchen for some crafty food ideas, and below you'll find a fabulous tutorial on how to make adorable Christmas Tree Pinatas. Place in clear wrap, add a ribbon and you have a cute homemade gift or make a few of these trees for a fabulous (and edible) table centrepiece. Ingredients Melted white chocolate Ice-cream cones or flat-top waffle cones, or mini ice cream cones (we used standard ice-cream … [Read more...]

Ribbon Christmas Tree Decoration

ribbon christmas tree decoration

Hey, hey! November is here, and it becomes less weird to do Christmas stuff, yes?  Well, I made a few adorable Christmas tree decorations using ribbon this week, to start off the festive season.  The idea was inspired by a sewing extraordinaire who blogs about many of her projects, but there were no instructions on how to make the ribbon Christmas trees (and I don't sew).  They looked simple enough, and make wonderful teacher gifts, Christmas … [Read more...]

Cute Candy Cane Reindeer Antler Craft

Christmas craft -- candy cane reindeer antler

Cute, and so easy: this reindeer craft is a fun gift to make for friends. What you need 2 x Candy Canes Sticky tape Brown string or wool (about a metre) 2 x google eyes Red jewel nose (or hole punch red cardboard) Craft glue Instructions 1.  Tape the two candy canes together with sticky tape, parting the hook part at the so they look like antlers. 2. Wind string around the middle of the candy canes. Make the string section … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Chocolate Hearts

christmas food -- candy cane chocolate hearts

Guest Post from Kristie Kristie is a mum who loves making treats and she is sharing how to make candy cane chocolate hearts. Materials Packet of mini candy cane Chocolate melts (white or milk) Small plastic gift bags Ribbon Instructions Line ray with baking paper Melt chocolate Arrange 2 candy canes on the baking paper to make a heart shape Pour chocolate inside the heart shape to hold it together Place tray in … [Read more...]

Paper Candle

Christmas Craft: paper candle toilet roll

This is another awesome craft inspired by my daughter's prep class. Materials CD Disc Craft Glue Tinsel Toilet roll Red paper Yellow cellophane Stickers, sequence to decorate  Instructions 1. Make a cut down the side of the toilet roll. 2. Roll the roll together to achieve the desired width of the candle. Leave a space on the inside for the flame. Tape to hold together. 3. Cut a piece of red paper to size and wrap … [Read more...]

Mini Terracotta Pot Bell

christmas craft mini terracotta pot bell

This is a handmade decoration to keep from year to year. The terracotta pot bell Christmas Tree decoration looks great and is a functional bell too. Materials Mini Terracotta Pot Ribbon Bell decoration (you can pick up a packet of these bells at a craft or discount shop) Bead (with a wide centre hole) Paint (optional) Permanent marker (optional) Instructions 1. Paint pot (if desired) and allow to dry. 2. Cut a length of ribbon … [Read more...]

Plastic Cup Bell

christmas craft -- plastic cup bell

This Plastic Cup bell is a simple, quick and fuss free craft to make. It makes a fun sound too! Materials Plastic cup Bell (you can buy a packet of these bells with string for a couple of dollars at a discount shop) Stickers Ribbon Tape Instructions 1. Using scissors, punch a hole in the bottom of the plastic cup. 2. Thread the bell through the hole from underneath. Place a piece of tape on the bottom of the cup (top of … [Read more...]

Faking Mistletoe

Handmade christmas decorations

I don't have a mistletoe, but I like the idea of one.  My Mum used to hang one at Christmas every year, and our entire family had to kiss each other under it at least once. My sister's and I though it was hilarious.  Here is the adorable mistletoe like decoration at my sister's house. True Mistletoe When I was reading a little about mistletoe, I found out that there are many different types. One of the common varieties is Phoradendron. This … [Read more...]

Chocolate Case Tree Decoration

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I'm sure you saw chocolate in the title and thought of this, right? Sorry to disappoint, but this Christmas Tree decoration only requires the use of the non-chocolate part of the picture. Shame! The Chocolate Case Tree Decoration is easy to make and the finished product looks somewhere between elegant and funky.  I enjoyed putting the pictured decorations together, and the kids joined in too. {I was inspired to make these Christmas Tree … [Read more...]

Christmas Craft: White Christmas Diorama

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An Adventure One afternoon after school, the kids and I decided to go for a drive to look for pine cones. Pine cones have such a Christmassy feel and they can be used for all sorts of things! Going on a hunt, a quest, is one of the things I like to do with the kids for a bit of adventure. We didn't have to drive far; we found pine cones on the ground just 5 minutes from our home. A Memory One of the ways we utilised the pine cones, was to … [Read more...]

Christmas Craft: Christmas Tree in a Jar

Christmas Tree in a Jar

Christmas Tree in a Jar! It's an adorable, and very easy craft to make. It can be used as a decoration, keepsake or given as a gift to friends and teachers. We have a surplus of pine cones at the moment, so the kids and I are exploring all sorts of ways to use them. This is the cutest idea yet! Materials: Pine Cone Empty Jar (I purchased the one shown from Crazy Clarks for $2.95) Rocks/pebbles/cotton wool balls/grass/mini presents (or … [Read more...]