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The Craftmas Project

When we were asked by the awesome craft duo, Little Button Diaries to participate in the Craftmas project with a bunch of equally awesome crafters, we didn’t hestitate to say, “Heck, YES!”

If you’re wondering what on earth Craftmas is, here’s a short video from Little Button Diaries YouTube channel

Sounds fun, hey? Read on to find out more about the Craftmas creations…

Polar Bear Snow Globe by Little Button Diaries 

Polar Bear Snow Globe

The LBD craft duo created this gorgeous snow globe featuring a cute little polar bear! For me, part of the magic of Christmas as a child was getting out the snow globes each year. I used to love imagining what was happening inside those small worlds! The craft can be found on Art Camp LA’s website.

Cardboard Christmas Tree Decoration by Creating Creatives

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Shelly from Creating Creatives made these wonderfully vibrant tree decorations. Don’t you think they’d look awesome as a centerpiece this Christmas? Plus the pastel colours make a lovely alternative to more traditional Christmas themes. A tutorial can be found on Handy With Scissors website. 

Cute Christmas Pompom Wreath by Teach Investigate Play

The awesome Smocks On team hosted my cute  pompom project over on their brand new website.  Personally, I think that pompoms and googly eyes make the world a much better place!

Kid Made Wrapping Paper by Smocks On

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Sara and Cara from Smocks On showed us how to make beautiful kid made wrapping paper. I love that this activity adds a personal touch to gift giving over the festive season. Wouldn’t relatives just be thrilled to get this as part of their Christmas present? The idea was featured over on The Art Garden Blog.

Paint Splattered Gift Boxes by Handy With Scissors

Susie from Handy With Scissors is an absolute creative genius when it comes to re-purposing recycling. She created these gorgeous paint splattered gift boxes by using cereal boxes and other items that would usually be headed for the recycle bin! You can find the idea over on Make It Your Own. 

Reindeer Headband by Oh Creative Day

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Shannon from Oh Creative Day  is Queen of the headband and topknot combination so it’s only fitting that she created this festive felt masterpiece. We love them so much that we want to make them for the whole family! The tutorial is over on Hobbycraft’s website.

Time Capsule Ornament by Momma Teaching 

Melissa from Momma Teaching and Smocks On,  showed us how to make lasting memories with a time capsule ornament. Wouldn’t it just be so beautiful revisiting special moments every Christmas? This is definitely a Christmas tradition that we want to introduce! The idea was featured over on Brainy Beginnings Network. 

Winter Tree Scene Shadow Box by The Art Garden

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Lisa from The Art Garden makes the most gorgeous nature inspired crafts and this winter tree shadow box is no exception. I just love the colours used because you wouldn’t have to keep this decoration solely for Christmas. You can find the tutorial for her winter shadow box right here on Teach Investigate Play!

Paint Scraped Ornament Garland by Make It Your Own

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Bonnie and her awesome children from Make It Your Own, showed us how to make a paint scraped ornament garland. The best thing about this kind of craft is the fact any age group can join in and have fun! The tutorial can be found on Creating Creatives’ website. 

Felt Holiday Garland by Art Camp LA

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Arielle from Art Camp LA makes the most beautiful creations. If you’re terrible at sewing like I am, then this is the craft for you because it’s actually a no-sew garland! You can find out how to make her felt holiday garland by visiting Little Button Diaries.

Christmas Light-bulb Characters by Hobbycraft

What happens when a group of 15 rad, creative ladies are united in their love of Christmas craft projects for kids? Craftmas.

Gemma from my favourite UK craft store, Hobbycraft,  created these super sweet light-bulb characters.  Anything that re-purposes unwanted items always gets a huge thumbs up from us! The tutorial is over on Oh Creative Day’s website.

Festive Tree Mobiles by Barley & Birch

 A Modern Layered-Patten Winter Garland (and pattern plates for toddlers!)

Amanda from Barley & Birch created these festive trees, which even includes pattern templates for younger crafters! I think the transparent aspect make this craft extra vibrant and fun. Find out how to make your own by visiting The Harmony Tree House’s sparkly new website.

Christmas Tree Wall Hanging by The Harmony Tree House

Heidi from The Harmony Tree House made this gorgeous wall hanging. I love how Heidi has integrated nature for a beautiful alternative to the more traditional Christmas tree.  The tutorial is over on Smocks On.

Festive Fox Wreath by Brainy Beginnings Network

This adorable DIY salt dough fox wreath is the perfect festive and easy holiday craft to do with kids!

Mary Alice from Brainy Beginnings Network made me want to whip up a fresh batch of salt dough – isn’t this fox  wreath just brilliant? This is another great alternative to more traditional festive offerings. There’s a tutorial for you over on Barley & Birch. 

For more festive ideas, follow our Instagram page! Alternatively check out these features:

Christmas Activities for Toddlers

Christmas Pompom Wreath

Gift Guide for Toddlers

Ideas for Winter Themed Play

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

Happy crafting! x

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