Quilted Christmas Cushion

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This little festive cushion will brighten up any bedroom and bring a cheery little smile to those excited kiddies! We wanted to make a cushion with a pocket so that we could pop little surprises in for our children to wake up to. Kids also love filling the pockets with treats for the elves, and lists (and more lists!) for father Christmas.

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Mini Pom Pom Wreaths

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For most of November, I went around like a lovesick teenager over this pom pom wreath in Mollie Makes by Christine Leech. I couldn’t stop thinking about it and really wanted to hang it on my door. Here’s the thing, Tia and I have been doing this craft blog thing for 4 years now and so many great projects created by other crafters come up that we can’t go near as they’re not ‘original’ LBD stuff. But with this project I feel like everyone needs to see its beauty.

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Fillable Baubles – 3 Ways

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Fillable baubles are super trendy this year and there are oodles of things you could pop inside them. If you’ve got your tree up and it’s looking a bit sparse, or you’ve still got presents to buy and have run out of ideas (That’s us) then maybe you should stick some stuff into some baubles too!  You can pick up a stash from Hobbycraft or online. In our latest vid for Channel Mum we show you three ways you could fill them to make the perfect last minute gift – with hot chocolate, fuzzy felt and festive slime filled baubles!

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Merry Cactus Cards & Tree Decorations

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What better way to say Merry Christmas than with a cactus? They have gone on my Christmas list as I’ve still not got any in the house! I’m so behind the times. I wanted to make a card a few Christmas cards for my nearest and dearest that had a detachable tree decoration and cactus and pom poms popped into my mind so I gave it a whirl.

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Kids Craft: Spin Art Christmas Baubles

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2016 was the year of the glue gun for Little Button Diaries as we both got one and it changed our crafting lives completely! This year for me it’s been the year of the salad spinner. My goodness, a salad spinner is so much fun to craft with. If you don’t have one, put it on your list to Santa… pronto!

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12 Oh Creative Days of Christmas

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Through Instagram we’ve met some absolute gems of crafters. They’re the kind of people you know you’d be life long friends with, and sit drinking coffee, listening to Taylor Swift and making pom poms with if there wasn’t an ocean or two in the way. Shannon from @ohcreativeday is one of those people who is a part of our Insta Craft Gang. She’s the most creative, supportive and hilarious friend any girl could have. She’s also the co-host of our Get Creative With craft challenge. Anyhoo, we are so chuffed that she has launched her first eBook. We’ve no idea how she did it whilst juggling three little ones, but she has, and it’s a festive treat. The 12 On Creative Days of Christmas has 12 projects, 13 pages of templates, 6 play dough mats and so many tips and tricks it’s like all your Christmases have come at once! You can buy the book here. To celebrate the launch of Shannon’s book we’ve got two copies to giveaway over on Instagram. All you need to do is follow us (@littlebuttondiaries) and Shannon (@ohcreativeday) and like the picture on Instagram. Competition will close at 7pm (UK time) on Monday 4th December. Winners will be contacted directly. ~ Laura xx ~

Craftmas: 3 No-Sew Holiday Garlands by Art Camp

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We’re absolutely thrilled that it’s the 1st of December and we can finally unwrap Craftmas!! We’ve been working over the last few months with an amazing bunch of crafters to bring you 15 kids craft projects for Christmas. You can find all the projects via our Instagram!

Now here’s the fun bit, instead of putting up our own project, we’ve all swapped DIYs. These 3 no-sew holiday garlands are by the very talented Arielle from Art Camp. We are Arielle’s biggest fan, as her craft projects and Instagram feed are without a doubt the best we’ve seen. Without further ado, over to you, Arielle!

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10 Alternative Advent Ideas

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We kind of miss the days when an Advent calendar was just a piece of card with pictures of holly and candles in it. Our kids have never had an advent calendar like that – they probably never will. With some advent calendars costing up to £100 for ‘proper’ toys in them… have we gone a bit advent mental? Well, maybe. But you don’t need to spend big bucks to have yourself an alternative advent.

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DIY Christmas Eve Box

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Sound the jingle bells, it’s a month to go until Christmas. But it’s not just Santa who gets treats the night before the big day anymore, Christmas Eve boxes are a big trend this year – and it’s really easy to make your own.

Hobbycraft asked us to come up with a DIY version. Ours includes a personalised plate to leave goodies out for the big man, reindeer food, a hot chocolate kit and a few handmade clay decorations to brighten up the tree.

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Christmas Decorations with Sew Now Magazine

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We were beyond excited when this little beauty popped through our door the other day – Sew Now Magazine, with us on the front! There was some bouncing up and down when we saw it. We did a little interview with them and made these Christmas decorations, which are super easy peasy for little hands to make.

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No Sew Mini Wooly Hats

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I’m not a knitter or crocheter but would secretly love to be. My repertoire so far consists of a scarf for Tia and a granny square blanket for Harper, and that’s it. So these little hats are a no-sew version, which can be strung together to make a garland or popped on a tree as a decoration.

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Merry Christmas!

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We just wanted to wish you all a very, very happy Christmas! Wherever you are, whoever you’re with, we hope its a good one. We’re so excited about it all this year, it feels very magical. Just a little bit of snow is all we need now! We’ll be back in the new year with lots more crafty tutorials so please don’t forget us!

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Mini Makers: 3 Quick Christmas Makes

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Yes, we do look ridiculous. It’s the one look we can pull off. But it’s nearly Christmas and we’re all getting super excited. If you’re looking for festive ways to entertain the kiddies then we’ve got three really simple makes that will keep them entertained till the Big Day.

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Festive Pom Pom Packaging

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Last week over on our Instagram, I was gleefully kicking my heels together and saying I’d finished my Christmas shopping. I also vowed that I was not going back into town even if I’d forgotten something vital. Well, guess what… after batteries I’d forgotten probably the most vital past to Christmas presents – the gift tags, trimmings and wrapping paper.

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Mini Makers: Winter Pomander

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Our publishers, GMC Publications have been doing an advent giveaway over on their Twitter account and have been giving away extracts from their books and today it’s our turn! Our book, The Big Book of 100 Little Activities, has a few quick festive projects in it. This winter pomander reminds us of our childhood and we love the festive smell.

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