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.
It’s Christttmmmassssssss….. well nearly! As I’m a big lover of pom-poms and Christmas, I decided to have a go at making my own festive knit with a pom-pom twist. As I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to do more, I made two. They’re both pretty quick to make and cheaper than a tin of Quality Street!
Now the weather has turned cold and drizzly we’ve been doing a lot more indoor craft activities with our Little Buttons as, let’s face it, the park is just too freezing to be hanging around in. We thought we’d start sharing the art activities we get up to as the Buttons seem to really be enjoying them. All of them only need a little bit of prep and use materials you should be able to find around the house. The first one we tried was ice painting.
Is it okay to be in Christmas mode yet? We couldn’t wait any longer! We decided to make a little Advent Garland for the Hobbycraft Blog – 24 little stockings and mittens that can be filled with goodies in the lead up to Christmas. It’s really easy to make but bear in mind that you do need to make twenty four! So it takes a little time.
Inspired by a tree decoration I saw in Crafty Magazine, today’s Nap Time Craft is a super quick way to add merriment to your mantlepiece.
For this Nap Time Craft you will need:
- 2 sheets of green felt
- Embroidery thread & needle
- Embroidery pins
- Baker’s twine
Begin by drawing a Christmas tree on the card, to act as your template. Cut this out and pin it to the felt. I cut out nine felt trees to fit the length of the mantlepiece.
On the first day of craftmas Little Button Diaries gave to you….12 Festive Crafty Finds. We’ve searched high and low to find what we think are the best Christmas craft tutorials for you to try. We’ll also be bringing you our own crafts throughout December.
1) Merry & Bright Holiday Wall Art via Paper and Stitch Blog