Cath Kidston Christmas Tree Toppers

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We may be slightly behind the rest of the world but this weekend we are putting our Christmas trees up. Hoorah!

A couple of weeks ago, Cath Kidston asked us to design two tree toppers inspired by their prints. We love all their London prints (like, to an excessive amount) so we decided to make a little guard to watch over all your gifts. Then we made a rosy posy topper, inspired by their Ardingly Rose print, for a blooming beautiful tree.

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Mini Makers: Stained Glass Christmas Tree Decorations

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This Christmas the streets around where we live are doing an advent calendar-style window display where, each day, the houses in an allocated street put up a festive window display. Lovely, right? When I got the leaflet through our door I had a little wave of panic of how to fill our bay window without myself and my husband doing the mannequin challenge in santa hats til December 25th.

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Christmas Ho, Ho, Homemade Decorations

For months, the shops have been full of Christmas decorations – a large number of which look surprisingly cheap given how expensive they are!

So we decided to have a go at making our own. These decorations are nice and versatile, and would look just as good propped on a mantelpiece, or lent against a snow-capped window, as they would tucked up by the turkey in the centre of your Christmas table.

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Nap Time Craft: Felt Christmas Tree Garland

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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
  • Scissors
  • Card

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.

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