Top 10 Christmas craft ideas

The lead up to Christmas can be an expensive one; gifts, Christmas parties, markets, shows to name a few things, so why not try some DIY crafts to keep everyone entertained for a fraction of the cost of an outing.

Make your own wreath

Wreaths can be an expensive addition to the Christmas Decorations, so why not have a go at making your own?

You can pick up a wire frame relatively cheaply and you can add anything to it – it doesn’t have to just be holly and pine cones!

Homemade alcohol-free
mulled wine

Originating in the 2nd century, mulled wine was created by the Romans who would heat wine to defend their bodies against the cold winter. As its popularity continued to grow throughout the middle ages, Europeans would mix heated wine with spices because they believed it would promote health and avoid sickness. These days, we know that alcohol does not defend us against the cold, so we’ll be making an alcohol free version!

DIY gingerbread house

Run, run, as fast as you can,
you can’t catch me, I’m Rich Casement!

If you’re feeling brave, why not attempt to make a gingerbread house? If not, you can also buy gingerbread men to decorate yourself. The world record for the largest gingerbread house required a building permit and used 4,000 gingerbread bricks!

Knit your own Christmas Jumper

Maybe a little over enthusiastic if you’ve never knitted before, but you could start with a scarf and work your way up.

If you’ve never made your own Christmas jumper, this is the perfect easy Christmas knitting pattern to cast on ready for Christmas Jumper Day. 

Hand-crafted festive gifts

Everyone appreciates a gift that has some thought that has gone into it – it’s more special, and usually cheaper!

The options are endless; candles, soaps, crocheted items, baked goods, jewellery, IOU cheques – why not give this a go this year?

Here’s a link to 116 ideas…

Paper snowflake making

A childhood classic!

Fold white paper multiple times and them cut out shapes, once you open again it will create a snowflake shape that looks great on windows during the festive period!

Make a "non-tree" tree

Who says your Christmas Tree needs to be an actual tree?

You could try making one out of books, or by sticking up Christmas cards in a tree shape!

We’d love to hear your suggestions and see your alternative trees!

Festive family photoshoot

Now you can get these done professionally, but equally you can create your own festive photoshoot in your own living room – bonus points if you have a fire!

Get all those decorations out and the matching family Christmas jumpers (or PJ’s) on and get snap happy! You can use the photo’s for thank you cards, or even next year’s Christmas Cards!

Send a letter to Santa

Spend an afternoon writing a letter to Santa, send it to the below address and wait for your reply (you can download the reply to print off if it doesn’t arrive before Christmas)

Santa/Father Christmas
Santa’s Grotto

Make snowman soup

Like a regular hot chocolate, but with a Christmassy twist.

Make your hot chocolate as usual, add some mini marshmallows and chocolate shavings, then stir with a candy cane – which will begin to melt, adding a peppermint flavour to your ‘soup’

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