From today, 1st December, through to Christmas Eve, 24th December, I will be posting regular Christmas Cracker blog posts and more.
Christmassy projects and tutorials, reviews and articles. The countdown to Christmas starts here 🙂
As with my previous Halloween Shriek Week promotion, I will add links to all the goodies on this page so they are gathered in one place for you.
1st December – let’s start the Christmas Cracker with an illustrated tutorial to make some handsome gift tags for your Christmas presents. These have a vintage style by with a modern twist – they are mini shakers.
And if you want quicker tags…..
A new set of printable Christmas gift tags in the Tin Teddy Etsy shop today, featuring beautiful Victorian and Edwardian images of little children. Vintage is very on trend this Christmas, so here is a cheap and easy way to add that retro charm to your present wrapping. Just print, punch a hole and add some string, ribbon or twine. I am adding glitter glue to mine, because I like a bit of bling at Christmas!
There are loads of wonderful products in these shops, for the whole family.
They are perfect for 3d decoupage and would look lovely on cards, invites, tags and more.
Plus bonus 13th “cheeky rebel” angel included!
Need some inspiration for your Christmas card making? Check out these great videos from some of my favourite YouTube crafters. Lots of cool techniques.
10 December -Craft Book Review – 20 to Make, Mini Christmas Crochet
A review of this great value little crochet book, full of quick and easy Christmas decorations, toys and gifts. Ideal for anyone creating for a Christmas craft stall or looking for last minute projects
13 December – Hints and Tips for last minute Christmas Card making
Having a panic that Christmas is so nearly here and you haven’t finished making all your cards yet? Check out this blog post for hints and tips to save you time and get those cards finished.
15 December – The Christmas Cracker continues with a little tutorial to make a quick and easy stamped Christmas card, using a few easy short-cuts to get a card that looks more complex and time-consuming than it really was.
16 December – Santa’s Elf clip art images
Another Christmassy set to bring some elf magic to those last minute Christmas projects. 12 adorable toon elves.
Here are some exciting, handmade Christmas gift ideas from amazing sellers on Etsy. Why buy boring run-of-the-mill presents when you can get something cool?
20 December – Christmas Mixed Media Tag Tutorial
An illustrated tutorial on how I made the mixed media tag for December, for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 game.
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