Spread the Joy of Handmade This Christmas
Whilst Christmas is a time filled with excitement and joy for most, there are some who can find the festive period a tough one to get through. At Create and Craft, our mission is to ensure that no tree is left bare, no home is left out, and no person is left lonely this year! Have you seen our #lonelytree yet? Our mission is to add colour, fun and creativity, to spread the joy of Christmas far and wide! In the run-up to Christmas, we’re challenging crafters around the world to get creative, and share the Christmas message by making, sharing and inspiring. Don’t craft alone – invite family and friends you haven’t seen in a while to get creative with you! Why not introduce someone to the world of crafting and teach them how they too can rekindle the fun of Christmas, by making their very own cards and decorations? Do you have loved ones far away? Send them handmade gifts in the post!
In the spirit of getting crafty to bring maximum cheer to the world this Christmas, we thought we’d share some of our favourite Christmas decoration ideas, for you to make at home!
Felt has been a huge trend in the crafting world…and beyond! But why is this matted material so popular? Honestly, it’s because felt Christmas decorations have the cute factor (not just the cute factor – the absolutely adorable factor!) Plus, they truly are a joy to make. They don’t take much time at all, and little stitching skill is required to complete them… making them the perfect way to get friends and family crafting with you this Christmas!
Working with felt gives you the freedom to tailor your Christmas decorations to your style. If you choose to buy a felt kit, there’s a little less freedom… but a lot more help. If you choose to go freestyle, the world truly is your oyster.
If you want to take your embellishing to the next level, you could even incorporate fabrics into the design. Whether simple or extravagant, these decorations definitely impress.
Stockings and mittens are an iconic symbol of wintertime. These miniature accessories are cheek-squishingly adorable, and fit for any doll’s house (or a larger Christmas tree…).
Finally, candy canes are the ultimate festive sweet. Many of us hang the real deal from our trees, but they won’t last forever. These felt candy canes will be with you for years to come.
Which number is your favourite felt decoration? Let us know in the comments below!
Keen to brighten someone’s Christmas with the joy of craft? Spread the word with #lonelytree, and share your makes online for all to see! We can’t wait to see what you creative crafties can do!