We’ve rounded up the perfect Christmas craft concepts for the entire household, from festive wreaths and treetop angels to quilted Christmas stockings and felted gnomes.
Christmas is a time for household and pals to come back collectively and to indicate how a lot you care—and what higher method to deliver everybody collectively than a Christmas craft session or a considerate handmade reward. “Taking day out to make one thing with or for somebody appears to reinforce the season,” says Sam Duffy, gifted crafter and founding father of British craft model PaperSam. “Crafting could be very therapeutic, whether or not it’s one thing you do by yourself, or with kids or pals—it permits you to take inventory of what issues while making some beautiful reminiscences and keepsakes within the course of.”
Not solely does Christmas craft deliver a private contact to festivities, however it’s additionally a possibility to create extra sustainable decorations and items. “There’s undoubtedly a development this yr for up-cycling as individuals develop into extra environmentally conscious,” says Sam. “Plus, a DIY Christmas is certainly on the rise as extra individuals have turned to crafting all through the lockdown.”
There are numerous methods so as to add a home made, sustainable contact to Christmas, whether or not it’s making your personal wreath, hand-printing wrapping paper, or crafting playing cards. One in all Sam’s favorite craft actions is making easy reward tags from scraps of paper, material and different ephemera sewn onto baggage tags. “Reduce your ribbon, paper and different supplies into small items, then use a stitching machine to stitch from prime to backside on the label,” she recommends. “They give the impression of being tremendous trendy with simply brown paper reward wrap.”
Learn on to find some extra of our favorite Christmas craft concepts from Sam in addition to a number of the UK’s different gifted crafters and bloggers—together with particular craft kits that embody every little thing it’s good to get began.
1. Cone Bauble Embroidery
Make your personal folksy embroidered Christmas baubles to embellish the tree or mantlepiece with this downloadable sample from Nancy Nicholson—it’s the proper approach to make use of up scraps of felt or different material.
The sample options a number of embroidery designs and directions for making the baubles in addition to suggestions and different recommendation. You may also get a Christmas bauble package that features many of the supplies you’ll want.
Downloadable sample accessible from Nancy Nicholson, £8.40
2. Whiskey barrel wreath making
These stylish, rustic barrel hoop wreaths are cleverly crafted from reclaimed Scottish whisky barrel hoops.
“Our wreath making package contains all it’s good to make your barrel hoop wreath together with the country hoop, wire, tape, burlap ribbon, preserved eucalyptus, fake berries, and snowy branches,” says crafter Kristen Hunter. “You’ll be able to comply with our guided tutorial to study some suggestions and methods to create a wreath like ours or go off-piste and get inventive with the supplies!”
DIY package and sophistication accessible from Class Bento, £35
3. Treetop angel
Make the crowning contact in your Christmas tree additional particular this yr with a Treetop Angel Package from Paper Sam. Merely assemble the beautiful picket angel after which paint your personal design on her costume.
“I make and promote tree angels and really feel actually honoured to think about them on somebody’s tree, however more and more I realised individuals needed to make their very own,” says Sam Duffy, founding father of PaperSam. “Whether or not you’re very expert or serving to the children have a go, good or unhealthy, they’re all cute.”
Out there from PaperSam, £15
4. Macrame Garland
Add a boho contact to your festive decorations this yr with this beautiful Macrame Garland. The craft package, accessible from Wool Couture, gives a fast and simple method to study macrame—and the outcomes will look simply nearly as good all yr spherical as they do at Christmas time.
“When you’ve been desirous to study macrame however aren’t certain the place to start, this package supplies steerage and all of the supplies you have to to get you began,” says Claire Gelder, founding father of Wool Couture.
Out there from Wool Couture, £14.99
5. Quilted Christmas Stocking
Brittni Mehlhoff, who runs the Paper & Stitch blog, has loads of enjoyable Christmas craft concepts. One in all our favourites is this beautiful patchwork Christmas stocking. All you want are some easy stitching provides and a little bit endurance.
“I like these stockings as a result of they are a nod to a extra conventional model, however nonetheless have a contemporary really feel,” says Brittni. If patchwork isn’t your vibe, she additionally has tutorials for making Christmas stockings from tea towels, and a pop art-inspired fuzzy Christmas stocking.
See extra at Paper & Stitch
6. Christmas Cross Sew Reward Playing cards
Add a considerate crafted contact to items this yr with these modern cross-stitch tags from Bobo Stitch. Every package has every little thing it’s good to make 5 festive reward tags. Merely lay the templates over the clean tags, and gently make small holes into which you cross sew the design.
“The package gives a straightforward and stress-free method to create additional particular touches to your family members,” says Hannah Sturrock, founding father of Bobo Sew. “And, the fortunate recipients can cling the completed tags on their Christmas tree yr after yr.”
Out there from Bobo Stitch, £10
7. Child Penguins Felt Craft
This felt stitching package from Yorkshire-based crafter Corinne Lapierre has every little thing it’s good to make three cute penguins you’ll cherish for a few years to come back—with directions which can be simple sufficient for rookies to comply with.
“We use a tender and tactile felt that incorporates 45% wool and 55% viscose,” reveals Corinne Lapierre. “This makes it an actual pleasure to work with.” After Christmas, the child penguins work simply in addition to year-round decor in a baby’s bed room.
Out there from Corinne Lapierre, £14.40
8. Succulent wreath
Nothing conjures up a festive feeling greater than a wonderful wreath hanging from the entrance door—and with a little bit of help from artist Alyson Mowat you may craft a novel botanical wreath from succulents that can reside lengthy past Christmas.
“I take you step-by-step by way of the method wanted to craft, take care of, and show the final word festive ornament,” says Alyson. “You’ll even be capable of propagate the cuttings to make a complete new succulent creation!” The DIY package comes with every little thing you want, and you’ll both be a part of a digital Zoom class or comply with an tutorial video.
Out there from Alyson Mowat, £85
9. Identify Place Craft Package
“Once I was a baby my mum at all times gave me the job of writing title locations for the Christmas desk and I’ve fond reminiscences of friends intently inspecting the superbly embellished desk to search out their place,” says Sam Duffy, founding father of PaperSam.
“So, this yr I launched my title place craft kits. They’re nice enjoyable, easy to make, and assist set the scene. They’re additionally very nice for friends to take dwelling as a momentum of a particular meal shared.” The package comes with all of the supplies wanted to make six enjoyable Christmas characters.
Out there from PaperSam, £12.50
10. Nordic Gnomes Needle Felting
The Crafty Kit Company‘s Nordic Gnomes needle felting package incorporates every little thing it’s good to make two cheeky Scandinavian Christmas “tomte” gnomes. “It’s a rookies package, so excellent for anybody new to needle felting and who want to give this stress-free and rewarding craft a go,” says Jo Lochhead, founding father of The Artful Package Firm.
The completed gnomes stand 10-15cm excessive and add a contact of Scandi attraction to Christmas settings. The package comes superbly introduced in a present field, so is ideal for gifting too.
Out there from The Crafty Kit Company, £12.00 plus p&p
11. Knitted Pine Tree Cushions
It’s simple to whip up a forest of sentimental and cuddly christmas timber with this package from Yorkshire-based craft model Wool Couture.
“The Pine Tree Cushions are easy but beautiful and will be made up very quickly in any respect,” says founder Claire Gelder. “They’d additionally look superb at Christmas time positioned in your favorite room and even as an accent in your bed room.” When you’re feeling inventive, you may even add your personal Christmas decorations to the cushions.
Out there from Wool Couture, from £49.99
12. Rainbow Sprout Decorations
Give brussel sprouts a starring function on the tree this yr with this cute DIY ornament package. “Rainbows have been so symbolic in 2020, so this yr now we have taken our ‘Craftmas’ DIY kits to a different degree with a cute rainbow hued set of regal Sprout decorations,” says Ruth Oliver, Head Crafter at The Make Arcade.
“Our kits are excellent for rookies as they include every little thing it’s good to craft a set of decorations to reward or cling in your tree. Some easy chopping out and college degree stitching is all that is required to make the entire set!”
Out there from The Make Arcade, £16