Last year, I had a million Christmas craft plans. My Pinterest board was full of ideas and I was going to make them all.
The living room was fit to bursting with fabrics, buttons, paints, threads and numerous other haberdashery bits and pieces. All of a sudden, it was January – and I hadn’t managed to make a single thing. Disheartened, I vowed to start earlier next year and get myself organised. So here we are!
Recently, I went on a little online shopping spree. I found myself gravitating towards Hobbycraft and before I knew it, my basket was full. I bought green and red scalloped cards, vintage style buttons, glue, festive paper, decoupage pieces, ink pads, stamps and more.
This week, I roped my little family in and basically forced them to enjoy a few evenings of crafting with me, slightly against their will. Lucie was the only one that ‘broke’ – I’m still not 100% sure if this was purely out of pity but I’ll take it regardless.
In the end, we had a great time. With festive tunes on in the background and the occasional cat butting in to steal ribbon, the freehand results were pretty cool! A great way to get in the mood for Christmas.
Sure, I could have picked up a few packs of cards from my local supermarket, which would have been easier and cheaper. Personally, I’m a big lover of all things handmade. Hopefully, our friends and family will appreciate something a little more bespoke and thoughtful to display in their homes this year – if I actually get around to posting them that is!