Christmas is the time for fun, pretty things and a bit of creating! What better way to enjoy this festive season than with a bit of creative craft by yourself or with the little ones. I have put together some little and fairly simple crafts for you all to enjoy and feel inspired by hopefully!
I think we can all agree at some point we have made many paper snowflakes! They can be messy and difficult but it’s so awesome to create so many different types, shapes, sizes and colours. I made some over the weekend with my niece and it was magical. Making a six point one is complex at first but I managed to get the hang of it. If you fancy you can always decorate your finished snowflakes with glitter, stickers or even colour!
Making pompoms is so much fun! They are cute, simple, calming to make and lovely to use in gift sets and around the home as a decoration. It is the perfect accompaniment to a gift for a family member who loves sensory gifts or can make use of them if they are struggling with mobility or sensory issues. A perfect recipient for these pompoms is people like my partners grandmother who has parkinson’s and my auntie who has severe dementia. They both struggle to grip so these are a lovely way of encouraging them to gently hold and grip them and enjoy the feel in their hands.
I made them last week with my niece and nephew and they chose to hang theirs from the ceiling alongside the decorated paper people!
To make the pompoms you simply cut out two circular pieces of cardboard with holes in the middle. You wrap your yarn through until the cardboard is covered. Once thick and smooth, cut through the gap between the two pieces. When cut all the way round wrap and knot a piece of string tightly into the middle to combine the yarn and keep it together. Gently pull off the cardboard and fluff up your pompom. There you have your little (or big) pompoms!
One of my favourite things to do during the Autumn and winter months is make homemade wreaths. I usually go for the rustic wooden look as opposed to the tree and leafy looks. I do love those but just go for more rustic looks. I can’t wait to try more ways and looks this year!
On this one here I have used my homemade dried oranges and apples, homemade pompoms, candy canes, faux autumnal leaves, acorns, roses, pinecones and mini glitter presents.
As you can guess by my blog name, I love anything Autumn! I love the colours, the scents, the coffee syrups, crisp mornings, sweater weather, pot pouri, autumn candles and the gorgeous nature sights.
I have my wreath shown here on my office/ dress room door at all times throughout the entire year to remind me of my pure and endless love of Autumn and beautiful crafts!
Homemade Pot pouri!
I absolutely love making homemade pot pouri! There is nothing better than making dried apples, oranges and cinnamon. During the process it makes your home smell absolutely divine! What a great feeling seeing the homemade fruits and herbs in a lovely bowl or pot amongst your Christmas decor in your room of choice. It’s a great decoration and way of keeping your home smelling Christmassy!
So wanting to make some? Grab some oranges, apples, cinnamon, leaves, acorns and pine cones etc. Simple cut, boil, drain and leave to dry, spice up and then bake your fruit until crisp and dried. Add to the rest of the things in your selection and put them all together in a bowl or on a plate!
I may only be twenty two but I love nothing more than a relaxing night in, wearing cosy PJ’s or house clothes, watching a film and doing some knitting. It’s calming, fun and occupies the mind by getting it to concentrate on weaving the needles through the yarn. It’s easy to pick up and is so versatile for different skills and what different people want to create in whatever colour or pattern!