Christmas this year is going to be shortchanged. Not only personally, but because, sadly, while they’ll still be doing posts at their site, Divine Magazine’s 12 Days Of Christmas Blog Hop has had to be cancelled. Christmas, however, is not! And I’m going to post my Divine post anyway. So there.
We moved into our new house at the beginning of the month, and I doubt I can even *find* the Christmas trees right now (we have two – somewhere), not to mention the decorations and what not. I really don’t think I’ll be able to find the what not. I may be able to disentangle it all from the heap of unpacked boxes by the time Christmas Eve comes around, but this first Christmas in our lovely new house is going to be patchy, to say the least.
The thing I’ll be trying hard to find time for will be my favourite Christmassy crafts: making snow lanterns or cinnamon candles, or hanging the windows with a mass of vintage glass baubles. It’ll be a challenge. But rise to the challenges we must. So here are a few of my favourite crafts for you to have fun with this holiday time.
Tie cinnamon sticks around fat church candles with string or raffia. As you burn the candles, they‘ll make the house smell wonderful. They make pretty good presents, too.
Free downloadable sheet music
Sheet music of carols to use in your Christmas crafts. Why not print them and use them as wrapping paper for small gifts?
Hanging baubles in the window
Hang a collection of vintage baubles in your window, using pretty ribbons. Massing them like this gives a great effect. I hang mine from a tension rod.
Even more fun, make a Christmas chandelier. Wrap a circular ring – a florist‘s ring would work – with ribbons and then go mad hanging it with baubles, strings of beads and pearls etc and hang it over your table. Be careful with those candles though!
For a more natural look…
Hang a collection of pine cones and bundles of cinnamon sticks in your window on ribbons, and frame them with a pine garland.
Or create snowlights with old jars, pine cones, tealights, a bit of raffia and artificial snow. So easy!
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Happy hols, everyone!