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    Iris Paper Folding

    This eye-catching effect is incredibly easy to achieve using iris paper folding. It is, as the name suggests, a way of producing an iris effect using folded paper. I have produced a Christmas card in this tutorial but you can make any shape you like. There are so many patterns available!   This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You will need: Pattern (plenty available online, google ‘iris folding patterns’) Card (like this from Amazon) Paper ( not too thick, printer paper is ideal) Scissors Tape Masking tape Double-sided…

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    Christmas Sloth Decoration

    This kit for a Christmas sloth decoration was a great buy and so easy to make. These kits are perfect for making with kids. There is some sewing but it is simple and quick to do. The result, as you can see, is a cute sloth to hang from your Christmas tree. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. I bought this kit in The Works but I was in an actual store on the high street. They do not appear to have it online but there are two similar kits…

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    Gift Tags

    Well, I made some lovely gift tags for Christmas presents and I wanted to share them here. They are so simple and effective. I did not need any fancy equipment yet the results look very professional. They are completely freestyle so you could make yours with anything you like on them. You could make them with any theme for any time of year.   This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You will need: Blank gift tags (or thin card to make your own) available from Amazon Hot or cold…

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    Folded Book Christmas Tree

    This folded book Christmas tree is so easy to make and you do not need to buy anything! No special skills or tools required! Once you get going it does not take long either. You can easily make a tree in less than 30 minutes. Then you can leave it as it is or, as in my case, decorate it a little. You Will Need:     A paperback book of approximately 150 pages with the pages glued together at the spine. If you want to decorate it like mine you will also need some gold spray paint.       Step 1: Take your book and remove the cover.…

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    Cross-Stitch Xmas Kits

    This is a review of  Cross Stitch Xmas Kits. These kits are small and are primarily intended to be used to make Christmas cards. That is what I have used them for. They are quick to do and can be very effective. They certainly make a card that shows you care. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. Where to buy: I bought my kits in Hobbycraft which you can link to here. My kits are no longer available but some of these new ones look super cute.  There are also…

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    Christmas Music Bauble

    This beautiful Christmas music bauble is so easy and inexpensive to make. You could make a lot of them and theme your tree! I have used some old music for mine as I love the effect. The whole bauble only took about 15 minutes (plus drying time). Once I had the completed bauble I decided to add some colour with some tiny red roses that I already had.  You will need: Christmas bauble (new craft bauble or old bauble you no longer want) Decorative paper (thin) Decoupage glue Brush Any further decorations you like Step 1: Cut your chosen paper into small pieces. I chose to use strips approximately 1cm…

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    Christmas Fabric Ornament

    This beautiful Christmas fabric ornament is so easy to make and requires no sewing. It is really effective and you can make them using any fabric to match your decor. You can also make them any size. You are only limited by the size of ball you can purchase. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a small commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You Will Need: Styrofoam (polystyrene) ball (mine is 8cm (3″) diameter) Fabric Ribbon Craft Knife Hot or cold melt glue (and gun) String for marking guide Step 1: Wrap the string around the…

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    Woolly Hat Ornaments

    These woolly hat ornaments are so easy to make and look fantastic hanging from a Christmas tree. You can use up all your old yarn scraps or buy yarn to match your decor. They are great for kids to make and cost so little. I will show you exactly how to make them. You Will Need: Yarn of your choice Toilet roll or kitchen roll tube Tissue paper Scissors Step 1: Cut your toilet or kitchen roll tube down to approximately 2.5cm (1″). I got 4 out of one toilet roll tube.  Cut approximately 40 lengths of yarn 30cm (12″) long. If you are doing a pattern then consider how…

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    Christmas Fabric Bauble

    In my opinion nothing improves a Christmas tree more than a homemade decoration. These fabric baubles are really simple to make and very effective. Their size is only limited by the ball you buy so you can make large decorations inexpensively. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. You Will Need: Polystyrene (styrofoam) ball from Amazon or The Works fabric – fat quarters available from Amazon scissors or pinking shears glue skewer ribbon (short piece for hanger)   Step 1: Cut your fabric into approximately 5cm (2″) squares. I used…

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    Ragdoll Bunny Kit

    This Ragdoll Bunny Kit by Kirstie Allsopp really is a beautiful ragdoll and so easy to make using this kit. I took one look and loved it so I had to buy one and have a go. I will provide you with a full review so that you can see if it is a good choice for you. This page contains affiliate links meaning I earn a commission if you use those links at no cost to you. I only recommend brands I use and trust. It is a ‘Ragdoll Bunny Kit by Kirstie Allsopp’ and is available from Hobbycraft for £15. The kit is really nicely presented and as soon…