Saturday, November 27, 2010

Handmade Christmas Favours

I am joining in on Knicky Knacks Handmade Christmas Challenge. Please pop on over and check it out.

The kids and I have been making a few xmas favours to give to their friends. We covered some cheap match boxes with pretty paper and placed a piece of paper in the back of the little tray and glued in a little treasure. Like the little snowman above. We attached a card and a candy cane and tied with a little ribbon. A cheap and easy gift and fun to make too.

The kids have their own little tree in their room this year and it is covered in the little decorations they have made. We made some paper butterflies cut from old map pages, with their bodies made from pipe cleaners. A 'V' shaped pipe cleaner is glues underneath to attach to the tree. They have also made a few paper chains at school.

Below are a few of our handmade xmas decorating ideas.

I made this stocking for Ind last year from a fragment of vintage patchwork quilt and bits and bobs.

Star fashioned from a wooden folding rule and strung with vintage mini tinsel and glass baubles.

Bottle cap wreath. For a better look at my wreath, click here.

Cookie cutters held with mini bull-clips on jute string.

Make sure you check out Knicky Knacks for some fantastic handmade Christmas inspirations.


petals and vintage said...

You have some really amazing ideas there Tamara. Good on you!

Pam x

*Maristella* said...

Hi Tamara...è già Natale qui. E' tutto così bello ed invernale, la stella con il metro mi piace tantisssimo!!! Un caro saluto, *Maristella*.

the old boathouse said...

I love the little match box gifts, they are sooo sweet. And my next fav is the ruler star, very cool, cheers Katherine

Alison said...

You have some wonderful ideas there, I love the hanging cookie cutters, so simple but effective.

Thanks for popping by my blog. Yours is lovely.

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi all looks fabulous...great ideas...especially the star ruler!!

ps..wish i had little kids again for some christmas fun..
OH well...i guess I have been there & done that...I shall have to wait for the grandchildren!!~~~

(ps..not for another 10 years at least...i hope)..

xx andrea

Knicky Knacks said...

All wonderful crafting Christmas ideas. I particularly like the matchbox gifts. What a great way to get the kids involved and I'm sure their friends would love this. Thanks for joining in this week. Trace :)

Maaike said...

Hi Tamara, thank you so much for your lovely comments on creJJtion! I just love what you did to that wooden folding rule: great idea! Enjoy your week, love Maaike