As well as creating showstopping seasonal décor and cooking up delicious feasts, the Christmas period is all about spending time with friends and family. And this rings especially true when there are little ones to keep entertained and delighted by the magic.
To feed your creativity and offer some inspiration, our Holmfirth estate agent team has prepared some crafting ideas to feed into your festive calendar. The best bit? They’re fun for all ages too! Keep scrolling…
1. Customise your cards
Sending well wishes with a festive greetings card has long been a Christmas tradition across the globe – sending a unique reminder to friends and family that you’re thinking about them. And what says this better than with a personalised craft?
All it takes is a variety of coloured card, pair of scissors, double-sided tape or a glue stick, accessories – like glitter and pom poms – and a spot of creativity, and you can curate some truly charming designs. From folding scenery and punny wording, to photo collages and artistic masterpieces, the options of limitless.
2. Spruce up the gift wrap
Offering a sustainable, recyclable alternative to plastic gift wrap isn’t the only benefit of brown paper. Think of it also as a blank canvas to place all of your creative Christmas energy, with a bespoke design for every recipient.
Doodle festive drawings, pattern with paint strokes, or pretty up your presents with bows, tags, and strings – the more interesting, the better! There’s just something so ‘country classic’ and homely about brown wrapping.
3. Make your own baubles
Having Yorkshire roots, Applegate Properties is naturally passionate about supporting businesses in the nearby area. The Man Who Makes, a bespoke home decor and furnishings specialist based in Slaithwaite, is one of many local talents we’re proud to know – with his Christmas crafting bundle being a perfect addition to this list.
Comprising of three random festive wooden symbols, four coloured crafting pens, and a re-usable mini hessian sack, it’s great as a stocking filler, or for a spot of family fun before the big day. What’s more, at £3.95, they’re certainly budget-friendly too!
4. Style a festive wreath
Deck out your doors with handmade wreaths, if you’re keen to impress your guests this Christmas. As well as being simple and fun to make, tapping into DIY décor makes it easier to in-keep with your interior style, and create a timeless design to use annually over the holidays.
The best thing is, there are so many ways to capture your essence – whether that’s using balloons, flowers and foliage, unexpected objects and ornaments, unconventional shaping, and more. Here’s a gallery of some of our favourite Pinterest finds, below.
5. Craft an ornament
Ever experienced the phenomena of the missing sock? It doesn’t matter how many pairs you buy, or how many times you reunite an odd garment – there always seems to be one left over. The no-sew snowman craft by Easy Peasy and Fun is the perfect solution.
With just two socks – one white and one coloured – a bag of rice, rubber bands, and a glue gun, plus some markers, ribbons, buttons and pom poms for decoration, you can create a charming little character to add to your Christmas décor, or even gift to friends and family.