Robin Christmas Decoration Tutorial
Do you remember this little fella? I did promise you a tutorial a couple of weeks back and, for once, I am actually delivering!
My Saturday class last weekend was Hand Sewn Christmas Decorations, and I think all my students would agree that this little fat robin was the easiest one we tackled.
So, without further ado, let’s get creating!
You will need:
Brown, red and yellow felt.
small piece of ribbon
2 small black buttons
scissors, needles and matching thread.
Cut a rectangle of brown felt 5 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches. Cut a beak shaped triangle from the yellow felt…
12 Ornaments for Christmas
momstown’s got 12 ornament crafts for the 12 Days of Christmas!
Shall we count it down, a la 12 Days of Christmas?
12 Gingerbread foamies
11 Glitter lightbulbs
10 Stars with photos
9 Handprint ornaments
8 Felt candy canes
7 Glass ball reindeer
6 Beaded stars
5 Golden bells!
4 Sparkly balls
3 Christmas trees
2 Craft stick reindeers
and a painted cardboard Christmas tree!
Our Play-Doh Christmas Tree
Today Ben and I decided to have some fun with Play-Doh and amongst a variety of colourful animals and monsters we made a Christmas Tree which is now taking pride of place amongst the Christmas decorations in our home.
Uh oh, I’ve stumbled upon another craft with which I may have fallen just a tiny bit in love.
Mum and I went to a craft evening on Saturday night. We saw some friends, drank some mulled wine, bought some hand-made/fair trade Christmas gifts, and attempted a couple of craft activities…
Clay Plant Pot Bird Feeder
I thought it was about time I showed some tat-to-treasure posts, from some of my Magpie Monday hauls.
A couple of weeks back I picked up this lovely little stash of old terracotta tom pots for not very much money at all (as they’re going to turn into gifts, I won’t let on quite how tight I’ve been!).
Christmas photo crafts
This year I wanted to make some cards using photographs. We also spent the morning doing hand and footprints so it was a good opportunity to combine the two. I used one of my favourite pictures of Molly and we printed it out a few times to get the size right. We then stuck on a red nose and used her footprints for the antlers. She put on some Christmas stcickers to make it into a card.
Painted Pebbles and Paper Mache Snowflakes
This week The Princess and I have been painting pebbles and making sparkly stars and snowflakes!
We collected some smooth, large, round pebbles and painted them white, then painted a letter on each to spell ‘Christmas’. All we used was poster paint, plus a little glitter glue on top of the letters to make them sparkle…
Christmas Decorations for Kids
Simply get some cotton wool, coloured paper for hats and scarves, find a free-printable snowman face and then just glue them on to an old toilet roll holder.
If you are really creative you could even make nativity snowmen – making a Mary, Joseph and cut a roll in half for baby Jesus.
This idea can be adapted to make any kind of Christmas decoration stand up – Christmas Trees, Stockings, etc.
Again download a free star template
Coat with glue & Add glitter (or use glitter glue pens)