So you’ve sorted your Christmas presents — or maybe you haven’t (gulp!) — but now it’s time to think about some fun stocking fillers for parents, siblings, partners… Well there’s nothing like getting into the Christmas spirit than by doing a bit of craft, so here are a few DIY Christmas craft ideas for you to get stuck into…
Tree bark candle holder
This crafty gift idea is the perfect excuse to go for a wander in the woods. So while you’re out enjoying some fresh air and smells of pine needles and rain, keep an eye out for a good bit of bark or even a fallen branch. Give it some time to dry out at home, drill a hole or two, pick a couple of sparkly candles and hey presto you’ve got yourself a nifty candle holder!
For this cool gift idea, you’ll need to wrap up warm and head to the beach for a little driftwood hunting adventure. Doesn’t it just feel awesome using natural materials to make your Christmas gifts? I love it! With all your driftwood collected, you’ll then need a hot glue gun, a wood burning tool and any other fun decorations you might want to add. The image above is for the kitchen, but one for the bathroom or a kid’s room would work just as nicely.
OS map baubles
Ever wondered what use old ripped OS maps could be? Well, let me open your mind to the world of decoupage… You might remember I covered my desk in OS maps earlier this year. Well, covering baubles uses a similar principle. You’ll need paper OS maps (you can get cheap second hand ones off eBay), a paint brush, PVA glue, water, clear matt varnish and of course your baubles. For instructions on how to decoupage your baubles, check out my map desk blog.
Have fun and feel free to share your own crafty ideas in the comments below!