Whenever I write these posts I always want to sing Christmas song lyrics at ya’. So imagine me doing my very best impersonation of Noddy Holder singing ‘It’s Chrissssstttmassss!!!’
Since arriving home from Sri Lanka, we’ve been busy getting ready for the holidays. Much of Christmas day this year will be spent visiting our family and friends to exchange gifts. I’ve mentioned how I take extra pride creative gift wrapping before, but this year as I’ll be doing a lot of travelling with gifts I wanted to make sure all my hard wasn’t wasted by just stuffing presents in a boring old carrier bag. So, I decided to be super organised and make my own personalised Santa Sack. I have been desperate to try cutting material with the new Cricut Maker and thought this would a good time to really put it to the test by using everyone’s favourite fabric, FELT!
For as long as I’ve been using the Cricut, you always had to stabilize felt with an iron on stabilizer such as Heat N’ Bond before cutting with a deep cut blade but with the Maker that’s all changed. Now you are able to cut felt using just a strong grip mat and the new rotary blade, so was it really as simple as that?? It really was!
I love wrapping presents and I promise I’m not just saying that! I’ve always had a tradition, where I wrap all my presents on Christmas eve, sat by the tree with a classic crimbo movie and a hot choccy in my fave mug!! It really gets me in the spirit and for me that is when Christmas really begins. One thing I’m pretty hot on when it comes to gift giving is wrapping paper, I love to get creative at Christmas and make the gift look just exciting before it’s opened. The key is make sure the design isn’t difficult and can be done in just a few minutes, so with that in mind we collaborated with AO.com to create 4 alternative ways to jazz up your presents this Christmas.
When it came to deciding our wreath DIYS last year we had two ideas one mind, one candy covered wreath and one sequin holographic wreath and I loved how both of them turned SO MUCH! They were definitely two of my favourite Christmas tutorials we had ever created, talk about a statement door piece right?! Anyway, this year when brainstorming wreath ideas I was struggling with something that could better last years, then I started to think about what had been really trendy this year….and it hit me! Pins! What a freaking awesome way to display all of your pins this Christmas than on their very wreath?!
YOU WILL NEED:
A polystyrene wreath // Craft paint in the colours of your choice // A big selection of pins* //
*All of the epic ones you can see in these photos are from Punky Pins and they literally have over 180 pins to choose from! My favourite is that adorable gingerbread house! And don’t get me started on how darn cute the christmas presents are!