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CLEVER WAYS TO GET CREATIVE WITH CHRISTMAS CARD CRAFTS

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – clever ways to get creative with Christmas card crafts.

These projects are a great way to avoid adding to the ever growing piles of rubbish on our planet. Have you read my post How to Win by Avoiding the Bin?

So first things first, DON’T THROW OUT YOUR CARDS.

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CLEVER AND CREATIVE CHRISTMAS WRAPPING IDEAS

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project. This week’s projects are to add a bit of fun to your Christmas wrapping.

Have you noticed that the cheap Christmas paper is getting thinner and is ripping more easily while the expensive paper is becoming, well, more expensive?

For me, nothing beats brown paper packages tied up with string (these are a few of my favourite things) yet at Christmas, it’s fun to jazz up the gifts, even if you don’t resort to all the glitter and glitz that is part of the season.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD MAN AND HIS HOUSE

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – make your own gingerbread man and houses.

The houses can be made large enough to use as a clever wrapping solution for Christmas or small enough to hold a tiny battery tea light and hang on the tree.

There are two gingerbread man projects – an ornament made out of recyclables and a recipe for the delicious cookies.

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EASY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS YOU CAN MAKE YOURSELF

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – Christmas ornaments that are so easy you can make them yourself.

This week’s projects include a cute little sled out of paddle pop sticks, a wine cork tree, photo blocks to hang on your Christmas tree and little stars the kids can decorate.

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HOW TO CRAFT A NATURAL CHRISTMAS

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – crafting a natural Christmas.

I love all the sparkle and glitz of the season and it just wouldn’t be the same without some glitter and tinsel.

But there is something so beautiful in the simplicity of natural decorations, using nature’s gifts to help decorate.

This week’s projects include a pine cone wreath, stars and trees made out of twigs, and sweet and simple wooden gnome decorations.

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FOUR FUNTASTIC GIFTS TO MAKE FOR CHRISTMAS

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project, funtastic gifts for Christmas.

These little gifts come straight from the heart but do not require special skills and expensive materials. In fact, they are funtastic.

They include a gorgeous teacup garden, a decorative tin, a personalised mug and a chalk board cutting board.

 

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5 FABULOUS JEWELLERY PROJECTS TO MAKE FOR CHRISTMAS

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Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project. This week I have some super cute and fabulous jewellery crafts, some that can be done in literally seconds!

The projects include some cute Christmas earrings made out of cardboard, a ridiculously easy necklace and bracelet using headbands, and how to turn kid art into wearable bling.

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HOW TO WIN BY AVOIDING THE BIN

A GIFT FOR THE PLANET

Christmas is the day after tomorrow and before we get all sweet and emotional I’m going to tell you STOP!

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When the gifts have been opened and the food eaten up you’re faced with the massive clean.

It’s so easy to just chuck everything in bags for the bin. But STOP!

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 6 SENSATIONAL SANTA CRAFTS TO MAKE

Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – making Santa.

SANTA – THE LEGEND LIVES ON

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Santa, that magical man with the round little belly that shakes when he laughs like a bowl full of jelly, has captured the imagination of children, and adults, for centuries.

His legend traces back to the monk, St Nicholas, who is believed to have been born around 28 AD in Turkey.

According to legend, this monk gave away all his inherited wealth and travelled the land helping the sick and poor.

The name Santa Claus evolved from the Dutch Sint Nikolas (St Nicholas) and he became popular in the United States towards the end of the 18th century.

There are similar gift giving legends throughout the world. In England, the children all look forward to a visit from Father Christmas while Kris Kringle visits Swiss and German children.

In Russia, it is Babouschka who is the gift giver and French children wait eagerly for the arrival of Pere Noel.

While the legends vary slightly, the idea is pretty much the same; good children get wonderful gifts magically delivered to their homes.

As promised in last week’s Wacky Wednesday project, this week’s project celebrates our own “right jolly old elf”, Santa.

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3 ANGELS THAT ARE SUPER SWEET, EASY AND CHEAP TO MAKE

Welcome to another Wacky Wednesday project – making angels.

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Angels play an important role in our celebrations of Christmas and are often seen topping trees.

Soon after people first started decorating Christmas trees they started pretending that the angels had done the decorating, to make Christmas more exciting for children. They strung streamers around the tree claiming they were bits of angel hair. Later tinsel was made and became a more popular version of “angel hair”.

Angels are considered a symbol of love and protection and these days come in all shapes and sizes. Some can glow, sing, dance, talk and even play the trumpet.

Our little craft angels are not so sophisticated, but they are really sweet and easy to make – and cost virtually nothing.

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