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HOW TO MAKE THE SWEETEST SANTA FROM A SOCK 

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Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – how to make a Santa from a sock.

What would Christmas decorations be without the cute little man in the red suit who magically appears to bring kids goodies?

These little Santas are super cute and cuddly and the best part about this project is that it doesn’t require any sewing.

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HOW TO MAKE A NO SEW SCANDINAVIAN CHRISTMAS GNOME  

no sew Scandinavian Christmas gnome

Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project, a no sew Scandinavian Christmas gnome.

Scandinavian Christmas gnomes have become increasingly popular during the past few years.

You can find instructions all over the web for how to make your own. However, I’ve yet to find one that doesn’t require sewing. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with sewing, if you enjoy it. But it seems a big use of time considering you barely see the gnome body as the beard is so long.

So, I came up with my own version of the Christmas gnome – no sewing necessary. Plus, it uses recyclables, which is even better.

As a bonus, I’m including instructions for another project that uses recyclables. Read on to find out what it is and how you can make it.

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CLEVER WAYS TO GET CREATIVE WITH CHRISTMAS CARD CRAFTS

 

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Welcome to another Wacky Workshops 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 Workshops 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 Workshops 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 Workshops 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

 

natural Christmas picture

Welcome to another Wacky Workshops 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 Workshops 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 Workshops 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!

BIN PICTURE

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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