A Crafty Christmas: Planning and Decorating, Making

It officially Christmas

We are finally in November and shop windows around the country are turning to Christmas. I know it feels that some shops start far too early but can you ever be too prepared? This year at Crafty Arts we are celebrating all things Crafty and wholesome.

We are going back to the ideas of a lovely handmade Christmas with homemade crackers, decorations and dare I say gifts?

We plan on giving you lots of inspiration this Christmas to get you in the crafting mood. I hope to show you how you can create all these things at home with your friends and family.

The weather is now getting cold, so it actually feels like winter is here. I am so happy and have been preparing for this since the summer. I know you have heard this all before but Christmas is a very magical time. It’s my favourite time of the year. I get to start my Christmas Planning and hand making all my decorations. My poor overstuffed Christmas tree and mantle can handle for a few months. We have a fire at home so I can’t wait to light it on cold days. Filling my home with candles and starting to make my Christmas decorations.

A few years ago, I fell in love with traditional felt Christmas decorations and this year will be no different. I am making little star snowflakes. I have seen them on Pinterest and feel like they would look lovely on my tree. Although I love getting inspiration from others peoples work I don’t need to follow a how to plan, I will just make them up as I go. If you want to see what I made in my previous blog just click here.

Planning

Out comes my Bullet Journal and a list of things I have to do and make and these first two weeks of November is when I plan to make them. Planning is probably my favourite part, juggling work the wedding planning and Christmas can be tricky. But if its all written down I feel in control. Nothing beats ticking off that list of things to do.

We have planned for one of our very talented customers to draw an amazing image on our windows using Posca pens. We can wait to see what he creates. We have given him some inspiration and a colour palette but the rest will be up to him.

Natasha is busy making cute pom poms for a new wreath and some cute pom pom bunting watch this space!

Brenda is busy making her Christmas cards with her knew dies and papers she has already bought.

Even Ellie from customer services is getting excited about trying out the new marbling paints from Folk Art. We are not sure she has decided what is making yet but we can’t wait to see it, the planning bit is so much fun.

 

Making

Next weeks blog will be a bit about Paul our artist who is drawing his artwork on Friday. For the rest of us, it is all systems go. It can seem overwhelming when you realise how few weekends there are to go before the big day. Plus we have birthdays and celebrations to really mix up out time. I plan on making the most of these cold evening. Trying new things on my Cricut Machine (best purchase ever!)

What do you have planned this Christmas?

 

 

 

 

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