Christmas lyrics glitter banner tutorial

Katie’s Pencil Box has a tutorial for this gorgeous glittery banner.

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Vintage bottlebrush trees

I just love bottle brush trees, I’m really not sure why, but I do. These colourful ones are courtesy of Madame Cupcake.

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Free printables

Sass and Peril gift tags

Holiday mail stripey gift tags

Wood Type holiday printable kit

Benign objects holiday freebies - templates for a pillow box, CD case, labels

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Felty decorations

DIY felt Christmas decorations:

Snow ball ornaments from The Purl Bee

Felted holiday garland from PapernStitch

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Buy your Christmas cards

Why not buy some Christmas cards from Chayground? Pack of 10 only £9.99 with low postage!

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Advent competitions

Superlucky has a list of all the daily advent competitions that are running up till Christmas. There sure are alot to be keeping me busy with.

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on the first day of christmas my true love gave to me…

Okay so I know that the first day of Christmas actually refers to Christmas Day but I found it slightly amusing. On Sunday we took a walk to our local wooded area and collected some twigs, holly, pinecones and fir boughs and clever ol’ hubby made this lovely wreath for our front door.

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glittery christmas village

big tree and village

Mr C made the Christmas tree as the credit crunch meant we couldn’t afford a real one. Only joking hah.

church

I used Martha Stewart’s pdf and stuck it onto thick card. It’s stuck together with fabric glue and a bit of sellotape which worked amazingly well. I painted the house and church with acrylic paints that Mr C had in his artbox. I covered them in fabric glue again and liberally applied clear german glass glitter (bought from etsy). I guess you could use cheap generic glitter but I don’t think it’d look as nice. I also bought the bottle-brush tree off etsy; they seem rather popular in America. The wreaths are made from sparkly pipe cleaners wrapped around a pencil. Next year I shall put them on bases and maybe build a little picket fence, I think it would be nice to add to the village each year.

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merry christmas

Christmas card

A Mr C original.

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crafty christmas

* Eddie Ross has the fantastic bauble wreath tutorial. Looks stunning but surprisingly simple to make. I think I’m going to hit the sales for cheap baubles and make it next Christmas.

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* One Pretty Thing has a handmade holiday gift guide. My favourite pages are the bath and beauty and edible crafts

* 30 pampering beauty and spa gifts to make from tipnut

* Creature comforts has a tutorial for a pretty eco happy pom pom gift topper

* Canon has this seriously nice calendar to print and assemble. Seen at Zakka Life. I think this would make a lovely present.
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