If you live in an area where mistletoe is a strange foreign plant people in the movies kiss under, or find that the real (or fake) mistletoe is way too expensive in the stores, how about making a real traditional Christmas by making your own mistletoe.
In many Christian cultures, it is traditional to construct gingerbread houses during the Christmas season. It is a pastime that is not only delicious but it also gets the kids involved with Christmas preparations, teaching them co-operation, team work and the Christmas spirit.
Homemade Muji has kits that you and your kids can bake up so as to have your own little gingerbread Christmas village.
Website: Muji Homemade
When I was at school I just had normal 30cm rulers, plain and straight, quite boring really. Granted I didn’t do anything that required a ruler as complicated as the Koala Versa Ruler.
One more Halloween craft before it’s officially too late. If you have some left over wine bottles that you can spare, why not try making a couple of Halloween Wine Bottle Jack-o-Lanterns. This tutorial can also be adapted to make Christmas decorations.
The design doesn’t have to be limited to Jack-o-Lanterns either, you can make Frankenstein’s Monster and ghosts using green spray paint and a glass frosting kit.
* Let your imagination run wild with this step by step tutorial from Instructables
Amigurumi is the Japanese of using crochet to make stuffed animals and shapes. Some examples are so tiny, and use embroidery floss and needle thin crochet hooks. Others can be over sized toys that rival anything won at a carnival.
This art has spread the world over and the word Amigurumi is now used to describe any sort of handmade crocheted soft toy.
*If you have ever wanted to try making your own Amigurumi toys, Miss Turtle has a great, simple to follow tutorial that will give you a base to start your Amigurumi adventures from
This is a great activity to do with your kids at home. The Glow Stick Xylophone teaches them colour recognition as well as musical notes. In fact glow sticks can be used to teach you kids anything from the alphabet to shapes.
*Get more ideas on activities with glow sticks that you can use to teach your kids at home from Play At Home Mom LLC
OK folks, so this must be by far the easiest DIY craft idea out there!
Sometimes you need a project that’s as easy as 1-2-3, but the results are like oh my goodness aren’t I a smart cookie!. Enter the light switch, every house has their fair share & I’ll go out on a limb here & say every one is plain boring white, but thanks to Karisa over at Clever Thursday she shows us that they don’t have to be. So now you can add a pop of colour to your home without major effort!
* Washi Tape light switch via Clever Thursday
Forward thinking individuals such as yourselves are probably already thinking about how to decorate for Halloween and how to be different from the typical department store plastic decorations everyone else has.
*Here’s an idea, make your own Glittery Pumpkins. Heather from Chickabug blog has a great tutorial that you can use to make you pumpkins glitter like never before.
Places like Pärlans Konfektyr in Stockhom really warm my heart. It is a candy shop that makes, wraps and sells candy made from recipes from the 30′s and 40′s. The focus is on quality, not quantity and everything is made, wrapped and boxed by hand.
The ladies and Leyli from the video below dress in vintage costumes and totally look the part of Rosie the Riveter.