Christmas crafts and projects

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I don’t know about you, but Christmas this year is going to be tight. So tight in fact, that all my friends and family will be receiving homemade gifts. The thing about homemade gifts is that they need to be made with love and care, and not something you whip together in five minutes!

 

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Gifts to Bake

If you know someone who loves to bake but doesn’t have all the up-to-date accessories, putting together a cupcake baking set will knock their socks off! You can source your supplies around town, or buy them all online… it all depends on how much you want to spend. All you need is a gift box (or make your own), some cupcake liners, piping nozzle set, some glitzy and colourful decorations, and a cupcake design book. If schlepping around just isn’t for you, buy the complete set at Yuppiechef for R355, because a gift for your BFF is soooo worth it.

And don’t forget that little girls love baking too, and what better way to inspire a love of baking than by presenting a gift that allows them to make gorgeous cupcakes, or bake their own cookies and biscuits with a cookie cutter set.

 

Delicious, homemade goodies are always a favourite as gifts and for the home baker that loves to create, whip up a delicious box of Christmas cupcakes for family and friends. You will find plenty of cupcake ideas on Home-Dzine, as well as tips on icing and frosting cupcakes.

Click here for a selection of Christmas goodies you can make.

 

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Gifts you can Make

The second contribution to Countdown to Christmas is gifts you can make. These birds nest necklaces are gorgeous – and so simple to make. You can add different gemstones or birthstones for your BFFs. Designed by Sarah Ortega of Poppy & PIne, you will find plenty more gorgeous examples of her work for sale on Etsy.

Click here for instructions on making a bird’s nest necklace.

 

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Homemade Christmas Crackers

No Christmas table should be without the traditional Christmas crackers, and making your own means that you can fill them with fun accessories and thoughtful gifts for family and friends during the festive season. Here’s how to make your own inexpensive Christmas crackers.

Click here for instructions for making the Christmas crackers.

 

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Scrappy ideas for decor

I am amazed at how many ideas there are on the Internet for making your own fabric Christmas ornaments, garlands and even fabric scrap Christmas trees. And what’s even more fun is that you don’t even need to know how to sew to make most of these festive decorations!

Click here for crafty ideas for making your own fabric decorations.

 

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Festive decorations for free!

Decorate your home this festive season with affordable alternatives to ready-made and bought decorations that you can make from paper, magazines and old books. These are the perfect projects for using up all your old wrapping paper, and recycling magazines and books that are falling apart.

Click here for creative decorations using scrap paper.

 

All you need is a gift box (or make your own), some cupcake liners, piping nozzle set, some glitzy and colourful decorations, and a cupcake design book. If schlepping around just isn’t for you, buy the complete set at Yuppiechef for R355, because a gift for your BFF is soooo worth it.

And don’t forget that little girls love baking too, and what better way to inspire a love of baking than by presenting a gift that allows them to make gorgeous cupcakes, or bake their own cookies and biscuits with a cookie cutter set.

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