Here at Spicers of Hythe, Christmas is our favourite time of the year. Not only because it’s an excuse to splash out on glorious food and drink, but also because it’s a chance to get crafty, and there’s nothing better than spending quality time with your Kids to do so!
Felt and Pine Cone Elves
There’s no denying the adorable nature of these little pine cone elves. Blogger Lia Griffith has a step by step guide to creating them. All you’ll need is pine cones, felt and some wooden beads. Add some bells to their hats if you want to hit peak Christmas spirit! This little elf family is simple to make and doesn’t require huge swathes of creative talent.
(Img credit: Lia Griffith)
Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees
Ideal for decorating your tree, hanging on the door, or giving as a miniature Christmas token. All that’s required are a few popsicle sticks, string, some green paints (or pen!) and some mini pom poms! Glue your popsicle stick in a triangle – two full length and one half length for the base of your tree. Colour your popsicle tree with green pen or paint and then decorate!
This example is from One Little Project – take a look at some examples of the amazing Popsicle Trees she created here.
Thank You Notes
Get crafty and recycle! A great way to use old Christmas cards and wrapping paper on Boxing Day is to repurpose them into thank you letters from your children. It’s a lovely way for them to learn to reach out to relatives and friends the old fashioned way, whilst reminding them of the importance of saying thank you!
If you have creative cutting scissors or fancy paper stampers then these are great, but cutting a creative selection of star shapes from Christmas paper and making a collage works just as well! Most pound shops will have an exciting selection of Christmassy glitter. Just don’t leave your little ones unattended, unless you want to spend the next few years hoovering the sparkle out of your carpet.