Update your Christmas tree ornament collection without braving the shops by making this cutie from supplies you probably have already lying around. You will need: A large handful of buttons of the same colour Thin ribbon Thin-nose pliers Wire Instructions 1. Bend...
I had recently heard about fillable baubles and got thinking about the possibilities. When I found them at the store, though, I was disappointed. There was a huge rim around the middle and they were made of thick plastic...
I love Christmas as much as the next person, but I have a strong opinion that the festivitites shouldn’t begin until December 1 at the earliest. If it starts in October as the retailers would like, it makes it...
You know me, not even my Christmas tree is immune from typography influences. You will need: scrabble tiles power drill with fine bit metal skewer thread needle Instructions: 1. Make a small pilot hole with the metal skewer in the top of each...
Oak leaf garland tutorial

Oak leaf garland

This is a foolproof project for those of you out there who say you don’t have a crafty bone in your body. It requires only two materials and no special equipment and you’ll be done in five minutes flat. How’s that...
Since I have a different colour scheme for our Christmas tree each year, that leaves a majority of ornaments sitting on the bench. I still want to enjoy them so I put this reserves team to work in other ways, like...

Mushroom terrarium

What’s a Woodland theme without a terrarium? You will need: round glass vase (or similar) wooden plugs (or small knobs) faux moss (available from some craft stores and floristry supply wholesalers) red and white paint paintbrushes Instructions 1. Paint the ’stalk’ and underside of...
No-sew table runner tutorial

No-sew table runner

I had upped the festive factor of our regular table centrepiece, but it still needed more oomph. I remembered that I’d inherited some great 80s patterned fabric (no, that’s not an oxymoron) from my mum’s fabric box (thanks, Ma!) that...
I picked up this great birdcage wall hanging on special at Spotlight several months ago but it was only now that I had a chance to put it to use. I didn’t mind the idea of the bird image,...
Yesterday marked the final day of my 12 Days of Christmas crafts series. Here’s a wrapup in case you’ve missed any of the projects: Day 1: Type drawer advent calendar Day 2: Washi tape garland Day 3: Filled baubles Day 4: Oak leaf wreath Day 5: Felt and wool...