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Our Crafty Christmas Countdown!

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Who needs a shop-bought chocolate advent calendar when you could be counting down the days to Christmas by crafting instead! Doing a project a day all the way to the 25th December is certainly a challenge, but we’ve put together a selection of our favourite bite-size crafts for you to make in no time at all. Merry Christmas!

1 Advent Calender

Our Crafty Christmas Countdown!

Why not make this advent calender to start off with? If you don’t have time to do the whole thing, why not create one envelope a day so that it’s ready to use next year?

2 Sewing Machine

Our Crafty Christmas Countdown!

This tree trinket is simply darling! Find the free project here.

3 Crochet Noel

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Bright yarns and a crochet hook are all you need to make this festive phrase.

4 Fir tree

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Put your origami skills to the test and fold this delightful fir tree.

5 Penguin Game

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Download and create a papercraft skittles game featuring skating penguins from our website.

6 Cosy Knits

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Use up bits from your yarn stash to create these very cute decorations.

7 Clay Hearts

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Press fresh winter greens onto clay to form these delicate ornaments.

8 Gingerbread House

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Find out how you can make this cute gingerbread house and other stitchy projects here.

9 Garland Galore

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Pretty up a wall by stringing a ‘Merry Christmas’ garland together.

10 What A Cracker

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You’re sure to have fun making these crackers, but the best part will be finding cheesy jokes to put inside them! Our favourite is: Why are Christmas trees so bad at sewing?
 (Because they always drop their needles!).

11 Mini Angel

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We can’t get over how cute this little angel is! Find the project here.

12 Wrap Up

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Create bespoke wrapping paper using a few spuds and some careful cutting.

13 Candy Cane

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Treat yourself to some candy cane holders this Christmas by following this free pattern.

14 Need A Hand?

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This wreath is formed by drawing around kids’ hands on green papers and layering them together.

15 Bear Necessities

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Cut and stitch felt pieces together to make this humble bear.

16 Nativity Scene

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This faux stained glass tree decoration is so simple to make – find the instructions here.

17 Felt Fun

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Choose one of these hanging felt trinkets to make with our how-to.

18 Pretty Birds

Our Crafty Christmas Countdown!

We’re loving Lia Griffith’s paper bird decorations! Aren’t they beautiful?

19 Layered Trees

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Follow these instructions to make a papercraft tree.

20 Quick Knits

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Settle down with a cup of tea and one of these easy peasy knitted makes.

21 Christmas Mouse

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Isn’t he simply adorable? Find out how you can sew a mouse of your own here.

22 Clay Ornaments

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Polymer clay and paints are used to create these uber stylish baubles.

23 Stitch Savvy

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Thread twine through card shapes to create quick but chic designs.

24 Star Table

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Get making these beautiful table decorations right before the big day!

25 You've Made It!

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You definitely deserve a break from all the crafting you’ve been doing. Now it’s time to focus on unwrapping presents, piling your plate with all the best trimmings from the dinner table and keeping a glass of sherry close at hand throughout the day. Merry Christmas!

If you’re a Christmas crafting whiz and want even more festive things to make, check out our Pinterest board.

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