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Get crafty and make your own homemade gifts this Christmas

With plenty of extra time on our hands at the minute and Christmas fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to have a go at making your own Christmas gifts this year. So show people you care and have a go at some of our crafty makes ready for gifting to your friends and family.

Cement candles that have been lit
Create your own cement candles

Cement candles

An excellent one-of-a-kind statement piece for someone’s home.

You will need:
Quick set cement
Candle wicks
Old candles
Candle moulds – we used an old milk carton and an old coke bottle for ours
Paper cups
Parcel tape

Oval wooden slice with winter night mountain scene hand painted on it
Paint you loved ones decorations this year

Winter hanging decorations

This one’s a super simple craft, and one that’s great for all ages and abilities!

You will need:
Wooden slices (ideally with holes and twine but you can drill these yourself if needed)
Paint – we used acrylic paints

Pink bow with puffins on, laid on top of an open book
Make this handmade bow for the fashionable folk in your life

Fabric hair bows

These cute bows are super easy to make a whole bunch of and make quirky little stocking fillers for friends or family. If you get really good at them you could even try turning them into a bow tie for the man in your life or your four-legged friends!

You will need:

Barrette clips
Fat quarters
Thread, to match your far quarters
A glue gun & glue

Green leaf printed onto handmade white paper
Create your own stunning art prints

Create your own art prints

An excellent way to create personalised gifts is to create your own lino cut stamps and make your own art prints for your friends and family to add to their walls. Once you get carving the possibilities are endless!

You will need:

Carving tools
Linoleum – we recommend the soft cut lino from craft stores, which is great for beginners
Paper to print your print onto
Acrylic paint
A lino roller

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