5 Easy Christmas gifts

 I love crafts and I love Christmas so of course I go nuts about Christmas crafts.   I don't have time for the big things, I'm a small project, let's just do it quickly, sort of girl.  Oh and I'm also simple and cheap! 

5 simple and cheap christmas crafts


1 - Button Tree

What you need for this is a stack of various sized green buttons,
a yellow star button,
a few brown buttons,
some strong string (dental floss actually works quite well!).

All you need to do is string them all together.  I started with the smaller buttons, went down to the bigger base and the brown buttons and then came back up. Then you can tie a knot at the top.  The kids can help to sort the buttons into the different sizes.

Takes you only 5 minutes and it a great activity for the kids learning fine motor skills. They will take longer than 3 minutes.

 Christmas button tree

Gorgeous as a present topper and then it looks wonderful as a tree ornament, 


2 - A simply gorgeous card

Don't you think that sometimes craft is more adorable the simpler they are.  
Cut a tree shape (or star shape) and have the kids decorate.  You can use glitter, stickers, pieces of ribbon or paper.  Lucas has started to write his own message, or they could simply write their own name.  ADORABLE!
 Remember to put the child's name and year on it.  
3 - Candle Jars
Tea candles are everywhere, 100 for $6 but they are soooo boring.
Wrap a little bit of Washi Tape around the candle and place it into a lovely jar.  Simply stunning! 
I got the christmas tape from the local $2 shop.

I got the christmas tape from the local $2 shop.
A simple, lovely gift for a teacher or a neighbour.

4 - Paint Chip Cards
Head to your local hardware store and grab some of the paint colour sample cards (paint chips?).  I love the ones that have 3 shades of the one colour in one.  Then we need some card, or plain paper, scissors and some glue.


 Cut the green sample colours into triangles, cut the brown into rectangles.

  A big tree with three colours is actually my favourite.  This tree is one sample card cut into a triangle, the white dividing lines are part of the card.

It's also heaps of fun to use all different triangles to make different shapes and style of Christmas trees.


5 - Woven hearts
OK - these ones are a little more tricky, but worth it!
They can range from quite simple (for an older child) to rather hard (for Mum) depending on the style you choose.
You need a plain colour paper and some colourful paper.  The colour or pattern doesn't really matter - as you can see from my designs.
Then use one of the templates - we got ours from  here.

A bit of folding and threading and you end up with these gorgeous lollie holders! 

They hang on the tree FULL of lollies and biscuits.  
Then you  the kids steal the goodies during the night.  (we celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve) 


We hope you like them.   Give them a go...and please share your photos with us.