2. Card Swap Update 3.
Clothes Peg Trees
4. Simple Sticker Gift Tags
5. Glitzy Lid Decorations
The largest ever Kids Craft
Weekly handmade card swap is now underway (see update below). Earlier this month swap
lists were sent out to almost 500 participating families and I'm
overjoyed to report that I've already started to receive some cards!
I know that I've said it before but honestly, receiving cards from Kids
Craft Weekly readers has become one of my favourite things about
Christmas. Thank you, thank you for sending me your wonderful cards and
for all the emails and facebook messages that keep me sane and make me
I'm often not able to respond to the messages of support that you send
in but I want you to know that I read every single word of every single
message and appreciate your kind wishes immensely. I think you are all
I hope you enjoy this issue on easy festive crafts. I'm pretty excited
about it because it features three of my favourite, stunningly simple
Christmas crafts of all time. And let's face it – who has the
head space for anything stressful or complicated at this time of year?!
All three of these ideas, and heaps more, are featured in the
full-colour 20-page crafty extravaganza known as my Christmas Craft PDF.
When you buy a copy of Christmas Craft, or my other Christmas book
Christmas Cards, you get sent an email with a link so you can download
the PDF and get crafting immediately. Occasionally this email gets lost
or winds up in the spam folder – if this happens to you
please write and let me know. I'm always happy to re-send the link if
it is lost or expired!
Happy crafting and I'll see you next time... unless December gets the
better of me of course.
Thanks to everyone who has written in over the past few weeks regarding
the card swap. You'll be pleased to hear that we seem to have resolved
a couple of minor technical issues that some people were having.
If you haven't yet received your swap list please let me know as soon as you can and I will re-send your details.
There were a large number of incorrect addresses on the list this year
but I have been in touch with most people and these addresses have now
been updated. If you've been waiting on an address correction for one
of your cards it's worth retrieving your swap addresses again to see if
it's been fixed.
I should note that there are still a couple of people with incorrect addresses on the list who I haven't been able to contact.
Due to the sheer volume of administration required I haven't been able
to chase down missing postal codes. If one of your addresses is missing
a postal code I kindly ask that you do some detective work on Google to
track it down – it can be quite a fun activity to do with older
Thanks so much for your understanding. And for your cards!
Clothes Peg Trees
These cute and simple trees are great fun for all ages. Why not sit the
whole family down together to create your very own clothes peg
Christmas tree forest!
You will need
or small beads for decorating
1. Cut out a tree shape from some cardboard.
2. Paint or colour the cardboard as you wish then pop a wooden clothes
peg onto the base of the tree. If your cardboard is very thick you
might have to squeeze the top of the peg together a little bit.
3. Decorate using sequins or beads or whatever you have handy. They
even look great just made from fancy card or coloured in with texta.
Simple Sticker Gift Tags
I just love these very simple gift tags and as far as crafts go, they
are as simple as they come. Best of all they look great too!
You will need
stickers in various shapes and sizes
1. Stick some white labels on to some of your little one’s
artwork. Cut around the outside of the label, leaving a border. Then
punch a hole in the corner of the tag to thread with ribbon or string.
Glitzy Lid Decorations
Young and old alike will enjoy making these sparkly and colourful
decorations. Have plenty of supplies ready as no-one will be able to
stop at one!
1. Combine some drops of red food colouring and white glue.
2. Paint the red glue mix onto a clear plastic lid then add some
sparkle and texture. When you've finished you can shake some glitter
over the top and allow to dry. Then punch a hole at the top and thread
through a loop of ribbon or fancy string.
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