Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Christmas Tutorials

A few weeks ago, I was asked if I could produce some tutorials for Christmas projects to the Make with Me website.  I haven't really done any proper tutorials before but I fancied the challenge!

First up, I made some little tree decorations -

Cute little Christmas presents!  I think these would look really sweet tied with ribbon to special presents too.  This is a really simple idea that even children can make with a little supervision. 

The second project is for a drawstring patchwork gift sack -

This is an ideal project for anyone looking to begin making patchwork but doesn't know where to begin!  I love these sacks, they're a great 'eco' alternative to paper gift bags and not only can they be used year after year, but they can also be used throughout the year to store things in - i.e. decorations or even children's toys etc. 

The message behind the Make with Me website is all about promoting crafting and creating together, as a family, with friends or as part of the community.  Why not hold a crafting morning, charging a little entrance/participation fee and donate the money to Mencap which is the charity behind the initiative. 

To view the tutorials that I've submitted, hop on over to the projects section of the Make with Me website to find 2 of my designs with easy step-by-step instructions.

And if you make any of these projects, there's also a facebook page so that you can upload photos of your crations! 

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  1. These look like fab tutorials. And I really like the idea behind the web site (I've never heard of it before). I'm definitely going to pop over for a look.....

  2. so cute!! love your blog and creations!! now following!!

    would also love it if you could share this on my link party at

    Natataha xx

  3. I love the little gift decorations...think I might try these with my 4 little people, they have been wanting to make some decorations for the little trees they have in their bedrooms and I bought the felt and the ribbon (and we always have sequins somewhere!!) and all I needed was to figure out something simple enough for them to attempt but pretty enough to display. Will keep you posted how we all get on! :D


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