There are a million things to love about Christmas: friends and family, gingerbread and eggnog, giving and getting gifts, and so much more! But as much as I love this holiday, there are a couple of things that just don't make sense.
My biggest beef? Gift wrapping! The crafter in me acknowledges the beauty of
a perfectly wrapped present with pretty paper and big bows, but my thrifty side
saddens a little at the thought of spending money on something that only has a
few moments in the sun before heading straight to the landfill.
So, this year, I saved my wrapping budget and got a little creative— with
Klutz, of course!
I dug out my copies of Stencil Art and Twirled Paper and set to work creating
my very own wrapping paper. With a dab of ink here and a curl of paper there, my
wrapped gifts look so pretty that my friends will never know I only got down to wrapping on the eve of the big day!
Looking for more Klutz fun to get you through the winter break? In Christmases
past, I made a pretty faux snow globe and Velvet Art Christmas cards, I planned my holiday wardrobe with Paper Fashions, and I decked out my tree three ways. There's tons
of Klutz fun to be had before 2013 comes to an end, so get busy!
Wishing you the craftiest of Christmases and looking forward to another year
of creating wonderful things, being good, and having fun!
Monday, 23 December 2013
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
You might remember how I went kind of crazy for Make Clay Charms a while back. I brought it up to a cottage weekend and all hands got busy, molding, sculpting, and baking charms to put on pretty much everything we owned. It was a blast!
Well, it turns out that the Canadian Toy Testing Council agrees, because this cute little craft is a Children’s Choice winner for 2014! To celebrate this victory of one of my favourite Klutz kits, I decided it was time to indulge in my obsession again. I broke out Make Clay Charms and charmed up a tree in honour of two of my favourite things: Christmas and Catching Fire!
That’s right; I am feeling the Hunger Games fever with the latest and greatest movie adaptation. I’m trimming my tree with the Christmas classics, along with flames, nightlock berries, and cute mini-book covers, all made of clay!
Merry Christmas and a very happy Hunger Games to all!
Monday, 2 December 2013
For this Christmas crafter, there is no better treat than a Klutz kit that will help you to create a ton of cool gifts!
Last year, I hit the jackpot with a bounty of Beaded Bands, so I couldn’t wait to see what my not-so-secret Santa had in store. As usual, Klutz did not disappoint.
All summer, I’d been Pinning and pining for those cool nut and washer bracelets that were popping up everywhere. So my holiday joy skyrocketed to find that they were now within my reach with Toolbox Jewelry. This pretty kit is a collision of Tiffany’s and my dad’s toolbox, and the finished product is as pretty and polished as all of these Pins.
I fixed up an armful of hot hardware with just nuts and washers, ribbons, and string! I’m wrapping up these precious toolbox jewels to deliver with love!
With just a month to go, the Christmas crafting is underway! Looking for more ideas? Check out what I’ve been up to in Christmases past, and stay tuned for Christmas crafts to come!