I know, I know, we’ve only just moved into November and it seems a little bit early to be talking about Christmas! Except, when you want to create handmade gifts and decorations you need to get a head start. The beginning of November may seem early in many ways, but those few weeks between now and December 25th soon pass by (especially when you consider that most gifts need to be ready to be passed on to the recipient before the big day!)
When I’m being super organised (which isn’t very often, admittedly!), I try to start my Christmas crafting during the summer months. It gives me time to work on gifts at a more leisurely pace and avoids the last minute rush that can take away the joy of Advent. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy staying up late in the evening, putting finishing touches on gifts whilst my family sleeps upstairs and I watch a Christmas movie. But I only enjoy that when they are small finishing touches, not mad rushes to complete an entire project!
Which is why I thought it might be a good idea to start sharing some Christmas Craft ideas now, so that if you want to have a go at making a few gifts or decorations this year you can do. I’ve tried to find quick and easy ideas, that are completely doable even with the smallest amount of free time and the tiniest of budgets. And you know what – there are some amazing ideas out there.
So I’ve split it up into smaller updates – today’s will focus on Christmas Craft Ideas I’ve found on Twitter. You might not think of Twitter as the automatic place to look for craft ideas, I know I didn’t. But actually there are some amazing finds on there to rival the likes of Pinterest and Instagram, and so here are some of my favourites.
If you try any of these out, be sure to let me know – I’d love to see what you make!