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Fabulous Friday Finds

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Orange Butterflies drawstring Back Pack  ~  Mandy Made for You

Orchid Bloom Jumpsuit  ~  Stevie & Me

Girls Bloomers  ~  Cecil and Beryl

Godparent Frame  ~  Addie & Immie

 

Fabulous Friday Finds – Australian Handmade 

This week’s Fabulous Friday Finds at Handmade Kids – our weekly feature.  Australian handmade goodies perfect for a special gift.

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WIN: a craft filled Festive Box

Just in time for Christmas! Like the chance to WIN a ‘Festive Box’ for the kids this Christmas from PeekyMe?

 

Have you discovered the wonderful themed craft boxes from PeekyMe yet? Each month a new and exciting craft box is released and this month it is of course perfectly themed for Christmas! The ‘Festive Box’ is full of all the craft supplies you will need to create your own decorations and gift ideas.

The four craft activities included in the craft box this month are:

Activity 1 – Make a beaded hanging heart

Activity 2 – Make a flittering fairy

Activity 3 – Make a flying festive dove

Activity 4 – Create jingle bells

 

Now it’s time to ENTER- one lucky family will take home a Festive Box from PeekyMe.

Enter via the Rafflecopter link below~
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Time to wrap those presents

Hopefully you are well into your Christmas shopping now. Or maybe you are one of those organised ones who are all finished and ready to wrap up a storm!

Here’s a great little collection of Etsy Christmas wrapping supplies – paper, cards, tags, string, bags and more…

Christmas Wrapping Ideas Time to wrap those presents

Clockwise from top left -

Christmas Deer Wrapping Paper – from Blessing and Honour

Gold Foil Christmas Gift Tags – from Blossom Tree Designs

Christmas Clay Tags –  from French and Sparrow

Customised Christmas Reindeer Tags – from Kasoobi

Family Christmas Clay Tags – from The Mouse and me Designs

Monochrome Christmas Tag Set – from Pixels Plus Paper

Christmas Wrapping  Time to wrap those presents
Clockwise from top Left:

Reindeer Gift Wrapping Tags – from My Paper Planet

Christmas Wrapping Paper Sheets – from Motif of Mine

Plywood Gift Tag Set – from PieceHD

Christmas Wrap Gift Bag – from Little Alligator

Christmas Gift Tags ‘No Peeking’ – from Hanging Willow

Hand printed Christmas Wrap – from Bursaria Workshop

 

Fabulous Friday Finds

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Personalised Finger Painted Tree- instant download  ~  Colour and Spice

Boys Retro Christmas Shorts  ~  Bugsey Bee

Personalised Birth Details Cufflinks  ~  Max & Me Designs

Pink Mintchi Dino  ~  Mintchi

 

Fabulous Friday Finds – Australian Handmade 

This week’s Fabulous Friday Finds at Handmade Kids – our weekly feature.  Australian handmade goodies perfect for a special gift.

Like to be involved? Contact us for a copy of our Media Kit.

WANT MORE? Did you see last week’s Fabulous Friday Finds?

 

 

Etsy marketplace at David Jones this Christmas

Are you lucky enough to be in Sydney for this event?!  A very special Christmas shopping experience at David Jones with Etsy.

Over 40 Australian sellers will be there with their amazing handmade goodies ready for you to shop up a storm. Not only is there shopping; you can also book in for a hands-on creative workshop or watch Etsy sellers create their goods at the live making demonstrations. 

Workshops range from Macramé making, make your own tea blend, make a dreamcatcher, to kids workshops making pop up creatures.

All the finer details can be found here – the event runs from the 4th – 7th December.

 

Like a sneak peek of some of the creative sellers you’ll find displaying at the event?

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Etsy marketplace at David Jones this Christmas

DIY Christmas Countdown Advent Bunting

DIY Christmas Advent Calend DIY Christmas Countdown Advent Bunting

This December 1 we are kicking off a new tradition at our house – the  Christmas Countdown Advent Bunting.

We had a few different ideas in mind when we decided to create this project; there are so many wonderful variations of the countdown calendar out there. However when we discovered the adorable little advent numbered cards from The Paper Birdcage we knew exactly what we needed to create.

Each day in December in the countdown to the ‘big day’ we will draw a card from our little fabric pockets and do a ‘festive activity’.

Here’s how you can make your own bunting countdown calendar:

Supplies you will need:

  • felt for bunting flags
  • heading tape (available from Spotlight or similar)
  • Christmas fabrics
  • fabric or felt to create bunting numbers
  • countdown cards from The Paper Birdcage
  • sewing supplies- thread, sewing machine, iron, pins
Supplies and Steps to DIY DIY Christmas Countdown Advent Bunting

How to make your bunting:

  1. Measure out your flags on the felt – we used these dimensions – 28cm long x 10cm wide rectangle. This includes a 1cm seam allowance on the sides of the flags. Obviously you will need to cut out 25 flags for the countdown.
  2. Measure and cut out the Christmas pockets- we used these dimensions – 8cm x 8cm square. This includes a 1cm seam allowance on each edge. The pocket will be 6 x 6cm when finished.
  3. Fold the felt flag in half and iron in a crease – this will help to correctly position the fabric pocket for sewing.
  4. Fold over and iron a 1cm seam on the Christmas pocket edges. To make it even easier to get an even shaped pocket square we used a 6cm square of cardboard as a template when we ironed over the seam edges.
  5. Pin your pockets onto your flags. Make sure to leave an appropriate gap at the top of the flag to attach your bunting numbers and space to attach your heading tape.
  6. Sew around the pocket to attach it to your flag; leaving the top pocket edge open.
  7. There are many ways to create your fabric numbers. We traced around paper numbers that we created using the Brother ScanNCut machine. Firstly we ironed Heat & Bond onto the back of our felt, then traced out and cut out our numbers. Then easily ironed the numbers into place on our flags.
  8. Turn your flags right sides facing in and sew up the two long edges- using a 1cm allowance. When finished, turn back out the right way, carefully pushing out the corners as you go. Iron flat if needed- and now you are ready to attach to your heading tape.
  9. If you don’t have heading tape, you can use bias binding or even a wide ribbon.
  10. Carefully pin bunting flags along the heading tape at intervals that suit your space. We used a 2cm gap between each flag and a 10cm space at each end. Sew all along the edge of the heading tape, approx 1/2cm in from the edge to secure the flags to the heading tape. Turn the ends back over and sew down to make a loop for hanging.
  11. Depending on how much space you have or where you are going to put your bunting you might like to divide the project into 2 bunting lengths like we have or simply just have one long length.
  12. That’s it; the sewing is all done. Hope you are happy with your creation.
DIY Sew your Bunting DIY Christmas Countdown Advent Bunting

Advent Countdown Cards & activities:

  • Now that the sewing part is all finished, time to put on the thinking cap for ideas for some ‘festive activities’ to add to your countdown cards.  Each day we will be doing, seeing or making something festive on the count down to Christmas Day.
  • ideas can be aimed at the little ones or can include the whole family. Look ahead at your family calendar and add in events that you are already booked in for, like end of school or kindy parties, local carols or fireworks and other free events.
Advent Cards for Christmas  DIY Christmas Countdown Advent Bunting

Gorgeous Countdown Advents Cards from The Paper Birdcage

 

Here’s a few of our ideas so far. What else would you include?

  • decorate the Christmas Tree
  • make your own Christmas cards
  • donate a present to a local charity – like the Kmart Wishing Tree
  • clean out your toy box and donate a few toys to a local charity organisation
  • start wrapping presents
  • bake some Christmas cookies
  • watch a Christmas movie
  • learn a new Christmas carol
  • write a letter to Santa
  • walk around your local neighbourhood to see the Christmas lights
  • Visit your nearest city/town  to see the Christmas Tree and lighting display
  • go and see the Myer Christmas window display
  • go to a Christmas market; handmade market- even better
  • get a photo with Santa
  • read a Christmas story book
  • write a Christmas card for your teacher
  • make your own decorations
  • make cookies for the reindeers
  • help mum with the Christmas shopping (we can dream, right?)
  • look through Christmas cookbooks for ideas
  • take your own crazy family Christmas photo to send out with your Christmas cards
  • make some chocolates using Christmas shaped moulds
  • have a family slumber party under the tree one night
Create fun festive activiti DIY Christmas Countdown Advent Bunting

 

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What festive Christmas activities would you add to your countdown list?

 

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