Our Attempt at Christmas Crafts

Our Attempt at Christmas Crafts

I’ve always wanted to make some home-made decorations for Christmas. However, the problem is, I’m not particularly good at crafts. Also, I have a 5-year-old who wants to totally cover everything in paint! This year, I decided to have a go at some Christmas crafts with my 5-year-old, Aurelia. I decided it was about time we had some messy fun. Coupled with the fact that Aurelia has been rather under the weather this last week and off school, we were terribly bored! The results were not ‘Pinterest’ worthy by any stretch of the imagination, but we had hours of fun making our creations!

A Hand-Print Wreath

As I mentioned in a previous post, ‘My Christmas Decorations Wishlist‘, my husband has a hatred/phobia of wreaths! I was determined to get a wreath up in the house this year. He simply could not refuse if it was one made (quite literally) by the hands of his daughter.

We drew around Aurelia’s hands and cut out the shapes.

Aurelia enjoyed covering the handprints, as well as her self, the table, and the entire kitchen in green paint!

We cut out the centre of a paper plate and painted it green.

Once all the paint was dry, we stuck the handprints onto the paper plate. We made a hole in the plate and threaded some ribbon through.

We also added some red berries for effect. By no means perfect, but rather cute I think!

Mason Jar Christmas Scene

I had a tonne of spare Christmas decorations this year which I wanted to use to make some Christmas crafts. So Aurelia and I decided to make a Christmas scene!

I cut out a Christmas tree for Aurelia from a spare piece of cardboard.

Aurelia then coloured in the tree and added some gems for decoration.

We glued a decoration to the lid of the mason jar alongside the tree.

We added some cotton wool for a snow effect.

So impressed were we with our little creation, we made another Christmas scene! It seems we were addicted to making things out of jars … and I had so many spare baubles!!! For this ornament, we used a range of Christmas decorations (I’d had enough of paints and felt tips pens all over the kitchen by this point).


Our Homemade Christmas Tree Ornaments

So this next one is a bit of a cheat! I spotted some Christmas accessories in Wilko . The store also sold hollow baubles and other Christmas tree ornaments which you can fill yourself!

I grabbed a whole load of these little bits and pieces and had Aurelia create some special decorations for our tree! (She did try to cram as many items as was physically possible into each bauble!!!!)


Ok, so it’s highly unlikely I will be inundated with orders for my marvellous Christmas crafts! They are rather rustic and imperfect, but they hold great memories of a fabulous day I spent with my daughter. And, I spent so much energy making these things, I’m sure as hell going to share them!!!! 🙂



  1. December 20, 2018 / 12:23 am

    I’m awful at crafts so this all looks pretty good to me! The tree ornaments especially, even if they were a slight cheat x


  2. December 20, 2018 / 2:44 am

    Your daughter’s decorations are so cute! When Christmas is over, you will always have her handprints to treasure. I especially like the decorations that look like light bulbs.

    • December 20, 2018 / 10:51 pm

      How kind and yes, what a lovely thought. I love the light bulbs too – I want to make more now 🙂

  3. December 20, 2018 / 9:07 am

    Wow! These are all such clever ideas but the end result is absolutely amazing, I can’t wait to have children to one day share things like this with them. Lovely post xx

    • December 20, 2018 / 10:50 pm

      Many thanks! Having children gives me an excuse to be messy xxx

    • December 20, 2018 / 10:47 pm

      Thank you, that’s such a lovely compliment xxx

  4. December 20, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    These are so cute! They look great! And kudos to you for attempting to do crafts with your 5-year old. Well done!

    • December 20, 2018 / 10:47 pm

      You’re so kind – I might have had more fun than she did 🙂

  5. Deborah Kos
    December 20, 2018 / 10:10 pm

    I like your DIY Christmas ornaments craft. They are so cute with the pine cones. They look nice on the tree.

    • December 20, 2018 / 10:46 pm

      Thank you – I love pine cones xxx

  6. Rachel Hart
    December 21, 2018 / 10:00 am

    These decorations are great! I really love the Christmas tree ornaments, those arrangements look professionally done! Great job! I can’t wait till my little man is older and we will enjoy doing things like this together 🙂 Very precious memories were made I’m sure.
    ~ Ray

    • December 21, 2018 / 4:19 pm

      Thank you Ray. It is lovely to be able to make these sort of memories with our little ones xxx

    • January 9, 2019 / 8:55 pm

      Awh thank you – we have put it away for next year 🙂

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