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Christmas is a great time to get crafting, there is nothing more special than a handmade gift. If you’re anything like me there is a whole host of people that you’d like to give gifts to during the Christmas holidays – but it can get get expensive and frustrating (there’s only so many times you can gift the same sort of gift sets, socks, stationery and so on!).

Making your own gifts can not only save you money but is always that little bit more special, with you taking the time create and craft something festive. In Christmas past I have gifted homemade fudge, florentines, decorations and my own printed tote bags. This year I am trying something new (but I’ll have to wait until after the festive period to share!).

So, to help inspire and motivate you here are some wonderful craft tutorials I have discovered to get you on your merry way!

How to Make a Santa Hat Jam Jar Cover (

The Hobbycraft Blog is a great place to start if you’re looking for some inspo. Their tutorials fully list all supplies and are easy to follow. This Santa Jar Cover may require some previous crocheting skills (although it is easy to learn with the help of some YouTube videos), but I loved it due to it’s versatility. Whilst the hat itself is cute, and adds that festive something, it’s really what goes in the jar that counts! Maybe you’ve whipped up some homemade jam or chutneys, perhaps you have made something sweet like fudge, or you could simply fill with hot chocolate and marshmallows. (Hmm all my suggestions are food related – maybe I shouldn’t blog when hungry!!)


Christmas Cookies (

It wouldn’t be Christmas without some homemade biscuits. Food items are generally always well received, fun to make and a small amount of product testing is always involved *licks spoon when no-one is watching* !! The Sainsburys cookies are simple to make and super fun to decorate. Whilst they have kept decoration simple you can really let your creative flair shine, just check out Insatgram #christmascookies for some amazing icing skills and ideas.

Paper Fan Photo Ornaments (

Over at WhipperBerry Heather shares this great tutorial on making your own personalised photo ornaments. I defy anyone to not be happy receiving these. Thoughtful and super cute, these will be coming out year after year as you reminisce over past Christmases. You can mix it up a little to ensure its perfect for anyone’s tree, just pick your patterned paper and get crafting! The tutorial is simple to follow, plus if these really aren’t for you then check out more makes on – there are so many to choose from!

What will you be crafting this Christmas? We’d love to see your makes, just use #FloriParkCraft over on Instagram and Twitter.


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