I am determined to be more hands on for Christmas this year. In the past I've been so hands on with Magnolia Square that by Christmas day I can barely stand the thought of another fluffy paper pom pom or a meticulously wrapped box of home baked gingerbread! But that is NOT the spirit and this year I want to get myslef in the zone.
You've gotta admit it, there is something lovely about the tickety boo, strawberries & cream images from the Martha Stewart Inc machine ... especially at "holiday" time. I have trawled through a whole lot of average ideas to come up with these inexpensive, creative and downright cute little Christmas projects, all courtesy of the queen of craft herself.
idea #1 is to create your own beautiful gift wrap by colour photo copying lovely fabrics (maybe from a pretty floral dress or a scarf you love, it'd be liberty fabrics of course for me!!)
idea #2 is to fill an otherwise empty jar with a colourful lolly selection and give it as a gift. The Bonne Maman jam jars would do the job very nicely!
idea #3 involves re purposing last years christmas cards into colourful decorations for this years tree, click here for Martha's guide on how to
and idea #4 uses ribbon off cuts and coloured craft board to make very sweet place cards for the Christmas day table more from Martha here.
I'd love to hear your ideas for Christmas, please use the comment box below ...