Thursday, 22 December 2016

Day 9 - Crafty Christmas

I can't believe we are 3 days away from Christmas, but hope my Blogmas posts have got you in the mood for Christmas. I know writing them has made me believe Christmas is upon us, I feel like I slept through most of 2016 as it's gone so quick! I've wished I had slept through some months, but moving on...

This year is the first time I've written about Christmas, and even the first time I've read Blogmas posts and watched Vlogmas posts. Since I want to be more creative in 2017, I thought it would be best to share some of my favourite craft-related posts:

1. Zoella














Who could add their favourite vlogmas posts without including Zoe Sugg. She's got so much festive spirit, it makes me feel like such a dull person. My favourite craft videos so far are: Disastrous Brownie Baubles with Mark (love these two together despite the DIY aspect not going particularly well) and Christmas Pinterest DIYs

I've been loving Zoella's 24 Days of Zoella this year. She obviously has more to add, but my favourites have included: Christmas Jumper HaulHUGE Festive Lush Haul & Demo (helped me decide on a bath thing for my Dad as mentioned as part of the tradition of buying for him as said here) and Gifts & Stocking Fillers under £20. I have been addicted to making sure I've seen them all. Zoella has been my 2016 discovery. She's so upbeat, down-to-earth and funny. Her videos have cheered me up when I've been bored, fed up or just needed a pick me up.

2. Pointless Blog 












Zoe's boyfriend, Alfie runs this channel and he usually does daily blogs, which I love again for his positivity, and an insight into their interesting life. No day is the same!

Alfie Deyes made a fab video on making DIY Giant Solid Chocolate Snowflakes. It looks so easy and fun to make. Since he's a daily vlogger, learning how to make it is towards the end of the video. He has also done other DIY videos which are fun to watch, but this seems to be the only festive one that he's done.

3. Smart School House

















I don't really look at this blog , but recently came across their tutorial to make a fishbowl snowman, which is pretty cool.

I also bought beads and elastic for making bracelets from Hobbycraft, and hope to start making my own jewellery. If I get good, maybe my friends can get some lovely gifts next Christmas.

4. Tanya Burr









I love Tanya's makeup tutorials as she makes it simple for people like me, who are useless applying makeup. I also like hearing and seeing the fun events and things she does as a Youtuber. She has been doing some fab Vlogmas posts, but her very first shows her making Christmas wreaths. Click here to see it.

5. Lost in Coffee












One of my best friends, Lisa runs this blog with her sister and has done some fantastic posts. Maybe I'm bias but I have loved all the ones I've read; they are filled with different things such as film recommendations, DIY tutorials and just good reads. I wish I'd seen this post before I had began wrapping. It details how to make wrapping look it's very best!

I did hope to have more craft posts to share, but these are the only ones I remember reading!
My crafts















I bought some elastic and beads from my local Hobbycraft, and decided to start learning to make bracelets. Jewellery has always been a big love of mine, and have been looking for something to do which is creative too.

Here is one I made tonight:






















It turned out better than hoped for a first time. I just need to work out how to get it tied. I think I will ask mum tomorrow. I also might shuffle the order of beads. For example, looking at the picture I think the silver bead might look better in between the two purple beads.

If you know anything about jewellery or know how I could learn more, I'd really love to hear it.

Hope you enjoyed this crafty post! Let me know what you think, and if you have made anything for Christmas?

39 comments:

  1. I've actually not done any crafts this Christmas and it makes me sad. I do love how giddy Zoella gets about Christmas it's so sweet x

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    1. I know I wish I was like that! I love Christmas but not that much 😂not sure many love it as much as Zoella x

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  2. Love a bit of Christmas crafting - some cute picks!

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  3. The Fishbowl Snowman is just fantastic, I love how clever an idea it is x

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    1. Yeah looks fantastic! Remember thinking that even I might manage it haha x

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  4. I've actually seen that fishbowl snowman craft shared and I really do love it, it is so very creative! I used to do quite a bit of Christmas crafting but I haven't done so for quite a while.

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    1. You should totally do it. Want to find more people to inspire my creative side 😬x

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  5. I can't remember where I saw this fishbowl snowman but I need it in my life! :)

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  6. Love these craft idea's and the snowman made of fishbowls, might try that one next year. The wreath is also very cute. Might take a page out of your book next year and spend more time on Christmas craft ideas

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    1. Yeah I think it's so much fun. I don't think it has to be as hard as I make it x

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  7. Ahh, my top 3 favourite YouTubers! Doesn't that Snowflake Alfie made look amazing? Super festive post - I really enjoyed making my Christmas crafts for my blog

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    1. Yeah they are fab! Hope you managed to check out the bloggers too. I know I wanted to make. No sure where he got snowflake shape from x

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  8. The fish ball snowman is so cute! We've don't a few Christmas crafts, mostly just for the kids xx

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    1. Ooh love to be more creative in the new year so keen to know more :)

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  9. I have never done any Christmas crafting before but these are some brilliant ideas, I want to make my own Christmas wreath next year

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    1. Me neither! That sounds pretty cool 😊x

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  10. I love crafty bits! Particularly wanted to make my own wreath but made festive soaps!

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    1. Ooh have you posted about them? That sounds fab! X

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  11. I havent really done any crafts since I was a child which is such a shame. I just cant seem to find the time these days xxx

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    1. It is hard with a job and just life lol x

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  12. I don't do arts and crafts very often as I don't have much time but that bowl snowman looks great!

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    1. Me neither, mainly due to lack of patience x

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  13. I love doing crafts, especially at Christmas time x

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    1. Cool :) I don't really get to do it as not very good but it's a hobby I want to get more into x

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  14. I've never seen the fish bowl snow man before! I need to make one next year! xo

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  15. We haven't had a chance to watch any Vlogmas posts, December has been crazy busy for us! They sound good channels though!

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    1. I've been watching them getting ready for work and just before bed x

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  16. I really need to get into the habit of watching more tutorials and blogs. I love the look of the fishbowl snowman so will be checking that one out!

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  17. I have loved the christmas posts on Lost in Coffee too!

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    1. Glad you appreciate them! Proud to call one of them my best friend 😊

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  18. These are such great recommendations - and I love crafts at christmas so will have to check them all out!

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    1. You will, I want to be much more creative next year and just be more festive! X

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  20. These look great, the bracelets have to be my favorite x

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    1. Aww why thank you 😊! Sorry only spotted comment now x

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