Christmas Gift Ideas

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The big day is creeping ever closer and we must say that we are feeling pretty festive! So last night when Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas was on, we were made up!

There were some lovely makes including out of the ordinary Gingerbread Houses, wonderful Tableau’s and our favourites…frosted candle holders!

Whilst there are no tutorials currently available online for these fab creations, we thought we would be nice and provide a link below to the channel 4 website so you didn’t miss out! We also thought we would give you some step by step instructions for making your own frosted tea light holders.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/kirsties-handmade-christmas

Quick Guide to Frosted Tealight Jars.

Those made by Kirstie were really simple designs created using hexagonal glass jars, the likes of which you can pick up on eBay or at Wilkinson or indeed get your upcycle on and use old jam jars.

So, armed with your jars and accepting the challenge, here comes the hardest part – choosing which festive design to use! Have a look at somewhere like the Graphics Fairy where you will find lots of ideas including images of Father Christmas, Reindeer’s and Angels, with a silhouette providing a perfect choice for this project.

After taking much time to deliberate over the exacting design, print and cut out your image or trace it onto sticky back plastic. You could also use Blu tack or removable sticky dots with plain paper to keep your image in place.

Once the image has been adhered to the surface of the jar, this can then be covered in frosting spray, which costs under ten pounds from retailers such as Amazon and Homebase. Once fully frosted, leave to dry for a few hours and voila! You have a simple yet awesome gift to give!

These jars are great for filling with tealights and sweets, they would also be great for buttons or treats for your furry friends (that’s the animals we are talking about by the way!)

Why not have a go and see what you can do, we would love to see the results!

Happy Crafting!

Source: Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas/A Stroll in a Winter Wonderland image copyright The Bird & The Rose/ Vintage Images from The Graphics Fairy

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