Tag Archives: Christmas

Sugar Free Polymer Clay Candy Canes

Polymer clay Christmas candy cane

Candy canes look great on Christmas Trees, but how many of us remember to eat them before the decorations come down? Here’s a way to help save your teeth and save room for all the other leftover Christmas goodies. Take the idea further and make an extra long polymer clay cane and twist it into […]

Christmas Decorations made using Texture Makers

Texture maker on polymer clay Christmas decorations

Here’s a festive project for polymer clay! Cara used the flexible plastic Sculpey Texture Makers to add the patterns to these clay Christmas decorations and then highlighted parts of the pattern with glistening Jacquard Pearl Ex powder. Materials & Tools List Polymer clay – you can use any brand and any colour… Jacquard Pearl Ex […]

Glass Painting with Pearl Ex Pigments

Reduce, reuse, recycle – here’s a fun way to add bling to used glass jars for Christmas, parties or weddings. Simply make up a solution of the glistening Pearl Ex pigments and clear Deka Cristal glass paint and decorate away! How to Mix the Pearl Ex  and Glass Paint Solution Jacquard Pearl Ex Pigments can […]

Christmas Wreath Decorations made from Merino Wool Tops

Cryla Short Handle Flat Glaze C15 Brushes

Simple and effective Christmas Wreath decorations made from Merino Wool Tops by Cara and Jo Barrell. How to Make the Christmas Wreath You will need a framework on which to attach the wool tops, and these can be found in floristry sections in garden centres. If you can’t find one, you can bend a wire coat hanger into a […]

Polymer Clay Christmas Trees using an Extruder

Polymer clay is very easy to shape and smooth into shape and using an extruder allows you to create lengths of consistently shaped clay which can be coiled, pressed together to create complex multi-coloured canes, woven or plaited. These Christmas Tree decorations were created using extruded polymer clay which has been wrapped around a cone […]

Handmade Christmas Crackers

These lovely Christmas Crackers were made using papers available from this web site. The cracker on top and the one in the foreground are made from Metallic Papers which are available from most stationers, while the cracker behind was made with Banana tissue paper which is highlighted by bold husks of banana fibre. Alternatively, the […]

Christmas Present Wrap Idea

A stunning gift wrap idea that you just wouldn’t want to tear apart! Top Present Wrap parcel with Metallic Paper Take another piece and fold it to half the width of the package, place over first layer and secure Take a strip of Silk Gauze Paper crinkle it lengthways and place over second layer Pinch […]

Moulding with Angelina Fibre

Here we have discovered a fun and simple way to bind the heat bondable Angelina fibres into a three-dimensional shape. The fibres need only a very small amount of indirect heat to make them fuse, in this instance, boiling water is involved so please take care! Please note, this project is not suitable for children as […]

Foamboard Christmas Decorations

How’s this for a great Christmas decoration idea? Our giant snowflakes have been designed and made by our resident artist Philippa Cousins from foamboard. What is it? Foamboard is made from a sheet of CFC free polystyrene sandwiched between two sheets of smooth acid free paper to form a strong, lightweight and rigid board with […]

Felted Christmas Baubles

The dyed Merino Wool tops are easily felted and here we show how simple it is for a beginner to learn the technique of making felt balls. Crafting your own baubles adds a personal touch to the decorations on your Christmas tree. Step 1:  Use a rolled up ball of cling film as the core […]

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