Sunday, 18 January 2015

Things to Look Out for during the year for Christmas 2015 Crafting and Display

 I know its early and we have only just got over last Christmas but I am trying to allow myself more time to prepare and get projects for Christmas presents finished this year and also space the costs out a little so it does not hit the purse as hard. I also want to be able to take advantage of reduced items as well as finding those individual presents at craft markets fairs or in shops as well.
  • Offers on candles for lighting displays especially church style candles of differing sizes.  I love candlelight during the winter months I think it is very soothing.
  • Pretty bottles and jars for Christmas pressies (not only for preserves but for other items as well.
  • Pretty tins.  Ideal for popping some sweets or cookies into.
  • Storage containers/carryalls like for cupcakes and larger cakes.
  • Pretty ribbons, fabric and lace for use in sewing and in card making
  • Cellophane.  Always useful for wrapping presents of a craft or future nature or plant life.
  • Blank cards for making own cards.
  • Stencils, templates, cutters for machines such as the Big shot
  • Pretty fabrics to make pressies/patchwork
  • Recycle glass pudding bowls from bought desserts like Gu and use them for storing fruit "cheeses" in.
  • Pretty string and cord
  • Stockpile soap base or ingredients from starting soap from scratch
  • Lavender dried
  • Rose buds dried
  • Brown Paper
  • Pretty baskets
  • Collect fir cones of differing sizes for ornaments and if you have the luxury of an open fire or woodburner for using as fire lighters or just to burn on the fire.  Smells wonderful.
  • Glass Vintage Cake stands/plates
  • Collect Vintage Baubles
  • Pretty vintage glass
  • Cranberry glass
  • Gold glass
  • Green glass
  • Silver birch logs to turn into candle lamps with simple heart cut outs and little metal looped handles.
  • collect twigs and create free standing ornaments such as hearts and stars
  • 2 glass cloche bells
  • 2  cake domes on pedestals
  • 2 Deep Trifle bowls
  • beeswax
  • Rumptopf pots
  • Plain white wall lining paper
  • Brown labels
  • White labels
  • Candle Lamps
  • Lanterns
  • Stamps
  • Pate/Rillette jars
  • Cake Pop Sticks
  • Lolly sticks
  • Crafting card 
  • 2 Slate three tier cake/cheese platter
  • Various essential oils 
  • Pyrex bowls for Christmas Puddings
  • Wine bottles
  • Beer bottles
So I am going to have my work cut out but then I have a little time to look for bits and bobs.  I will not achieve everything but those that don't get done this year will go on the list for next.

Catch you soon.



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