Jennifer Henderson of Love JK and Alex Shaw of The Inspired Occasion, have created a few fun and easy DIY Christmas food and craft tutorials which your kids will love to help you with over the festive season.
Fun DIY’s using pinecones that will keep the kids amused and look amazing. These simple pinecones can be found in lots of parks and gardens and the kids will love hunting for them and then decorating.
What you will need
- Coloured paints
- Other decorative items such as glitters, diamontiese, stones can be used to jazz up your pinecones
- Paint Brushes
- Newspaper or drop sheets
- Fishing wire or twine
- Hot glue gun
- Decorative vase or candy jar
- Name tags
- Head down to your local park and collect pinecones
- Lay down drop sheet
- Paint and decorate pinecones
- Allow to dry over night
To create a centre piece place painted pinecones in decorative jars and finish with colour coordinated ribbon.
Table Place Cards
To create table place settings, slide in name tags and place on table (a small amount of hot glue gun may be required to affix tag) Feel free to download Love JK’s place card template here
To create hanging ornaments use hot glue gun to attach fishing wire, once dry hang on tree.
Written by Alex Shaw, Owner & Founder of The Inspired Occasion ~ www.theinspiredoccasion.com.au
Photographed by Jennifer Henderson, Chief Kiddo of Love JK ~ Personalised Stationery & Gifts www.lovejk.com.au
It’s A Wrap!
Head to your local craft and habidashery shop to get a selection of ribbons and embellishments to help brighten up our gifts this festive season. From bias binding to lace, there are lots of alternative options to your standard range of ribbons. Attach one of our free gift tags to finish your gifts off. Download here
Written and photographed by Jennifer Henderson, Chief Kiddo of Love JK ~ Personalised Stationery & Gifts www.lovejk.com.au
Delicious gifts: Personalised Chocolate Bars
The personalised chocolate bars are yummy and easy gifts which you can make with the kids at home. Simply, download, print as many as you like onto regular white paper, cut and wrap around small chocolate bars. They are super easy to cut, so if your kids are old enough, get them to help you too. They make great gifts for their friends at school! Download here