Thursday, 29 November 2012

Crafty Christmas Crochet and Doily Gift Wrap

It seems two minutes since Belle and I were doing Christmas Crafts last year!  I have been meaning to try out crochet for ages and now seemed the perfect time as I wanted to make some little Christmas Decorations and also add them as gift tags to presents.  So I searched YouTube for a snowflake crochet tutorial, found one and gave it a go.  This was my first ever attempt at crochet and I have fallen in love with it!

This was my first ever attempt at crochet so be nice...

Simple Christmas Doily Gift Wrap:

Last year I used brown paper and string with a candy stripe theme for my Christmas Gift Wrap.  I still have tons of brown paper left so thought I would try something a bit different with it using paper doilies.  What you need:

Brown Paper
Jute/Twine/String or Wool
Paper or crochet doilies (paper are obviously much cheaper)
Scissors and tape
Plus any other ribbon or embellishments you want to add

 There are tons of different ways you can use the doily but I just love the lace affect it has.  You can add embellishments such as buttons or ribbon or cameo's.  You can also add accents of whatever colour scheme you want.  Here are some more idea's for you which I quickly put together:

I am sure I will be doing many more crafts before Christmas, with Belle too, so I will post them as and when if you want to see more.  

Hope you are all wrapping up warm this weekend, it is going to be a cold one in England apparently


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  1. You've done a great job! I want to learn too and have got that mag... Just need to find a moments peace to get started! x

    1. It is so much fun, but yep time at the moment isn't exactly in abundance is it. These newborns take up a lot of it :) x

  2. Wha? I've been crocheting since I was little and I don't think I would attempt that. I am very impressed! Well done. Did I say I was impressed. Wow!

    1. Aww thanks so much! Lots of people on twitter told me that the snowflake was not an easy one to start with too! To be honest I thought it was just normal for crochet to be that hard as I just found a tutorial on youtube and copied the lady on there :) I am told I should start with a granny square so that is my next stop!

  3. Wow, you're good!!!! I love the nicely wrapped presents! Wished I had the
    patience, but at the moment all my energy goes to painting little baby's cot and make it Christmassy at home...Would love to try crochet soon though! Take care

  4. that crochet looks seriously impressive as I wouldn't even know where to start! My mum used to crochet - i so wish i had learnt from her how to do it. x

  5. This is a great idea for any time of the year. Congratulations on the win. :-)

  6. That looks so impressive I'm very jealous of your talent. Congratulations on win - thisdayilove

  7. love these! I have recently started to crochet too - made a few scarves as Xmas prezzies this year! well done on the win too. x

  8. I love this!! You can do so much with it!! The doilies are beautiful!! =)