5 thrifty ways to make a crafty christmasBy Hobbycraft
Christmas can be an expensive time of the year – especially if you’re managing a meagre student budget! So, here at The Student Guide, we’ve compiled five of our favourite thrifty festive ideas that everyone can appreciate – guaranteed not to break the bank!
1. Send Tidings of Joy
Handmade Christmas cards are one of the easiest ways to save money and impress your lucky recipients with your creative skills - just make sure to give yourself plenty of time so you’re not rushing about at the last moment to get everything done!
These five easy Christmas card ideas are perfect if you’re new to card making - and great for inspiration if you get stuck!
2. Give a Warm Welcome
Celebrate Christmas with a handmade wreath. Whether classic or modern, they’re a well-loved festive feature – and making your own is cheaper than you might think! This rattan Christmas wreath can be made for just £20 with craft supplies from Hobbycraft.
If you’ve never made a Christmas wreath before, this easy step-by-step snowman wreath is a great place to start:
3. All Wrapped Up
Cheap wrapping paper is easy to find in most stores on the highstreet. However, for a small amount of extra cost and bit of your time, nothing beats the quality of handmade! Whether you decide to keep it simple - or elaborate with stamps, ink pads, brown paper, buttons and bells, you can easily create a really crafty Christmas to remember. In need of inspiration? Check out these Fabulous Gift Wrapping Ideas!
4. Perfect Presents
Craft queen Kirstie Allsopp has created a range of beautiful craft kits exclusively for Hobbycraft. Each kit comes complete with everything needed to create gorgeous crafty makes. With prices starting from as little as £5, we think they make the ideal thrifty gift for a crafter! – Or, alternatively, why not buy a kit for yourself and give the results as a Christmas gift? – Just like this cute Button Jewellery kit above.
5. Deck the Halls
If you love stitching, making or yarn craft, it’s easy to make Christmas decorations. So why not adorn your halls in festive cheer with decorations made in your own unique style? You’ll find plenty of great ideas on the Hobbycraft blog. Our personal favourite are these beautiful glitter baubles - perfect for adding a spot of glitz and glam to your Christmas tree.