December 22, 2013

Last minute DIY Christmas ideas

Christmas is only 3 sleeps away. In other words, if you haven't bought, wrapped and placed all your gifts under the Christmas tree, then you better get a hurry on! We know that finding the perfect present is itself stressful, but for us, it is only half the battle. Gift wrapping and cards are also part of the challenge. As big DIY-ers, we love making our own Christmas tags and cards, so we thought we'd give those struggling to get everything done a help in hand. Here are some snaps of our Christmas handy work.
 
 
Christmas cards

For those, thirsty for a challenge, here is a Christmas card we made using quiling. It will take some time to get a grip of it, but trust us, with a little bit of practice and a few failed attempts, you'll be popping out cards fit for the stores in no time!


What you will need:
Card
Craft glue
Scissors
Ribbon (of your choice)
Quiling paper
Quiling tool
Glitter glue
 
 1. Start off by printing or writing your Christmas message on the front of your card.
 
 
 
2. Using a cylindrical object, form a circle with your strip of quiling paper.

 
3. Glue the circle slightly off centre to leave room for some ribbon (don't worry,the craft glue should dry clear!)
 
 
 
4. Roll the quiling paper using a quiling tool.

 
 
5. Paste the completed pieces into the circle
 

 
 
6. Use different sized circles to fill up your bauble

 
7. With some glitter glue, draw in a bow and string for the bauble
 

 
8. Paste a strip of ribbon vertically down the side of the card and voila!
 


If you're still stuck in a rut, here is another of our Christmas cards that we conjured up.


 
Christmas gift tags
 
Below are some cute tags we made which are quite simple, but are great for personalising gifts for loved ones.
 










Good luck and Merry Christmas one and all!
 
Do you like to DIY when it comes to Christmas wrapping and cards?
 


M + K


103 comments:

  1. You're so creative! Those look perfect! :)

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  2. HI!
    You girls have no idea how much this post helped me! I have yet to make Christmas cards and this definitely inspired me. Thank you girls so much! And I hope you guys will have a splendid Christmas :3

    xx
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    1. That is great to hear! We really love our DIY projects, and had a ball putting together this post, so we're glad it gave you some inspiration! We hope you have a lovely Christmas with your friends and family too :)

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  3. I love your post :0!!
    So creative!!

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  4. I loved this post , will check out mine ?
    http://fabulousofstyle.blogspot.com , comments if you loved it , thank you gorgeous !xx <3

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  5. Really cute idea. Happy Christmas for you too. :)
    I´d be glad if you enter on my giveaway- http://fashionhappenss.blogspot.sk/2013/12/1-giveaway-firmoo-okuliare-1-giveaway.html

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    1. We hope you have a great Christmas too, Lia!

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    1. Thanks Adam! We really enjoy making cards and other crafty things, so we love sharing them with you. Hopefully this gave you a little inspiration

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  7. very creative cards, going to do the first one!!! *___*




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    1. Really?! That is great to hear. Let us know how it all goes

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  9. You very creative sweetie the cards are beautiful thanks for sharing such talent. Have a Happy Holiday to you and yours.
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    1. Thank you Jackie! We love reading your comments, because they always make us smile :) We hope you have a lovely Christmas too!

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  10. This was such a great post! I LOVE DIY stuff and this was very helpful!

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    1. We have always enjoyed looing at DIY posts, so we thought we'd try our hand at doing one since craft is our other passion

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  11. Hey you gals ^^/ Thanx for you kind comment! Love your blog so it was a very nice visit to get from you!! Im also a DIY-er and got very inspired by this post. I have done 90% of the decoration for our christmastree and for the first time I LOVE our tree- cos it´s exactly like I imagened it to look like ;D DIY Rocks! Have a great sunday / Jennie

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    1. Thanks Jennie! Your comment made our day! DIY does rock :) It is great to hear that your Christmas tree is turning out as you envisioned it too. There is nothing like the satisfaction you get when you step back after finishing a project and marvelling in your work!

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  12. Wow what an amazing idea! Unfortunately we don't celebrate Christmas here but this truly rocks, well done :)

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    1. Thanks Eda! Well, you can always turn these into Birthday cards (or any other occasion) by replacing the Christmas tree or baubles with something else like a present box

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  13. .... that's really really amazing. I always admire people with awesome creative skills! Your cards are so pretty and imaginative!! Especially the quilling one, I didn't get it at first but at the end I was like 'OHHH! GENIUS.' XD I wonder where my quilling tools have got to?! Oh well, I won't lie, I did buy cards this year!!! Great blog. Keep up the good stuff...

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    1. Awww! Your comment honestly made our day :) We love quiling, and have been addicted since our aunties bought us the tools! There's always next year, otherwise Birthdays are always a great opportunity to whip out the DIY!

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    2. Good point! I'll have to make more of an effort to prepare birthday cards in advance! Merry Christmas :3

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  14. OMG! So adorable! I need more time to do things like this ;D

    <3 Carsla
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    1. Trust us, these are all really quick to make

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  15. Ohh dear! It was so inspiring <3 You are really talented :) Love it!

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    1. Thank you Lissey! Hopefully this give you a few last minute ideas for loved ones :)

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  16. These cards are adorable!

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  17. this is such a nice D-I-Y, it will save a lot of money and also, when it's handmade, it is more valuable

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    1. That is why we love giving and receiving DIY cards, because it is so much more meaningful

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  18. Amazing! I can't even cut a straight line on cardboard! I'm going to have to give this a go in the future, though - it actually looks like fun, for a change. You guys are incredibly crafty!

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    1. Haha! Neither can we without ruling lines, but this is so much fun! You should definitely try it

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  19. I love this! Very creative and something that will make gift giving so much more special. :)

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    1. It definitely will! It is such a nice way to personalise gifts, and show that you've put in little bit more of an effort :)

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  20. this is a great post! the christmas trees are soooo cute!!

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    1. Thanks Donna! We're surprised with all the positive feedback from this post!

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  21. Absolutely lovely! I adore making these kinds of cards.

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    1. You're not alone Amelie! We enjoy making our own cards and tags for presents too! it is so relaxing and fun

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  22. Great idea! Perfect because going to mall now is not ideal :)

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    1. Exactly! If you want to dodge the last minute Christmas crowds, then DIY is perfect

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  23. aww I love how thoughtful this is. =) We all have experienced some last minute gifting (at least I feel that way...if you haven't you are so on it! haha) and I love making cards. These look great!
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    1. Thanks Nancy! We have to admit, we have been guilty of a few last minute gifting, but we were on it this year, and decided to get everything done early (which we did!).

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  24. Adorable! Amazing ideas :) Merry Xmas!

    xoxo

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    1. Merry Christmas to you too, Margarida! We're really glad you like this idea. Hopefully it gave you some inspiration :)

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  25. Aww this is beyong gorgeous...
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  26. What lovely ideas!! I've always enjoyed making my own cards and personalising them for different people. I'll have to try out some of your ideas!

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    1. It's great isn't it?! We love adding something different for each person, and they really seem to appreciate the extra effort! Let us know how you go!

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  27. wow nice one.I like this work.love in it.I will visit here regular for update.

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  28. such a nice ..creative ideas !! Merry Christmas to you dolls !! xx
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  29. great christmas diy card !!
    thks for your lovely comment on my blog

    xoxo
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  30. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I am glad you liked the coats I posted. It is always disappointed when you love a blogger's coat and then it is unavailable. When that happens, I try to post as many similar finds as I can.

    This is a great blog post. So creative and fun! Hope you enjoyed making the cards. I am sure people really appreciate the thought and time you put into them.

    Happy holidays!

    xo,

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  31. Oh wow I LOVE that bauble card, it's so so so pretty! What a clever idea, I love them xxx

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    1. We're sure you can! Give it a crack and you'll surely surprise yourself.

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  33. Very cute ideas! Love these cards. :) Merry Christmas!

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  34. Beautiful Christmas cards!! Thanks for the comment on my blog!!


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  35. Amazing idea :) They look amazing!! <3

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  36. Such a cool ideas!
    Thanks!

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  37. wunderful ideas! thank you for sharing!
    wish you a merry christmas and happy holidays!

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    1. No problems! We had a ball making them

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  38. These cards look amazing, such a cool idea!!
    Merry Christmas :)

    Helen at Hels Yeah! xx

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  39. Thanks for the visit, nice DIY will be coming back for more.
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  40. this is so creative!! looks like so much fun and handmade cards are absolutely the best.

    ps. i'm your newest follower on google and bloglovin ;) you have an awesome blog and i love all the outfit posts / creative inspo!

    xoxo hobovogue.com . ღ

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  41. Great idea... Really like it... :)
    Enjoy the holidays. Thank you for visiting my blog :)
    Following you from now. :)))

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    1. Thanks you Mija! you've made our day :)

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  42. Love it!! merry christmas
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  43. omg that is one awesome card! you guys are so creative <3

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  44. Merry Christmas!! Love this creative post! You two are such artists!

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    1. Aww! Thanks Maya. We'd like to think so :)

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  45. Great ideias. I love cards. Kisses!

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    1. So do we! We especially love receiving and giving DIY cards

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  46. Great art! must praise!.........:)
    very glad to see this creativity!.......<3 <3

    Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. Thank you Jessica! We had a ball making them so we really wanted to show guys

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  47. Such a cute blog! I can't stop reading your posts and I looooove your DIY's. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog too! I am you newest follower <3

    www.thisismielle.blogspot.com :)

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  48. Very creative! I will have to use some of these ideas for next year! :)
    XO Terri www.allthingsterri.com

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