SHOP­PING: CHRIST­MAS KITS Dec­o­ra­tions to make and dis­play or gift to a crafty friend.

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You don’t have to be a skilled seam­stress or cre­ative ge­nius to en­joy a Christ­mas crafter­noon. These home­made trin­kets and easy-to-sew dec­o­ra­tions will ll you with a warm glow and sense of achieve­ment when you’re deck­ing the halls!

Leather and wood

Get the pared-back, Scandi-in­spired look with this kit from Modo Cre­ative. Each kit con­tains geo­met­ric shapes, paint-dipped discs and feathers made from re­cy­cled lilac leather and wood, with waxed cord to string them on. All you need now is a spruce with a scat­ter­ing of twin­kling lights, a mug of gløgg and a roar­ing fire to get you in the fes­tive mood.

£20 www.no­ton­the­high­street.com

Glass baubles

Cre­ate mag­i­cal, minia­ture Christ­mas scenes in these beau­ti­ful fil­l­able glass baubles. Try tiny fir trees, a dust­ing of fake snow and a scat­ter of se­quins, or hide se­cret mes­sages, choco­lates or gifts inside and let your loved ones dis­cover them as they hang on the tree. Choose from shim­mer­ing muted gold, soft green and win­tery blue to suit your colour scheme.

£8 www.posh­tot­ty­de­signs.com

Gin­ger­bread friends

We think this hand­made gin­ger­bread fam­ily looks good enough to eat! This kit from Miss Shelly De­signs is easy to make, and the dec­o­ra­tions are per­fect for a bak­ing-themed Christ­mas tree. You can even add more ma­te­ri­als if you want to make a whole troop of gin­ger­bread folk. Hang them on branches along­side iced star bis­cuits, cookie cut­ters and candy canes.

£16 www.misss­de­signs.etsy.com

Home­made crack­ers

Make and dec­o­rate your own set of crack­ers, then fill them with mean­ing­ful gifts and mes­sages that will be trea­sured. There are six cracker blanks, six snaps and six silver pa­per hats in each pack. Dec­o­rate your crack­ers with bells, rib­bons, pom-poms and fo­liage, and don’t for­get to add those hi­lar­i­ous Christ­mas jokes!

£8.95 www.bery­lune.com

Stamped stars

Spell out your loved ones’ names or

add heart­felt fes­tive mes­sages to these ce­ramic star dec­o­ra­tions from Stomp Stamps. Each kit in­cludes ev­ery­thing you need to make five stars, each strung with red satin rib­bon, as well as a set of minia­ture al­pha­bet stamps for adding a per­sonal touch. You could also use the stamps for home­made Christ­mas cards!

£19.95 www.john­lewis.com

Po­lar bear

This craft kit from The Make Ar­cade in­cludes easy-to-fol­low in­struc­tions, tem­plates, felt, and ev­ery­thing else you need to make your po­lar pal. Once you’ve stitched Percy, pop him on your front door in­stead of a wreath to wel­come your guests, or fix him to the wall to over­see your fes­tiv­i­ties. Ei­ther way, every­one is bound to fall in love with his cute lit­tle face.

£16 www.no­ton­the­high­street.com

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