Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Crafty Christmas with HobbyCraft


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Who likes all things crafty, especially Christmassy ones? We do!! Mind you, although we love arts and crafts, we aren't very creative, and we lack the patience too. But who say that you have to be talented to have fun? Hobbycraft have a fantastic range of Arts and Crafts products and kits, there bound to be something for everyone, even people like us who lack the creativity!

We were sent a lovely selection of Christmas crafts kits and materials to review, and we certainly had fun reviewing them! We've received:

Hobbycraft MYO 3D Foam Christmas Trees Kit (£5, includes 3 trees to make)
Hobbycraft Christmas Tree Glitter Stickers (assorted)
Hobbycraft papercraft Star Glitter Toppers (8 pieces)


Hobbycraft Christmas, 3 for 2 Christmas crafts materials, Christmas crafts

Hobbycraft Christmas, 3 for 2 Christmas crafts materials, Christmas crafts




















When I saw the 2 Christmas craft kits in the parcel I was really really tempted to make them all by myself! But I did promise Abby that she can do them. As she had a busy week and I wanted to post this up, I decorated one of the trees first. At the end I couldn't take a picture of the trees together as hubby liked it so much he took it to his office, which was lacking a tree!

I think Abby is more creative than I am, I love how she put the holly together! It's a very easy decorate your own tree kit, but really fun to do as well and even us who aren't very good can do it! It's also perfect for those who dislike glue (you only need a little bit for sticking the star on the top, or you can even use sticky dots) as everything are stickers!

While making the foam clay santa, I was a bit worried about mess, as it looked like it was gonna stick everywhere. But I was wrong! The foam clay has a tacky texture, a bit like blue tack but softer, so you can easily stick the clay back together without leaving mess around! It even smelled nice! It does require some sticking, but again if you don't like PVA glue, you can always resort to sticky dots. Another very easy to make craft kit, and he looks so adorable!


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Hobbycraft Christmas, 3 for 2 Christmas crafts materials, Christmas crafts






































We absolutely love the glitter tree foam stickers, and we decided to use them to decorate the teachers' cards with them! I initially wanted to use them to decorate the felt Christmas baubles I made for the teachers, and the stickers were sticking on the fabric amazingly well (I had to use some effort to remove it)! But the tree shape wasn't really suitable for the apple shaped bauble so I left it.

I used the glitter star toppers to make 2 Christmassy garlands, and they made great backdrop for my pictures! I later moved them to decorate my house, love it! You can use it for other crafts of course, either sewing (fabric based), papercraft, or even jewellery making!


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We had lots of fun crafting with Hobbycraft's craft kit and materials, and Abby is still enjoying making her make your own Christmas trees! They are currently doing a 3 for 2 promotion for all things Christmas as well, so grab yours now, let it be for crafting this Christmas or even next!


Disclosure: We were sent a selection of craft kits and materials to review; all opinions are honest and our own