12 Makes of Christmas

The 12 Makes of Christmas – Hampers

Hobbycraft are helping us get in the Christmas Spirit with their 12 Makes of Christmas. They are hosting festive demos and sharing a range of inspiring makes and project guides to help those looking to create a handmade Christmas. This week I will be sharing a simple way to jazz up your gift hampers.

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What you need

Each week I’ll be making the projects and featuring them on my blog to give you some inspiration. So, with the help of Hobbycraft I’m hoping inspire you. This week we’re talking hampers. I love a hamper I think it has the ability of making the smallest gift look more special and you get to put little extra gifts in as well.

If you fancy having a go yourself then head to your local Hobbycraft store on 9th December between 12-2pm for some great in-store demos.

What you need


Filling Your Hamper 

This first thing I did was fill my hamper. Now I know this seems like the wrong way round to do things but I liked the idea of when the hamper was opened some of the glitter will have fallen through and nestled amongst the gifts and shredded paper. If you do not like this idea then fill your hamper last!

Start with a thin layer of shredded paper. Position your gifts, then added shredded paper around them to provide a bit of safety during transport and keeping everything in the desired position.

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Add the Christmas Picks

Decorating Your Hamper

In one corner push through the Christmas Picks and secure by bending the wire stems back into the lid of the hamper.

In a glass mix the snow sachet and one of the glitter sachets together.

Run a relatively thick line of glue around the top edge of your hamper. Don’t worry about runs, these will add to the snow effect.  Cover the glue in the snowy glitter mix and leave to dry.

When dry tap off any excess glitter and snow.

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Mix your snow and glitter

Finishing touches

I added some Jingle Bells to my gift tag just to add a little something extra and you can of course make your own gift tag to match.

This was so easy to do and looks great. A real festive touch to the traditional hamper.

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Be generous with the glue

To view The 12 Makes of Christmas visit the Hobbycraft Blog or visit www.hobbycraft.co.uk to see when your local store will be demoing each make. Next week is our final week and we’ll be wrapping presents!

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My Finished Hamper

Disclosure – I have received the products to make these crafts and a few extras for my craft stash in exchange for sharing the 12 Makes of Christmas for Hobbycraft

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