Make a Christmas stocking for your pet

Everyone deserves a treat at Christmas, including the critters in your home. Make this paw-shaped Christmas stocking, which features in Rachelle Blondel’s new book Pamper Your Pooch, and fill it with all kinds of handmade goodness.

Gift wrap glamour

Rummage through your craft drawers for ribbons, tassels, baubles and butterflies to dress up your Christmas gifts. Reuse old ribbons or raid your Christmas decoration box for pretty baubles to adorn prezzies. Make sure you stock up on more decorations following Christmas Day when the sales are on.

Christmas countdown

The very young get particularly excited at the thought of Santa coming to visit, but they don’t always have a clear idea of how many more days/sleeps there are until he arrives. Help your youngsters to count down to the big day with this fun paper chain project.

Christmas tree cupcakes

‘Tis the season for Christmas trees and decorating. Get into the festive spirit with these fun cupcakes.

Christmas tree for small spaces

Short on space? Pack your Christmas tree into a frame to save room. This stylish tree can be made to any size.

Make an advent calendar Christmas tree

Jane and her handyman dad make this fun wooden advent calendar, which doubles as a Christmas tree.

DIY felt reindeer Christmas cards

Remember these felt Christmas cards we made last year? Well, we made them again this year, but this time with the help of Brother’s ScanNCut. Now there’s no going back for Sweet Living editor Jane Wrigglesworth.

Dreaming of a white Christmas?

Dreaming of a white Christmas, where the treetops glisten and the children listen? Even without snow in the forecast, you might be able to imagine the sleigh bells ringing with a white-themed Christmas.

DIY crochet hearts

Allison Pyper Wallace Baker loves all things handmade, especially Danish hearts, which are simple woven hearts. So much so that she devised her own pattern for crocheting. And she shares the pattern with us.

Felt decorations

Aren’t these felt ornaments adorable? It’s not too late to whip up some last-minute decorations for your Christmas tree or front door. It’s a great craft project for the kids to get involved with too.