Daily Archives: 4 January 2016

Banish the Blues part 1

Creative Creations to Sooth the Soul from Dairy Diary

After the hubbub of Christmas it’s easy to feel a little fed up. The weather’s dismal and the excitement of the season has been and gone.

However, now’s the time to embrace the cold – cosy up indoors and create something lovely.

The feel-good factor of crafting
is a great mood lifter.

The project may seem a little premature, but it’s a great way of recycling Christmas cards and gift wrap. It also means that you can already tick one thing off the to-do list for next Christmas.

Pop your gorgeous tags in a box and store with your Christmas decorations – and don’t forget to make a note in your Dairy Diary – otherwise it’s easy to forget and buy new tags in November.




Christmas gift tags for 2016

  • Old Christmas cards and Christmas paper
  • Craft knife or paper cutter
  • Christmas punch
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Card
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon or wool (I cut these from gifts or the inside of new clothes)

1 Choose pretty elements from the old cards and wrap cut with a punch, knife or paper cutter.

2 Cut squares or rectangles of paper slightly larger.

3 Layer one on top of another on a piece of card and secure with double-sided tape.

4 Punch in a hole and thread with ribbon or wool.


Look out for part 2 coming soon.




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