A Crafty Thread & Heather Christmas

As well as our fabulous range of unique gift ideas from our makers, we have a range of ideas in the shop to get crafty yourself to add a personal touch to the festivities this year, and ideas to keep the kids or idle hands busy over the holidays. Here’s 5 easy ways to get started.

5. The Craft Box Company – Scandi Heart Kit £6.95

The Craft Box Company are an Edinburgh based company who put together fabulous craft kits which contain everything you need for a project. This kit has all you need to make two Scandinavian style wooden heart hangings for the tree. The instructions are easy to follow and the results are fabulous. The box is a perfect size to send as well.

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4. Panduro Hobby – Star Shaped Clear Glass Christmas Tree Baubles (3pk) £5.95

These fabulous baubles are great quality and the design possibilities are endless. Measuring 8 x 9 cm each, there’s plenty of scope to get very creative. The tops are pinned in place so can be removed so they can be filled. We suggest glittering them up, grab a bottle of mod podge (which start from as little as £2.45 for 4oz Matte) and a glitter or two (95p per 7g tub) and apply. There’s two methods you can use for this, either mod podge all around the star, apply glitter and then add a top layer to seal or mix the glitter with the mod podge and apply, again with another layer of mod podge to seal. We have several varieties of Mod Podge abailable to give different finishes.

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3. Panduro Hobby – Decor Sets for Card Craft £14.95

Thread & Heather has so much in stock that you can use to make fabulous cards. These decor kits from Panduro Hobby are at the top end of the range and have a fabulous themed embellishments to make you cards stand out. From christmas themed cut outs and stickers and details. We have blank card-making card in a variety of colours (10p a sheet), Dovecraft Pigemnt ink pads (£1.45) and Dovecraft alphabet stamps (£1.45) and Knorr Prandell 3D Foam Tape (£1.95) which give a variety of ideas for making your cards more personal this year.

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2. Panduro Hobby – Red Cuties Kit now £9.99

We have a range of fabulous christmas crafty kits direct from Panduro Hobby in Sweden. Nromally retailing at £14.99, these are now £9.99 in the shop. This kit has everything you need to make 8 little elves, the instructions are very easy to follow and its suitable for children (with adult supervision for gluing). Who wouldn’t want to create some of these little guys to brighten up the festive season.


1. Papier Mache Star – £5.95 (Decoupage)

We have fabulous strong papier mache stars (25.5cm long) that are perfect for you to decorate how you like to make a festive hanging that’ll last for years. We recommend decoupaging using our Mod Podge Gloss (8oz £3.95, or try Super Gloss for extra Shine £6.95), and either sheets of our decoupage paper (£2.95 a pack) or high quality christmas themed paper/card from Panduro Hobby (£6.95 a pad). It’s easy and lots of fun, just apply the Mod Podge, place your paper and apply Mod Podge on top to seal. Perfect.

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