We love crafts at Christmastime, and we’ve raided the In the Moment magazine archives for this wonderfully festive DIY. Happy crafting!
Don’t forget that Issue 7 of In the Moment out now in the UK!
Emma Mitchell, author of Making Winter, says: ‘The festive season is the time when I have strong urges to line my house with beautiful handmade things. If I had the time, I would make everything, including hand-crocheted dungarees for the fairy on top of the tree.’
‘In reality, I manage to make two or three items each year – perhaps a decoration and a present or two’
‘Time is tight, to-do lists are long, but making is soothing and can help to lower cortisol levels (the stress hormone), and papercraft is my particular favourite.’
‘This design is inspired by mind-bogglingly intricate papercuts of bucolic winter foliage and dioramas of scampering deer and badgers.’
‘I don’t have time to spend three days cutting out a perfect paper rendering of an ancient hawthorn bush, so craft punches are an excellent short cut to conjuring beautiful decorations. These are like hole punches but with a single die, and used to cut a wide range of shapes out of paper or card.’
‘This design is inspired by wintry berries and leaves, takes about an hour to make and is not just for Christmas.’
Making Winter: A Creative Guide for Surviving the Winter Months by Emma Mitchell is out now in hardback, priced £14.99 (LOM Art).
DIY taken from In the Moment magazine, click here for more lovely projects.