Home for the holidays
Magazines - Issue 04 (Nov 2007) (Public)
Thursday, 01 November 2007 20:00

The festive season is upon us and we share some wonderfully crafty gift ideas and projects with you.

Christmas Time by Desire Vorster (Page 1)
Christmas Time by Desire Vorster (Page 2)

Christmas Time by Desire Vorster
Not your traditional Christmas colours, but Desire managed to create a beautifully festive layout. Attention to detail adds a surprise around every corner. We love how she used a photograph of Christmas baubles to the centre of her clock face adding to the theme and title of her layout. You too can create a festive timeline like Desire did using a combination of photographs, calendar paper, quotes, stickers and rub-ons even when you have no Christmassy paper at hand.
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics. Patterned paper by 7Gypsies. Clock faces by Heidi Swapp. Metal frames & rub-ons by Making Memories. Other: Metal bookplate, brads, rub-ons, stickers & ribbon.

Decorative candles (Photo 1)

Decorative candles
A simple wreath is constructed around candles for a festive setting. Punch small circles from cardstock, score and fold three sides on each circle. Attach two sides of each circle to another. Attach around a candle using small star brads.

Decorative letter J (Photo 1)
Decorative letter O (Photo 1)
Decorative letter Y (Photo 1)

Decorative letters
Create home accents for the festive season. Val decorated large wooden letters with patterned paper, ribbon and embellishments. Display these letters around the house to greet friends and family. Look out for jumbo monogram letters from Making Memories and Thingamajigs to transform. You can create names for children's bedrooms or inspirational words.

Music box (Photo 1)
Music box (Close-up 1)

Music box
Spoil the little ones with the magical sounds of Christmas. A festive memory box that comes complete with a built in tune. Construct a mini-album filled with photographs, personal letters and journaling that can then be viewed whilst listening to the tune. This interactive metal box made by Prima will protect your most precious memories for many years to come.

Season's Greetings Door Hanger (Photo 1)
Kayla Door Hanger (Photo 1)
Cheer Door Hanger (Photo 1)

Door hangers
Welcome family and friends to your home with these beautiful door hangers customized for the festive season. Use left-over bits of papers and cards that otherwise may have gone to waste to make these as gifts. Try adding photographs and personal quotes and make one for each family member's door to remind them of the special meaning of the festive season.

Christmas gift box (Photo 1)
3D Paper Crafting System by EK Success (Photo 1)

Christmas gift box
With the new 3D paper Crafting System from EK Success creating a gorgeous gift box is so easy. In a few easy steps you too can create custom made parcels for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries and even Christmas. Claudene Pienaar tried this fabulous tool for us and made a festive gift box using only a few sheets of cardstock. Now you can also be a gift giving goddess. Once you've decided on a size for your box its as simple as score, cut and assemble.

Ribbon delight (Photo 1)
Ribbon Tool by Making Memories (Photo 1)

Ribbon delight
Decorating with ribbon is a delight with the new Making Memories Ribbon tool. Make professional looking slits of the same size to thread ribbon through. The perfect compliment to the Making Memories anywhere hole punch.

Wish list (Photo 1)

Wish list
An ordinary clipboard is transformed into a Christmas wish list. Use ordinary notepads or long strips of paper for family members to write down their wish lists. Include photographs and embellishments to give it a personal feel.

Tags to go (Photo 1)

Tags to go
The gift that keeps on giving. Decorate tins with gift tags, wine bottles with labels and cards with small name tags. Once the tags have served their purpose the tins can be filled with holiday treats for the entrance hall. These are great to use as decorations on your dinner table and for identifying wines in a flash. Try your hand at making miniature tags for wine glasses using embellishments, beads and charms.

Chocolate surprise (Photo 1)
Chocolate surprise (Photo 2)

Chocolate surprise
A simple yet elegant way of presenting chocolates without breaking the bank. Fold a sheet of cardstock to create a holder and decorate it with scraps of paper and embellishments, adhere a slab of chocolates or a small bag filled with delicate chocolates inside.

Beginners luck (Photo 1)

Beginners luck
A perfect gift for the beginner and advanced scrapper. The new Making memories Tool Kit II has everything you need in an all in one convenient and stylish metal tin. Perfect to take with you to crop sessions. Add it to your wish list this festive season.

This article is an online reproduction of page 14-19 of imagine magazine issue 4 (November 2007) as released by Studio J Media. The original magazine can be ordered in printed form directly from them on their website. Information shared in this article is deemed correct at the time the original magazine was released and may have become outdated or products referred to unavailable. For the sake of reference the publish date of this online article on our site is the date the original publication was released and times are for internal sorting purposes only.