Christmas time is by far my favorite time a year! Christmas music playing everywhere, all the decorations and the sparkly lights… Those winter nights around to the fireplace. It’s the most wonderful time of the yeeeear! ♫ Also one of my favorites Christmas songs! hehe… One of the Christmas activities I love to host is a Christmas craft night with my ladies. I started doing Christmas craft nights a few years back before moving to London. While in London I kept up the tradition and this year I wanted to share what a Christmas craft night looks like at my place.
SETTING UP YOUR CHRISTMAS CRAFT NIGHT
You want to make things fun, sparkly and make the Christmas spirit come alive… but also fun to set up. I love prepping for girl’s night, I usually have a glass of wine, some Christmas music and it all comes together. This year’s color theme was rose/copper… rose I know, would you expect anything else from me? hehe… I usually have two different stations, one with decorations, drinks and Christmas cookies, and another where the crafts happen. The crafts I do try and change them up every year, you want to make sure that they are not super time-consuming. I prefer smaller, easier crafts that you can do while chatting and catching up with your girlfriends.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT IDEAS
This year I got inspirations from Camila at the The Crafting Nook, and chose her Pinecone Christmas Ornaments. Let’s be honest, her pinecone ornaments are WAY prettier than mine, but hey! it’s all about having fun and trying new things. It gets a little messy with the sparkles but I loved making my own pinecone ornaments. No pinecone is perfectly shaped, which makes it more charming and unique. If you want a step-by-step on how to create your own pinecone Christmas ornaments make sure to check out The Crafting Nook blog post.
The other craft I did this year was icing sugar cookies. In the ideal world I would have made them by hand… but I am not that talented when it comes to baking. I have previously purchased my birthday cake from a bakery here in Calgary called Pretty Sweet, and their baked goods are to die for! The staff is so sweet (no pun intended! lol) and very attentive. They were able to create the most stunning Christmas theme sugar cookies, some iced and decorated, and others with a blank canvas so we could decorate them during the Christmas craft night.
HOSTING YOUR CHRISTMAS CRAFT NIGHT
When the night is finally here it is such fun! Nothing beats having your friends over, enjoying some Christmas cocktails, crafting and chatting the night away. Having the two stations makes it great to separate the crafting station from the snacks and drinks. This year the mixing station was dedicated to gin cocktails from Eau Claire Distillery. They have two limited-edition gins that are amazing! You can get the recipes to the two cocktails I featured on my ‘Christmas Cocktails – Gin Inspired‘ blog post. Keeping with the color theme, I just had to showcase the drinks alongside my copper plated barware from Fifth & Vermouth. The barware set just tied in the look all together, and is a must for your at home bar cart. The crafting station is where you get creative, from putting on the sparkles on your pinecone ornaments to icing the Christmas tree cookies. There is something for everyone!
Keeping with tradition, I love hosting these Christmas craft nights with my friends. It is just such a magical time once a year and sharing it with your girls makes it even more enjoyable. It is truly the little things that make it so special. Having easy-to-do crafts that you can take pride in doing, and doing them all together is the cherry on top. I hope this post inspires you to create special moments with your friends.