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Crafty Christmas

Jas and Cam at Eckersley's Art & Craft, 654a Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

“Why just buy generic Christmas decorations?” Asks Jasmine at Eckersley’s Art & Craft. Her and her staff have come up with a few fun and easy-to-do home craft ideas to make your seasonal decor really pop.

There is something about art materials that can evoke excitement in almost anyone. At Christmas time especially, we see a lot of crafty types stocking up on materials, or just seeking some inspiration for craft projects for the school holidays.

If you are sentimental, like me you might still have the Christmas decorations you made as a child, macaroni wreaths, something made out of popsicle sticks, perhaps? It’s special looking back at a collection of Christmas decorations, especially when you or someone you love made them. But craft is not only reserved for kids (though maybe they do it best) anyone can give it a go. And this year, with budgets a little tighter, it’s the perfect opportunity to get crafty and have a DIY Christmas.

All the staff at Eckersley’s Hawthorn are artists and the team have come up with a few ideas to get you started. Why not pop in for a free set of instructions on these inexpensive craft ideas?

Mini Easel

There is something about the novelty of tiny things. No-one can resist a mini easel, and at about 7cm high, we thought they’d make the perfect tree decoration for any aspiring artist.

Star Candle Holder

Air drying clay is very popular right now. It’s a great, easy to use material with many applications. Candle holders can be used for any celebration and if you’re feeling confident you could come up with more complex designs.

Reindeer Frame

These ornaments went down well with my family. You could put a photo of your pet in the frame or one of your friends or family members. 

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