DIY Christmas and Winter Festival Fun


Now that it’s actually December and advent has officially begun, we feel we’re allowed to get the decorations out.

So, we’ve chosen 11 different colourful ones for you, and 5 of those are DIY – so you have plenty of hours to get making in time to hang them on the tree!

Xmas Decorations

1 Mr Printables DIY geometric sewing card decorations / 2 multicoloured glass Peacock from Liberty / 3 fun and fruity DIY Christmas baubles from My Poppet / 4 ‘Love From Ginger’ DIY Christmas Pinata Wreath / 5 Craftspring’s handmade Eskimo Tale Princess / 6 Lulu Lucky for Poppytalk matchbox advent calendar / 7 felt woodland animals from Hema / 8 & 10 glass car and novelty bauble by Carolyn Donnelly / 9 Heal’s animal puppet crackers / 11 Oh Happy Day! DIY mini present garland 

And if 5 DIY projects aren’t enough to keep you occupied, pop over to the amazing Sweet Paul Magazine Website for lots more inspiration …


London’s Southbank Centre has a jammed packed programme for its Winter Festival

If you’re in the city over the next month here are a couple of activities not to be missed –



Southbank Centre invites you to help knit blankets for older people at Christmas.
Following great success last year, the Get Your Knit On! project is back.

Complete beginners and experienced knitters are welcome to learn to knit squares and how to sew them together to make blankets. You will need to bring your own wool and needles – ideally double knitting wool (DK) and 4mm needles.

The Get Your Knit On! project is in partnership with Age UK Lambeth who we are working with to distribute these blankets to vulnerable older people who need help keeping warm this winter.

Join in the group sessions at the Southbank Centre, or send in your squares from home! Free, all info HERE.



Intrude at Southbank Centre Winter Festival

Intrude at Southbank Centre Winter Festival

“Australian artist Amanda Parer‘s edgy and ephemeral artworks explore the natural world, its fragility and our role within it. 

Intrude sees startlingly beautiful creatures enlarged and frozen within our Winter Festival habitat. 

Parer is an artist originally from Sydney but now resides in Tasmania where her work has been acquired by both public and private collections. She has been selected four times for the Blake Prize, as well as for the Glover Prize in 2008, 2012 and 2013. 

Amanda’s major public art installation Intrude was the prominent work in the 2014 Vivid Festival in Sydney.”

Free, all info HERE.



Slava's Snowshow at Southbank Centre Winter Festival

Slava’s Snowshow at Southbank Centre Winter Festival

“Slava’s Snowshow returns to Royal Festival Hall for a fourth magical year.

The multi-international award-winning hit is now established as London’s leading Christmas show, having delighted theatregoers around the world for 20 years.

Slava’s Snowshow is theatre like you’ve never seen before. Fun for the whole family, this incredible show sees Royal Festival Hall filled with a heart-stopping blizzard of snow. Featuring breath-taking visual effects, it has been described by The Sunday Times as ‘theatrical brilliance’.

Recommended for ages 8+. Unfortunately, no children under 3 can be admitted.

‘Unmissable ? a classic show of rare theatrical beauty.'( The Times)
‘Simply thrilling. An unforgettable comedy masterpiece.’ (The Independent)”

All info and tickets HERE.

Also, be sure to check out the Gift Of Giving pop up charity shop and the chocolate festival.


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