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Add a festive glow to your home this year with this simple Christmas Lantern tutorial by Gemma Gear of That’s So Gemma. These decorative lanterns can be displayed above your fireplace, placed by the front door or even used as a decorative Christmas table centrepiece.  For this tutorial, Gemma used two of our popular Ellington Hexagonal Lanterns in chrome. If you already own a set at home, why not give them a bit of a holiday update this year.

HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS LANTERN

Add a festive glow to your home this year with this simple Christmas Lantern tutorial by Gemma Gear of That’s So Gemma. These decorative lanterns can be displayed above your fireplace, placed by the front door or even used as a decorative Christmas table centrepiece. For this tutorial, Gemma used two of our popular Ellington Hexagonal Lanterns in chrome. If you already own a set at home, why not give them a bit of a holiday update this year.

Having guests or family over for Christmas dinner is one of joys of the festive season; the perfect time to catch up, eat and be merry. To impress your guests this holiday season why not take a leaf out of Francesca Stone’s book and create your own place setting using cuts of fabric, pinecones and dried grass—fashioned into mini-wreaths.  Fran, of the blog Fall for DIY, used Laura Ashley products to create a stunning table display that is both understated and elegant. Using a neutral…

BEAUTIFUL DIY CHRISTMAS MINI-WREATH PLACE SETTINGS

Having guests or family over for Christmas dinner is one of joys of the festive season; the perfect time to catch up, eat and be merry. To impress your guests this holiday season why not take a leaf out of Francesca Stone’s book and create your own place setting using cuts of fabric, pinecones and dried grass—fashioned into mini-wreaths. Fran, of the blog Fall for DIY, used Laura Ashley products to create a stunning table display that is both understated and elegant. Using a neutral…

If you follow me on Instagram you will know I love making a wreath for our front door. I enjoy making it as much as I do displaying it as it’s so therapeutic. Although I do love to craft, I am no expert and I have my own style which is a little whimsical and perhaps ‘ imperfectly perfect’. But I think that’s what makes you own personal creation that little bit more special. So you don’t have to be any kind of expert to give this Christmas wreath go. Just make it your own and enjoy it!

EASY GUIDE TO MAKING YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS WREATH

If you follow me on Instagram you will know I love making a wreath for our front door. I enjoy making it as much as I do displaying it as it’s so therapeutic. Although I do love to craft, I am no expert and I have my own style which is a little whimsical and perhaps ‘ imperfectly perfect’. But I think that’s what makes you own personal creation that little bit more special. So you don’t have to be any kind of expert to give this Christmas wreath go. Just make it your own and enjoy it!

Christmas is a time for giving and nothing’s more satisfying on Christmas day than showing your appreciation for your nearest and dearest by participating in the age old tradition of gift giving. This year, why not change it up a bit by creating some adorable reindeer gift bags to pop your presents in?  Rachel Southern of The Ordinary Lovely has put together an easy reindeer-bag tutorial that is perfect for getting the kids involved in over the holidays. These versatile gift bags can be used…

DIY RED-NOSED REINDEER GIFT BAGS

Christmas is a time for giving and nothing’s more satisfying on Christmas day than showing your appreciation for your nearest and dearest by participating in the age old tradition of gift giving. This year, why not change it up a bit by creating some adorable reindeer gift bags to pop your presents in? Rachel Southern of The Ordinary Lovely has put together an easy reindeer-bag tutorial that is perfect for getting the kids involved in over the holidays. These versatile gift bags can be used…

Christmas is nearly here but with a little help from the lovely and talented Rachel from The Ordinary Lovely, you will be able to create your very own Christmas crackers!  Christmas dinner simply isn’t complete without crackers. It’s the festive law. If you’re not wearing a paper hat when consuming turkey, I’m pretty sure that it results in you being placed on the naughty list the very next year. That said, when Christmas is already a somewhat expensive affair, it does bother me to buy…

HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

Christmas is nearly here but with a little help from the lovely and talented Rachel from The Ordinary Lovely, you will be able to create your very own Christmas crackers! Christmas dinner simply isn’t complete without crackers. It’s the festive law. If you’re not wearing a paper hat when consuming turkey, I’m pretty sure that it results in you being placed on the naughty list the very next year. That said, when Christmas is already a somewhat expensive affair, it does bother me to buy…

Our friends at Sarah Feather Design recently sent us a snowflake made out of none other than our lovely wallpaper for an event we have coming up. We loved it so much that we asked them to share with you a little make and do on the blog. With Christmas well and truly creeping up on us (yes, it’s still early but preparation is key!) we think these snowflakes would look lovely hung from the ceiling for a winter wonderland themed party! Fancy giving these a go? Follow the instructions below…

MAKE & DO: WALLPAPER SNOWFLAKES

Our friends at Sarah Feather Design recently sent us a snowflake made out of none other than our lovely wallpaper for an event we have coming up. We loved it so much that we asked them to share with you a little make and do on the blog. With Christmas well and truly creeping up on us (yes, it’s still early but preparation is key!) we think these snowflakes would look lovely hung from the ceiling for a winter wonderland themed party! Fancy giving these a go? Follow the instructions below…

Do you have your wreath yet? Outside on the door or indoors, they are a Christmas decoration staple. Whether or not you have one of our gorgeous Laura Ashley wreaths, you can easily make your own! We thought we’d ask the wonderfully creative Cat from the brilliant Take Courage to show us how to make your own wreath. Using whatever you please (our selection of ribbons would look great), Cat shows us just our easy they are to make…

HOW TO: MAKE YOUR OWN WREATH

Do you have your wreath yet? Outside on the door or indoors, they are a Christmas decoration staple. Whether or not you have one of our gorgeous Laura Ashley wreaths, you can easily make your own! We thought we’d ask the wonderfully creative Cat from the brilliant Take Courage to show us how to make your own wreath. Using whatever you please (our selection of ribbons would look great), Cat shows us just our easy they are to make…

When people think of Christmas they often think traditional and go for decorations in their home that they bring out year after year and that look like everyone else’s. The wonderfully talented Pamela from Life With Munchers decided to go against tradition this year and we’re glad she did as she has crafted this gorgeous alternative Christmas Tree that has left us questioning if we even need to have a big fir tree this year. See how she crafted this Christmas miracle…

HOW TO MAKE A STICK CHRISTMAS TREE

When people think of Christmas they often think traditional and go for decorations in their home that they bring out year after year and that look like everyone else’s. The wonderfully talented Pamela from Life With Munchers decided to go against tradition this year and we’re glad she did as she has crafted this gorgeous alternative Christmas Tree that has left us questioning if we even need to have a big fir tree this year. See how she crafted this Christmas miracle…

Get your craft on in the lead up to Christmas with the help of SEW Magazine. In their Christmas issue Carolyn Letten shows us how to make folksy bird decorations. Create a whole flock of delightful birds to nest in your Christmas tree or make three to hang as an original window display.  WHAT YOU WILL NEED -Fabric scraps, assorted red, green -Felt, wool: cream, red -Felt, wool: cream, red -Ribbon: gingham, red, 22cm for each bird -Threads: red; green; cream -Card, green, 7.5cm x 15cm…

HOW TO MAKE FOLKSY CHRISTMAS BIRD DECORATIONS

Get your craft on in the lead up to Christmas with the help of SEW Magazine. In their Christmas issue Carolyn Letten shows us how to make folksy bird decorations. Create a whole flock of delightful birds to nest in your Christmas tree or make three to hang as an original window display. WHAT YOU WILL NEED -Fabric scraps, assorted red, green -Felt, wool: cream, red -Felt, wool: cream, red -Ribbon: gingham, red, 22cm for each bird -Threads: red; green; cream -Card, green, 7.5cm x 15cm…

If you are more of a traditionalist and enjoy doing things the old school way then you will want to carry on reading as we have Juliet Bawden here showing us how to make our very own stockings.  When I saw the new range of Laura Ashley fabrics I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them to make some Christmas stockings. They are all so lovely that it was virtually impossible to choose just one. So I decided to design a Christmas stockings that incorporated two or three of the designs, so by…

DIY HOMEMADE STOCKINGS

If you are more of a traditionalist and enjoy doing things the old school way then you will want to carry on reading as we have Juliet Bawden here showing us how to make our very own stockings. When I saw the new range of Laura Ashley fabrics I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them to make some Christmas stockings. They are all so lovely that it was virtually impossible to choose just one. So I decided to design a Christmas stockings that incorporated two or three of the designs, so by…

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with some Christmas craft? Spoiling us today on the blog, we’re joined by our blogger pal Torie Jayne who shares how to make your own Christmas baubles using our wallpaper, and how to make Christmas decorations from our needle felting kit. Intrigued? Read on…

MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS

What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than with some Christmas craft? Spoiling us today on the blog, we’re joined by our blogger pal Torie Jayne who shares how to make your own Christmas baubles using our wallpaper, and how to make Christmas decorations from our needle felting kit. Intrigued? Read on…

It’s always tea time, right? Especially as the nights draw in and the days get colder, we’re reaching for our favourite mug and pouring a hot cup of cocoa to keep us warm. On the hunt for a new mug for the winter months, illustrator Emma Block was keen to have a go at our paint your own mug craft kit! Let’s see how she got on in creating a bespoke mug…

MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS MUG

It’s always tea time, right? Especially as the nights draw in and the days get colder, we’re reaching for our favourite mug and pouring a hot cup of cocoa to keep us warm. On the hunt for a new mug for the winter months, illustrator Emma Block was keen to have a go at our paint your own mug craft kit! Let’s see how she got on in creating a bespoke mug…

We’ve had Really Pretty Useful’s make and do Christmas baubles, now try your hand at a Christmas garland courtesy of the brilliant Victoria of Style Made Simple. Adorn the home in pretty DIY decorations for a unique touch to your home this Christmas! Fancy having a go yourself? Follow the instructions below…  DIY CHRISTMAS GARLAND 1. For this quick make you will need a roll of wallpaper scissors, a needle and thread and a star shaped cookie cutter. For a festive feel, reds or metallics work…

HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS GARLAND

We’ve had Really Pretty Useful’s make and do Christmas baubles, now try your hand at a Christmas garland courtesy of the brilliant Victoria of Style Made Simple. Adorn the home in pretty DIY decorations for a unique touch to your home this Christmas! Fancy having a go yourself? Follow the instructions below… DIY CHRISTMAS GARLAND 1. For this quick make you will need a roll of wallpaper scissors, a needle and thread and a star shaped cookie cutter. For a festive feel, reds or metallics work…

It’s always great when the team here at Laura Ashley HQ want to get involved with the blog, so we were delighted when Christina (our Senior E-commerce Coordinator) showed an interest in getting hands on and creating some hand-made Christmas decorations…  It’s the time of year when we want to get crafty and spend more time with our family creating unique decorations. This is a simple and easy way to make your own tree decorations in any shape and colour you like!  You will need: – Cookie…

DIY CHRISTMAS DECORATION TUTORIAL

It’s always great when the team here at Laura Ashley HQ want to get involved with the blog, so we were delighted when Christina (our Senior E-commerce Coordinator) showed an interest in getting hands on and creating some hand-made Christmas decorations… It’s the time of year when we want to get crafty and spend more time with our family creating unique decorations. This is a simple and easy way to make your own tree decorations in any shape and colour you like! You will need: – Cookie…

With Christmas only a few days away, we thought we’d share an adorable Christmas craft made by the wonderfully creative Laura and Tia from Little Button Diaries. What makes these cute crafts even better is that they’re super easy to make; perfect for last-minute stocking fillers! And psst… they’re also a great activity to do with children to keep them busy while you’re busy prepping for Christmas Day. Laura and Tia guide us through how to make these festive hand-warmers…

MAKE YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS HAND WARMERS

With Christmas only a few days away, we thought we’d share an adorable Christmas craft made by the wonderfully creative Laura and Tia from Little Button Diaries. What makes these cute crafts even better is that they’re super easy to make; perfect for last-minute stocking fillers! And psst… they’re also a great activity to do with children to keep them busy while you’re busy prepping for Christmas Day. Laura and Tia guide us through how to make these festive hand-warmers…

As it’s is nearly December we thought it is about time to start preparing for Christmas. And what better way to start than with the lovely Amanda from Amanda Russell Design, who has made her very own advent calendar, so let’s take a look and see how it’s done.  We all love the Christmas buildup, get the countdown to the great day started with a little help from this fab advent calendar project. For stocking gifts, gather together little trinkets and mottoes or write treasure hunt clues on…

A DIY CHRISTMAS ADVENT CALENDAR

As it’s is nearly December we thought it is about time to start preparing for Christmas. And what better way to start than with the lovely Amanda from Amanda Russell Design, who has made her very own advent calendar, so let’s take a look and see how it’s done. We all love the Christmas buildup, get the countdown to the great day started with a little help from this fab advent calendar project. For stocking gifts, gather together little trinkets and mottoes or write treasure hunt clues on…