Welcome to the Christmas Crafts Classroom. Here we’ve gathered together all the content we have with a festive theme. You’ll find video workshops and inspirational blog posts with lots of ideas and information to help you celebrate the festive season in creative style.
Don’t you find that Christmas and the festive season becomes increasingly commercialised year on year? So what better than to make your own handmade Christmas. In the Christmas Classroom you’ll find some beautiful stitched projects such as the Winter Table Runner that you can make to decorate your home. These special pieces are worth the time and effort as you’ll be able to get them out every year.
In our house it’s tradition to add a new decoration to the Christmas tree each year. If you do the same, maybe this year you’ll make that new decoration. Our Festive Fancy class will show you how to make that special, over-the-top, addition to your tree. If you can’t go mad with a few beads at Christmas when can you?!
But don’t worry, if time isn’t on your side then we have some quick makes too, download Linda’s original robin painting to make your own greetings cards, or if you’re keen to get the kids involved, try making your own glitter cards.
Best of all, you’ll find nearly all the content in this classroom is free. Well it is Christmas after all.
Advent Art Challenge
We challenge you to make a little art every day this festive season. Let's keep it manageable with these fun tags. You'll find a printable sheet of tags to get you started.
We've grouped together our popular festive video workshops to help get you all set for the season. Make your own stitch paper greetings cards, pop them in funky printed envelopes, then decorate your home with easy to sew bunting and a fantastic wire and stitched leaf garland.
Winter Table Runner
Brighten your home with a winter themed table runner using fabric painting and quilting.
More to enjoy
Make a paper-wrapped lantern to decorate your Christmas table or fireside this festive season.
Robin Greetings Card
Download our robin image and make your own Christmas cards.
Glitter Christmas Cards
Help the creative kids make their own greetings cards with glue and glitter.
Take the Advent Art Challenge
Add colour to the Advent Art Challenge tags with pastel and spray paint.
See how to handprint your own beautiful giftwrap and tags.
How to paint a bird’s eye
Learn how to paint a bird's eye to add detail to your applique Partridge in a Peartree panel.
New on DMTV
Designing with Collage
Collage is the perfect technique for design work. In this workshop Laura will show you how you can use your painted papers, or create ones from your fabrics, to make designs that could be ideal for informing your next quilt. She'll show you how collage can be used to make the basis of your design with painting to add extra colour.
Colour after Quilting
So often we create beautiful fabrics and then think about how to quilt them. In this workshop Laura turns that on its head and adds colour after the quilting is done. Join her to see how you can accentuate the fabulous texture of your stitching with paint.
Learn how to combine hand painting with your quilting (either digitally stitched or free motion) as an exciting way to introduce colour and pattern to your quilts.