12 Crafts for the Season - Day 12: Scrap Fabric Tree Ornaments

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If you are a seasoned crafter, you will probably have some cabbage stashed away as its too good to throw away but not good enough to be put with your other fabrics (cabbage meaning leftover fabric scraps, not the vegetable). In that case, its… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 11: Craft Mini Rosemary Wreaths For All

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You’ve seen our wreath making classes on offer at Attenborough Arts Centre, but maybe you couldn’t make the classes or are still have a hankering for more. Well, how about mini wreaths made with rosemary! These mini wreaths are perfect for an… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 10: Bring Back Historical Crafts With These Pin Pricked Cards

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Cards are a huge part of any holiday, but when they are homemade it makes them extra special. There are so many ways to decorate a card, but one technique that you might not have thought of is pin pricking. The history of the Christmas card d… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 9: Save the Orange Peel for Holiday Ornaments

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On day 2 of our 12 days of crafting we showed you how to make a citrus garland and know we have more! We are bringing back the orange-goodness with our orange peel ornaments. First off, with all these orange decorations your house is going to… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 8: Did You Know the Origin of the Christmas Cracker?

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The Christmas cracker is a firm holiday staple, appearing not only on our dinner tables but as decorations on our trees. We here at the AAaH absolutely love them – especially when they are homemade – but even we found this history of the crac… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 7: Earth-Friendly Holiday Twig Ornaments

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When those cold crisp winter days roll in it feels so good to get all wrapped up in your favourite coat and explore the great outdoors. To pair with these days of fun in nature, we have a craft that involves just that! It is the perfect time … Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 6: Make Your Own 3D Paper Ornaments

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Holiday ornaments can liven up any room with their fun and eye-catching designs, but did you know you can make your own with just some paper and string? Let us show you how. This craft is so simple and yet, when paired with beautiful colours … Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 5: Christingle – Do You Know Its History?

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For many of us across the UK the Christingle was a cherished and slightly odd part of our Christmas celebrations. But where did it come from and how can you carry on this quirky tradition? The tradition started in 1747 in Germany by John de W… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 4: Fun for All Making a Popsicle Toy Solider Ornament

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One of the most iconic symbols for Christmas is that of the toy solider. Bring this tradition into your home with us by making your very own toy solider ornament out of popsicles. But first, did you know that the prevalence of the toy solider… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 3: Celebrate Hanukah with Sand Art Menorahs

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At the end of the year there are so many diverse holidays taking place, celebrating amazing stories, communities, and people. Hanukah is one such holiday taking place this year between Sunday 18th November and Monday 6th December, and we want… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 2: A Delight for All Your Senses: Citrus Garlands

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The holidays allow us to revel in the shiny and sparkly aspects of the December month, but sometimes it can be refreshing to connect to the natural aspects as well. Not all decorations have to be bought, as the most special ones are usually h… Read more

12 Crafts for the Season - Day 1: Christmas Wreath Making at the Attenborough Arts Centre

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We here at AAaH have been gearing up for the holiday season for months, and we are so excited for it to finally be at our doorsteps. Not only is it a time for great celebration, joy, and family, but all the decorations and gift-giving make it… Read more