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Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas already? Erm no! Is it too early to be Christmas crafting in a Christmas jumper and eating Christmas food? Definitely not! I was super excited to don my fave festive jumper and head down for Christmas crafting at the Viking Arty Party this weekend.
Christmas crafting at the Viking Arty Party – Calligraphy Christmas cards
My first workshop at the Viking Arty Party is brush writing (or calligraphy) with Artsy Nibs. This is the workshop I had been most looking forward to. Calligraphy is so beautiful to look at and is such a pretty, girly craft.
After learning the basics of brush writing and individual letters I am quickly realising brush writing is not a craft I am good at! Although I know how I want it to look and what I need to do it just doesn’t seem to come out on the paper. I have made a little Christmas card though and I am proud of my effort.
Christmas crafting at the Viking Arty Party – Block printing files
My next workshop Christmas crafting at the Viking Arty Party is block printing with Tea and Crafting. Block printing isn’t something I know much about so, I wasn’t sure what I was expecting. It is so much fun. Getting messy with paint is always good and I really love how easy but effective it is. I do wish I could have practiced the stamping on something first as I definitely got better as it went along. This is something I will definitely be doing more of now I know how to do it. You just know I will be stamping all the things!
Why not try decorating your own magazine file and brightening up your desk?
Christmas crafting at the Viking Arty Party – Christmas advent calendar crackers
My last workshop Christmas crafting at the Viking Arty Party is making Christmas advent calendar crackers. I always make Ellie an advent calendar so I have been really looking forward to learning how to make crackers and jazzing her advent up.
I really love how my cracker has turned out and I have everything else I need to make another 23 so I will be busy doing that on a night.
This glitter paper is just what you need for your own crackers.
Christmas crafting at the Viking Arty Party
Spending a day Christmas crafting at the Viking Arty Party has really got me in the mood for Christmas now. Whilst calligraphy isn’t my thing I had a lot of fun trying it out. The block printing and crackers are definitely something I will be doing more of at home.
Do let me know if a guide on making the crackers is something you would like to see here in the run up to Christmas.
Which would your favourite craft be? Is there a craft you have always wanted to try yourself?
*I spent the day crafting and received a Christmas present in exchange for this. As always this does not influence my thoughts and opinions.