A few weeks ago I was invited to a wonderful night of festive crafting, yummy food and Christmas cheer by Viking. I’ve been to one of their crafty events before and it was just so much fun, so I couldn’t wait to see what they had in store for us this time. The fabulous ladies from Tea and Crafting were on hand to talk us through two fun and creative projects. A personalised bauble and a very fun piñata, all using shredded coloured paper.
the event was held in the fabulous Shoreditch Treehouse. I had been there once before for an event and the cosy and quirky decor instantly stole my heart. Sitting in the heart of Shorditch up a steep flight of stairs, it’s such a great place to get together with other bloggers and have a really lovely time.
We were treated to a lovely spread of Christmas food with lots of delicious veggie options. Crafting definitely works up a good appetite!
the plan for the night was to try two fun Christmas crafts, put together by Tea and Crafting, each using pretty shredded coloured paper. We used some of the many paper shredders available from Viking to shred lots of lovely coloured paper. It’s amazing what you can do with shredding! It’s definitely given me lots of ideas for future craft projects.
The Christmas Bauble
We started off by making cute personalised baubles, using clear plastic decorations and using marker pens to write our names. This was so easy and perfect for absolutely anyone to try, even if you’re not naturally arty. We then filled them up with our choice of paper, added a ribbon and that was it. So simple and easy and definitely something I’d like to try with the kids.
The Festive Piñata
Once our baubles were complete we learned how to make a lovely piñata using cardboard boxes, masking tape, double sided tape and of course lots of shredded paper. Again this was surprisingly easy to make and I am absolutely in love with the result!
I had such a lovely evening and it was brilliant meeting lots of other lovely bloggers and of course getting to try two really fun crafts. I’m definitely going to give these a go with the kids over the holidays and I’m also thinking of how I can use shredded paper for future craft ideas.
Would you give either of these a go? Or do you have any more ideas for using shredded paper for craft projects?
The Goodie Bag
We got to take home a lovely goodie bag from the event, which included a mug to decorate using some fab permanent markers and a lovely hot chocolate set. I’ll be giving the mug to the girls to decorate, as I know they’ll have loads of fun doing it. It’ll make a fab gift for someone special.
Find lots of fab office and art supplies on the Viking website.
Event pics by Elouisa Georgiou photography
For more festive inspiration check out my Christmas section or download my Christmas ebook.
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