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Simple Christmas crafting ideas with STABILO Stationery

December 3, 2019

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Christmas is one of the best times of the year to be creative, with so many ways to craft items for the home or to give as gifts. For most of these ideas showcased on Pinterest, you do need to have a degree of creative flair. However, if like me, you are lacking a little lustre in that department. Let me share with you some ways that both you and the children can be crafty and creative without too much effort.

7 Christmas creative ideas

With the countdown to Christmas now on, let me share with you some ways in which you can be creative this Christmas utilising STABILO pens, pencils and crayons.

Writing a letter to Santa

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Letter to Santa using the STABILO point 88 Rollerset pens

Let’s face it the festive only really begins once we have written a letter to Santa. Always best to do this towards the beginning of the month so that he has plenty of time to work on your request. In years gone by, I’d sit in front of the Argos catalogue with scissors and glue to compile a list of wishes. Things have changed a little, but if you are looking for a little inspiration printable letters to Santa might be something to look at. Once you’ve done that arm the children with their favourite colour (because that is important) from the STABILO point 88 Rollerset pens

Salt dough decorations

Salt dough decorations are easy to make and are great for adding to the Christmas tree or giving to loved ones as little gifts. The children can help to make the dough and cut it into festive shapes. Once the shapes are cooked and hardened the children can then colour them using felt tip pens or paint. Using markers to add in finer details once they have finished colouring. A layer of clear varnish on top and they look really effective.


Did you head out over the autumn months and collect pinecones? If so, then this is a great Christmas craft for you. Painting the collected pinecones with white paint before letting the children loose with STABILO metallic pens, highlighters and coloured pens to add the extra details. Before adding a loop of ribbon to create Christmas pinecone decorations that can be hung on the tree or added to garlands.

Writing Christmas Cards

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Christmas card writing with the STABILO Pen 68 Metallic Tin

Christmas cards have fallen out of fashion for a number of reasons, however, I am someone who still sits and writes these out in the run up to Christmas. Before sending them to friends and family both near and far. It’s sometimes that one regular opportunity to check in with those for whatever reason we don’t see on a regular basis. This year I have opted for personalised Christmas cards which include our address on the inside so that I can update loved ones (in case they have misplaced our address). Completing them with the beautiful metallic coloured pens included in the STABILO Pen 68 Metallic Tin.

Festive Wordsearches

With all the festivities happening around us, it can be difficult to encourage the children to complete anything that resembles homework. This is where printable festive wordsearches come into their own. A great little activity to complete at home and if you want to add a little extra element of fun to it – print of matching wordsearches and see which sibling can complete first!

Christmas Gift Tags to Colour

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Colouring DIY Christmas tags with STABILO Trio DECO

When it comes to adding that personal touch at Christmas you might think that you have to be a creative sort of person. However, with the help of some great printable resources, you are able to add that personal touch without having to do the bulk of the creative work. Take these beautiful free printable Christmas Gift tags to colour, which can be printed and handed over to the children to create masterpieces using STABILO Trio DECO pens or the STABILO Woody 3-in-1 pencils.

Mindful colouring

Christmas can be an overwhelming time of the year for everyone. Between the 101 school events and activities, Christmas shopping, the darker evenings etc. We can all start to feel the strain. One of the wonderful ways to add a little slice of calm back into our lives is with some mindful colouring for adults and kids. Something that can be completed alone or as part of a family activity. Utilising a host of STABILO pens, pencils and crayons to complete the different designs.

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  • Iain maciver December 3, 2019 at 12:32 pm


  • Sarah Dunne December 3, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    These are ideal for my little girl, hopefully she likes stationary as much as I do!

  • Peter Watson December 3, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    My granddaughter is a big fan of stickers and sticker books.

  • Susan Smith December 3, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Christmas cards and gift tags we make every year, the kids love it

  • Stacey December 3, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    We love stabilo stationary!

  • Lisa Parker December 3, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    This Christmas we have made a Santa’s sleigh for our Naughty Elf and advent calendars x

  • ADEINNE TONNER December 3, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    We enjoy making snowflakes from paper and santa masks from paper plates

  • Liz Slade December 3, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    We’ll be making our own crackers this year – top secret,

  • Jodie W December 3, 2019 at 4:39 pm

    we are painting decorations for the tree this year, ive got some wooden blanks and we will paint and glitter away

  • Priscilla Stubbs December 3, 2019 at 5:32 pm

    We make Christmas cards and gift tags from old Christmas cards

  • Jayne Townson December 3, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    We love making Christmas cards, Christmas tags and our favourite is Christmas decorations.

  • Helen Tovell December 3, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    We do Christmas baking and card making

  • Emma Walters December 3, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    the kids love to make their own cards x

  • Solange December 3, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    We love making Christmas cards, tags and decorations.

  • Kim Coate December 3, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    We make Christmas cards and gift tags, and sometimes place cards

  • Angela treadway December 3, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    we make our own christmas decorations out of paper and then recycle them after christmas x

  • Stacy Renee December 3, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    I love crafts! We’re reading an advent book that has crafts included in it (How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T. Smith) but we also make several homemade ornaments for our tree every year! πŸ˜€

  • Jo m welsh December 3, 2019 at 9:44 pm

    Paper chains are always a good start to the Christmas festivities

  • Nikki Stewart December 3, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    We like to make Christmas Cards. This year we have made reindeer from hand prints!

  • Catherine S December 3, 2019 at 10:33 pm

    We’ll make salt dough decorations this year now my girls are old enough

  • Fiona jk42 December 3, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    I collect pine cones during the year (end of summer is best), then my granddaughter and I use white paint and glitter to add snow, then tie them into garlands to han on the banisters.

  • Rich Tyler December 3, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    All sorts, depends where the mood takes us!

  • michelle o'neill December 4, 2019 at 5:53 am

    on sunday we made paper chains lol they falling down though!

  • Margaret Gallagher December 4, 2019 at 8:51 am

    Paper chains and card making

  • Ruth Harwood December 4, 2019 at 9:22 am

    we’ve been making Christmas cards, and are going to try our hand at a centrepiece for the Christmas Dinner table!

  • Robert Mark Ward December 4, 2019 at 10:24 am

    I am not very ‘crafty’ so I get involved with Lego & Meccano, after Christmas.

  • Mel Turner December 4, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Christmas cards

  • Justine Meyer December 4, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    We have been making Wise men

  • Tracy Newton December 4, 2019 at 7:47 pm

    Christmas Snow Globes, wreaths, cards and festive paper chains

  • Vikki Bowker December 4, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    We usually make paper chains, shortbread and mince pie puff pastries!

  • Andrea Upton December 4, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    We like to do colouring and baking. We turn last years Christmas cards into gift tags

  • ashleigh allan December 5, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    Making christmas cards and baking!

  • Sarah Cooper December 5, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    Christmas cards

  • Kim Neville December 6, 2019 at 10:40 am

    We make christmas and tags

  • Kim Neville December 6, 2019 at 10:41 am

    forgot to say christmas cards πŸ™‚

  • Sue McCarthy December 6, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity.

  • Andrea Fletcher December 6, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    We make christmas cards and gingerbread.

  • Mark Burdon December 6, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Great giveaway

  • Natalie Burgess December 6, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    We make our own fabric decorations and garlands, this year we have done a,gingerbread man garland xx

  • Rebecca Sutton December 6, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    My daughter will make 100’s and 100’s and 100s of homemade xmas decs for the tree

  • Jessica Jacob December 6, 2019 at 10:39 pm

    I hecking love colouring!!!! (Its a meme reference, I couldn’t help myself)

  • Sally Collingwood December 7, 2019 at 10:45 am

    We make snowmen from cotton wool

  • Emma Gosling December 7, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    We make a christmas decoration every year. Getting a lovely collection now and its always nice to look back on the memories.

  • Katie B December 7, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    We always make Christmas cards! We’ve already had the glitter out and is still everywhere!

  • Susie Wilkinson December 8, 2019 at 1:15 am

    We make some of our own Christmas cards and Christmas cookies

  • Rachael Sexey December 8, 2019 at 8:58 am

    We do a lot of baking

  • Louise Reeks December 8, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    we will be making place cards for the table for xmas day

  • A.E. ADKINS December 8, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Christmas cards, Rudolph baubles, mini yule logs, door wreath etc

  • Tracy Hanley December 8, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    Felt decorations for the christmas tree

  • Christine Lockley December 10, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    We love making our Christmas Cards and Thank you Cards ready for Christmas, we’re also making a few table decorations this year too

  • Emma England December 12, 2019 at 7:02 am

    We make Christmas cards and decorations and gingerbread houses

  • Maria F December 12, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    I make christmas cards with my nieces and our own decorations!

  • Lindsey Stuart December 13, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    My daughter and I collect cones dry them out then decorate them with gold and silver paint, pop them in a pretty glass bowl and pour some pot pouri oil over them! Lovely! We love crafting at Christmas, my daughter makes cards and gift tags.

  • Anthea Holloway December 13, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    We make Christmas cards and we make gift tags from last year’s Christmas cards by cutting them out with pinking scissors for a nice edge, then punching a hole with a hole punch and then threading some string or knitting yarn through the hole.

  • Troy Easton December 13, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    Snow Flakes using paper.

  • Amy Bondoc December 14, 2019 at 6:42 am

    we love making christmas cards and baubles

  • claire woods December 14, 2019 at 10:39 am

    cards and gift tags

  • Sandra Fortune December 14, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Christmas cards and tags , cotton wool , felt and googly eyes are good for sticking on

  • Lynn Neal December 14, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Cards for family and decorations like lanterns for the tree!

  • Laura Pritchard December 14, 2019 at 3:34 pm

    We have a paperchain sweatshop set up!

  • Amanda Gregory December 14, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    We usually have an attempt at making some Christmas cards.

  • lorraine kirk December 14, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    My son enjoys making cards and sewing felt tree ornaments

  • Suzanne Gaulton December 14, 2019 at 6:20 pm

    We’ve made penguins from socks, filled with rice grains

  • Sallyanne Rose December 14, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    wreaths and table decorations

  • Fiona Johnstone December 14, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    We make Christmas cards and gift tags, Have tried baking tree decorations without much success but the dogs liked them.

  • Sheri Darby December 14, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    We make gift tags and marzipan fruit

  • Twirlywhirly December 15, 2019 at 2:01 am

    We love crafts & we make our own Christmas crackers the grandchildren so enjoy this tradition & also
    Our own decorations

  • Susan B December 15, 2019 at 4:19 am

    Homemade Christmas decorations, usually for the tree. It’s fab keeping them and bringing them out each year.

  • Catherine Spencer December 15, 2019 at 7:06 am

    We make a paper garland by cutting round my twins hand prints, it looks very effective. We also decorate brown paper bags to use as gift bags. We have also been making pompoms to put on the Christmas tree.

  • Danielle Pooley December 15, 2019 at 7:46 am

    We make all sorts. Wreaths out of paper plates..use the middle of toilet rolls to make Xmas crackers etc.

  • Geri Gregg December 15, 2019 at 8:33 am

    Me and my son love decorating ginger bread men!

  • Jennifer Toal December 15, 2019 at 9:44 am

    Paper chains

  • natalie s December 15, 2019 at 9:46 am

    We make gingerbread tree decorations and we also hand make festive cards πŸ™‚

  • Dawn Samples December 15, 2019 at 9:52 am

    We love to make homemade Christmas crackers using kitchen rolls, tissue paper and glitter and fill them with wrapped chocolates x

  • Derek Wilson December 15, 2019 at 11:29 am

    We make some of our Christmas decorations together – mainly the basic things like paper chains and streamers.

  • Tracy B December 15, 2019 at 3:07 pm

    Christmas cards, gift tags and lots of sweets and baking

  • Cathryn Crawshaw December 15, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Perfect for my daughter Ava

  • Charlotte Hoskins December 15, 2019 at 8:08 pm

    We made all the cards this year (it did take a while!). Plus snowflakes for the girl’s bedrooms

  • Jenny McClinton December 15, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    We usually make Christmas cards together as the family like them more when my daughter has made them. She comes home with lots of different crafted items from school and after school club though.

  • holly harmsworth December 15, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    We enjoy making colourful paper chains

  • Tee Simpson December 15, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    We have made baubles and snowmen from bottles. We have also made pinecone baubles.

  • laura stewart December 15, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    homemade christmas cards x

  • Kirsteen MacKay December 15, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Paper chains, pipe cleaner reindeer and lots of Christmas drawing.

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