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14 Cute Christmas Eve Box Ideas
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14 Cute Christmas Eve Box Ideas

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1 hr +

Christmas Eve boxes are always a favourite, and they’re great for all the family to enjoy.  There are so many ways to decorate and fill your box with festive fun, so we have brought together some of the best and inspiring ideas on how to get you started!

Fill your box with fun games, sweets or even small gifts to give to your family and friends before the big day!

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14 Cute Christmas Eve Box Ideas

How to Make a Christmas Eve Crate

Make something special for the run up to Christmas too, and create a beautiful personalised wooden Christmas Eve box using a simple crate. A bit of red paint, some stamps and a big wooden letter are all you need to create this special Christmas Eve crate for a fraction of the cost of a ready made one!

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How to Make a Stenciled Pyrography Christmas Eve Box

Christmas Eve boxes have grown in popularity over the past couple of years, and they are a great way to get the family to spend time together, as well as a way to get fully into the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas. Try out this wonderful stenciled pyrography Christmas Eve box for yourself in using Christmas stencils stocked online and in store at Hobbycraft.

Then, all that’s left to do is fill the Christmas Eve Box with treats and presents for the whole family!

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How to Create a Stenciled Christmas Eve Box

Christmas Eve boxes have grown in popularity over the past couple of years, and they are a great way to get the family to spend time together as well as get into the festive spirit in the run up to Christmas. 

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How to Make a Family Christmas Eve Box

Create something beautiful to celebrate together on Christmas Eve with a fun family Christmas Eve box made from a crate! This design is so easy you can whip it up in half an hour – just choose the kids’ favourite characters to embellish. Fill with some yummy goodies, activities and games for you to play and enjoy spending some quality time together before Santa arrives.

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How to Make a Stencilled Christmas Eve Box

Make Christmas Eve just as special as the big day itself, with a personalised Christmas Eve box! We're sure you've heard of these by now, but you don't have to fork out loads to get one personalised - you can do it yourself with just some paints and a stencil.

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How to Make a Santa Christmas Eve Box For Kids

This festive little Christmas Eve box will get children squealing with excitement before Christmas. The projects in the box make a lovely Christmas Eve activity for children, who will love personalising and filling their boxes for Santa.

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How to Make a Wreath Pyrography Christmas Eve Box

Make the night before Christmas extra special with this modern illustrated Christmas Eve box, and personalise with the name of the recipientFill with treats, books, pyjamas ready to celebrate the big day. Download the free wreath illustration template to get started!

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Cricut: How to Decorate a Christmas Eve Crate

Christmas Eve hampers can be for adults too! This "Merry Christmas Eve" crate is perfect for adults who wish to start Christmas Day festivities a little early. Why not fill the crate with the lucky recipient’s favourite homemade treats, along with their very own personalised mug? The possibilities are endless...

Projects and instructions by Aisha Cluitt.

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Cricut: How to Make Personalised Christmas Stockings

Create personalised stockings for every member of the family this Christmas! An ideal project for Cricut beginners, this is a great opportunity to get to grips with iron-on vinyl. Transform a simple stocking to your unique design at the push of a button.

Further personalise the stockings using yarn to create macramé charms, oversized tassels and crochet stars.

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Cricut: How to Make a Personalised Christmas Hamper

Whether for a friend, family member or neighbour, everyone is sure to fall in love with this personalised hamper this Christmas! Perfect for making using your Cricut machine, craft unique custom details that will truly make your handmade hamper unique.

This guide includes details of how to personalise your crate, how to make a card, how to create unique gift tags and even how to transform gift bags with fun, festive details. Use these ideas together or try your hand at your favourite one.

Learn how to make each project with the step-by-step instructions below.

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How to Make 5 Easy Christmas Cards

Make this year extra-special by sending handmade Christmas cards to your loved ones. By following this simple step-by-step guide, you can create beautiful Christmas cards that will bring joy to your friends and family.

These are ideal projects for anyone wanting to try Christmas card making, with various styles to try. Discover great handmade Christmas card ideas and learn new techniques.

Project and instructions by Gill Fraser.

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How to Make Scandinavian Inspired Christmas Baubles

Create your own beautifully painted festive baubles to brighten up your Christmas tree! The bauble designs feature Scandi-inspired templates designed by Hobbycraft Artisan and illustrator Emma Hunt.

Using acrylic paints and easy-to-use Posca paint pens to decorate, you can transform our blank ceramic baubles into a set of festive decorations. Use the template to create Nordic patterns with a focus on natural elements like birds, hearts, flowers and greenery, as well as classic colours such as blue, red, green and white.

Project and Instructions by Emma Hunt (Emma Lucy Illustration).

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How to Make Christmas Cakesicles

Discover how to create six super-cute and extremely delicious Christmas cakesicle designs with this beginner friendly guide. Decorated using a selection of easy-to-use Deco Melts, this easy-to-follow recipe is perfect to make and enjoy with the whole family during the festive season, or why not gift them to loved ones?!

These Christmas cakesicles will make a fantastic addition to any festive gathering, or why not enjoy one as a delicious snack on a cosy afternoon. They’re almost too adorable to eat!

Project and instructions by Lucy Bruns

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How to Make Decorated Christmas Cupcakes

Use festive plunger cutters to achieve your best cupcake decoration yet! Plunger cutters are a must for any keen bakers looking to add a professional finish to their Christmas bakes. Easy to use, they are ideal for adding designs to sugar paste, gum paste and marzipan to name but a few.

These beautifully decorated Christmas cupcakes have been topped with gingerbread trees, meringue kisses and fondant holly, and are almost too pretty to eat!

Project and instructions by Lucy Bruns.

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