Christmas Crafts, Things To Make

Free Cute Christmas Crafts

Posted on November 17, 2017 by

As of this post, Christmas is 38 days away, so it’s time to start crafting! Christmas is my favorite crafting season because you can make as many projects as you want without looking crazy, since you can give them away as gifts! Here are some cute (and free!) Christmas crafts to try.

Flying Mio’s needle felt Christmas teddy would be cute as a stocking stuffer, or even a desk buddy for the Christmas season.

The kawaii Christmas tree bookmark on Red Ted Art’s channel is perfect to use while you’re curled up with a book during the holiday season. Or in my case, bookmark the current page that I’m on in a craft or coloring book!

This Rudolph clay cupcake charm by Creative Rachy is so cute! It would be fun to make other Christmas cupcakes, and turn them all into a charm bracelet for the holidays.

rilakkuma christmas crafts

If you’re looking for a printable papercraft DIY, the Rilakkuma Christmas set from the Japanese Lazy Bear blog may be worth a try. While there are no English instructions, there are photos of the finished product on the blog that should make for sufficient references.

Looking to make a handmade card? The Gudetama Christmas card by SherryCrafts is a cute choice for a kawaii fan. For anyone not familiar with the character, it would at least be a comical conversation starter!

What do you think? Will you be making any of these DIYs? And what are your favorite sorts of crafts for the holiday season? Let us know in the comments!

Let's Go Shopping!

Stranger Things Shopping Picks

Posted on November 16, 2017 by

Anyone hooked on Stranger Things? Have you binged Season 2? If you love the show as much as I do then these cute picks will turn your upside-down world upright!

Stranger Things demogorgon plushie

Oh no a Demogorgon! Have no fear with this cutie plush version, open for pre-orders now at Forbidden Planet.

Stranger Things cats stickers

Stranger things and cats? Yes – I am Luna Sol went there! Choose your favourite character or pick up a full set of stickers on Etsy.

Stranger Things squishable waffle plush

Channel your inner Eleven with this Squishable waffle plush.

Stranger Things funko pop

Are you missing Barb? Keep her around even after the show is over with this Funko POP! vinyl figure that captures her spirit.

Stranger Things friendship bracelets

Friends don’t lie! Celebrate your bestie with a matching friendship bracelet set from Hot Topic.

Stranger Things mug

To stay awake for your next binge session drink lots of coffee in this hand-painted mug by Alan the Wizard.

I can’t wait till season 3 – how about you?

Giveaways

Cute Creatures Coloring Book & Planner Giveaway

Posted on November 15, 2017 by

If you love coloring in, we have a fun new giveaway for you from artist Jessica McGrath.

Cute Creatures ​coloring ​book giveaway

One lucky winner will receive the Cute Creatures coloring book series: Coloring Book, Travel Size Coloring Book, Undated Weekly Planner, Zen In Color Journal & Coloring Book and a set of 4 Color-Your-Own Christmas Cards!

Cute Creatures ​coloring ​book giveaway

Each item is ​filled with detailed illustrations of​ ​sweet​, sad​ little critters pondering their place in​ ​​a sometimes-cruel​ ​world.​ ​There are landscapes, mandalas, and patterns featuring all sorts of cute creatures – from birds in garden settings, to sea creatures, ​beetles ​and​​ butterflies.​

How to enter

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this blog post telling us What cute animal would tell the saddest funny story at a dinner party? Explain why!

Then use the Rafflecopter widget below to register your entry and open up more chances to win. Confused by Rafflecopter? Here’s a great guide.

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The giveaway closes on Tuesday 28th November and we’ll pick a winner at random. Good luck!

Most Wanted!

Most Wanted : Tsukamariko Bear & Bunny Cookie Cutters

Posted on November 14, 2017 by

Tsukamariko cookie cutters

You might have seen the cute almond hugging bear biscuits on YouTube before. I really liked that idea and have used it with gingerbread man cookies. 
Recently I stumbled upon a set of cookie cutters with a long-armed bunny and bear who are perfect for hugging nuts!

Tsukamariko cookie cutters

The set comes with a stainless steel mould to shape the bunny or bear into a hanging or sitting position. This way you can also hang it from a cup or have your cookie sitting somewhere. I love it how versatile the set is.

Tsukamariko cookie cutters

All the cookie cutters also come with a kawaii face stamp. What else can you ask for?

Tsukamariko cookie cutters

This set of Tsukamariko cookie cutters is available at Bento USA.

Kawaii Reviews, Subscription Boxes

Kawaii Panda Box Review

Posted on November 13, 2017 by

There are so many kawaii boxes around that it’s always nice to see something different. Kawaii Panda have taken inspiration from their company name – and love of pandas- to create a range of surprise boxes including a panda-themed box!

Kawaii Panda Box review

Look at all that panda cuteness! I received the Kawaii Panda Box which includes 8-10 panda-themed sweets and stationery items. €0,50 from your purchase even goes to Pandas International to help with the preservation of pandas.

Kawaii Panda Box review

The box arrived in a couple of days from Portugal and everything was so prettily packaged. This really felt like a gift from a friend and was really fun to unpack. Let’s see what was inside!

Kawaii Panda Box review

Kawaii Panda Box review

Amuse Puchimaru Panda Plush Charm

Let’s start with my favourite item – a tiny panda plush! It’s so small and yet has lots of cute details and the sweetest expression. It also has an elastic loop so you can hang it on your bag. Since I collect small plushies, this was perfect for me.

Kawaii Panda Box review

Panda Biscuits

Who knew there were so many panda-themed snacks? This box included three different panda biscuits that are as cute as they are tasty.

Kawaii Panda Box review

Sakupan Panda Biscuits are widely available in Japan (and online) but I never tire of them because they’re so cute! Each biscuit has a panda face made of milk and white chocolate layers and every face is different. They got a little bit messy in their travels but that doesn’t affect the taste. They come in a resealable bag so handy for snacking on the go.

Kawaii Panda Box review

I’ve also had Hello Panda biscuits before but not this double chocolate flavour, which was even better than the regular version. These all have different sporty illustrations to make you feel guilty about sitting on the sofa eating biscuits instead of windsurfing with your panda friend.

Kawaii Panda Box review

Kawaii Panda Box review

Kamio Mochi Panda Stickers

Is there anything better than glittery, food-themed panda stickers? This pack of sticker flakes includes 7 different designs and they’re all so shiny and adorable. I love sticker flakes as they’re easy to store and share so I can’t wait to use these.

Kawaii Panda Box review

Kawaii Panda Box review

Mochi Mochi Panda Memo Pad

Mini memo pads are always useful and this one has a cool space theme and two different page designs.

Kawaii Panda Box review

Kawaii Panda Box review

Mochi Mochi Panda Glue Stick

Do you see what I mean about the cute packaging? This cute little glue stick was being hugged by a panda! I’ve never thought to buy kawaii glue but it does make sense for journalling. Why should your glue stick be boring when it can be pink and glittery?

Kawaii Panda Box review

Kawaii Panda Box review

Quit Panda Deco Tape

A couple more stationery items to finish off. The deco tape is especially fun with a panda slowly undressing into a polar bear!

Kawaii Panda Box review

Even the business card came in a little panda bag with a cute badge. Most of the items in the box are available from the Kawaii Panda website if you want to buy more, but there are a few exclusive items too.

Kawaii Panda Box review

This is such a cute box and would make the best gift ever for a panda fan and has lots of appeal for animal and stationery lovers. The support of real pandas is also a unique touch that sets the box apart and means you can do a little bit of good while adding to your stationery stash.

Kawaii Panda surprise box

Pricing & Information

A one-off Kawaii Panda Box costs €19,99 (approximately £18/$23) with free shipping worldwide. Kawaii Panda also sell general kawaii and Japanese snack boxes with prices ranging from a €4,99 lucky bag to a €25,99 Harajuku kawaii box.

(Box was provided by Kawaii Panda for review but all words and photographs are my own.)