Merry Christmas 2014

All you need for Christmas: On this page you’ll find everything connected to the festive holiday, from Christmas gift ideas to Christmas giveaways or crafting tips.

 

Christmas Giveaways

Bento Lunch Set Giveaway with Bento Daisuki (ends on Dec 23, 2014) Bento Lunch Set Giveaway with Bento Daisuki (ends on Dec 23, 2014)
Christmas Fabric & Organic Fabric Giveaway with Chris W Designs (ends on Dec 7, 2014) Christmas Fabric & Organic Fabric Giveaway with Chris W Designs (ends on Dec 7, 2014)
Rilakkuma Bento Lunch Set Giveaway (ends on Nov 23, 2014) Rilakkuma Bento Lunch Set Giveaway (ends on Nov 23, 2014)
Japanese Fabric Giveaway with Japanese Sewing Books (ends on Nov 16, 2014) Japanese Fabric Giveaway with Japanese Sewing Books (ends on Nov 16, 2014)
Hello Kitty Stationery Giveaway with Kawaii Gazette (ends on Nov 6, 2014) Hello Kitty Stationery Giveaway with Kawaii Gazette (ends on Nov 6, 2014)
CraftPassion Robert Kaufamn Fabric Set Giveaway (ends on Oct 30, 2014) CraftPassion Robert Kaufamn Fabric Set Giveaway (ends on Oct 30, 2014)
CraftGossip Robert Kaufamn Fabric Bundle Giveaway (ends on Oct 23, 2014) CraftGossip Robert Kaufamn Fabric Bundle Giveaway (ends on Oct 23, 2014)
SuperCuteKawaii Christmas Decole Giveaway (ends on Oct 14, 2014) SuperCuteKawaii Christmas Decole Giveaway (ends on Oct 14, 2014)
Straight-Grain Echino & Birch Fabric Giveaway (ends on Oct 6, 2014) Straight-Grain Echino & Birch Fabric Giveaway (ends on Oct 6, 2014)
Christmas Fabric Giveaway with Blog Petit Citron (ends on Sep 25, 2014) Christmas Fabric Giveaway with Blog Petit Citron (ends on Sep 25, 2014)
MyOwlBarn Owls Fabric Giveaway (ends on Sep 12, 2014) MyOwlBarn Owls Fabric Giveaway (ends on Sep 12, 2014)

Christmas Crafts

Michael Miller fabric Christmas wreath Michael Miller fabric Christmas wreath
Christmas DIY: Easy Christmas bunting Christmas DIY: Easy Christmas bunting
Christmas DIY: Christmas place mats Christmas DIY: Christmas place mats
Christmas DIY: Christmas cards with Washi Masking Tape Christmas DIY: Christmas cards with Washi Masking Tape
DIY Washi Christmas Trees DIY Washi Christmas Trees
Christmas Snowman Skirt Tutorial (Italian) Christmas Snowman Skirt Tutorial (Italian)
DIY Christmas Decoration Tutorial with Christmas Owls Fabric (Spanish) DIY Christmas Decoration Tutorial with Christmas Owls Fabric (Spanish)
Christmas Pyjamas (Spanish Blog) Christmas Pyjamas (Spanish Blog)
Christmas apron, breadbox & pot holder (Spanish Blog) Christmas apron, breadbox & pot holder (Spanish Blog)

Christmas Gift Ideas

Rilakkuma’s favorite Christmas presents Rilakkuma’s favorite Christmas presents
Kiiroitori’s favorite Christmas presents Kiiroitori’s favorite Christmas presents
Mamegoma’s favorite Christmas presents Mamegoma’s favorite Christmas presents
Sentimental Circus Shappo’s favorite Christmas presents Sentimental Circus Shappo’s favorite Christmas presents

 

Our favorite DIY Advent Calendars on Pinterest

Pinterest is such a great source of inspiration, we could spend hours there every day. Today we share our favorite DIY advent calendars from Pinterest, after all it’s time to make one soon. We love the simplicity of these ideas, you only need things like boxes, toilet paper rolls, milk boxes or clothespins. And of course some crafting material like Masking Tapes or colorful paper. Check out our Great DIY advent calendars pinboard for more easy advent calendars.

Adorable muffin pan advent calendar by Jessie Mckay

Adorable muffin pan advent calendar by Jessie Mckay

Stylish advent calendar from instantspapiers.canalblog.com made with boxes and Masking Tape

Stylish advent calendar from instantspapiers.canalblog.com made with boxes and Masking Tape

Great idea: Advent calendar city by mrprintables.com

Great idea: Advent calendar city by mrprintables.com

Milk box advent calendar by homemadebyjill.blogspot.com

Milk box advent calendar by homemadebyjill.blogspot.com

So versatile: Clothes-peg advent calendar by brightbazaarblog.com

So versatile: Clothes-peg advent calendar by brightbazaarblog.com

pretty clothes-peg and paper bag advent calendar by creeklinehouse.com

pretty clothes-peg and paper bag advent calendar by creeklinehouse.com

Fun toilet paper advent calendar house by indulgy.com

Fun toilet paper advent calendar house by indulgy.com

great toilet paper roll advent calendar by thecraftyblogstalker.com

great toilet paper roll advent calendar by thecraftyblogstalker.com

super easy red envelope advent calendar by marthastewart.com

super easy red envelope advent calendar by marthastewart.com

Advent calendar ideas by Rilakkuma and Maggie

Our packing fairy Lok already gave you 15 suggestions what to put in this year’s advent calendar. Today we asked our online marketing queen Maggie to provide some more ideas. Our big office mascot Rilakkuma helped her brainstorming. Here is what they came up with:

Rilakkuma and Maggie share some ideas for advent calendar fillings

Rilakkuma and Maggie share some ideas for advent calendar fillings

1. Iron-ons

The cute iron-ons from Robert Kaufman’s Hello Tokyo collection are brand new in our shop and highly adorable.

kawaii girl bird iron-on transfer set Robert Kaufman

kawaii girl bird iron-on transfer set Robert Kaufman

2. Squishy wrist rest

We have a series of scented donut squishies which can also be used as wrist rests when working on the computer. Perfect for the office and for everybody who often uses a computer (and who doesn’t?).

big pink donut bun scented squishy wrist rest

big pink donut bun scented squishy wrist rest

3. Mini plastic case

These cute Rilakkuma mini plastic cases can hold anything you want: coins, pills, earrings, beads and lots more. We carry them in lots of different colors.

Rilakkuma bear blue mini plastic case pill box San-X

Rilakkuma bear blue mini plastic case pill box San-X

4. Tattoo Stickers

Tattoos that can be washed off in funny designs like macarons, bunnies and cats. Isn’t that a child’s dream come true?

sweets macaron cake temporay tattoo stickers from Japan

sweets macaron cake temporay tattoo stickers from Japan

5. Magnet and Pin Set

These kawaii magnet and pin sets always contain 2 kawaii wooden magnets and a cute clothes peg with a wooden decoration.

squirrel mushroom magnet and clothespeg set by Decole

squirrel mushroom magnet and clothespeg set by Decole

6. Pocket Warmer

This will keep your hands warm during cold autumn and winter days. The pocket warmers can be reused many times.

Snowman face pocket warmer hot pad from Japan

Snowman face pocket warmer hot pad from Japan

7. Paper punch

Paper punches are a basic crafting tool for all people who like to craft with paper. There are many different designs.

kawaii angel paper punch craft punch from Japan

kawaii angel paper punch craft punch from Japan

8. Stamp Pen

How handy is that? Our stamp pens contain several mini stamps in different colors.

kawaii sundae lion bear stamp pen mini stamp set

kawaii sundae lion bear stamp pen mini stamp set

9. Screen Cleaner Charm

Better keep your screen clean. With these screen cleaner charms you have a cute little companion with you all the time which will help you get rid of dirt and dust on your smartphone screens.

Little Red Riding Hood screen cleaner charm Otogicco Decole

Little Red Riding Hood screen cleaner charm Otogicco Decole

10. Bookmark Stickers

You could also call them sticky notes, but today we explicitly recommend them as bookmark stickers. It just looks super adorable when you see those stickers sticking out of your book.

kawaii cat animal Post-it bookmark sticker Japan

kawaii cat animal Post-it bookmark sticker Japan

11. Pens

These are not just regular pens, they are pens with movable figures. When you push the button, the big figure on top moves which looks so cute. Check out the videos on the bottom of the product descriptions if you want to see them in action.

pink Rilakkuma Wonderland ballpoint pen movable figure

pink Rilakkuma Wonderland ballpoint pen movable figure

12. Christmas Figurines

An advent calendar is definitely the right place for these Christmas figurines. They are small, cute and get you into the right Christmas mood.

Little Red Riding Hood Christmas figure with gift sack Japan

Little Red Riding Hood Christmas figure with gift sack Japan

13. Mini Envelopes

Mini envelopes are so handy to have around. And they look cute too.

Rilakkuma brown and white bear mini envelopes San-X

Rilakkuma brown and white bear mini envelopes San-X

14. Magic Stickers

These magic stickers do change the color when the temperature changes.

princess girl dress up doll 3D magic stickers

princess girl dress up doll 3D magic stickers

15. Buttons

Buttons are a classic. Put them on your bags, shirts or backpacks. But definitely into your advent calendar.

Sentimental Circus Shappo button brooch badge San-X

Sentimental Circus Shappo button brooch badge San-X

Win modes4u goodies in the burdastyle.de advent calendar

Today millions of advent calendars around the world start. We launched our modes4u advent calendar on Facebook, but are also very proud to be part of other advent calendars too. Today we’re opening the online advent calendar of burdastyle.de, the website of a very famous German sewing magazine. On December 1st all participants can win a wonderful package with our fabrics and Washi tapes. You can join the competition just on December 1st (in German language), our prize package contains 10 fat quarters with Christmas and winter fabrics as well as two Masking tapes.

Visit burdastyle.de for a chance to win.

You can win this prize package in the burdastyle.de advent calendar

You can win this prize package in the burdastyle.de advent calendar

Join the modes4u advent calendar on Facebook

Now the countdown really starts: 24 days until Christmas. To celebrate this we’re starting our advent calendar on the modes4u Facebook page. From December 1st until December 24th you can open a new door every day and win a cute goodie from our shop.

To join, just visit our Facebook advent calendar and like it. Then you can open one door every day and share the prize picture to enter the competition for this prize. We will draw a winner every day out of all the participants. NOTE: We can only see that you shared the pic and draw you as a winner if you shared it publicly (just choose the option “public” when you share the pic).

Enjoy our advent calendar.

Every day you can win a kawaii gift from our shop in our Facebook advent calendar

Every day you can win a kawaii gift from our shop in our Facebook advent calendar

24 ideas for advent calendar gifts: paper tape sets

You’re all set now. Today you’re getting our 24th and therefore last advent calendar gift idea. And it is: Paper tape sets. The cute sets contain different paper adhesive tapes that are great for decorating and wrapping.

We hope you enjoyed our little series and got some ideas for your advent calendars 2012. Don’t forget to place your orders on time, so that everything arrives early enough to be included in your crafty projects.

Paper Tape set rose pianomusical notes stripes

Paper Tape set rose pianomusical notes stripes

Paper Tape set strawberry dots ribbon birthday

Paper Tape set strawberry dots ribbon birthday

Paper Tape set flower cat strawberry cloverleaf

Paper Tape set flower cat strawberry cloverleaf

Paper Tape set flower ladybird cloverleaf bird

Paper Tape set flower ladybird cloverleaf bird

Paper Tape set car airplane robot dots

Paper Tape set car airplane robot dots

24 ideas for advent calendar gifts: magnets

Today it’s already time for our 23rd tip for advent calendar gifts 2012 and again we found something pretty adorable: little magnets. They have the most adorable designs and make a wonderful little present for the everyday advent calendar opening ceremony.

kawaii Sentimental Circus magnets by San-X

kawaii Sentimental Circus magnets by San-X

kawaii bunny wooden magnets with flower from Japan

kawaii bunny wooden magnets with flower from Japan

kawaii Rilakkuma brown bear magnets by San-X

kawaii Rilakkuma brown bear magnets by San-X

green matryoshka magnet clothespeg by Prime Nakamura

green matryoshka magnet clothespeg by Prime Nakamura

Pinocchio magnet by Shinzi Katoh

Pinocchio magnet by Shinzi Katoh

Thumbelina magnet by Shinzi Katoh

Thumbelina magnet by Shinzi Katoh

24 ideas for advent calendar gifts: towels

An advent calendar is full of surprises already, but isn’t it even more fun when you put something inside that is never ever expected? Our little hand and face towels might be one of the gifts that fit into that category. Still they’re a great thing to include in an advent calendar. They are small, cheap, cute and can for example be used as face towels, hand towels or travel towels.

cute Rilakkuma bear towel chocolate coffee cake

cute Rilakkuma bear towel chocolate coffee cake

cute towel brown bears with balloons

cute towel brown bears with balloons

cute towel blue train locomotive tracks for boys

cute towel blue train locomotive tracks for boys

cute Rilakkuma bear cafe towel chocolate & coffee

cute Rilakkuma bear cafe towel chocolate & coffee

24 ideas for advent calendar gifts: folders

A present that helps organising paper chaos – that doesn’t sound appealing at all. But all the folders that we carry in our shop are really adorable, so this boring gift idea can turn into a real success. We highly recommend to include one or even more folders in this year’s advent calendar, after all everybody has paper stuff to organise.

A4 plastic file folder 3pcs set with sweets donut

A4 plastic file folder 3pcs set with sweets donut

A5 mini plastic file folder 3-pocket Hello Kitty apple

A5 mini plastic file folder 3-pocket Hello Kitty apple

Sentimental Circus 5-pocket A4 file folder instruments

Sentimental Circus 5-pocket A4 file folder instruments

Rilakkuma A4 plastic file folder white bear flowers

Rilakkuma A4 plastic file folder white bear flowers

funny jellyfish & sea animals A4 plastic file folder

funny jellyfish & sea animals A4 plastic file folder

Chocopa panda bear A4 plastic file folder chocolate

Chocopa panda bear A4 plastic file folder chocolate

A4 plastic file folder with Paris Eiffel Tower cat

A4 plastic file folder with Paris Eiffel Tower cat

A4 plastic file folder 5-pocket Mickey & Minnie Mouse

A4 plastic file folder 5-pocket Mickey & Minnie Mouse

24 ideas for advent calendar gifts: Popin’ Cookin’ sweets

Just 4 more to go! Our 20th idea for advent calendar gifts is all about sweets. But as most people know advent calendars with little chocolate surprises inside, we’re going in a different direction. Why not add a some funny Japanese Popin’ Cookin’ Puchitto candies to our advent calendar? The sweets are all ready to eat and can be peeled like fruits. Great fun!

Puchitto Kudamono grape candy Popin' Cookin'

Puchitto Kudamono grape candy Popin’ Cookin’

Puchitto Kudamono Orange candy Popin' Cookin'

Puchitto Kudamono Orange candy Popin’ Cookin’

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