Merry Christmas

We have been talking about it for months and now Christmas is finally here. Our whole team wishes you a very merry Christmas and a couple of wonderful days. We found this super cute Rilakkuma Christmas picture on the San-X website and wanted to share it with you. Kawaii Christmas!

modes4u and Rilakkuma say: Merry Christmas!

modes4u and Rilakkuma say: Merry Christmas!

5 days until Christmas

Christmas is already next week and our office is officially in Christmas mode. This week Gabi and Bianca brought lots of self-baked Christmas cookies to the office, so everyday after lunch everybody is munching on the yummy trees, stars and hearts.

After we already crafted a Washi Christmas tree on one of our office walls we also decorated our entrance doors. Now we see cute and colourful Christmas stickers when entering the office and warehouse.

Lots of self-baked cookies arrived at our office

Lots of self-baked cookies arrived at our office

Our entrance doors are decorated with kawaii Christmas stickers

Our entrance doors are decorated with kawaii Christmas stickers

What a kawaii Santa Claus sticker

What a kawaii Santa Claus sticker

10 days until Christmas

Less than two weeks until Christmas Day. If you still need to get Christmas presents, write Christmas cards and prepare festive decoration it might be a very stressful time for you. Luckily our decoration tips with Washi Tape – our favourite Christmas crafting product of the year – will only take some minutes.

1. Washi Gift Wrapping

Just put some stripes of tape on single-coloured paper or even the blank gift box and you’re done. You’ve crafted a unique gift wrapping and it will just take you a few minutes.

The glitter guide shows some beautiful Washi tape gift wrappings

The glitter guide shows some beautiful Washi tape gift wrappings

2. Washi Wall Decoration

We have tried it for the first time this year and love it! We stuck a Christmas tree with different Washi Tapes on one of the white walls in our office. It’s fun, easy and can be removed without any traces.

The pretty Washi Tape Christmas tree in the modes4u office

The pretty Washi Tape Christmas tree in the modes4u office

3. Washi Christmas Tree Balls

We have seen quite a few Washi Christmas Tree balls on different blogs and totally love the idea of embellishing transparent or single-coloured Christmas tree ornaments with Masking Tape.

Jackie from the blog teal and lime embellished Christmas tree balls with Masking Tape

Jackie from the blog teal and lime embellished Christmas tree balls with Masking Tape

4. Washi Window Decoration

Masking Tape is also great for creating fun Christmas window decorations. As it is super thin rice paper it looks very pretty when the light falls through it.

Leanne from yearofcraftingdangerously crafted Washi window decorations with her children

Leanne from yearofcraftingdangerously crafted Washi window decorations with her children

Christmas things made with our Christmas fabrics

During the last weeks lots of people all over the world have sewed with our Christmas fabrics. And as some people asked us to post more pictures of what to do with our fabrics, we want to show you some of the beautiful things they have made.

We are truly impressed with what you people come up with: pillows, stockings, oven gloves, coasters, place mats, aprons, bags, fabric baskets, lamp shades and probably lots more.

By the way, we’re always super excited to see what you made with our fabrics, so feel free to send us your pictures and we might include them in one of our blog posts.

A wonderful Christmas pillow made by the Finnish Blog Hilduli

A wonderful Christmas pillow made by the Finnish Blog Hilduli

A truly great idea: The Malaysian Blog CraftPassion made placemats and coasters from our fabrics

A truly great idea: The Malaysian Blog CraftPassion made place mats and coasters from our fabrics

The German blog luloveshandmade made adorable Christmas stockings

The German blog luloveshandmade made adorable Christmas stockings

The Spanish blogger Lydia sews many of her aprons with our fabrics - We love this Christmas version

The Spanish blogger Lydia sews many of her aprons with our fabrics – We love this Christmas version

The American Zakka Life Blog created wonderful Christmas mug rugs from our fabrics

The American Zakka Life Blog created wonderful Christmas mug rugs from our fabrics

20 days until Christmas

Now you can’t escape it anymore, Christmas is all around. So what to do in the 20 days left? How about baking some Christmas cookies? On the Spanish Blog Postreadiccion, that we teamed up with for a kawaii giveaway, we discovered the most amazing Christmas cookies. So if you still need some inspiration for you Christmas baking activities this year, this is the place to get them.

These Christmas cookies are little pieces of art

These Christmas cookies are little pieces of art

The super cute reindeer muffins are easy to make

The super cute reindeer muffins are easy to make

It might be hard to believe, but these cookies are fully edible

It might be hard to believe, but these cookies are fully edible

Christmas cookies can also be a great decoration for your Christmas tree

Christmas cookies can also be a great decoration for your Christmas tree

A colourful Christmas plate with adorable muffins

A colourful Christmas plate with adorable muffins

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

Christmas gifts for your godchild

When you’re a godparent you always want to get a nice gift for your godchild. With our Christmas gift ideas for your godchild we hope to provide some ideas you might like and also close our big Christmas gift ideas blog series.

1. Cellphone accessories

Cellphones are one of the most important accessories for children and teenagers nowadays. So with a funny mobile phone skin sticker or a colourful case in funny shapes you can’t go too wrong.

brown Rilakkuma bear iPhone 4S /4 skin sticker by San-X

brown Rilakkuma bear iPhone 4S /4 skin sticker by San-X

Sentimental Circus bunny iPhone 4S /4 silicone case

Sentimental Circus bunny iPhone 4S /4 silicone case

Rilakkuma squirrel iPhone 4 4S silicone soft case

Rilakkuma squirrel iPhone 4 4S silicone soft case

2. LED Clay Set

With this adorable clay set, your godchild can craft a cute night lamp from clay. A little LED light is concluded of course, so that it can be used right away.

DIY miniature clay LED light kit from Japan

DIY miniature clay LED light kit from Japan

3. Re-Ments

Re-Ments are miniature toys from Japan that are incredibly detailed and lots of fun to collect or swap. Surely there will be a series that your godchild loves too.

Hello Kitty Retro Diner Re-Ment miniature blind box

Hello Kitty Retro Diner Re-Ment miniature blind box

Joyful Homemade Meals Re-Ment miniature blind box

Joyful Homemade Meals Re-Ment miniature blind box

Re-Ment Disney Mickey Minnie Sweets Shop Miniature Box

Re-Ment Disney Mickey Minnie Sweets Shop Miniature Box

Christmas gifts for your sports group

You really like your sports group and want to give them a tiny little thing for Christmas? With our Christmas gift ideas for sport groups you’ll easily find the right thing:

1. Sports erasers

Stay in the sporty spirit and give a funny Japanese sport eraser to all your teammates.

cool black and white soccer ball eraser by Iwako

cool black and white soccer ball eraser by Iwako

cool red brown eraser American Football

cool red brown eraser American Football

Iwako erasers Baseball 13 pieces set

Iwako erasers Baseball 13 pieces set

2. Band-Aids

Hopefully it doesn’t happen too often, but who doesn’t know it? When you’re playing a sport bruises or scratches happen easily. So a cute and colourful band-aid is a funny little something to give.

cute Rilakkuma bear Bandage Band-Aid 10 pieces

cute Rilakkuma bear Bandage Band-Aid 10 pieces

cute polka dots Bandage Band-Aid 15 pcs with Eiffel tower

cute polka dots Bandage Band-Aid 15 pcs with Eiffel tower

Sentimental Circus glitter Bandage Band-Aid 10 pcs Japan

Sentimental Circus glitter Bandage Band-Aid 10 pcs Japan

3. Sports stickers

For the sports bag, the locker, for collecting or swapping, a cute sticker – in your case with a sporty theme – is a good idea.

cute golfing bears stickers from Japan sport

cute golfing bears stickers from Japan sport

Christmas gifts for your school class / kindergarten

You’re looking for a little Christmas surprise for your kindergarten group or your classmates at school? We have some cute suggestions for Christmas gifts for your school class or kindergarten group that provide one thing for sure: smiles all around.

1. Sticker Sacks

Sticker sacks are the perfect thing for big groups, because you have lots of different stickers that you can just distribute at once. And if you want more designs, just combine different sticker sacks. It’s just a little something, but it will be appreciated.

kawaii 100 pcs dog sticker sack kawaii

kawaii 100 pcs dog sticker sack kawaii

sticker sack sea animals from Japan kawaii

sticker sack sea animals from Japan kawaii

kawaii colourful patterned small dolls sticker sack

kawaii colourful patterned small dolls sticker sack

2. Popin’ Cookin’ Kudamono Sweets

Probably not many children at school or in kindergarten have tried the kawaii Japanese Popin’ Cookin’ Kudamono candies. Provide a new experience for them and just bring a couple of bags of these candies. Everybody can just grab a piece and try it.

Puchitto Kudamono grape candy Popin' Cookin'

Puchitto Kudamono grape candy Popin’ Cookin’

Puchitto Kudamono Orange candy Popin' Cookin'

Puchitto Kudamono Orange candy Popin’ Cookin’

3. Pencils

A pencil can be lots of fun if it has a cute design. So just get a couple of 12pcs pack of pencils to hand out to everybody at school or kindergarten.

Berry Puppy dog pencil set 12pcs with cloverleaf

Berry Puppy dog pencil set 12pcs with cloverleaf

Mamegoma baby seals pencil set 12pcs with donuts

Mamegoma baby seals pencil set 12pcs with donuts

Kutusita Nyanko cat pencil set 12pcs with piano

Kutusita Nyanko cat pencil set 12pcs with piano

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