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

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

30 days until Christmas

A bit more than a month to go until Christmas. Wouldn’t it be fun to even give your food a Christmas look? On the Chinese Blog hippomum we found the cutest Christmas sandwiches and Christmas bentos. Especially the sandwich is really easy to make and looks so adorable.

A great gift idea connected to food: Give a kawaii Bento Box as a present and already prepare a cute Christmas Bento, so that the person who receives your gift can start eating immediately.

How adorable. Hippomum shows step by step how to make this cute Christmas sandwich

How adorable. Hippomum shows step by step how to make this cute Christmas sandwich

The other bentos look more complicated, but are just sooo kawaii

The other bentos look more complicated, but are just sooo kawaii

Could you really eat this adorable snowman bento?

Could you really eat this adorable snowman bento?

What a cute rice and sausage reindeer

What a cute rice and sausage reindeer

Christmas gifts for your uncle

Maybe your parents already have trouble finding a good Christmas present for their siblings, so what should you say? MAybe it won’t be that hard this year. At least if you like our suggestions for Christmas presents for uncles.

1. Key Accessories

Almost everybody has at least one key. We bet your uncle has too. So a key charm or a key cover would be a fun little present he could definitely use.

white Lucky Cat big key cover charm

white Lucky Cat big key cover charm

brown monkey wooden phone strap

brown monkey wooden phone strap

funny green building block key cover charm

funny green building block key cover charm

2. Camera Cases

No matter if you use your camera all the time or just leave it at home, a camera case is always a good idea. Because cameras need a soft protection from dust and humidity…even when they just sit on a shelf in the living room.

funny pink felt camera case from Japan

funny pink felt camera case from Japan

3. Sticky Notes

It might not sound that exciting as a gift idea, but we are sure that our sticky notes will be appreciated. Why? 1. Because you always need to write down something. 2. The funny Japanese designs are definitely something you don’t see every day.

big Mamegoma baby seals Post-it sticky notes book

big Mamegoma baby seals Post-it sticky notes book

big kitty Post-it sticky notes book Kutusita Nyanko

big kitty Post-it sticky notes book Kutusita Nyanko

RilakkumaPost-it sticky notes book bear & flowers

RilakkumaPost-it sticky notes book bear & flowers

Christmas gifts for your aunt

Our Christmas presents ideas for aunts are both suitable for aunts that you know really well and the ones you maybe just see once a year (they would get amazing gifts though). Check them out.

1. Wooden Christmas Figure

Women love decoration, so this wooden Christmas figure is a sure thing. The little fella can be places in flower pots, on windowsills, ore the table or the shelf. His legs and arms are movable, so you can create funny effects.

kawaii Santa Claus wooden figure doll from Japan Christmas

kawaii Santa Claus wooden figure doll from Japan Christmas

kawaii Snowman felt wreath door decoration Christmas

kawaii Snowman felt wreath door decoration Christmas

2. Door Decoration

It’s not everybody’s thing to put decorations on your door. But the super cute felt wreaths can also be used for lots of other decorative purposes.

kawaii Santa Claus felt wreath door decoration Christmas

kawaii Santa Claus felt wreath door decoration Christmas

3. Chocolate Set

This chocolate set is a super fun thing to do with children, but adults can enjoy by themselves too on a more professional level. Don’t you already get enough chocolate during Christmas time? You do! One reason more to give a present where you first have to make your own creations before you can enjoy them.

Sweet Chocolatier chocolate & truffles set from Japan

Sweet Chocolatier chocolate & truffles set from Japan

 

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