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

 

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

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

50 days until Christmas

It’s not surprising that November has a very cold, windy and rainy side in most countries of the world. But icky weather like that can easily spoil your festive Christmas mood. To stay warm and happy we recommend one of our brand new Christmas pocket warmers as a special November treat. They look super cute and will keep your hands warm for up to an hour when you are outside and on the go.  You can reuse them up to 200 times.

Santa Claus face pocket warmer hot pad from Japan

Santa Claus face pocket warmer hot pad from Japan

Snowman face pocket warmer hot pad from Japan

Snowman face pocket warmer hot pad from Japan

Reindeer face with Christmas hat pocket warmer hot pad

Reindeer face with Christmas hat pocket warmer hot pad

Brown bear face with Christmas hat pocket warmer hot pad

Brown bear face with Christmas hat pocket warmer hot pad

70 days until Christmas

There is still plenty of time to plan, craft and decorate for Christmas. But you should slowly figure out a schedule of what needs to be done first. And for many people it’s the same thing every year: make an advent calendar for family or friends. The problem with it – it has to be ready by December 1st. This is why we recently started the blog series 24 ideas for advent calendar gifts. All in all you’ll get 24 ideas of what you could put into your 2012 Christmas advent calendar. Saves time for you and you can concentrate on the next thing on your list.

One idea for every day of december - check out our advent calendar series

One idea for every day of december – check out our advent calendar series

Christmas Countdown and Shipping Dates

It’s just 40 days until Christmas. Today we added a cute Christmas countdown to our website. So you don’t lose track about how much time you still have left to get all those Christmas presents. And of course you can get excited about Christmas time approaching. We also posted the latest shipping dates for all countries. This way you can see when you have to place your order at modes4u the latest so that it still arrives for Christmas on time. We recommend to order as early as possible to avoid any disappointments. Have fun ordering all your presents and check out our new products, we got a lot of new stuff recently.

Christmas Countdown and Shipping Dates

Christmas Countdown and Shipping Dates

Cute Christmas Countdown in our shop

We just set up a really cute Christmas Countdown in our shop so everyone can get more and more excited about Christmas coming soon :-) We just love Christmas, don’t you too? Here is our super cute kawaii Christmas Countdown: