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Stacey Solomon’s Crafty Christmas | Q&A with Stacey Solomon

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stacey solomon’s crafty christmas | q&a with stacey solomon

Hi Stacey. Tis the season! Why did you want to make this show?

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love crafting, and there’s no better feeling than giving someone the perfect gift. DIY gifts mean so much more, and they save a bit of money too.

What do you love about crafting?

Crafting is something I can really lose myself in. Life for many people is really fast and busy, and when I craft my mind has to focus on the task at hand. You can have all these thoughts running around in your head but you have to push them to one side to focus on the thing in front of you. It’s so relaxing.

Where do you get your ideas from?

I will look anywhere! There’s so much online now – Pinterest, TikTok, Instagram. I’ll be inspired by anything and everything. I’m trying to adapt the ideas I see online to make them even simpler, and I’m trying to use things that everyone has around the house. The bauble wreath is something I’d seen on TikTok but they were using different materials. We decided instead to use a coat hanger – everyone has one of those.

What top tips would you give to someone who’s never tried crafting before?

It’s fine if it goes wrong… that’s part of the fun. I’d say the bauble wreath is one of the easiest crafts you can do. It’s literally threading baubles on a hanger. It’s minimum effort and maximum satisfaction because it looks really posh!

What was your favourite thing to make with your family?

Me and Rex made these marbled baubles by dipping them in old nail varnishes in a bowl of water, which I thought was really cool and really easy. He loves messy play so it kept him occupied for an hour. He didn’t leave the table. He’s three years old and his attention span is questionable, but he loved it!

…and Dilly came to help too?

Dilly is so savvy. Even when you think that an idea is a good one, she’ll either tell you an evolution of that idea, or why it won’t work. She elevates everything. She doesn’t just look at things that are aesthetically pleasing, she actually finds things that will make people’s lives better.

Christmas is just around the corner. What’s planned in the Solomon family household?

Lots more crafting, of course. I’m yet to make my Christmas door! But I’m most looking forward to spending time with Joe and the kids. It’s been a busy year so I’m excited to wind down and just do nothing.

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