Hello crafty friends! Is it on November 14th? Yes. Have my husband and I already decorated for Christmas? Also yes. If you are aggressively opposed to decorating for Christmas this early, I respect you, but perhaps this is not the blog for you! Many of my Christmas decorations are crafty projects made by myself, my mother or other members of my family/friends so I wanted to take you on a tour of all those decorations.
First, let’s start with something you’ve already seen before, the little village and trees that I did a blog on earlier this year. Here’s a link to that blog if you are interested in seeing the whole process: www.thepatternedpaperplate.com/blog/farmhouse-inspired-christmas-village. I won’t lie, it was a lot of work but I love how the little village looks! In the back right corner is a little snowman that my parents have had for a long time, but can't quite remember where its from. All we can say is that it's old! I like to believe that it was handmade by someone at some time! The three levels of the snowman all store into one another like Russian nesting dolls, and it has always been always a decoration that I loved. This décor is all sitting on a table runner made by one of my aunts who is a quilter.
Next, let’s take a look at some other crafts made by Suzanne, my crafty mother. This first one is a little hanging Noel sign that she made with a stove burner cover from the Dollar Tree. Next is a little Santa and snowman. The Santa is made from a small wood slat and the snowman is made from a shutter. My mother has a special talent of turning anything into a snowman and this shutter is one of my favorites! Also, my mother is working on some of the small Santas shown here so if anyone is interested in buying one, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. She's be willing to do some local sales!
Now its time to show you some beautiful art made by another one of my aunts. She is so very patient and has made the family some beautiful fabric/felt arts pieces. The snowman on the wood is especially meaningful as the wood was taken from my Memere and Pepere's old house. The other small plaid piece next to the snowman is something I made. It was really simple and just involves some cardboard, some old flannel shirts, ribbon and an embroidery hoop.
Finally, let's look at some ornaments on our tree that are handmade. My favorites are a heart with a picture of my grandparents made by my cousin, these little Harry Potter books made by my mother (there's one for all 7 books), beautiful alcohol ink ornaments made by our family friend Debbie and this adorable little wood painted ornament made by the lovely Cara who has a shop on Etsy:
Go check her out!
We do have some cute store-bought décor as well, but I wanted to focus on the handmade things today. What is your favorite handmade Christmas decoration that you have? Let me know in the comments below! And happy beginning of Christmas season!
P.S. The image used for this blog on the main page is from a website called Pexels, provided by user Karolina Grabowska:
I am a 25-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!