Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Christmas Decorations (Part 1)

I've been digging out my Christmas decorations from last year and realised I never did a post about them. So, before I show you the ones I have made this year, I thought I'd show you last year's ones. 2010 was the first year I had a Christmas tree in my house. I was very excited and had grand plans to decorate it with only homemade decorations. Unfortunately my eight foot tree was a bit of a challenge but I did manage to make some felt hearts:

Felt stars:

And felt Christmas trees:

I can't remember where I got the idea of this type of decoration....I think it might have been from the Hobbycraft website! (Ooooh yes - I've just checked, the inspiration for the idea was here.) I took the idea to the extreme and made loads of little hand sewn ornaments.

I spent some lovely afternoons last November sitting on the sofa making these when I really should have been being more productive. I remember having great fun choosing different buttons especially the tiny little ones.

I even managed to get some little mitten buttons which you can just about see in this picture:

In the end I didn't have enough decorations so I supplemented these with plain white baubles from John Lewis. It was all very tasteful - and I always swore I was going to have a tacky brightly coloured tree when I got my own!!

I haven't put the tree up this year yet but will post some pictures when I do. I'm not feeling that festive yet and I feel so much less organised this time around. The tree was definitely up by this time last year because I had some people round for a Christmas do on the first weekend of December! Last year I was so efficient I even screen printed my own cards and wrapping paper!! I can't find any pictures of the cards but here is an example of the wrapping paper:

I'm not doing anything that ambitious this year! Although I am making lots of presents so I'd better get to work!! Will be back in a few days to show you the decorations I've made this year and hopefully a fully decorated tree (fingers crossed).

Hope you are all getting into the festive spirit a little more than me! xxx


Diane J. Evans said...

I like your renditions better than the inspiration -- I really love the colored edging you gave to your trees. These are wonderful -- someday you'll add to them, I know: the same thing happened to me. It took a few years until I had enough for our 7-foot tree, and now It makes me smile.

Have fun!


Chaucer's Aunty said...

Those decorations are absolutely gorgeous!! Really well done, they'll look fabulous on your tree!!

Tickety-boo said...

oh they are so lovely! Love the paper too.

Milly and Me said...

Love the stars best - although they are all gorgeous! And your wrapping paper is fantastic!
Is there no craft you won't turn you hand to? (and excel!)
Lovely, lovely Christmassy things :)

Hippywitch said...

Gorgeous decorations!! You made quite a lot even if it wasn't quite enough for the tree, it must look fabulous :-)
Wow the wrapping paper is beautiful, you're very multi-talented!

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