Handmade Holiday Decorations

The holidays are quickly coming…every year it seems like they come quicker than the last. Even though it’s only the beginning of November, being prepared for them is important.

Today we will visit a quick and simple way to make your home a little more handmade during the holidays.

scandinavian handmade christmas | patchwork posse

The book is the Handmade Scandinavian Christmas.  Written by Hege Barnholt this book is all about helping you everything you need for a simple handmade Christmas.  The projects are great for everyone.  They aren’t too difficult and with topics like using the outdoors, paper projects, advent, packaging, food and more.

I am secretly in love with the simpleness of the projects and yet they look so well put together and finished.  No matter the type of home you have or style, any of these projects would fit into your home.

The handmade project I decided to give a try at was actually a paper craft.  I have made these in the past, so I knew how they worked and what they would turn out like.  I decided though to bring it into the fabric world a little bit and make them out of decorative ribbon.

I am of course a little bit of a ribbon hoarder, so there was plenty of options to choose from.  I did try to find something that was a little heavier in weight so the finished design wasn’t too limp.

handmade christmas ribbon ornament

I’m thinking that if you found a ribbon that wasn’t thicker you could use some heat-n-bond lite to fuse it to something stiffer.

Where the ribbons overlapped, I used little metal star brats. They worked perfect– but the ends could be too short if you use thicker materials.

These simple handmade holiday decorations could be hung from books, cabinets, banners, garlands, door wreaths, or piled into a bowl on the table.  The possibilities are really endless with them.

The project is simple enough for kids and would make a great evening activity as a family.

handmade christmas ribbon ornament

Handmade Scandinavian Christmas book – they are available in both hard copies and eBooks  online.

This is part of a blog hop….and if you’d like you can visit the following blogs and see what they made with their handmade holiday decorations.  There are more books being reviewed too- so a lot of variety.

Click the image below for the post with all the links, or visit the links below on the dates they are posting:

Handmade Christmas Decorations Blog Hop!

 

NOVEMBER:

Sat 1st – Crafts from the Cwtch

Sun 2nd – Patchwork Posse

Mon 3rd – Moogsmum

Tue 4th – Yarn Demon

Wed 5th – From the Blue Chair

Thur 6th – Straight Grain

Fri 7th – A Quilt Is Nice

Sat 8th – Haak & Smaak

Mon 10th – Knits and Crosses

Tue 11th – A Bright Corner

Wed 12th – Imagine Gnats

Thu 13th – Thimbleanna

Fri 14th – The Creations of Crazy Dazy

Sat 15th – Ric Rac

Sun 16th – Chickpea Sewing Studio

Mon 17th – Ellison Lane

Tue 18th – Olivia Jane Handcrafted

Wed 19th – Boolah Baguette

Thu 20th – Made Peachy

Fri 21st – Pieced Brain

Sat 22nd – Rose Hip

Sun 23rd – Sewing Is for Girls

Mon 24th – Miss Print

Tue 25th – Feather’s Flights

Wed 26th – Follow the White Bunny

Thu 27th – Dotty Doily

Fri 28th – Guthrie & Ghani

Sat 29th – Cut to Pieces

Sun 30th – Molly Flanders Makerie

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