Handmade Holiday Decorations

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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:

 

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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