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.
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.
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 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:
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