Monday, July 7, 2008
Christmas in July - Homemade Decorations and a Giveaway
When I started this blog in February, through it I discovered all these other wonderful blogs, I had rarely read another persons blog until I started my own!! It's a crazy snowball effect people - don't start your own blog!!!
While scrolling through it wasn't hard for me to go back to December on said peoples blogs and I decided to start collecting Christmas Ideas under my favourites. I am so glad, as now I have enough ideas to last the rest of my life. I also came across many blogs with this button on them
There is a website buyhandmade.org where you add your name and pledge to buy/make Homemade items as a stand against mass production/environment issues/child saftey (ie all those recalls of toys made in China with faulty paint/parts etc) www.etsy.com is a place where you can look for homemade crafts/toys/anything. Now I havent taken the pledge as I know I will buy some things for the Christmas season. BUT I thought it was a nice reminder to look for homemade items or better yet make them myself.
One of my favourite homemade things at Christmas are Ornaments. I like to give ornaments, but a word of note, I really think you have to give Christmas themed gifts at the beginning of December so the receiver can have time to enjoy them. This is actually a good idea I think, as you can get some gifts out of the way, to focus on other gifts you may have to do (End of year teacher gifts, family, neighbours, friends, kids etc).
Here are some of the homemade ornament ideas I have found on the internet. Enjoy - and start making now - I read of a grandma who by having 12 kids now has 99 grandchildren!!! As she can't afford to buy that many gifts, she makes each family member a different ornament each year. It takes her ALL YEAR to make them and each year she makes something different - YOU GO GIRL!!
Fancy Paper Wreath
Soft Trees and Button Wreaths
Tiny Button Tree
EASY Paper Trees
Pink Scrap Wreath
Awesome 3D Snowflakes
Snow Sock People
Beautiful 3D scrapbooking Tree
Felt Photo Stockings I love these!
Wire Glitter Stars
Paper Cutting Lantern
Beaded Gold Bauble
Felted Wool Wreath
Enjoy your Crafting!!
This weeks giveaway is 3 beaded pink stars made by me. Who doesn't love a bit of pink at Christmas to break up the usual colours of Red and Green? Leave your name and/or a comment and you will be in the draw!! These ones are light, so this is open to anyone around the world to enter!!Please I need more entries than last time!!