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Handcrafted ways to celebrate Christmas

Christmas Puzzle Wreaths from Recycled Papers

This set of Christmas Puzzle Wreaths were a delight to create from recycled materials.  Can you tell just what I used?  The puzzle pieces used for the round wreathes are obvious.  The book paper, used for the bow decor, was washed in paint - to mask the print and...

Create a Playing Card House

You need 21 playing cards to make a cute card house.  Its a great way to use up a pack with a missing or damaged card, You will be able to make 2 houses from 1 pack of cards. The whole process requires no cutting and no glue.  All you need is the cards, and a...

Book Paper Tree – Decorated with Pressed Garden Leaves

A simple book paper tree, with a low impact on the budget and the environment.  This genus is easy on the eye, and is recreated from 3 recycled books - (which originally came from trees themselves). This one has been decorated with pressed leaves from my garden....

Puzzle Wreath – Piece Together a Christmas Welcome

This year I created a Christmas wreath for our home from puzzle pieces.  A friend of mine had some children's puzzles with fairly large peices, which made ideal building blocks for this circular decoration. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to cover all the coloured...

Crochet Stars – A quick handcraft project for Christmas

It's so good to be making again!  We have just finished moving house, studio and my husband's office into beautiful temporary space.  I'm making some last minute Christmas favours. Crochet Stars for Christmas. I followed crafter and crocheter - Matt's clear...

Fabric Christmas Trees -Cotton Print

Christmas Time with bonded paper and fabric squares folded into mini Fabric Christmas Trees. The delicate bright green floral sari prints are all the decorating these simple trees need. They may be folded from a square of normal paper or light cardboard, but here...

Origami Christmas Tree – Modular Design

This year some alternate Christmas decor is up and hanging in our living space.This Origami Christmas Tree was a delight to create. Recycled paper square were folded and suspended to form a modular hanging tree. I love the vibrant geometric textured feel. It is made...

Recycled Cutlery Star – Twinkle Twinkle..

Recycled Cutlery Star - Made from vintage knives - the not so valuable ones you get for next to nothing at charity shops! Recycled Cutlery Star!

Paper Cut Pattern Houses

I've enjoyed making these mini houses from a variety of recycled paper.   I particularly enjoyed adding a touch of hand cut paper colour.  These houses look good in a row, or they can be hung up with a string loop.  Ideal for Christmas decor.

Paper Spheres – Delicate Decor

Pulling apart books for the work I do has given me a real appreciation for their construction, page quality, spine strength, etc.  I try to save pretty cover pages and have enjoyed making them up into spheres: These 2 were made from pages from a garden book.  The...

Christmas Decor Stories

Christmas Puzzle Wreaths from Recycled Papers

Christmas Puzzle Wreaths from Recycled Papers

This set of Christmas Puzzle Wreaths were a delight to create from recycled materials.  Can you tell just what I used?  The puzzle pieces used for the round wreathes are obvious.  The book paper, used for the bow decor, was washed in paint - to mask the print and add...

Create a Playing Card House

Create a Playing Card House

You need 21 playing cards to make a cute card house.  Its a great way to use up a pack with a missing or damaged card, You will be able to make 2 houses from 1 pack of cards. The whole process requires no cutting and no glue.  All you need is the cards, and a scoring...

Book Paper Tree – Decorated with Pressed Garden Leaves

Book Paper Tree – Decorated with Pressed Garden Leaves

A simple book paper tree, with a low impact on the budget and the environment.  This genus is easy on the eye, and is recreated from 3 recycled books - (which originally came from trees themselves). This one has been decorated with pressed leaves from my garden.  The...

Puzzle Wreath – Piece Together a Christmas Welcome

Puzzle Wreath – Piece Together a Christmas Welcome

This year I created a Christmas wreath for our home from puzzle pieces.  A friend of mine had some children's puzzles with fairly large peices, which made ideal building blocks for this circular decoration. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint to cover all the coloured...

Crochet Stars  – A quick handcraft project for Christmas

Crochet Stars – A quick handcraft project for Christmas

It's so good to be making again!  We have just finished moving house, studio and my husband's office into beautiful temporary space.  I'm making some last minute Christmas favours. Crochet Stars for Christmas. I followed crafter and crocheter - Matt's clear...

Fabric Christmas Trees -Cotton Print

Fabric Christmas Trees -Cotton Print

Christmas Time with bonded paper and fabric squares folded into mini Fabric Christmas Trees. The delicate bright green floral sari prints are all the decorating these simple trees need. They may be folded from a square of normal paper or light cardboard, but here they...

Origami Christmas Tree – Modular Design

Origami Christmas Tree – Modular Design

This year some alternate Christmas decor is up and hanging in our living space.This Origami Christmas Tree was a delight to create. Recycled paper square were folded and suspended to form a modular hanging tree. I love the vibrant geometric textured feel. It is made...

Paper Cut Pattern Houses

Paper Cut Pattern Houses

I've enjoyed making these mini houses from a variety of recycled paper.   I particularly enjoyed adding a touch of hand cut paper colour.  These houses look good in a row, or they can be hung up with a string loop.  Ideal for Christmas decor.