Thursday, 12 November 2009

Handmade Christmas Tree Decorations

Hi there, I thought I'd share some pictures of little decorations I have been making recently. I just love handmade decorations and these are easy enough so the kids/grandchildren can join in too. I remember when I was young...younger lol I would sit and make snowflake and chain decorations, this is just one of the lovely childhood memories I have of Christmas and one I pass onto my children. Every Christmas when we unpack the decorations and come across our handmade ones we remember who made it, what age they were and how proud they were when they handed us their decoration, well thats what Christmas is about isn't it? That doesn't happen when you pop on the one's you bought at Tesco lol.  Picture the scene....sitting around the table with the children...Christmas music in the background...table covered with crafty bits and the smell of cinammon in the air (always have our Christmas candles burning) These are the things money just can't buy eh? Ok, back to the decorations, I've seen these on loads of peoples blogs but I was lucky enough to win a place on the 'Stamp With Us' winter online class  and these were just part of one of the projects that Monica Gale shared with us, I think Monica might have the tutorial on her blog you should really check it out, Monica's blog is fantastic! As you can see these have been made using some of the Stampin' Up punches and Stampin' Up designer paper in Always Artichoke but I can't wait to try out the new speciality paper which is foiled, I plan on making my Christmas Crackers with these too.

1 comment:

Biscuitlid said...

these look fabulous Donna, so pretty, going to have to make some of these. Love your description of the scene with the cinnamon candles, mmmm making me feel all in the mood for Christmas now