The first post of the Handmade Christmas Challenge featured ornaments and decorations to make. Today it's ornaments to buy (just in case you haven't had time to make your own and the kids are begging to put up the tree).
Do you theme your tree? I do and over the years I've had quite a few different designs ~ silver and purple, golden fruit, vintage baubles, gingerbread ~ and more recently, a Scandi theme.
This year however, I fancy a change and I am loving the woodland inspired ornaments that I'm seeing at the moment. Here's a lovely selection of handmade ornaments if you're drawn to this theme too.
BTW ~ I don't just throw away my old decorations, I sometimes have a second tree or use them elsewhere in the house. After all, Christmas is a time when more is more!
You've put up the tree and you've hung the lights but you don't need to stop ~ there are Christmas decorations for every part of your home. Any of theses gorgeous handmade items will add a touch of festive flair. I'm sure they will all become family favourites that you'll enjoy year after year.
Jewellery is a popular choice for a special gift at Christmas. Why not make it extra special by buying a handcrafted piece or, even better, commission a one of a kind design. Don't be scared of handmade costing more than the high street, many of these beautiful pieces are under £30 ~ amazing value for what is essentially a wearable work of art.
All of these beautiful designs are handmade by independent jewellers here in the UK. Just click on the photographs to visit their Etsy shops.
Teachers work hard ~ really hard ~ and they deserve a special gift at Christmas. Buying them something handmade is a great way to show your appreciation.