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Old 29-08-2011, 1:22 PM
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Default handmade christmas decorations

was just wondering if it would be ok to have a thread for ideas and pics of handmade christmas decorations.

I know its still August, but we all know time has a nasty habbit of flying by, and before we know it, its time to put the decorations up

I bought large cinnamon sticks from the florist wholesalers a few weeks ago, hoping i could incorporate them into a decoration made out of old welsh blankets, but i am just going blank

So if anyone knows of any link or tutorials, pics etc which uses cinemmon sticks especially with fabric etc.. i would be greatfull

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Old 29-08-2011, 5:50 PM
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Brilliant idea !
I'm doing some fabric hearts,trees, boots, gingerbread men people -stuff like that and a soft tree to create a ''christmas in a box'' so looking for any ideas there are about.
I would be unstoppable if only I could get started !

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Old 30-08-2011, 7:00 AM
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I'm very interested in this thread!
The only ideas I've had so far are for padded gingerbread men...Although I'll need to buy some felt and I can't see any gingerbread type colour online...!
I always say we don't have enough christmas decorations but by then it's usually too late!
Looking forward to see and sharing so great ideas and even though I'm not hugely crafty I'd love to try!
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there must be another thread about this
because i know i posted on it recently
but cant remeber where or why

sorry Mary, i know you have seen these at least once before










all super easy, no tutorials needed as they are self explanitory

children can make great things from felt




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Old 30-08-2011, 7:34 AM
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I often lurk around the Christmas threads but I want to do more myself this year.

MIDNIGHTRAVEN3 I ADORE your gingerbread people. Want to have a go myself now.

COOLTRIKERCHIC never too early. I've spent most of this weekend trying to think of things to make so I'll be watching this thread with interest.

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the gingerbread people are SO easy and you can use any bits you have lying around
those ones are around 3" each
their clothes are made from 1" ribbon
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i'm going attempt to make these soon http://www.scoutiegirl.com/2009/12/t...lillyella.html

They look like they might be a bit fiddly but should have a bit of fun with the kids making them x
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they look like fun to make p-pincher
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midnight - I think they might have been on the ''handmade for christmas'' thread ......not sure.
Thanks for putting them on again though........now just need to actually make them...........lol
I would be unstoppable if only I could get started !

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Excellent idea for a thread, I always make something new for my Christmas decoration collection. Not always tree decorations but I love handmade Christmas makes.
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http://www.craftsforum.co.uk/forumdi...ristmas-Crafts. Some ideas here
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This decoration using Cinnamon Sticks looks lovely

http://annettesallsorts.blogspot.com...tmas-news.html

These are a couple of decorations I made last year. I'm looking forward to making some for this year!

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Excellent thread!

Can't wait to try some of the great ideas!!

ppincher - loving the xmas bobble idea out of cards thanks for link!!
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LOVE the little stockings!
i have a couple of bags of tiny silver clothes pegs
now i know what i shall be doing with them!

i made a felt robin last year too, but i made it completely round (like my christmas pudding) son laughed at it so i didnt use it
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Old 31-08-2011, 11:29 AM
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mi55pink, i love your garland. so inspiring.

this yr i am proberly only going to make a few felt dec's and a garland. my dd wants to decorate the polystrenice balls and eggs shapes with sequins. i did a few about 10 yrs ago and they were relly easy and effective.

i want to try and make a keepsake dec as it our babies 1st xmas. but i'm not sure what to make. all our others we purchased fab little teddy decs from woolies . but thats not a option this time. so i thought about trying to make something.

the cinnamon(sp?) sticks sounds fantastic.

never too early in my mind for xmas thinking.
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i managed to get a few bits made last week some gifts and some for my home i love christmas
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It's never too early! (Especially when you work in a card shop, and are getting deliveries of CALENDARS already) I have started making stuffed hearts in folksy fabrics, will move onto stars and Christmas trees afterwards, also got a lot of felt in a pack off Baker Ross so will be doing gingerbread men and trees with that. My blanket stitch is coming on a treat and I am no longer bored in the evenings! I would like to make some things into garlands on kind of jute twine, but it is all a bit trial and error at the minute. Ideally I would like to sell some (when I get better and neater), where is the best place to do it online/are there any threads about this already?

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i'm going attempt to make these soon http://www.scoutiegirl.com/2009/12/t...lillyella.html

They look like they might be a bit fiddly but should have a bit of fun with the kids making them x
I made some of these last year and posted photos at the time but can't remember on which thread.

They are a bit fiddly to make, especially if you haven't got a punch for the circle shapes. I bought a couple of Fiskars puches off ebay in different sizes so that made things alot easier.

Also made elf shoes like these http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts...o-your-el.html


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I have started my Christmas preparations today by making beaded snowflakes.
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These are fab!!! Is there a tutorial for the gingerbread men etc?
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