Sunday, September 26, 2010

Handmade Christmas Challenge

Creative Christmas Trees

My handmade Christmas Challenge was slightly delayed this weekend due to football grand finals and trying to keep my husband calm whilst watching his beloved team draw a tie, which in Aussie rules almost never, ever happens. Cannot believe we'll be back reliving the tension and excitement of the game all over again next weekend!

This week I thought I'd share with you some gorgeous handmade entries from last week's meme and a couple of new creations to wet your creative whistle. Make sure to visit each other in support of those making an effort to keep it handmade this year. There are some gorgeous gifts being made and some wonderful decorations to boot.

A beautiful handmade tutorial from last week's entry on how to create seaside inspired (with just a touch of glitter and glamour) Christmas decorations. These handmade beauties can be found at Tales from an oc cottage

 Fancy making this gorgeous burplap and starfish wreath. Head over to the DIY Show Off

This set of 10 French-inspired handmade Christmas cards/postcards comes from the talented Mandy at A la pariesienne. The cards come with rounded corners and embellished with irridescent glitter which is perfect for anyone who loves romantic, vintage, and French-inspired stationery. You can buy this gorgeousness at Mandy's Etsy shop here.

What wonderful creations are you making for Christmas? Have you spied someone else's creation that would be perfect for a loved one? Perhaps you need some help with a few ideas.To join in, just leave a comment and simply add your link below.You can join in anytime during the week. If you are new to this meme, click here for all the details on how to join in on this Handmade Christmas Challenge and feel free to grab my button.


Dandelion and Daisy said...

Wow, didn't know there was a party going on, I'll check back for some inspiration! In the mean time, you said you were having trouble opening the link to the free canning labels, I'm going to see if I can make linking here possible:

Let me know if that works. If, not, it's plan B....I could try e mailing it to you. Good luck AND I absolutely LOVE your light shade they are so beautiful!

Sandra :) said...

A tie is better than a loss! Just think of the anticipation for the next week, lol.

Anonymous said...

I knew you'd be busy hosting those die hard footy heads, so I'm not the least bit surprised there was no time for other things (thanks for taking care of the man, by the way!)I don't know if it'll all be the same again next week, it's kind of losts it's magic a little... love that top picture, it looks a lot like your place..x

Sarah said...

Oh I do love that top picture. I'm thinking it would make a lovely appliqued cushion. I'm late with my Christmas Challenge post, perhaps tomorrow.

JuicyFig said...

Everyone is being so creative! I am desperately trying to get chrimbo items made, but am having better luck just planning them at the moment!

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely decor! Christmas really is in the air. Kellie xx

Felicity said...

Ahhhhh! I love this meme! Quick! Must make something!