Saturday, October 9, 2010

Handmade Christmas Challenge

Another week behind us and 11 weeks to go until Christmas! I've noticed a lot more Christmas traffic in blogland with gorgeous Christmas gifts profiled on Etsy, Madeit and Felt and plenty of handmade crafty creations made by many of you. My little girls have already started singing Christmas carols. I'd love nothing better than to turn on the Christmas tunes but I'm concerned we may peak too early so I'm going to give it a few more weeks before I invite Bing (Crosby) back into our lives! Whilst I wait for that day, I've decided to turn my attention to Advent calendars so we can officially start the count down. 

Here's some gorgeous handmade ones I'm using as inspiration to make my own:

A novel way to spruce up some empty paint tins. The kids would love opening these up to reveal the gift inside.

Covering a canvas with some material and dressing it up with some lace and pegs is a simple yet effective way to create a fuss free calendar.

I imagine that these parcels are all books which doesn't have to be expensive. You could wrap up some books found at an Op Shop, Garage Sale or second hand bookstore.

This is my favourite because of the family images they've attached to each parcel. I don't have a gorgeous staircase like this, but I could easily do something similar off our mantle piece.

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.


Jules said...

I'm playing this week! I've noticed alot more Christmas focus this week too,it's a bit scary how quickly this part of the year goes!

Alison said...

I'm lovin the banister bags. In this temp house, we are lucky to have a banister, so I think I'll be doing something like that.

I found some goodies this morning at a kindy fete, that will do just for that.

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

I love everything!!! Ahhhh...I can smell the peppermint in the air=0)


Sarah said...

Great advent ideas. I especially love the wrapped books idea. So simple and striking. x

Anonymous said...

How exciting to see someone else who loves Christmas as much as I do! I am listening to Carols already and have just burnt my first "Christmassy" candle. I can see I am going to love visiting your gorgeous blog!

Best wishes,