Saturday, October 23, 2010

Handmade Christmas Challenge

I love Christmas garlands, particularly those handmade. I intend to use these as some inspiration to make my own.

If time gets the better of me, I may have to enlist the help of Mel.
This is so simple, yet very effective. Adding some red creates a Christmas feel. I just love those paper hearts. 

Who would have thought putting some dried leaves together on a ribbon would look so beautiful. It appears they've also stamped them with an ink stamp of someones initials. Clever little ducks!
Speaking of ducks, I just love birds and these are no exception. All you need to do is cut out a dove template and find some gorgeous Christmas paper. I think I've just settled on my garland project!

For a wintry feel, try these gorgeous creatures. Don't you just love people's resourcefulness in using what's around them, upcycling the old and transforming it into something as lovely as this. Our carbon footprint is reducing by the minute thanks to these talented people!

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.


monkeemoomoo said...

Oh, I looove garlands. Thanks for showing these for some inspiration. Now how do I get myself some vintage xmas cards??

Looks like it's back to the op shop!

Little Ted Canvas said...

gorgeous! I've gone garland ga-ga over here, just can't get enough this year! There are so many pretty ideas..thanks for featureing my christmas storybook one up there x

Widge said...

gorgeous! all of them

Mystica said...

These are so beautiful and inspirational!

Nana Go-Go said...

That`s all I need - another project to add to my ever-growing list!lol Although I`m taking part in the Handmade Christmas Challenge, I can`t show or tell just yet because all of my makes are for my lovely Swap Partner, Amanda over at `Amanda Makes`.I think a garland might be good to add to her parcel!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Oh I love those garlands! Thanks for sharing :-)

Anonymous said...

I love those've definitely inspired me! I'm a little late this week.....but it's only 2 months til Christmas ! Yay !

Sarah said...

Love garlands, only problem is I never want to take them down after Christmas! x