Saturday, October 30, 2010

Handmade Christmas Challenge



I'm a hardcore, glue touting, ribbon twirling, paper wrapping addict. I think hands down the best part about Christmas is the wrapping of presents and the making of handmade cards. I just can't get enough of it and what's more, these images make me weak at the knees.


Have you started making your Christmas cards yet? I plan on getting my kids to do similar cards like this for their class mates.


There is no end to people's creativity. These vintage books have been given new life with some Christmas cheer.


Not to be outdone by the world map, head over here for some local Melway wrapping action.


The humble doily - nothing humble about it. Just stunning.


Love that gingham.


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.




15 comments:

Rachel Esther said...

yes! Yes! I love the wrapping and the card making too! I have been stocking up on kitchen twine in preparation. I have some fun doily decorations planned for our house this year -can't wait to get started!

P.S. That last picture is divine! Where does it come from?

Heidi said...

Those are beautifully wrapped I admire people have the time. When I get a gift wrapped like that I feel loved!

Sarah said...

Oh very nice. Do you know where you'd get heart shaped doilies from? They are just beautiful. Love the last red gingham picture of course!

Jacki said...

That's so inspiring! I love beautifully wrapped gifts - they make they present seem almost unnecessary (almost!)

Little Ted Canvas said...

So many gorgeous ideas! I'm with you, wrapping is definately one of my favorite things about gift giving..
hopefully I'll join in tomorrow with a little christmassy something..

Pepper B said...

OMG! I LOVE wrapping! I love it when I've got whole heap of pressies wrapped and they all match somehow... those photos are fantastic. I'm completely inspired....!

Moags and Smeet said...

I love the map wrapping! Absolutely beautiful post.

babygalah said...

Great post ! I love wrapping presents - get some Christmas music or a movie on, some festive bubbles, sticky tape and a bit of creative flair and I'm in heaven!
Thanks so much for including my Melway giftwrap - will be definitely be a taling point on Christmas morning :)
Cheers, Dee

Chantal said...

Thanks for the invitation : ) I'm all linked up!

Sarah said...

All those shades of white and cream in the first montage are just heavenly. I love wrapping too - ribbons, little handmade gift tags, the works. And I've filed the little Christmas tree cards away in my brain - the perfect production line with the muffin tin would make it really simple for kids.

Maria said...

so beautiful. great post!
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Chantal said...

Just remembered I had a pop up deer card you may wish to convert to a Christmas card - have added it to your link.

There so much gorgeous wrapping on your page!

Killiecrankie Farm said...

fantastic wrapping ideas - it makes the effort of the presents go one step longer i think.
I think that gingham ribbon is just ace for getting the reds into it.

Great to see Dee's maps here - just love that idea :)

Sandra :) said...

I LOVE the look of the lacey doily on the pretty brown kraft paper - the red ribbons are the perfect finishing touch! I make my gift bags with fabric so they're reusable - mostly they're just simple bags but once in a while I try to make them extra special with repurposed doilies, trims etc. :)

Second Wind photography said...

these are all cool indeed! love the maps! love love love!! ^^ooooowahh!!