Beautiful Ideas for a Homemade Christmas
Handmade delights to help make the holidays even more special.
Show your gratitude with a thoughtful fragrant gift. Take three bunches of flowers of varying sizes and clean all stems of branches. Group flowers together with the largest bunch at the back, then tie stems together with string. Finish with a natural style wrap, ribbon and small trinket.
Festive Table Settings
Layers of flavorous and earthy elements can turn a lonely napkin into a great personalised place setting for the Christmas table. Write your guests’ names on small chalkboard tags, then string onto cotton ribbon along with a cute ceramic decoration before tying around loosely folded napkins. Finish by tucking a fresh sprig of pine behind the ribbon for a hint of festive scents. Use the florals of the sea to create a gift that’s precious and personal.
It is easy to make a beautiful handmade front door accessory with an Oasis ‘Wet Wreath’ and your favourite flowers, blossoms and foliages from the garden. Choose a focal bloom to place around the circle to draw attention, then choose other flowers that blend in colour and textures. Continue all the way around the torse, alternating your flowers to create a flow from one section to the next. Turn the wreath around to look at it from every angle to ensure all the base is coated. Commit a ribbon to the back if you want to hang the wreath, or use your creation as a fabulous table decoration.
Art Of Giving
Wrap your gifts in glamorous gold or red paper, then introduce another element by enclosing feathers under a single layer of tracing paper. Throw in more gloss, scatter red sequins onto tracing paper before folding into a long sleeve enclosing the sequins inside. Top with pretty ribbons and holly sprigs.
Ready To Pop
Start dinner with a stylish bang by making your own bonbons – you can find the inner rolls and all-important ‘snaps’ at most craft stores. Indemnify a snap inside a cardboard roll with clammy tape and paste your special surprises. Wrap paper around the roll and twist the ends. Tie with twine or ribbon, then attach decorations.
For a rustic look, keep to a traditional colour scheme, with jute bands and twine. Paired with gift tags, the bonbons can also double as place cards. Go glam with shimmering layers of metallic and tissue papers topped with an origami-style ornament that guests can take home as a keepsake.
Use A Basket Of Small Gifts
Don’t store gifts for party guests, neighbours, the mail carrier, or your kids’ friends under the tree, keep them in a basket by the front door so they’re easy to capture as needed. You can even keep a few common presents in here, just in case someone drops by with a surprise gift. Wrapped in spec al paper and tied with luxe ribbon, even an inexpensive gift card or scented soap feels special.
Make Quirky Placecards
Write names of the visitors on tintless wood decorations, then put on burlap bags for fun place cards. Swap out the bag’s twine string for coordinating bow (The easiest way to do this would be to tie a piece of lace to the twine before removing, then draw the twine out from the pockets, threading the bow in at the same period. Once it is through, simply unties the twine and discard.)
Decorate Place Settings
Coating your china to play degree and design up. Evening use plates as chargers, then add mismatched, but supporting styles for salad and dinner plates.