A Handmade Christmas

A Handmade Christmas

Tree Branch and Christmas Baubles

Photo Sandrine Fauconnet

So what’s the most exciting thing about Christmas ?

The presents?

The food?

Being with loved ones?

Or simply enjoying a break from work?

For me, the lead up to Christmas is what I enjoy the most, the preparation, the planning…

A Handmade Christmas

Christmas Decor with Tree Branch, Presents, Red Star, Baubles

Photo Sandrine Fauconnet

I have to travel every year for Christmas. I don’t get to host anything, the menu never changes and the approach to gifting is a very practical one: Secret Santa finds out what you want and gift cards change hands. I don’t mind being able to choose what I want for Christmas but it’s little predictable.

Tree Branch, Christmas Baubles and Lantern

Photo Sandrine Fauconnet

My Christmas thing is to bring little touches of Christmas feel to my home. I’m really into handmade  and I enjoy creating something out of “not very much”. In the last few years, I enjoyed designing a Christmas with a handmade and organic feel. The traditional colours of Christmas: red, green and gold needed a bit of an update in my view so I went for simple white and earthy tones.

Tree Branch and Christmas Baubles

Photo Sandrine Fauconnet

The tea tree branch, found in a park and the Jervis Bay sand vase combination is a fixture in my lounge room, but the handmade baubles come out at Christmas. So easy to make: transparent baubles are available at Lincraft and you can fill them with anything you want.

White Clay Stars

Noel and Stars

The stars are a fun baking session and the possibilities for decoration are numerous: stamping, painting… All you need is some cookie cutters, baking soda and cornflour…

Decorated Letters

Organic Noel

Photo Sandrine Fauconnet

The “Noel” letters are a study in texture: raffia, string, paper, fabric. I purchased the letters from Lincraft, many options there.

Organic Christmas Gift Wrapping

Gift wrapping is also a handmade pursuit for me, all in organic simplicity.

One-Dimensional Christmas Tree

Two Dimensional Christmas Tree

Photo Sandrine Fauconnet

The 2-dimensional Christmas tree is my biggest undertaking so far, and it was a lot of work. Hammering that many nails to a board does hurt after a while, but what a result! The materials are pretty straightforward:

  • Plywood
  • Nails
  • Can of white paint
  • String
  • Hammer

Handmade Christmas Baubles

The banksia baubles are a special pride of mine. I picked them in a park and patiently painted them… what do you think?

Handmade Christmas Baubles

Photo Sandrine Fauconnet

Do you have a handmade Christmas tradition to share?

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.