One night this week, I decided to make some paper fairy lights. I used small doilys and used my stash of quality streets wrappers from last years christmas (a family favourite). I simply placed the wrapper on a doily, and pinched the centre and twisted, which left a pretty, colourful thing, which I am calling a fairy light.
I then just threaded some thread in a needle and went through the back twisted part so I could hang them up. These might just stay up all year, or maybe not, we will see.
Ive also been loving colouring at the moment. Maybe cos it therapeutic and relaxing. I thrifted a pack of vintage christmas cards which you then colour, so Ive been busy doing that, with Orange is the new black in the background...quite perfect!
Did I mention the fairy lights were made while watching Zoolander!
I also made this very simple garland. I cut out cardboard christmas images from an old box I found, attached thread to them and hung them above my door. I like it.
Mince Pies have been baked and all eaten..made with homemade spelt pastry and homemade filling, they were good!
We also attended the Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar on the weekend with wonderful friends. It's become an annual tradition, not only celebrating christmas in Scandinavian style, but celebrating a birthday of my Norwegian friend, so a great day all round. This is what I made her, perhaps an idea for a christmas gift you could make..
A embroidery hoop with the best hankie Ive ever seen, a felt ball necklace and rolls of handmade fabric tape
The next few pics are of my house at the moment decorated..
our wreath I made from vintage christmas paper which you can buy here
christmas lights in my kitchen
paper bunting made with the vintage christmas paper hanging in our lounge window
an assortment of handmade, opshopped or gifted decorations on our tree. it looks better at night with the lights on
cute candles all in a row, and more bunting sitting on our fireless fireplace
my favourite of all the vintage christmas paper!
Ive loved seeing what fellow bloggers have been doing around their homes to celebrate christmas. Have you been making or doing much?
See you soon, and thanks again for reading this blog,