Hama Bead Snowflakes


  Make It Shabby contributor EmmaJayne from EmmaJayne Designs is back! This week she shares her tutorial for hama bead gift tags – a great idea for gifting presents with, which then double up as tree decorations too!   Materials needed:   Hama beads (3 different colours – I used red, white and pink for this tutorial) Read More

Make It! Felt Tree Stocking Decorations


  Add to your handmade Christmas decoration collection with our easy to follow felt Christmas tree pattern:   Materials   Felt Ribbon Buttons Paper Pencil/pen Pins Sewing needles Yarn 4 mm knitting needles Scissors   Instructions  Stocking: Draw out a stocking shape template on your paper. Pin to the felt and cut 2 pieces One Read More

How to Transform Old Christmas Decorations

Rust-Oleum ChristmasBaubles

  There’s nothing like a Christmas tree to get you in the festive mood, but if your tree decorations are past their best and looking a little worse for wear why not give them a whole new look with spray paint? Alternatively, if you want to try a new Christmas style this year, it could Read More

Pom-Pom Wreath Craft Tutorial


    This pom-pom wreath craft tutorial has been contributed by EmmaJayne of EmmaJayne-Designs.co.uk. An illustrator, graphic designer and blogger, you can find out more about EmmaJayne here!   Materials: Oasis 4 packs of pom poms Glue gun Glue sticks All the kit was bought from Hobby Craft, which is pretty reasonably priced, with each item Read More

No-Knit Christmas Stocking Tutorial

No-Knit Christmas Stocking Tutorial

  Turn something old into something new and upcycle an old jumper into a Christmas stocking or two!   Materials   Sweater/jumper – thrift stores are great for this project! Tissue paper/paper Pen/pencil Sewing machine (if not you can hand sew) Thread Scissors Sewing Needles Yarn in your colour choice (for the pom poms) Pom Pom Read More

15 Handmade Decorations for an Etsy Christmas


Christmas is only a matter of weeks away, which means it’s time to pull out the decorations from the loft. But why not treat yourself to some new ornaments as well? If you’re looking for inspiration to deck your home out in Christmassy goodness, have a look at our favourite picks of Etsy’s handmade decorations. Read More

Count Down to Christmas: Our Pick of the Advent Calendars

Fireside Wooden Advent Calendar - Fortnum & Mason

  It’s December and the Christmas countdown officially begins. Don’t limit advent calendars to a cardboard box with teeny chocolate morsels. Count down in style with one of these splendid advent calendars that you can use year after year instead!   If you’re going for the Scandi look this Christmas you’ll love this House Adventskalendar Read More

Fabric Christmas Garland Tutorial

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    Add to your collection of handmade Christmas decorations with this wonderfully festive garland.   Materials   Ribbon (length at least 51 inches) Fabric Paper Scissors Pins Sewing needles Sewing machine (if you don’t have one you can hand sew) Wadding Buttons   Instructions   Draw out a circle template (3 inches) onto your Read More

Have Yourself a Scandi Christmas

Wooden Scandi Houses Advent Calendar - John Lewis

Everyday Scandinavian style is something we love due to it’s simple yet striking appearance, but there’s one thing we love even more: a Scandi Christmas. It’s all about the neutral shades, with dashes of colour throughout. Find out what you can use to create your own Scandinavian Christmas here.   Count down to Christmas with this John Read More

Easy Peasy Pom Pom Garland


    Whether you want a change from tinsel at Christmas or to replace the bunting the rest of the year, a garland from pom poms is a great alternative instead!   Easy Peasy Pom Pom Garland   What you will need: Choose yarns in various colours (double knit) Clover pom pom makers / cardboard to make Read More