This year I made a big push to use all my carefully kept craft materials to make some Christmas cards- 20 Christmas cards in fact. Carefully kept? Well mostly recycled Christmas cards, scraps of unused Christmas wrapping paper- you know the odd bits you are always left with which are too small for anything, treasures from packaging, craft materials gifted by crafty friends etc. Here’s what I mean.
These are all made from old cards with bits added to some. You may need to click on the picture to see them better.
The papers on these are the scraps from previous years wrapping paper. Father Christmas came from a last years card.
The two snowmen on here are from old cards too- the orange bow was from packaging of something or other.
The urge to get covered in glue and glitter stems ,I am sure , from my happy days working with pre- schoolers.
We tried to go to a Christmas market on Saturday- nightmare- the streets were rammed with people and the market stalls when we got there, were 6-8 people deep.We gave up. Popped into a few of likely looking shops- advertising they were Vintage and Handmade. Handmade they may have been- but Vintage style is what they were. Most disappointing. I’ll stick with my homemade Christmas decorations,which probably do qualify as Vintage now!
It seems sad to me that there is such a market for commercial Vintage style- when the real thing can be made with love at home.
Linking with Handmade Harbour today- some lovely handmade treasures there!
I’ve not been able to blog for a couple of days on account of the glitter and glue- all tidied up now, and on with the knitting…
Love to know what everyone else is making for their handmade Christmas.