homemade christmas decorations

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Started work on homemade Christmas decorations for my family today ^__^ … only 40 more nights until Christmas so I don’t have a whole lot of time to get them done.

As I adore chalkboard I couldn’t help but decide to make chalkboard Christmas decorations, finishing them off with some monochrome striped ribbon, gold organza ribbon and a gold snowflake wood veneer… I’m starting to get into the Christmas spirit and it feels great ^__^

christmas tags

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Christmas will soon be here so time to start with some holiday crafting ^__^

I raided my stash for items to put these tags together… the wood veneers are new though, the snowflakes are table scatter from Paperchase and the trees are from the Range. The gold glitter tags are also from Paperchase and were in my stash from last year, but I’m sure they will will be stocking these gorgeous tags again ^__^

I love Christmas, it is my favourite time of the year… so it seems only right to make wrapping of gifts almost as lovely as the gift inside. I’m quite sentimental and love unique wrapping and quirky details, things I can keep and add into my memory keeping alongside christmas photographs ^__^

pretty decorations & pretty paper

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 There was no way I could go to London without getting some Christmas tree decorations. I’ve decided to start a fresh with regards to decorations this year and put together a little collection of decorations in London as my starting point.

The little mushroom is from Sass & Belle in Covent Garden, the little bottle is from Selfridges. The cut acrylic circus style decoration is from the Harrods Christmas store in Covent Garden, it’s designed by Eleanor Stuart and is exclusive to Harrods…. and the cute little camel is from Camden Market and I added a string loop to it.

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I can’t seem to go on any trip without getting some new paper. Of course I had to get the gold foil polka dot paper… it’s from Selfridges and it a lovely heavy weight handmade paper. The plus sign print paper is also from Selfridges, from Abigail Warner, who offers personalised gift wrap and cards.

The sakura blossom print paper is from Liberty… it caught my eye across the room. it is again a lovely quality handmade paper and is a beautiful quality design, screen printed and hand finished. I couldn’t say no ^__^

London

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Just got back from a three day birthday trip to London. I adore the atmosphere of London… so inspiring.

Ordering online is all well and good, but finding beautiful treasures in person is so much fun and can take you down a creative avenue you hadn’t thought of ^__^

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One place I have to go to whenever I’m in London is VV Rouleaux. It is a veritable sweetshop for the eye, with displays full of ribbons, trims and embellishments… it’s so easy to get lost in the amount of choice there is.