The newest are the holly painted white burlap runner and the square glass candle holder with holly & berry embellishments. NOTE: I also use handmade gifts from friends (the snowman) and a simple chalkboard to add more holiday flair.
My holiday decorations always begin with lights. I have changed over to all clear lights. The bulbs can vary but the remain clear. They are wrapped on garlands that are hung over doorways and windows or for stairway railings.
|Handmade wooden reindeer, vintage glass ornaments in a vintage sleigh.|
|Handmade stacked benches hold a basket of vintage cookie cutters and other holiday-related items.|
|An old slate board gets a special holiday message and simple, tiny brush trees add a holiday touch.|
|A tiny mitten banner made from handmade paper hangs on a vintage coat rack in the front hall.|
|A fabric and paper JOY banner on the guest room door.|
One of my favorite decorations to use around the house anytime are banners and during the Christmas holiday season they are definitely utilized. I have made several different kind through the years. Many are used at home and many have been given away.
|Assorted jars, epsom salt, ribbons, embellishments, and tealights|
I could go on and on with photos of handmade decorations that I made or received from others, but I end with one that was made several years ago from a small doll house kit.
Normally I begin the process of decorating the house the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Unfortunately that was not the case this year. I'm still putting things in place here and there around the house. I hope that the few visuals I shared here will give you some inspiration to create your own versions of handmade decorations of you own. Make something for yourself or someone else - Enjoy the Holidays!!! Please check out the Designer Craft Connection Blog and Facebook page for more ideas from several others - DCC Link - Facebook Page Link