Is there anything more exciting than the day you bring all the Christmas decorations out of storage, and unwrap them ready to trim up the house? (trim up is such an 80s phrase – I’m getting old!) It signals the official start of Christmas in our house, and usually takes place on the first weekend in December.
Our Christmas decorations collection has gradually built up over the last 10 years, mainly from treasures discovered at Christmas markets across Europe and it’s so exciting to look over them every year before we put them to decorative use!
We have a lovely set of wooden Kathe Wohlfahrt decorations both for the tree and as table ornaments that are placed around the house. We acquired some cute little cookie cutters at one of the Christmas markets in Cologne and a lovely set of wicker hearts from Valkenburg, to name but a few.
But if you aren’t able to visit a Christmas market this year to stock up on your festive trimmings, this round up is designed to give you some inspiration of where you can find beautiful and handmade decorations from independent makers around the web!
Ok I confess, I have more than enough Christmas wreathes… but that minor detail isn’t going to deter me from investing in a Christmas Pudding wreath from Cat’s Creation this year!
Cat specialises in ‘arm knitting’ and hand (or arm) makes all kinds of beautiful things, from blankets to snoods!
She also uses her carefully selected wool to create these quirky wreathes that just ooze Christmas. Cat is being inundated with orders this year so if you’re keen to own one of these unique decorations, get your order in quickly!
Visit Cat at her Facebook Page and browse her other beautiful homewares.
The Drama Llama
Not only do they have a brilliant company name, The Drama Llama makes beautifully quirky fused glass decorative pieces including stars, Christmas trees and cute snowman faces!
Check out these stunning Nutcracker style soldiers!
I think these would look perfect hanging in front of a window catching the winter sunshine, or they’d work equally well picking up the twinkle of Christmas tree lights!
See what The Drama Llama has got in store this year on their Facebook Page.
The Peg Basket
I am absolutely in love with these delightful little peg dolls!
All the peg people are hand painted and absolutely adorable, as well as the traditional Christmas characters of Santa, snowmen, reindeer and accompanying Christmas trees, you can also select a nativity set, which I have my eye on for this year!
What’s more, as a mum of two small (and sometimes destructive) children, I love the fact that these products are completely safe to play with, in fact I would encourage my boys to use them in their imaginative play. Win win!
Behind The Times
For a long time, Lyndsay aka Behind The Times has been one of my favourite makers! Our house is littered with her fabulous pieces, from bespoke pictures to little wooden houses.
So it goes without saying that our Christmas decorations collection will swell this year with her newly launched range!
I love this rustic Christmas scene! All of Lyndsay’s creations include reclaimed materials and she puts them to such good use!
I’ve got my eye on a cute little wooden Christmas tree trio too! Check out the Behind The Times Etsy Shop to see them!
Loopy Sue Creations
Loopy Sue crochets beautiful handmade Christmas decorations, from gingerbread men and reindeer to hearts and baubles that would add a splash of colour to any Christmas tree!
Our favourite is definitely the rosy cheeked snowman, he’d sit in pride of place on our house!
Follow Loopy Sue on her Facebook Page to see what festive creations she’s crocheting this season!
If you’re looking for a statement piece to decorate your home this Christmas, pay a visit to Chasing Rainbows and check out these vibrant Merry Christmas banners!
Every banner is hand cut and sewn from the finest quality felt, and can be personalised to match your Christmas colour scheme!
Check out the Chasing Rainbows Etsy shop for this and more Christmas decorations, including puddings, gingerbread men and even unicorns!
The Vintage Parlour
Did I say I had enough Christmas wreathes? Ignore that. And look at this one from The Vintage Parlour!
This heart shaped metal wreath, decorated with festive holly and robins, is a perfect hanging decoration which would sit perfectly on any door in your house (or mine).
Visit the Vintage Parlour Etsy shop to see a range of different robin themed Christmas decor.
Break away from the traditional festive reds and greens and adorn your house with this nordic inspired bunting this season!
This navy, white and metallic silver bunting is handmade in Dorchester, and would look stunning above a fireplace teamed with wooden decorations.
Each string of bunting is sewn to order and available in two sizes. You can place yours on Etsy, click here to visit the page!
Pebble Love by Laura
So far we’ve covered decorations made from fabric, wood, wool, metal, and glass – and now it’s the turn of… pebbles!
These cute little pebble robins are mounted on a wooden heart and would sit well on any Christmas tree, or as hanging decorations around the house.
You can also find reindeer, Christmas puddings, and a Christmas pebble family in Laura’s Pebble Art Etsy store!
Finally for this round up, I want to highlight these adorable little crochet Christmas present decorations!
I love presents that are wrapped in traditional brown paper and string, and these little embellishments will add a little splash of colour to each gift under the tree!
What’s more, these beautifully crochet pieces can be used year after year, rather than being thrown away as gift wrapping usually is! Much more eco friendly than sparkly plastic ribbon and bows!
Find Isabel’s holly and other crochet Christmas decorations at her Etsy store!
I hope this round up has given you a few ideas of where to buy Christmas decorations that are handmade and produced by individual sellers, if you aren’t able to make the trip to a Christmas market this year! Share your handmade Christmas decoration finds with us on our Facebook Page!