A handmade Christmas: hanging the baubles

We have a tree! And it’s flipping massive. We picked it out at a farm that was an hour’s drive away, overlooked the Pacific Ocean and that smelt like Christmas. There were marshmallows being toasted on the fire and trees as far as your eye could see. Magical. And so worth the drive.





Our tree is a redwood which seems apt for us living in California. But it’s spikier than it looks and its branches can’t take much weight. The lack of dropping needles is a real bonus though.



We’ve kept the decorating simple with a mix of store-bought, vintage and handmade ornaments.


My favourite decorations by far are the stars {tutorial at Kate’s creative space}. They’re big, light and easy to make.


And this bauble is filled with one of Emily’s birth announcements cut into strips.



The wreaths are wrapped with yarn (Ben helped with these). {tutorial here}



I also love Emily’s handprint – it’s made with air-dry clay (Crayola).






I love Christmas so I’m sure I’ll be making some more bits and pieces over the next few days. Not long to go until the big day!


3 Responses to “A handmade Christmas: hanging the baubles”

  1. 1 honeycomb December 13, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Love it! And you’re right that tree really is massive. The ornaments are just perfect for it too.

  2. 2 Charlotte December 13, 2012 at 9:06 am

    so gorgeous! That hand ornament is such a great idea.

  3. 3 artclubblog December 14, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    Love your tree. It has such a wonderful airy feel, and so pretty with the lights.

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