Handmade Christmas – Decorations

(c) Jewelandarlin.comIt’s nearly December, which means it’s nearly time to start thinking about Christmas. I’m back in college this year which means two things. First, I have very little disposable income. And second, I’ll have a few weeks off before Christmas so I’ll have time to get crafty.

I’ve been pinning some ideas for the last few months and my plan is to create some special handmade Christmas ornaments to give as gifts. So (in no particular order) here’s what have collected so far. Last year I knit the Christmas Bell above and it has inspired me to try some more ornaments this year. Thanks to Jewelan’darlin’ for letting me use her photo.

How cute is this inuk and baby seal from Fuzzy Mitten. I think these will look amazing on the tree and I would think they’d take about an hour each. You can find the free pattern on Fuzzy Mitten’s Blog.

I found some really cute patterns on Ravelry too. I found this free pattern for a knitted acorn, a gorgeous yarn basket ornamentStjärna a knitted star that looks really pretty, Mochimochi Snowmen although this isn’t a free pattern.

I love burlap and all things a bit rustic so I really love the look of this burlap Christmas ornament. The same blogger also has a great mini felt stocking tutorial.

I also found this lovely ornament with beads and ribbon, I think it would be really easy to make with some lovely beads, ribbon and wire. And I think I may just have something suitable in my stash…

If you have any other favourites, please let me know in the comments.