It’s the most wonderful time of the year! (did you just sing that in your head?!!) For all of us crafters, we know that getting started early is imperative, when we're crafting for Christmas! Whether it's gifts for friends, family, colleagues or teachers, OR decorations for our own homes, we need to get a head start, and get creating - it always takes longer than you think!!
We've put together a bunch of ideas for decorating your home for Christmas - so kick back with a cup of tea, and get inspired! The links to shop the products you need are all below. ENJOY!!
Christmas curtains ~ super fun in your front room, so passers-by can also enjoy the festive season!
Choosing a beautiful Christmas fabric to whip up some festive window curtains is a great way to instantly make your home Christmassy! Add some gorgeous Christmas lights, and you've got yourself a pretty magical space, and you can use these curtains year after year! They'll be a delight for you and your visitors, and help everyone get into the spirit of the festive season! You can make Christmas curtains out of our Moda fabrics with Holiday prints ~ check the range out here.
Sew your own Christmas table runners and make your festive feast fabulous!
It is more exciting to have your meal with your friends and family when the table is also festooned with Christmas spirit! Decorating your table is much easier than you think, and these table runners we've pictured are from some of our customers!
Table runners are most often used to make table decorations more visually appealing, as they help to define seating arrangements PLUS they look gorgeous when paired with matching handmade placemats.
Traditionally, a table runner is placed lengthwise down the centre of your dining room table, and you can place it directly on top of your table or layer it up on top of a plain tablecloth. When you sew a decorative table runner in a shorter length than the table, place it in the centre of the table to bring focus to the season!
Some may wonder if a table runner is practical, and I can say categorically YES! Table runners are both gorgeously decorative AND practical! They not only allow your table legs to remain visible for an airier effect, but they also ensure your table is protected from hot dishes and liquid stains from glasses.
Here are some gorgeous placemats from one of our crafty customers who also loves Christmas! They're so practical, because you can easily pop them in the wash when food is spilled, and they last as family heirlooms (like patchwork quilts!) for generations! These will be enjoyed for years and years, and re a wonderful way to decorate your table, and protect what's underneath.
A couple of months ago we shared a blog post about making and hanging this beautiful decoration on your front door or on a wall. Check out our blog on how to create the Christmas wreath here.
We've got all you need to get you started on your DIY Christmas project! These are wonderful as decorations, and once you start Macrame, it's hard to stop! Macrame is perfect as Christmas decor (and very trendy right now, so great gift giving to the younger generations, too!), and it'll give your home a rustic and cosy vibe! Check out supplies here.
Make your own Christmas Stockings!
I'm sure your kids and grandkids will love their very own Christmas stockings, which can be passed down through generations. You can even pop their names on them. They will be surely excited for their gifts from Santa!
When did stockings become a Christmas tradition? Apparently, as far back as 1823, when Clement Clarke Moore (or possibly Henry Livingston Jr.) wrote “A Visit From Saint Nicholas,” stockings were hung near the fireplace, awaiting a visit from Santa Claus. See the end of this blog for a link to more info about the origins of Christmas stockings.
*Christmas 1954 via. Smithsonian Mag.
Christmas Ornaments are not only fun to make, they're also fun to hang year after year, and make wonderful traditions with your family, that get passed on for generations. They're not just for the branches of your Christmas tree, but also string ornaments up in a window, across a mantle piece, or bookshelf, along a bedhead, above a curtain railing.
Many of the materials used for these projects can be purchased on our website. You can check our Christmas Craft collection here.
Extra reading ~ Smithsonian mag.