Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Festive Fun day one: Home made decorations

over the next week i am going to post a series of Christmas themed posts in the run up to the big day so here is day one,

There is nothing more fun then making your own decorations and this year i did just that using the wooden shapes from the Papermania Bare Basics range.

 I simply painted the shapes with acrylic paint and the let it dry before painting on some PVA glue and adding glitter. the bell i sewed through the bow to hold it in place.

This is the Dove shape which can be adapted for numerous occasions like Christmas and weddings. i have also taken a shine to these mini ribbon flowers that add a nice shabby chic look to your projects. so i will be adding more to my stash soon.

The Tree can be glitzed up in any way and still look good, traditional, vintage gold or modern white will look fab on any Christmas project. I will be stocking up on these for next year hopefully i can get some in the sales.

I used an assortment of twines and ribbons to make a loop with for hanging them to things. experiment to get a different style.

My favorite one is the Owl which has so many possibilities. Glitter for Christmas or Purple and Orange for Halloween. yep Halloween Owls will be next.

         The Reindeer looks so classy in white and i am going to use this one to fancy up a bottle of Irish Cream Liqueur.

 A few more variations of the stars, i added white paint to the base and coated in white glitter to give it this vintage look. adding pearl beading and resin flowers finishes the look.

 The robin is a symbol of winter itself and can be made in to a tree decoration with a bit of paint.

Thanks for looking  and i will be back tomorrow with some Christmas shopping pics.


  1. BEAUTIFUL decorations Katie!!! I just love the top one and the owl (my faves)! So creative.

  2. Hi Katie your decorations are gorgeous. I am looking forward to your other makes. Hugs Jackie