Sunday, 19 October 2014

Christmas Decor And Paperclip Stocking Fillers For Handmade Monday


Hi all :) Another busy week of festive themed makes for me, i'm trying to get as many new designs listed before customer orders take over completely! I don't want to overload you so i've just a few to show you today but if your eager to find out what else is new, pop along to the Free Spirit Designs website or Etsy shop for a peek (i haven't had the chance to update my other outlets yet, oh for another few hours in the day!)


Christmas Banners

I've noticed an increase in the popularity of banners and bunting recently (which i'm all for as i think they are a lovely way to update a room and add that cosy touch :)).

I've used some of my Winter Wonderland fabrics along with some hessian to make some Christmassy banners perfect for hanging on a mantlepiece or bookshelf.

One says Winter Wonderland.



Its priced £14.99 and available now from my website and Etsy shop.

The other says Make A Wish.




Its priced £12.99 and is also available from my website and Etsy.

Its tricky to get a good photo of string decorations without having a lot more space than i do to photograph them but i hope these give you an idea of how they look!



Christmas Paperclips


The other things i want to share with you today are my Christmassy sets of over sized paperclips. I think they're really cute and a great idea for stocking stuffers!

Here are the snowmen.




Incase you missed my previous post on paperclips, i've made them by covering flat backed buttons with fabric printed with some of the images from my design collections. The button is then glued to the paperclip.

Here are some robins.




They come in a sealed cellophane packet (well, the biodegradeable version of cellophane, whatever that's called!) and are priced £4.50 for the set of three.

Finally, there is also a set of four Christmas tree paperclips.





A set includes two of the darker green trees and two of the lighter green ones. It is priced £5.75 and as with all my Christmassy things, is currently available from the Free Spirit Designs website and Etsy shop.

Has your week's crafting been as Christmassy as mine or are you having fun with some Halloween makes i wonder... See you over at Handmade Harbour for a catch up! x

24 comments:

  1. Love your oversized paperclips they are adorable.
    Its good to hear that bunting is popular xx
    I agree we need more hours in a day!

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    1. Thank you very much!

      Hehe, definitely! :)

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  2. Lovely to see your Christmas makes, especially the Make a Wish banner - the fabrics remind me of Scandanavian red and white festive designs.

    Have a lovely crafty week,
    Alison

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    1. Thank you, yes me too, i love Scandi style :) x

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  3. I'm beginning to feel quite festive, I love your paperclips and I love the natural look your hessian bunting has. Have a great week.

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  4. My you have had a Christmassy week! I've been planning workshops so not been too Christmas orientated to be honest, except for planning my next winter wonderland themed Craft What Nots box! Xx

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    1. Yes its weird, by the time Christmas actually arrives i'm so 'over it'! :)

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  5. I must have missed your paperclips before. Great idea. I do like the covered buttons. They would look good on all sorts of things.

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    1. Thank you! Yes they're fun aren't they, my mind is already thinking about what else i could do with them! :)

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  6. I love your banners! The papers clips are the cutest little things, especially for the upcoming holidays. Have a great week :)

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  7. What fabulous makes! The banners are great and then I got to the paper clips - so lovely. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Aww thank you very much, i'm glad you like them!

      You too! x

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  8. The bunting is lovely, love the fabric you used for the make a wish design. Your paper clips are ingenious. They could be used for allsorts of things over Christmas, hanging cards, holding together that precious gift of Christmas money (useful for teenage boys). Have a lovely crafty week.
    Ali xx

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    1. Aww thanks Ali :)

      Those are such great ideas, i hadn't even thought of using them to hold money gifts, you're a genius! :)

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  9. I do like the paper clips. Cute little snowmen and robins, such a clever idea.

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  10. Such pretty little makes, as you say perfect as a stocking filler. I like the rustic feel to your banners too :)

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  11. Those paperclips would be perfect in a stocking, sooo much classier than shop bought stuff! I also love the understated sophistication of the bunting, just perfect xx

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  12. Just found you through Lily's mom blog. I love the over size paper clips. Pure genius. X

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    1. Thank you very much, i'm glad you like them! :)

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Your lovely comments are much appreciated x