Hello creative friends,
Here we are at Christmas 2020… I don’t mind admitting that I feel a bit underwhelmed this year.
I’ve always been completely over the top when it comes to Christmas because it truly makes my heart sing with joy, but 2020 has been a year like no other.
And…. I’m sure lots of people feel that way this year.
Dealing with my dad’s health issue has also been a priority this past few months, so I almost didn’t bother decorating my craft room, but once I started putting up Christmas trees I felt a little more festive and continued right on into my creative space…. and I’m so glad I did!
Decorating the craft room…
I literally shopped my own storage room this year and re-used everything…. even opened a few bags of ornaments that haven’t been used in awhile.
On one of the IKEA storage units I reused one of my large hand painted angels. The other one is in my living room.
Next came a collection of 60 cm (2 “ tall) flocked trees and a large flocked garland. I tell you, that flocked garland is about 20 years old and the flocking I applied a few years ago is starting to look a bit worse for wear… lucky my preference for baubles is all or nothing!
I used fishing line to suspend plastic glittery snowflakes I purchased at Walmart last time I visited the US. They don’t look very glittery in this image, but they actually do swing around and pick up the light. My theme was starting to lean towards ‘white Christmas”…. so I fully embraced that.
The pink, aqua and gold baubles are a purchase from last year. I loved them then and I still adore them in 2020.
Look how perfectly they go with my aqua walls.
My craft room still has to be practical, so the top of my storage unit holds my excess ribbons, cottons and a few nods to Christmas.
On my shelf I grouped a few snowy bottlebrush trees and hung up one of my sets of handmade Tilda reindeers.
I’ve never hung them before, but they look adorable and I smile every time I enter the room.
A Victorian Angel Tree
I’ve moved a few things around in the craft room recently and had this space beside the French doors, so I decided that a small tree would fit in perfectly beside my sewing table.
It’s just a cheap Kmart (Australia) flocked tree that isn’t lush, but nothing a bit of white tinsel and a heap of baubles couldn’t disguise!
Unfortunately, I couldn’t get my hands on an extra set of warm white lights this year (thanks Covid!), so I made do with a set of outdoor white icicle lights from my storage. Maybe not my first choice, but they twinkle nonetheless.
Once I added my baubles and the pretty Victorian angels (from my November Handmade Club kit), she come up a treat and makes my whole room glow.
I no longer use real candles in my craft room because of all of the flammable things in there, but I do love having the IKEA flameless candles.
They have such a soft glow about them and add the perfect ambiance if I spend time in the craft room in the evening.
Aww…doesn’t my Angel tree look pretty?
Don’t tell anyone, but that extra fluffy and sumptuous tree skirt is actually one of the new ALMTJÄRN bath mats from IKEA…. sshhh!
I love this view from my sewing table across to the craft area and I’m so pleased that I decided to continue the tradition of decorating my craft room for Christmas.
This is one half of my craft room and it is all pretty pastels and snowy whites….. but there is something a little unexpected happening over the other side.
I look forward to sharing that with you next week!
Do you decorate your creative space for Christmas?
If you do, I’d love for you to share it in our Facebook group, Simply Shabbilicious.
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