I decided long before the Christmas season even began that this year would be different to other years.
As a blogger it has become increasingly necessary to participate in a number of Christmas tours, home tours and blog hops etc. during the busy holiday season.
Needless to say, this involves a lot of time, effort and expense and there’s a certain expectation to be perfectly put together, to be different or stand out from the rest… and that inevitably leads to comparison and stress!
So…. this year I decided that this would be a totally stress free Christmas and I’m perfectly at peace with just doing my own thing. I’m sharing my handmade projects, recipes and a few peeks at my Christmas home.
It’s not fancy, it’s not ‘on trend’ and you can’t buy it at the shops…. but it’s all handmade and totally ME.
Today I’m taking you into what is perhaps the busiest room in the house so far this season… my craft room.
When I opened up my storage boxes at the beginning of November there was a lot to choose from. After 30 years of collecting Christmas decorations, I think I’ve covered just about every colour palette and theme.
I decided on a vintage angel theme for my happy place, based around a couple of large angels I painted back in 2015. These lovelies have been packed away in storage and it was so nice to get them out again.
I took down all of my shabby year round decorations and replaced them with flocked Christmas trees, a couple of white Christmas trees and oodles of fairy lights.
I love the soft and relaxing vibe the lighting gives my studio…. especially in the evening.
The candles are all faux candles for safety, due to all the flammable art supplies in the craft room.
All the candles have been purchased at IKEA at various times. The IKEA FULLTALIG candlesticks were originally black, but I painted them with DecoArt Americana Light Buttermilk which, as it turned out, was exactly the same colour as the IKEA LJUSANDE tall candles.
My white and cream trees have been kicking around for about a decade. I’ve posted numerous times over the years about the vintage paper rose tree that nearly beat me and the mocha coloured tree with the baubles was my first ever white tree, that slowly changed colour over the years and now I love it even more!
Throw in a couple of handmade Tilda lambs from the gorgeous Homemade & Happy book and this corner is looking very cosy. Here’s my affiliate link if you’d like to check out this beautiful Christmas Tilda book.
I used this months Handmade Club Vintage Christmas kit to make the banner that is strung across the storage units. You can still get this up until December 14th.
And of course, there will always be roses and greenery in my craft room!
My mini shelf is filled with my vintage paper star wreath (circa 2010) and Angel ornaments that I’ve made over the years.
You can get the tutorial for my Angel Wings Ornament HERE.
And the printable Vintage Angel Ornament is HERE.
There’s also a set of new vintage Angel ornaments on the white trees, which is a tutorial and printable I’ll be sharing with you later this week.
I’ve always had a special place in my heart for Angels, so I’m loving this sweet theme for Christmas in the craft room this year.
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