Free & Easy Foraged Christmas Decorations

Hedgerow Forest Christmas Wreath

A new Christmas tradition has emerged in my home in recent years: the search for The Christmas Branch. Once carefully chosen and carried home the branch takes pride of place above the Christmas dinner table, decorated with foliage, tealight lanterns and mini mercury glass baubles which glisten in the candlelight. I love using natural foraged… 

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Homemade Christmas wreath with a contemporary twist

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{© Decorator’s Notebook} I absolutely LOVE Christmas – not so much for the day itself but for those leading up to it. The little rituals mean so much to me: choosing the tree, making the cake, planning how I’ll decorate the table and waiting excitedly for everyone to arrive. And now this year I have… 

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Homemade gingerbread gift tags & garlands

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Welcome to everyone joining us today from Sunday Times Style – it’s lovely to have you here! I was thrilled to be invited to put together an idea for their Christmas gift wrap feature this weekend. These edible gingerbread gift tags start giving before your parcel has even been opened – a definite bonus! If… 

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DIY: air drying clay Christmas tree decorations

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I just love DAS clay… a couple of years ago I used it to make these simple air drying clay Christmas tree decorations and this week we had a go at some more using different rubber stamps to create an embossed effect. {Decorator’s Notebook} For those who haven’t used it before, DAS air-drying clay can… 

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FREE PRINTABLE: Christmas holiday gift tags 2013

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Each year we love designing a special set of festive Christmas gift tags for you to download and print as a little ‘thank you’ for following and supporting Decorator’s Notebook. For 2013 we’ve chosen a vintage flora and fauna theme so you can use them for Christmas or any occasion through the winter months. There… 

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Free printable! 16 illustrated Christmas gift tags

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It’s been brilliant having you all read my blog over the past year – it feels like last Christmas was only moments ago but so much has happened over the past year and 2013 is going to be the most exciting yet for Decorator’s Notebook. So to say thank you for reading I’ve been hard… 

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15-minute make: ribbon star tree decoration

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So, here begins a new little mini series I’ll be visiting on Decorator’s Notebook from time to time. I love settling down to a day of solid crafting with only a box of materials, cake and tea for company as much as the next girl. But in reality, we all know that finding the time… 

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Made by me, for your tree!

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So, I had a go at making the lovely Sania Pell’s clay Christmas decorations last weekend. I can’t believe how easy they were and how well they turned out! You’ll need this book for the proper instructions but I made up my own based on the photos on Sania’s blog. Here’s what I used: 1x… 

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