Hand made Christmas

Hand made Christmas

Festive fabric wreath- creative project 

Something my Norwegian mother passed on to me was the love of making things for the home. It is traditional in Scandinavia to make decorations for the home especially for festive seasons. It’s a great opportunity to share some time with children getting them involved too, creating something unique and special for their home.  The benefits of making something by hand is great way of relaxing and calming the mind. 

Eco-friendly Christmas decorations, trees and gifts are high on the agenda this year.  This fabric wreath, is both pretty and practical, making use of fabric you may have already, old tablecloths, bedlinens or remnants. No sewing skills needed or costly material, just a bit of time.

Here I have used a classic tartan check in festive colourways. You can mix up the colours, have fun with different prints or keep it minimal in classic white or natural tones and add some fresh foliage to work with your Christmas scheme.

Why not create a mini workshop at home, make yourself your favourite hot drink, or festive tipple, and snack, set the scene, put on some classic Christmas music. Keep toes warm in super soft alpaca socks, don't have a pair? We sell them, they are a must for cold snaps! Shop ALPACA LOUNGE SOCKS.

For details of how to make your very own fabric wreath visit Astrid Blake's website here for a free step by step guide. Happy festive making! 


Astrid x