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December 19, 2012

7 Beautiful DIY Christmas Decorations

Crafttuts+ Snow Globe Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

It’s less than a week ’til Christmas, but there is still plenty of time to get hands-on and make some really special and unique decorations for your place. I’ve gathered together seven gorgeous Christmas projects from Crafttuts+, the awesome new craft tutorials website (which I also happen to edit – quick, pop over there now and check it out!).

These crafts are all rather special and unique and they’re made by some of the world’s best designer-makers and crafters, including Kitiya Palaskas, Laura Howard (of Lupin Handmade) and Helen Frances (from Frances and Francis). Here are my top seven:

1. Snowglobe Winter Wonderland in Jam Jar by Helen Frances of Frances and Francis (pictured above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

Crafttuts+ Christmas Pinatas Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

2. Mini Christmas Piñatas by Kitiya Palaskas (above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

Crafttuts+ Space Invaders Christmas Decorations Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

3. Space Invaders Christmas Ornaments by Cintia of My Poppet (pictured above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

Crafttuts+ Felt Christmas Stocking Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

4. Felt Christmas Stocking by Laura Howard of Lupin Handmade (pictured above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

Crafttuts+ Christmas Wreath and Garland Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

5. Fabric Christmas Wreath and Garland by Eleanna Kotsikou of zdrop (pictured above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

Crafttuts+ Christmas Himmeli Decorations Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

6. Geo Himmeli Christmas Ornaments by Eleanna Kotsikou of zdrop (pictured above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

Crafttuts+ Christmas Paper Lantern Village Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

7. Bethlehem Paper Lantern Decorations by Helen Frances of Frances and Francis (pictured above). Click here for the full Crafttuts+ tutorial.

And you can also craft your own unique Christmas wrapping, as well. Click here for 10 Quick and Colourful Gift Wrap Ideas by Kitiya Palaskas.

Craftutts+ DIY Christmas Wrap Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

Craftutts+ DIY Christmas Wrap Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

Craftutts+ DIY Christmas Wrap Tutorial via WeeBirdy.com

Click here more amazing projects and tutorials from Crafttuts+.

Need some lovely present inspiration? Click here for all my Christmas 2012 Gift Guides.

Prefer to buy all handmade? Click here for my Etsy 2012 Christmas Gift Guides.

And don’t miss my Top 20 Christmas Crackers and my Top 20 Christmas Stockings!


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November 27, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 10

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide via WeeBirdy.com

Here’s the final instalment in my Etsy Christmas Gift Guide for 2012. Hope you’ve found a gem of a gift for someone special, and you’ve enjoyed all of my favourite wee finds.

1. Ahoi Marie Schifferbecher Anker, EUR9.90 from Ahoi Marie.

2. Silk yellow neck scarf with lace pattern, CHF75 (with free worldwide shipping) from Zafran.

3. Plush woodblock elephant pillow. Available in customisable colours and made to order. US$16.50 from Laura Frisk.

4. Sushi print leggings, AU$70 from Uptightso.

5. ‘Double Rad’ Gocco print by Gemma Jones, US$29 from Paintergirl.

Don’t miss out on that perfect Christmas present! Click here for my entire series of posts for my 2012 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide.

Have you bought anything from Etsy for Christmas this year? Tell me about it in the comments below!


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November 26, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 9

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide via WeeBirdy.com

Got a tricky person who seems to have it all ? Never know what to get them for Christmas? Bet they don’t have any of these little beauties from Etsy!

1. Bird house lamp, US$49 from Les Papillions de Nuit

2. Gold vermeil ‘Forget Me Knot’ ring, US$90 from White Fly.

3. A pair of diamond hanging planters, £50 from Raw Dezign.

4. Hand-stamped gold-filled monogramed necklace, US$34 from Tomi’s Treasures.

5. Magnolia and flower illustration no. 6688, US$25 from Kari Herer.

6. HOLIDAY SALE 14k Gold Twig Ring, US$212.50 from Colby June Jewellery.

Don’t miss out on that perfect Christmas present! Click here for my entire series of posts for my 2012 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide.

Do you get overwhelmed on Etsy or do you have your favourites? What’s the best thing you’ve ever bought on Etsy? Tell me in the comments below! Go on.


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November 26, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 8

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide via WeeBirdy.com

I don’t wish to alarm you, but it’s now less than a month ’til Christmas Day. Stuck for ideas? Here are some awesome handmade presents to get you started:

1. Christopher Raeburn limited edition Giclee print, £25 from Lesley Barnes.

2. Simple macrame plant hanger with pom poms, AU$20 from Kitiya Palaskas.

3. Design your own custom bracelet, US$24 from Orange is the Sun.

4. Herds pillow in deep red, US$38 from Skinny LaMinx.

5. Mouse Party teacup and saucer, US$26 from Yvonne Ellen.

Don’t miss out on that perfect Christmas present! Click here for my entire series of posts for my 2012 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide.

Seen anything you’d like for yourself? Why not forward this post to your nearest and dearest as a bit of a hint? 


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November 26, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 7

Christmas Etsy Gift Guide via WeeBirdy.com

I love the idea of giving something handmade for Christmas. Chances are, giftee won’t have anything like it, and you can sometimes get things personalised just for them. Win, win!

1. Nose ring holder pre-order, US$35 from Tuesday Bassen Illustration.

2. Handmade women mittens, US$45 from Rainbow Mittens.

3. Geometric brass circle necklace, US$30 from Son of a Sailor.

4. Khaki waxed canvas mini backpack, US$69 from Otto Bags.

5. Herb drying rack, US$39 from Less and More.

6. Porcelain and tan leather hanging planter, US445 from Farrah Sit.

Don’t miss out on that perfect Christmas present! Click here for my entire series of posts for the Wee Birdy 2012 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide.

Do you think you’re going to order something from Etsy right now? Tell me about it in the comments below!


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November 25, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 6

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide via WeeBirdy.com

I always get asked how to go about finding all the cool stuff on Etsy. Here’s a good starting point – just remember to order now for Christmas as some of these presents are custom-made!

1. Hand-embroidered initial necklace, US$38 from Merriwether Council.

2. Wood pencil holder, US$59 from Less and More.

3. 12 Colour Block Magnets, US$24 from Cuppa Color.

4. Custom-made name plate, EUR43 from Ninainvorm.

5. Red women’s leather sandal, US$130 from Einats Shoes.

6. Writing paper set, EUR$8.50 from Ninainvorm.

Don’t miss out on that perfect Christmas present! Click here for my entire series of posts for my 2012 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide.

How are you going with your Christmas shopping? Do you usually buy presents from Etsy?


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