I love putting the decorations on the tree or around the house at Christmas time.
I have a really eclectic assortment of hanging baubles, adornments and trimmings that I use to make our home feel festive.
Our decorations have been collected over the years - some belonged to Andy's Grandparents and we have baubles we found
whilst on trips away and some were made by our children when they were small. My favourite is probably the paper angel with a
head made from a ping pong ball, with a wonky smile drawn in felt tip pen and a dress made from a paper dolly that Charlie
made when he was at primary school. I think he cringes a little when I pop it on the tree!
I love the way unpacking the decorations year after year and arranging them around the house brings back lots of lovely memories
and good feelings. Handmade decorations make extra special gifts as they convey that sentiment too and are a great way of using up
odds and ends of yarn from your stash. I have used 4 shades of yarn for a more contemporary, simple look, but I think these would
also look great made with all sorts of yarn types and colours with added buttons, beads and ribbon to add in a big splash of fun!
You can find the paper pattern for these decorations by following this link.
You can find download copies via Etsy and Ravelry.
You can find more information about the yarn and hooks I have used to make these pretty little decorations by following this link.