christmas

08
DEC
2017
Foliage tied to brass wreath

Eco chic and minimalist Christmas decor ideas

The conscious shopper will always ask… how much use and joy will I get out this item that I’m about to bring into my life? This time of year we see an abundance of homeware that can only be used at Christmas, everything from snowflake embellished tableware to Santa... Read More →
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25
NOV
2017
Tree of Glass by Lee Broom

5 of the best zero waste Christmas trees

I used to believe that Christmas just isn’t Christmas, without a real tree. There’s just too much nostalgia associated with that familiar pine scent. But our obsession with having a real tree, is costing us. In 2014, it was estimated that 160,000 tonnes of Christmas... Read More →
18
DEC
2016
Gifts wrapped in magazine pages with twine and berries

Eco and alternative gift wrapping ideas

We hear a lot about the amount of waste that’s generated around Christmas, with one of the biggest problems being the vast amounts of wrapping paper that ends up straight in the trash. During the festive period, enough wrapping paper is thrown away to go around the equator... Read More →
08
DEC
2016
White and gold porcelain Christmas jumper decorations best Etsy shops for Christmas

The best Etsy shops for Christmas decorations

There is something about ‘handmade’ that goes so well with Christmas. Perhaps it’s the thought of all those elves in Lapland busy making toys… how do they do it? Best of all, it offers the perfect excuse for anyone with a crafty inclination, to make... Read More →
16
DEC
2014
anthropologie-holiday-window

Anthropologie upcycled Christmas windows

Anthropologie opened their first store in Pennsylvania in 1992 and are renowned worldwide for their stunning window displays. These creations are mostly made from humble, recycled and repurposed materials by 190 display artists. Here are a few winter themed favourites from over... Read More →
02
JAN
2014

John Lewis Christmas 2013 window display

Before it gets taken down, Londoners should make sure they check out this years Christmas window display at John Lewis on Oxford Street and the Peter Jones branch at Sloane Square.  The display by Chameleon Visual Ltd includes Arctic hares, bears, squirrels and penguins all made... Read More →
28
NOV
2013

Alternative Christmas tree ideas

Christmas is a great time to get creative and sometimes the best results can come from reusing miscellaneous bits and pieces you have lying around the house. Assemblage trees can be put together from virtually anything. They’re fun to make, look contemporary and can b... Read More →
21
DEC
2012

Antique book paper prints

So I’m aware we may be past the online Christmas delivery date here, but I had to share these prints on antique book paper by Roo Abrook.  They also do a beautiful range of keepsake collages using vintage postage stamps, musical sheets and book covers.  For more great... Read More →
20
DEC
2012

Festive greetings in Scrabble letters

It’s all about typography at the moment and there is something particularly appealing about scrabble letters. These Christmas ornaments say it all.  Sold by Etsy seller Shopallthings here. Images via Etsy Read More →
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16
DEC
2012

Stars made from upcycled soda cans

We’re loving these Christmas ornaments made of upcycled soda cans by Etsy member Lizard Skins – a great way to introduce some colour to your home this Christmas. Hanging stars are made from all sorts of recycled packaging from Diet Cheerwine to Youngs Double Chocolate... Read More →
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25
NOV
2012

Assemblage wall Christmas tree

Here’s an alternative idea for a Christmas tree or indeed any kind of wall decoration.  Dutch graphic designer Jane Schouter created this festive display using a collection of seemingly useless objects.  Very nice. Images via Wee Finds Read More →
23
DEC
2011

German star wreaths made from newspaper

For more crafty festive touches, check out these German star wreaths made from newspaper, also known as Froebel Stern.  You can find out how to make them here via LinaLoo Read More →
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09
DEC
2011

Christmas trees made from recycled materials

In 2008 The Rocks in Sydney began a tradition of building a Christmas tree out of recycled materials.  First it was stacked chairs, in 2009 they utilised 18,000 plastic soft drink bottles and in 2010 they stepped up their game with a tree made of 100 bicycles donated by CMA... Read More →