Monday, November 20, 2017

12 Handmade Ornaments on Etsy You Need

Good Morning! Christmas is just around the corner. It's that time of the year when we are thinking about many things from decorating the house and buying gifts to preparing for the holiday dinner to making the last minute desserts. It may sound overwhelming but if we plan things and accomplish them one by one we can have a stress-free holidays.

Let's start with the Christmas tree ornaments. If you already have the Christmas tree or thinking of getting one then you would soon need ornaments to decorate it with. I have picked out 12 of my favorite ornaments handmade by crafty people on Etsy. No better time than holidays to support artists and their work, right. So pick one or more owl ornaments for yourself or to send as a gift to your mom. 

Row 1
Wooden owl decoration by Nika Ethnica
Personalized owl ornament by Rylee and Ink
Hand-painted owl ornament by Slumber Monkey

Row 2
Woodcut ornament by Wood Notions
Engraved ornament by Glass Goddess
Little felted owl by Woolen Tenderness

Row 3
Needle felt ornament by Cozy Mil
Owl ball hanging ornament by Savage Artworks
Geometric ornament by Modern Savage Design

Row 4
Owl bauble by Kelly Duncan
Decoupage style owl ornament by Eve Deep Green
Needle felted owl bauble by Crafts2Cherish

Friday, November 17, 2017

How to Make Animal Theme Donuts

Make these little guys...

...with only a handful of ingredients.

The animal donuts are perfect to make for a baby shower, birthday party or Easter. You can find the simplest instructions on how to decorate the store bought donuts (when you are short on time) and turn them into owl, bear, rabbit and nest with eggs, here.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Christmas Cards With Papercut Illustrations

Chau Art by Chau Nguyen is a paper boutique that offers uniquely handcrafted cards and stationery. Chau hand-draws and hand cuts all her designs before they get laser cut on high quality paper in Oxford, UK. The holiday card collection features woodland animals and birds cut into snow white paper against a classic red that makes the beautiful silhouette stand out. The cards double as an ornament that you can just pop out to decorate with. Available to purchase individually or as a set from her online store here.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Winter Forest Friends Fabric Range

'Snow Delightful' is first line of fabrics by Natalie Alex designed for Studio e Fabrics. The collection features woodland creatures dressed for winters in hats and scarves, fallen leaves, pinecones and snowflakes. Red, black, grey, blue white and tan are the primary colors of the collection that are perfect for making quilts that'll keep you warm during cold nights or apparels for kids. You can find the entire collection along with the panel here.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Layered Wooden Brooches by Gabrielle Reith

Gabrielle Reith is an artist and illustrator based in Scotland. She graduated from Gray's School of Art from Aberdeen in 1998 with a B.A. Hons. in Drawing and Painting. She makes hand-painted wooden brooches for her brand 'Small Stories' where every piece has a story.

The brooches are made from layered and etched wood, hand drawn in pen and ink that evolve into beautiful stories influenced by her and her children’s imagination as well as traditional tales. The brooches are produced in limited edition.

You can also find Christmas ornaments, tea towels, stationary and baby apparel in her online store.