10 Of The Best Christmas Decorations From Etsy

It’s basically been Christmas market mayhem around here lately, so the blog hasn’t been as busy as I had hoped. I recently took part in the Etsy Made Local market in Cambridge and it was SO FESTIVE! We had massive screens with snow videos on and endless Christmas tunes inside the venue. It was an exhausting couple of days, but amazing to see so many locals enjoying our makes and taking the time to visit.

I got the chance to have a nose at other people’s stalls and found some amazing Christmas Decorations all available on Etsy.

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The top row are decorations that have caught my eye on Instagram lately and the bottom two rows are all from makers of the Cambridge Made group (the Etsy Team for Cambridge). It makes me so proud to be part of the team when I see how talented everyone is!

etsy-christmas-decoration-selectionWooden Mistletoe / Knitted Christmas Stocking / Moon Tree Ornament
Tree Shaped Pillows / Chalkboard Dinosaur Decoration / Unicorn Hanging Ornament
 Christmas Jumper Decoration / Brussel Sprout DecorationPersonalised Ceramic Decoration

 

I also couldn’t write this post without mentioning how pleased I am that people have liked the Wheelie Festive Bikes! I’m wheelie wheelie happy that I have had to paint so many 🙂 the red has been the most popular so far.

wheelie-festive-bikes-red-christmas-bicycle-decorationWe will be putting our tree up this evening and adding some bikes to our red and white theme. I can’t wait to get in the festive spirit at home and start gift wrapping too! Have you got your tree up yet?

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Claireabellemakes Christmas Markets 2016

It’s been a busy November here preparing for the Christmas gifting season! I can’t wait to see some of you in person at some upcoming markets. Here’s when you can find Claireabellemakes over the festive season.bust-craftacular-christmas-2016

Bust Christmas Craftacular

Sunday 27 November 2016

11am – 5pm

London, UK

York Hall, 5 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green E2 9PJ

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Cambridge Made Christmas Market

2nd and 3rd of December (not 1st)

St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church, Cambridge, CB2 3AR

The shop will remain open over the Christmas period so there is plenty of time to get your orders in online too. Here’s a reminder of the last posting dates for Claireabellemakes.

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I’m trying to reach 1000 Etsy sales by Christmas – I’d love to finish the year on a high and I feel like that would be the icing on the cake!

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New In Store: Wheelie Festive Bikes

I’m so excited to share my latest product with you today! The Wheelie Festive Bikes have arrived in store and it’s making me want to put my Christmas decorations up now! The wooden bicycle decorations are laser cut and hand painted, then finished off with a complimentary twine for hanging.

Available in 5 colours; red, white, gold, silver and plain wood. You can buy them individually or as a set of 5 where you can mix and match to suit your colour scheme.
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I am so happy to finally share these with you after lots of hard work and prep in the studio. They will be available at all my Christmas markets this year too along with another very exciting product which I hope to launch soon.

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See, I told you it would be super festive around here!

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5 Of The Best Tea Advent Calendars

So many people are now looking for alternatives to the chocolate advent calendar and with the abundance of beauty, candle and toy ones available, there is a ton of choice! This year I discovered something even better. Today I bring you 5 of the best Tea Advent Calendars.
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As you may know, I’m a big fan of festive and herbal teas so these calendars are right up my street! Last year I tried a candle advent calendar which was slightly underwhelming, so I’m definitely lusting after a tea one for 2016. I’ve tried to include a range of price points in case a tea advent calendar appeals to you too!tea-advent-calendar-for-christmas

Post Tea – £49

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Bluebird Tea Co – £45fortnums-wooden-tea-advent-calendar

Fortnum & Mason – £125harrods-tea-advent-calendar

Harrods – £12.95wooden-advent-calendar-house

Ella James – £39 (can be filled with tea or any treats!

Have you decided on an advent calendar this year? Or perhaps you prefer a more traditional candle? Or maybe you don’t even celebrate Christmas?! Do share your traditions with me, as I’m feeling super festive this year and I’d love to know what you’re all up to.

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Renegade London 2016

Last weekend I ventured to Renegade Craft Fair on London’s Brick Lane. It was great to have a day out with my creative friends and to see lots more of our favourite people sharing their makes. I have visited Renegade for the last 4 years and each year it seems to get better and better. This time, I was on a mission to pin swap with people and to find some Christmas presents too.

I had applied to be a stall holder at Renegade this year, but I was unsuccessful. At first I was pretty gutted, but then I realised I could enjoy it from the other side! We found tons of amazing plant sellers, stationers and the print selection was really strong too.

Here’s what I picked up! All makers are linked below. I also picked up a Christmas present from Basil and Ford which I can’t share, but they deserve a special mention because everything they make is just magic and they are the nicest people ever.

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Origami Decoration / Glitter Print / Cat Pin / Mistletoe Pin & Christmas Card
Dungaree Dress Pattern  / Umbrella & Raindrop Pins / Palm Springs Pin / I Got Dressed Today Pin

I vlogged my day so that I could capture lots of my favourite designer makers booths. Check it out in the video below.

I hope you enjoyed my haul and vlog today! I’ve been busy in the studio prepping for Christmas market season. I’m pretty excited to see in person reactions to my new Christmas card collections and to get in the festive spirit. There may be a couple of Christmas decorations slowly creeping into the studio this week….!

Oh and if you want to see close ups of all those pins, be sure to follow on Instagram where I share my collection regularly!

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