The Christmas countdown has officially begun, so here are our top picks for handmade gifts that have an added personal touch.
We all love the Christmas period, but if preparation for the big day is becoming a bit too hectic then it might be time to step back and enjoy a few hours of mindful crafting instead. Felt is a wonderful material as it doesn't fray, which is very useful. Using the hole punch is a simple, satisfying activity, and can be calming if you're feeling a bit stressed from non-stop shopping.
These striking, Scandinavian-inspired Christmas stockings from Clare Youngs' The Mindful Maker would make beautiful gifts for friends and family.
The sweet, cinnamon-scented salt dough is a great alternative to the traditional wreath. Once gifted the lucky recipient can keep it from year to year to keep their homes smelling deliciously festive!
Few of us have room for a collection of fully grown conifer trees in the garden, but this mini conifer patch from The Winter Garden by Emma Hardy is a sweet addition during the colder months. Choose plants in different shades and heights and plant in a tray, giving the roots space to grow outward, and gift it to a green-fingered friend this Christmas.
If you're looking for something for a brand new member of the family, here's a really simple baby’s beanie hat pattern decorated with a pretty boat motif. This project from Crochet Stashbusters is a perfect way to use up any left-over yarn if you've already been busy crocheting your way through your Christmas list.
It's very common to see these little characters, Tomtes or 'Little Nisse', dotted around homes in Scandinavia & they never fail to make you smile! In Nordic folklore, these mischievous creatures live under house floorboards to lend a hand to the residents.
This handmade project is just one of the many adorable decoration and gift ideas you'll find in Christiane Bellstedt Myers' Scandi Christmas.