Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Handmade Christmas

This year, I got out some old Christmas decorations that I made years ago. This is a little village made out of paper lunch bags. They are luminaries, although here they're not lit. A friend's sister designed these for a Christmas house walk back in the 1980's. In 1987 I lived in Sioux Falls, SD. One of the crafts I got interested in there was wood carving. My Papaw gave me this little Santa bank when I was little. I think they go together nicely.
I made these little paper Christmas trees for a church Christmas dinner's centerpieces. I made a lot of them. I still have the pattern. It was published in Christmas Ideas 1990. There are 3 sizes. I saw another blogger's post about Christmas decorations and recognized my little trees. Here's her post. I put them on my dresser. More Christmas decorations to come.


  1. hey do you have a digital copy of those little tree patterns?

  2. I love that paper bag village - so cozy looking. And what fun to see your trees.
    I have the pattern still, and might make some for my daughters.


  3. beautiful trees, oh-those would have to live on a high shelf at our house!

  4. Now there are so many beautiful papers you could make these out of. "Back when" all I had was cream colored paper. Just think of the possibilities. . .

  5. Beautiful decorations! I love the paper trees and the village made out of paper bags. Everything looks so awesome!
    I like Buddy's picture. He looks really cute.


  6. There is something so sweet about the handmade. Lovely

  7. Love your decorations. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  8. thanks so much for visiting my blog. i used grid holders with foam for the greenery on my mailbox and attached to wire to the grid holders so that it sort of saddles my mailbox. btw, i love your little white Christmas trees. so pretty!

  9. Wow, Karen - a beautiful job of decorating - all the way through! It's neat to be able to see what you've done since we can't be together on Christmas. You do a great job of explaining the provenance of everything. Love to you - Mom & Dad

    P.S.He loves to look too! ;0)


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