Homemade Decorations

My decorations - by LadyDuck
@LadyDuck (188667)
Switzerland
December 16, 2015 8:12am CST
Only eight days to go and it's Christmas. I have already wrapped the gifts, and now I am decorating the packages. I have made salt dough and I have made some decorations that I have hand painted. For more decors, I have cut some holly branches and dwarf pomegranates for our little tree. I have added a lantern cut from the dried physalis plant, and my package decors are ready. They cost very little, but they are cute to personalize the gifts. Tomorrow I am going to print the Christmas cards. Do you make your own decorations or do you buy them?
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@PainsOnSlate (20845)
• Canada
16 Dec 15
I think its a great idea, the salt dough and something they can use every Christmas.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
They can hang the decorations on the tree, I have added a transparent pain on the finished work, so it will last for years.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
16 Dec 15
@PaintsOnSlate Very good idea something they can use year after year.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
16 Dec 15
@LadyDuck That is a really good idea.
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• Canada
16 Dec 15
I love homemade decorations. I haven't made any this year, but I've been thinking about it.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
I still have some days to make more.
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• Canada
16 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Making decorations and baked goods puts me more in the Christmas mood.
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• Canada
16 Dec 15
@LadyDuck By the way, Anna, I love your painting!
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@alberello75 (19934)
• Genova, Italy
16 Dec 15
Christmas is a special day, nothing to say! But for me, this will not be like all those other years past. To understand just read my previous posts. At our house, we are only limited to make the tree with decorations and fairy lights.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
I know that this is not the best year for you Alessandro, I only hope you can feel a little better for Christmas.
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@alberello75 (19934)
• Genova, Italy
16 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Thank you
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
16 Dec 15
@Alberello75 I hope you are feeling better and praying at this time of year may help you.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
I do it the easy way, which is not to bother with decorations.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
Just like my husband, he does not even care to check what I do.
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@Asylum (48215)
• Manchester, England
16 Dec 15
@LadyDuck Maybe you should spend more time taking care of him rather than wasting time on such things.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
@Asylum I take care of him even too much and I have to say that he does not complain at all, he even appreciates that I make the decorations because he loves to see nice packages, but not to make them.
• United States
16 Dec 15
You are very talented - that little decoration is beautiful. If I did gifts for anyone other than my husband and the dog I might consider making pretty things! I did that years ago when I had time on my hands.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
I have not many decorations to make, two gifts for my Mother, two for my niece, one for hubba and one gift for my (ex)sis in law.
• United States
16 Dec 15
@LadyDuck That's not too bad. Do you hand paint most of them?
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill Yes, I hand paint most of them, I even painted some plain bags, they looked nice after the decorations.
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@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
16 Dec 15
Yikes, you are so good.. Me I am still stuffing things into gift bags and looking for colored tissue paper. lol
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
If there is something I like is to make decorations, unfortunately the time is never enough.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
16 Dec 15
@BelleStarr I have some presents this year that will go into gift bags also.
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@BelleStarr (40244)
• United States
17 Dec 15
@Marcyaz It does make life ever so much easier.
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@MALUSE (46016)
• Uzbekistan
16 Dec 15
I make things myself.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
I know, your Christmas stars are beautiful, I cannot make something so nice.
@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
16 Dec 15
Tell us what kind of things you make @maluse
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
@Marcyaz@MALUSE has written a discussion a few days ago to illustrate how she makes her beautiful papers snowflakes.
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@Dalane (700)
• United States
16 Dec 15
I enjoy seeing holiday crafts. I used to make decorations when my son was small but I don't have time these days.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
I have not too much time, but I like to paint, so I painted the decorations.
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
16 Dec 15
I used to make many more decorations than I do these days. @Dalane
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@Marcyaz (35589)
• United States
16 Dec 15
@LadyDuck That is good that you have painted the decorations.
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@marlina (80710)
• Canada
16 Dec 15
I am not very crafty so, no I do not make my own decorations. Cute.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
I love to paint and also to use what I can find in the garden. Anyway the small pomegranates are not good to eat.
@Jessicalynnt (47879)
• Centralia, Missouri
16 Dec 15
I buy one new one each year, and make some on and off. I have so many things to wrap still....
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
I buy some and make some and I am always sorry to give them away.
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• Centralia, Missouri
16 Dec 15
@LadyDuck this year i made some that are closepin snowmen
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
@Jessicalynnt Something like the photo on the right? They are cute.
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@youless (94720)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Dec 15
You are so talented I always appreciated to DIY works because they are unique. And yours are very creative and nice. People shall be so happy to see it. It means more because it is hand-made. I am not good at making this. I like painting and cooking. Perhaps it is better for me to prepare a feast for Christmas
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
Thank you, I like to create small objects, now I am sewing bags where to place the small gifts.
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@youless (94720)
• Guangzhou, China
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck We have an electrical sewing machine at home. Unfortunately I don't know how to use it. That's for my mom only. I wish I could learn it as I like to design dress.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
@youless I have an electric sewing machine, I do not use it often, but sometimes it is better than sewing by hand.
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@ison_1 (1241)
17 Dec 15
Hi Anna :) Christmas is getting close, I'm not ready!
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
Hi John, I am not ready either and I am getting stressed... well in 9 days all the stress is over.
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@ison_1 (1241)
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck True! is it really worth it?
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
@ison_1 No, I do not believe it is really worth it. The next year we disappear the 23rd of December and come back after the new year has started.
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@gudheart (12740)
16 Dec 15
They look great :D I have a couple of things to get and need to put a couple of decorations up too.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
I like to personalize the gifts and make nice packages.
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@gudheart (12740)
16 Dec 15
@LadyDuck I am not that creative to do that :(
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@fishtiger58 (30317)
• Momence, Illinois
16 Dec 15
Looks beautiful, I buy them not artsy crafty in any way.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
We are not all the same, I like to paint and to make artistic creations, but I am pretty bad in other sectors.
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@fishtiger58 (30317)
• Momence, Illinois
16 Dec 15
@LadyDuck We all have our talents for sure.
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@Juliaacv (35249)
• Canada
16 Dec 15
I am not very artistic enough to make our own decorations or additives to put on gifts like you do.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
This is something I like to do, my packages always look great.
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@Juliaacv (35249)
• Canada
17 Dec 15
@LadyDuck I would love to be able to do that, but there is a very limited amount of artist in me I'm afraid!
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• Philippines
19 Dec 15
In our house, we always have a Christmas tree during the Christmas season. The decorations that we put up in that Christmas tree this year are the ones that we use last year. My mother always decorates it. I am not very good at designing stuffs. But I have a nephew that is very fascinated in designing things. He is just 8 years old now.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
20 Dec 15
Even if we are only the two of us, I never miss to put up a Christmas tree and to decorate the house.
@Tampa_girl7 (27557)
• United States
17 Dec 15
My decorations mostly belonged to my mama and grandma.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
18 Dec 15
Many of the decorations we still have were of my Mom in law.
@nonersays (2759)
• United States
17 Dec 15
Most of our decorations have been bought over the years. But we have a few handmade ones, now that we have children. We have handmade ornaments on our tree. We have a couple of handmade christmas trees, that are cardboard cones my son painted green and glued rhinestones on.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
I also had a handmade Christmas tree and also a nativity scene that I made several years ago.
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@whiteream (3800)
• United States
17 Dec 15
When my son was little we would make everything. I don't do that too much anymore. I wish, I had the time to do that type of thing. Yours look very nice.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
17 Dec 15
We are all adults, but I still like to make some decorations, even the time is limied.
@Bella128 (2479)
• United States
16 Dec 15
I like making my own decorations, although I usually throw them away after every year.
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@LadyDuck (188667)
• Switzerland
16 Dec 15
I keep them, some remember good past years.