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Shopping Guide – Last Minute Gift Ideas

Christmas is coming and time is running out to beat the shipping cut-offs and get handmade goodies delivered by Australia Post. We’ve put together a short list of great last minute gift ideas to make shopping Australian handmade a breeze.

Little Girls Bag & Purse Set by Vicki Elle

Gold Christmas crown by Under The Hawthorns

Dinosaur tails by Under His Wing

Baby romper by Little Loris Co

Santa kids undies by The Climbing Tree

Hand painted Wedgwood plate by The China Hutch

Baby Bib set  by Fig Tree Hill Crafts

Baby Christmas outfit by Four Little Buttons

Box Toiletry Bag by One Busy Sloth

Muslin swaddle wraps by Ruby’s Quilts & More

 

 


Sensational Six – Silver and Gold

Silver and gold, all that shimmers and sparkles, perfect for the festive season.
Contributed by Amelia of Lucy May Vintage Designs

Felt Ball Necklace – by Songbird and Wren

Original Sterling Silver Spoon Ring – by Lallyandme

Eucalypt Leaf Gold and Silver Stainless Steel Wall Art Wreath – by Galaxia Metal

Mint and Gold Polka Dot Ruffle Dress – by The Three Birds Shop

Cufflinks – by SisterWorks Inc

Reindeer Antler Bows – by Maddie’s Mum

 

Lucy Mae Vintage Designs creates baby and children’s clothing from upcycled and reclaimed vintage fabrics and linens.

The goal was to repurpose the old and unwanted to create new, exciting, unique clothing that helps fight the wastefulness and the environmental impact of the fashion industry.

The result is a clothing label that is locally handmade, ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly.  Designs are inspired by vintage fashion of the 40s, 50s and 60s, and all items are one-of-a-kind.  Sizes range from newborn to approximately 5 years, with Girl, Boy and Unisex styles.


Maker’s Inspiration – Christmas

Where do our makers find inspiration for their Christmas designs?
We asked four of our members to share what they are influenced by.

“Blue Christmas ” This year, Benita of BerryCoot Creations was inspired by a blue and white theme, as seen in this gorgeous tree by Rebecca Robeson. Benita’s Christmas romper fits the colour scheme perfectly.

PJ of Marjorie Handmade is inspired by “Little Golden Books with Christmas as the theme”. Her festive bibs for babies are the ideal complement to a little Christmas reading.

Kate from Tinkerbell Tailor has been busy sewing Christmas bloomers and has had great fun styling them in the Christmas spirit. Her plum pudding collection of bloomers matches with this tasty plum pudding from OZphotography at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Elizabeth from ELK Prints loves “the idea of making a floral Christmas wreath with our Australian native flowers”. Her Advent calendar milestone cards fit perfectly with Australian natives, such as this grevillea, photographed by Kathryn Willmott.

 

What is inspiring you this Christmas?


Shopping Guide – Christmas

Christmas is coming and boy are we excited! These handmade gifts for kids will get you in the festive spirit.

Magic Santa key by My Paper Planet

Christmas finger puppets by Love From Annie

Red sequin romper by Tinkerbell Tailor 

Mini green glitter pegs by Kaetoo

Christmas advent cards by ELK Prints

Koala Christmas card by Mum and Me Handmade

Christmas overalls by Berry Coot Creations

Personalised baby bloomers by Four Little Buttons


Make Your Own Folded Paper Christmas Trees

Embrace the festive spirit and make your own easy-to-fold paper origami Christmas Trees. These are great for gift tags, decorate your wrapping paper, or make Christmas cards.

Instructions

Start with a square of patterned or plain paper – you can try newspaper, brown paper, Christmas wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, coloured construction paper or origami paper. Thinner paper is better (so not cardstock).

Next, click here or on the image below to download printable instructions.

How are you going to use these beauties?

You could make a collection of coordinated wrapping papers…

Add a little forest of paper trees to your gift wrapping…

Or make some adorable gift tags…

Merry Christmas!

MyPaperPlanet120 Contributed by Mara of My Paper Planet

My Paper Planet creates a range of unique gift tags for party favors, gift bags and gift boxes, party décor items and banners and garlands, all original designs handmade in Melbourne. They specialise in custom baby shower and party decorations, as well as seasonal gift wrapping accessories.



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