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Video: A Handcrafted Holiday

HandcraftedHolidayVideoImage A few years ago after I moved from a house into my downtown loft, I realized that my Christmas decoration collection had found its way to the donation pile. I saw it as an opportunity to try something different, to fill the tree with handmade paper ornaments. This started a new tradition, and now in it’s third year I am sharing my tradition of a handcrafted holiday with you in video form. Next week when I return from my holiday in Amsterdam, I will be posting the patterns and/or tutorials for each of these ornaments. Until then, enjoy a sneak peek in the video below.

A special thanks to Lanie and Brianna for crafting this round of gorgeous ornaments with me and to my little buddies Maddie and James for bringing their sweet joy as we decorated the tree. Thanks to Balsam Hill for the beautiful Stratford Spruce. Video by Quincy Davis. (A huge thanks to Quincy for bringing his creative eye and visual poetry to this project).

  1. I’d like to thank you for the extraordinary works you share with us!

  2. I love the bird. Anyway you are going to do a tutorial on the bird? Please.

  3. What a lovely video! You’re inspiring me to overhaul all my store bought ornaments now

  4. hermoso!!
    aprecio mucho la creatividad e imaginacion de los emprendedores!
    sigo este blog desde el año pasado y cada dia me sorprende con algo diferente!!

  5. So beautiful and inspiring. Thank you for it :)

  6. WOW! I instantly fell in love with the one made of circles! My brain’s starting to work, thinking of the perfect glittery paper I could use. What a wonderful Christmas present these would make! I can’t wait for the tutorial- thank you!

  7. I loved it.
    Will you teach us how to make the bird on top of the tree?

    Márcia Leal

  8. This is really neat! Looks like you’ve got great helpers! My favorite was the star–it looks so complex and elegant! Enjoy the rest of your holiday!!

  9. What a beautiful video Lia and such beautiful ornaments. Thank you for sharing.

  10. You dickens, teasing us. Can hardly wait til you come back, selfishly. I will be counting the days. Hope you’re having a wonderful time in Amsterdam with your daughter. Will you be sharing photos of your adventure when you come back? Sure hope so.
    The kids in video are so beautiful and precious. The joy of children is so special. Think you know all your readers will be anxiously waiting for your return so we can make those ornaments. I so love making paper ornaments, yours are particularly special.
    Waiting anxiously.

  11. Beautiful! I can’t wait to see more!

  12. Recently found your blog by way of another one and so glad I did. You are so gracious with your freebies and tutorials and I finally know his to tie a beautiful bow now.

  13. Loved it! Especially the bow on the cat :) Excited to see your patterns.
    Question – what is your nail polish?

    • Thanks Dianna! The nail polish is a grey with a hint of lavender. I can get the exact name when I get back to Portland. It is a gel, so I had it done at my local salon.

  14. You have been so generous to share your creations. I have received so many compliments on my food gifts I’ve shared this season decorated with your labels.

    Will you be sharing a Christmas Photo Card Template, perhaps in the chalkboard design? If so, can you place it in a simple format for those of us without Photoshop?

    Thank you for your creativity and generosity!

  15. What a wonderful video!!! Love all the things you make, you’re an awesome artist!

  16. So pretty…makes me miss my kids at that age helping me decorate. Love all the ornaments and thank you for sharing the tutorials. Merry Christmas!

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