Every day between December 1st and December 25th, we bring you a new festive ‘how to’ as part of our DIY Advent series.
Rachael is the creator of the the boutique design studio Love From Ginger. She loves illustrating happy and whimsical birthday invitations and quirky art prints. She’s a secret cat lady with a penchant for pom poms, glitter and tea. When she’s not drawing, you can find Rachael making and creating on the Love From Ginger blog.
How is Etsy a place where one of a kind gifts come from for you?
Etsy has great gifts for hard to give to people like my brothers. I’ve bought them clothes, shoes, vintage books and art that I couldn’t possibly have found in a day pounding the pavement at the shops.
Do you have a story about a unique buying experience?
A couple of years ago I bought an adorable miniature nativity scene from one of my all time favourite shops Zime. It’s become a tradition to have it sitting on our window sill in the kitchen each year and we both love it.
What is your favourite handmade Christmas present?
I have some ornaments from when I was a child that I still put up every year. They are tattered and frayed, but they always make me smile.
Do you have a certain ritual that you do regularly every Christmas?
I always make my Dad’s peppermint log. I eat about ten of these during Christmas! It reminds me of all that excitement and anticipation you have as a child as Dad only made it during the holiday season.
Illustrated Christmas Birch Rounds
Handmade decorations always make a tree more beautiful and unique. These cute illustrated birch rounds would be the perfect addition to any tree. This is an easy project the kids can help with too – perfect for a crafty afternoon if it’s snowing outside.
- Birch rounds (I got mine from Dalias Woodland)
- Sticker paper
- Christmas illustrations download, hand drawn by LoveFromGinger
Step 1: Print your illustrated decorations onto the sticker paper.
Step 2: Cut out each decoration.
Step 3: Stick the illustrations onto the birch rounds.
Step 4: Loop a length of twine through the hole and tie at the back.
Now you can hang your cute birch rounds on your tree to enjoy all holiday season.
Have you made any Christmas DIYs? We’d love to see – share your pictures with the hashtag #ChristmasAdventDIY and we’ll share them on Facebook.com/EtsyUK and Twitter @EtsyUK.
Have you made any Christmas advent DIYs? We’d love to see – send us pictures with the hashtag #ChristmasAdventDIY and we’ll share them on Facebook.com/EtsyUK and Twitter @EtsyUK.