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Spreading Christmas Cheer: 10 Handmade Christmas Decorations for Your Next Holiday Event

Dec. 4, 2013
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Are you planning a holiday party this season, but unsure of what to do for decorations? Check out these party decorations from indie sellers to get your gears grinding for your holiday party! Although there are plenty of decorations available in local store chains or you can hire a party planner, but doing your party decor yourself, especially with handmade goods, makes any of your holiday events more meaningful and unique. Set the right mood for your Christmas holiday event with any of these elaborate, decorative elements made by skillful crafters, and give your guests a party to remember. Find more indie coupons in our indie coupon directory.

 Christmas 19-Piece Photo Prop Set

by Fun Photo Props

Hosting a Christmas party this year? Add a photo booth and Fun Photo Props’ Christmas photo prop set to your event for your guests! This prop set includes Santa Clause, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman props to enhance to the Christmas spirit with these popular characters. Other props include moustaches, lips and Christmas holiday decorations. Crafted with quality card stock paper and sturdy, white lollipop sticks, this Christmas prop set can last for many Christmas parties!

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 Vintage Style Santa Clause Holiday Cupcake and

Food Picks

by Adore By Nat

One major part of serving food is the presentation, so, if you’re having a Christmas party this holiday season, serve your appetizers and sweet treats with Adore By Nat’s Santa Clause cupcake and food picks! These picks present vintage-styled images of Santa Clause and other holiday designs, which allows you to give your holiday party a special theme. With a mix of red and green colors, this food pick set will surely get your guests into the Christmas spirit!

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Christmas Wreath

by Custom Crafts By Lynn

A Christmas tree isn’t the only Christmas holiday decoration you can put up this holiday season. With Custom Crafts by Lynn’s Christmas wreath, you can decorate the outside of your home and greet your house guests with this lovely and vibrant wreath. Accented with white-tipped pine cones, ornaments, berries and Red Cardinal feathers, this festive wreath is all you need to create an elaborate outdoor decor and bring Christmas cheer to your home. Find other great Christmas wreaths with different designs in Custom Crafts by Lynn’s shop!

 Hand-Painted Christmas Candle

by Less Candles

Add a touch of Christmas cheer to your dining table with Less Candles’ hand-painted Christmas candle! This candle is molded into a cone and painted in an evergreen color. A moose is painted over the green background, and its antlers wrap around the exquisite cone shape. Gold flecks enhance the elegance of this simple yet stunning candle. You can also find other holiday candles in Less Candles’ shop and create a Christmas candle wonderland in your home!

 Snowflake Christmas Napkin Set

by Creative Chics Home

Enjoy dinner parties, and even regular family dinners, with an extra holiday treat by adding Creative Chics Home’s Christmas napkin set to your table! These cloth napkins each have a unique snowflake design embroidered on it, which adds an elegant, Christmas touch to these napkins. You can choose from a wide range of colors for the cloth napkins, such as black, green and ivory, along with the position of the snowflake.

 Four Custom-Made Christmas Burlap Stockings

by Everyday Graces

Christmas stockings are more than gift holders. With Everyday Graces’ Christmas stockings, you can also have them as fun holiday decorations for your home! This listing includes four Christmas stockings that have various designs on them, from a snowflake to a reindeer. You can mix and match the colors of the stocking and appliques to your desire; if you want to have monograms on each stocking, they’re sold separately here. Made with burlap, these Christmas stockings are long-lasting, which gives you a worthwhile Christmas decoration each year.

Blue & White Paper Snowflake Garland

by Fanciful Chaos

Let it snow in your home with Fanciful Chaos’ paper snowflake garland! Crafted with cut-out snowflakes in white and blue colors, this garland set is a lovely decoration to grace your entryways or ceilings for parties or simple holiday home decor. You can also find other Christmas-themed garlands in Fanciful Chaos’ shop!

 Printable Christmas Village Set

by Claudine Hellmuth

Whether for a centerpiece or favor boxes for a holiday party, Claudine Hellmuth’s printable Christmas Village set is a must for the holidays! This adorable village is printable, which means you can print out as many village houses as you want. These houses also make for great luminaries with electric candles, making it a delightful Christmas decoration. Claudine Hellmuth also offers other Christmas-themed printables, from gingerbread houses to Christmas cards, so be sure to gather them all for this holiday season!

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Rustic Merry Christmas Banner

by Bekah Jennings

Decorate your fireplace with Bekah Jennings’ Merry Christmas banner! Made with 4×4 card stock squares and hand-stamped letters and designs, this banner adds a rustic yet elegant appeal to your home. Stringed with a green satin ribbon, this banner continues to spread the holiday cheer throughout all its components. This banner also makes a wonderful photo prop for your family Christmas photo.

 Light Green Christmas Curl Tree 

by KölnSchätze

If you’re not into big, space-consuming Christmas trees, then KölnSchätze’s Christmas curl tree will be the perfect Christmas holiday decoration for you! Crafted with wood, this curl tree resembles a Christmas tree and has elegant, curly features. There are wide holes in the tree, which allows you to hang small ornaments on this curl tree. The ornaments for this curl tree are included in this listing, so you can decorate your home for Christmas right away! KölnSchätze offers other color options for the curl tree product.

Spreading the holiday cheer this season is a fabulous way to get all your friends, family, neighbors, church members and many other people around you together. When it comes decorating your home, if you’re expecting guests over during the holiday season, be sure to have holiday decorations that are welcoming and lift everyone’s Christmas and holiday spirit. Try to avoid gaudy decorations and too much color. When in doubt, simple and traditional Christmas colors, such as red, green, white, and blue, are a safe bet. Happy holidays, and happy decorating!

Written by Emily Nguyen, a core contributor to NerdWallet Shopping.