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My Christmas decoration this year (and finally back to the workshop)

At this moment I have been spending 3 weeks in a row home and was finally ready again to go to my ceramics workshop I hadn’t seen in two month. After a break, the most difficult moment is the first day, showing off and starting something new. There are always a dozen of excuses of not going and even I am really passionate about ceramics, I am having a hard time finding my rhythm.

But I went this week and it felt so good. I wanted to do some porcelain Christmas ornaments and had been thinking about the design of those arrows for weeks now. After some drawings and testing with a paper sample, I was all ready to go.

Christmas arrows

If you don’t want to go for porcelain, you can do them easily yourself with dry air clay. Just make sure they are thick enough and don’t get broken.

3 Christmas arrows

You can either hang them…

Large Christmas arrow

…use them for gift wrapping…

Christmas arrow

…or just decorate your table. The wholes are optional but make them so versatile.

Christmas arrows gift wrapping

Gift wrapping will be white and gold here this year…

Christmas branches

…and I am working on the all over deco with a quite monochromatic look. I have discovered these stunning  white cascade amaranthus branches for the first time this year at my flower shop and will certainly include them at the Christmas dinner table decor.

Christmas arrows seeds

How about you? What are you doing for gift wrapping this year?

Ah, and I am working with a tripod now. Can you tell? :-)

How about some extra inspiration?

17 Responses

  1. I like the white&gold color palette and your handmade arrows! Such a pretty and unique idea. Your decorations are truly beautiful :)
    Oh, I just bought a tripod as well, but I guess I need a bit more time to start using it properly. For now, it seems like I focus too much on the right angles and heights…and I keep on adjusting and adjusting it. I guess I need a bit more practice :))
    How do you find using it?

    1. Hi Agi, the tripod is one of those things that seems to make your life a bit more complicated at the beginning. It takes extra time, I can’t set that ‘thing’ up in less than 5 minutes without getting desperate :-) but the result is so worth it.

  2. Lovely, lovely lovely Gudy! The arrows, so delicate with the threading… Really when will you be starting your collection? And yes, the photos are really good! Is that from Thorsten’s class? Does the tripod make such a difference? Happy weekend Gudy xx Mel

  3. So pretty, Gudy, it looks bright and peaceful :)
    By the way, where’s your flower shop? I’d like to know where to find amaranthus branches.


  4. This idea is so original Gudy, in all the purposes you mentioned.
    Unfortunately this year my gifts will be wrapped in the classical way do to timeless reasons, but I have put all my effort and love with the hope the people who will receive them will enjoy.
    Thank you for sharing

  5. I like the fact that the arrows are not typical for christmas – I can see them as a decoration for every season. And these branches? Amazing! Nice photos, a tripod is a must these days here, with almost no light outside.

    1. Right, I was thinking of a timeless objects and make it somehow christmassy. We still have a lot of light here but I am trying to get used to the tripod, not a big fan though…xx

  6. STUNNING Gudy! Really such a great design, so timeless and very eclectic. THe White & gold is a great combination and what a wonderful contrast texture porcelain give both branches & paper, I’m in love :-)

  7. Wunderwunderschön, liebe Gudy. Ich liebe schlichte Dinge, die eine ganz besondere und eigene Ausstrahlung haben. Und deine Pfeile sind perfekt! Nicht nur zu Weihnachten… ♥ Inga

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