Handmade Gifts for Christmas

Shabby Art Boutique - shabby fabric hearts

I’m a great lover of gifting handmade… Of course, not everyone loves a handmade gift, but for those that do… They get a one of a kind and often unique gift that has been made with love and especially with that person in mind.   With just one month until Christmas day, it’s time to get those … [Read more...]

More GreenGate Goodness for Christmas

Hello my friends, I’m so happy to be home again and straight back into preparing for Christmas. Australians really embrace the festive season early… both in our retail stores and our homes. I thought I’d see more Christmas decorations in the US than I did, but I’m sure my northern friends will … [Read more...]

Mini Christmas Stockings

About 5 years ago I designed these mini Christmas stockings to sell online and at a local market.. It was such a simple idea…   I thought they might appeal to people as a gift tag or to use in their Christmas décor. I certainly wasn’t prepared for how popular they would be. I … [Read more...]

Simply Christmas & Shabbilicious Friday

Shabby Art Boutique - Shabbilicious Friday & Christmas Link party

Hello shabbilicious friends, If you’ve come by for ‘Shabbilicious Friday’, the party is a bit different this week. As I’m currently away on a short break with my girls, I’m running the Shabbilicious Friday link party over two weeks from Friday 13th – Wednesday 25th November. You can still … [Read more...]

3 Tips for preparing your tree for decorating

Shabby Art Boutique - How to clean your artificial Christmas tree

Many people these days choose an artificial tree for the focus of their holiday décor. I have several in my home and I have to admit, after 10 months of sitting in storage, these trees accumulated an unappealing amount of dust, dirt and debris. We are a family of asthmatics and allergy … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious & Vintage Baubles

Shabbilicious Vintage Baubles

Hello there, Here’s a little something I’ve been working on in the craft room. They are vintage book paper baubles that I’ll be using in my Christmas décor this year.     You’ll see these in my Christmas home tour later on, but I thought I might share how I made my baubles… … [Read more...]

DIY – 5 minute Christmas Ribbon

Shabby Art Boutique - 5 minute Christmas Ribbon

When do you wrap your gifts? As you get them… all at once… or on Christmas Eve? Personally, I like to wrap gifts all in one session… it’s kind of a Christmas event in our home. You know, the Christmas movie playing in the background, yummy festive food to nibble on and a list to tick off. Even … [Read more...]

A Vintage Advent Calendar

Shabby Art Boutique - Vintage Advent Calendar

Advent calendars have long been used to count down the days until Christmas. Starting on December 1st, the air of anticipation as each day is marked off delights young and old alike.     You can add a touch of Victorian elegance to your Christmas decorating this year with this … [Read more...]

Shabbilicious Friday Link Party

Shabby Art Boutique - Shabbilicious Friday Link party

Welcome to This weeks party is a little different… it will run across two weeks, so please feel free to keep coming back to link up all your shabbilicious and Christmas posts. I’m heading off on a trip with my girls today, so rather than cancel the party for next week, I decided to keep it open … [Read more...]

Free printable vintage door tag

Shabby Art Boutique - printable vintage Christmas door tag 4

I like using hanging tags in my décor. It’s a simple way to add seasonal touches to your room… they are easy to store… and fun to make. This one would fit in perfectly with  French Provincial styling.     I added this vintage tag to the dresser in my breakfast nook this week … [Read more...]