Images • 12.11.2018

Christmas gnomes on the loose: Christmas decorating tips, part 7

Playful: Ways to delight children - and adults alike

The Christmas season can be stressful for adults. Planning ahead for the holidays, getting ready for family visits, buying gifts and getting your house sparkling clean for your guests – all of this leaves little room for festive joy and wonder.

That’s why it’s wonderful to see the joy of Christmas anticipation in children and marvel at how captivated they are by window displays.

Green Christmas decoration; copyright: iXtenso / Pott...
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Small figures and wooden fir trees; copyright: iXtenso / Pott...
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By the way, are you looking for a great material to create simple, yet beautiful accessories? Try felt! This thick and solid fabric is great for crafts, comes in all colors, is durable and highly resilient.

Christmas decoration made of wood and felt; copyright: iXtenso / Pott...
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Quickly create a little Christmas vignette with simple recognizable shapes.

Christmas decoration in grey felt; copyright: iXtenso / Pott...
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It’s easy to make your own gnomes, those charming Christmas buddies. Thanks to the Secret Santa tradition, these little mythical creatures are intrinsically tied to gift giving.

gnomes with long beards and pointed caps; copyright: iXtenso / Pott...
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Want children to stop and marvel at your window displays? With their long white beards and oversized jelly bag caps, these gnomes conquer everyone’s heart – and not just the hearts of children.

Decoration in the form of mushroom houses and gnomes; copyright: iXtenso / Pott...
Source: iXtenso / Pott
Author: Julia Pott

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