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  1. I'm just going to put it out there...if you don't love rainbows then we can't be friends. 

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    I've been on a mission to find the best colourful Christmas Decorations available on Etsy UK. In my efforts I've scowered through tonnes of listings to bring you...

    *DRUM ROLL*

    The Ultimate Rainbow Christmas Decorations Guide 2017

    If you love Christmas, colour, rainbows and glitter then you've found the best place to be on the internet (in my humble opinion). Even better all the products on this list are sourced from handmade, independent shops. So if you like supporting small businesses and creativity then scroll down. 


    In no particular order:

    1) Merry & Bright Handmade Banner £25 from KittyPomPom 

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    2) Crochet Christmas Stocking £22.50 from thisgeeklove

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    3) Acorn Glitter Garland £18.90 from ChocolateBoxCottages

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    4) Christmas Jumper Felt Decoration £2.99 from LoveKKGifts

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    5) Rainbow Bauble Wreath £25 from MoonSixpence

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    6) Unicorn Christmas Decoration £14 from MissSDesigns

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    7) Retro Christmas Bauble Garland £10 from NerdThatDraws

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    8) 4 x Rainbow Felt Ball Decorations £9 from Funkylittleraindrop

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    9) Hand Painted Retro Ceramic Bauble £5.50 from GemEveTextileArtist

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    10) Rainbow Tassel Garland £10 from TheIndigoZebra

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    11) Rainbow Pom Pom Wreath £85 from woollyPOMPOMS

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    12) Llama Felt Glitter Ornament £7.50 from TextilesByBecca

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    13) Glitter Star Embroidery Hoops x 3 £14.99 from rachelandgeorge

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    14) Decorate Your Own Tree Wall Sticker £10.50 from ChameleonWallArt

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    15) Felt Star Garland £25 from littlenestbox

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    16) Rainbow Yarn Baubles x 6 £25 from DevonSunYarns

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    17) Sparkly Campervan Christmas Decoration £6 from KirstensLOVEFelts

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    18) Hand Printed Wooden Fair Isle Decorations x 4 £10 from WoahTherePickle

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    19) Mardi Gras Flamingo Christmas Wreath £20 from Libertygrace0

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    20) Neon Wooden Christmas Ornament £8 from WeAreScamp 

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    21) Yellow Crochet Christmas Tree £6 from ClareGetsCrafty 

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    22) Floral Bow Ceramic Hand Painted Bauble £5 from BimblyNims

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    23) Crochet Christmas Tree Tea Cosy £25 from LoopyAngCrochet

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    24) Wooden Mistletoe Hand Painted Decoration £6.95 from InkPaintPaperUK

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    A feast for the eyes right? If you know someone who'd love this guide then please share it with them. 

    If you're looking for some colourful gifts check out my bright and happy art prints for a unique and personalised gift:

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    Kerry at Paper Joy UK

    SHOP my colourful art prints at... Notonthehighstreet, Etsy or my Website

    Thank you for reading. Find me on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest 

  2. Out of my Comfort Zone... And into Hull Print Fair

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    A few months back I had the idea to push myself out of my fortress of solitude (slight over exaggeration but hey ho) and sign up to have a stall at a local fair. I know it doesn't sound very outlandish but it's something that terrified me, meeting people face to face and seeing the scrutiny of my work first hand filled me with anxiety. I nearly dropped out last minute, but the reality is I'm SO glad I did it. 

    Here's my lovely colourful stall. I'm so pleased with how it turned out. This was my first attempt at anything like this, so this amatuer done pretty good if I do say so myself...

    Paper Joy UK at Hull Print Fair 2017

    I loved having a stall, it was like playing shop in the best kind of way. Speaking to people was just amazing and when someone decided to buy I was beaming with excitement (though my default is excited so I guess it wasn't hard!). 

    I've always said I design to have a positive impact on others and this experience was incredible for seeing that first hand - people actually loved my work - can you Adam and Eve it?! So I want to say thank you to everyone who bought from me on the day and spoke to me. Please share your purchases, I'd love to see them in their new homes!

    Paper Joy UK at Hull Print Fair

    Kerry at Paper Joy UK Hull Print Fair

    Paper Joy UK at Hull Print Fair

    Paper Joy UK at Hull Print Fair Stall

    Orders from Hull Print Fair


     A LITTLE ANNOUNCEMENT *sound the trumpets*

    So thrilled was I to get out and sell my wares I've signed up to do another! On Sunday 19th November I'll be joining the guys at The Creative Lab to take part in Humber Street does Christmas with lots of other talented folks. Hope to see you there! 

    Christmas at Humber Street Market

     


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    Feeling inspired to do your own stall? 

    Being found online is increasingly impossible for small businesses and I can't believe I've never thought of doing a fair before. So if you're a small business and feel like you're failing, please don't...just get yourself out there. To feel your creativity is appreciated by others is the perfect fuel in your belly to keep going.

    I've created a little Stall Holder Guide to help other creatives taking the leap outside their comfort zones. 

    CLICK HERE to download it. 

    Kerry - Paper Joy UK

    SHOP the art prints at... NotonthehighstreetEtsy or my Website


    Thanks for reading. Find me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest