Walking in an Etsy Wonderland

(Images above: Vintage Holiday Paper Wreath, Pine Tree Wall Decals, Oh, Deer Sculpture, Holiday Sweater Party Decorations, Tip Tops)

No Martha? No worries.

Even if you’ve never held a glue gun in your life, you can still turn your home into a winter wonderland with the help of the talented sellers on Etsy. Decking out your halls with holiday decorations has never been easier, thanks to the crafts and vintage shopping site. Looking for a wreath, woodland wall decals, or reindeer decorations? Etsy’s got that covered. Planning a holiday sweater-themed party on a budget? Buy a PDF holiday sweater party kit from seller Mélangerie Inc., and print off their adorably designed invitations, garlands, 3-D centerpieces, cupcake toppers, and napkin rings right from your home printer.

(Images above: Kitty Confetti, Skyline Flute, Owl with Wine and Champagne Print, Cotton Ball Lights)

For those throwing New Year’s fêtes, narayabag‘s handcrafted cotton string lights are perfect for setting spirits aglow, while TofuKitty‘s eco-friendly cat confetti (which were punched from a recycled 1960s children’s French encyclopedia!) will bring out the party animal in everyone. But if bubbly is where your heart lies, the site also carries a seemingly endless variety of decorated champagne flutes, kooky bottle openers, coasters in every color imaginable, and even owl-t of this world champagne-and-owl art.

Given how much there is on the site, and how much we love it, this post could go on for ages. So we’re handing the discussion over to you now. Who are your favorite holiday decoration items or sellers on Etsy? Any tips or recommendations for first-time shoppers?


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    Natalie 12/10/2009 at 8:06 pm #

    I want that Skyline Flute soooo much!

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    Mary 12/10/2009 at 9:23 pm #

    Once upon a time, I bought a fabulous Modcloth French Roast Coffee Coat. However, the coat arrived without the back sash and a call to Modcloth revealed no more coats or sashes to be found! Modcloth generously refunded a large part of the price of the coat while letting me keep it, so I took that money and used it to commission an etsy seamstress to make me a sash. The endy of the story? A beautiful new sash that was made in a pretty brown tweed, accenting the coat even better than the original one did (in the picture!) Moral of the story: you can find just about anything you want/need for your wardrobe on etsy, and if you don’t find it, commission it! (or in etsy language, “request custom item” from the artist of your choosing!)

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    becca boo 12/11/2009 at 2:36 am #

    i love etsy! i only buy from there or here! Lovely story Mary, i’ve done the same thing

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    Gitte 12/11/2009 at 10:47 am #

    My new favorite seller on etsy is The Linnets Wing. I bought a custom-order wreath there for the holidays. It’s not only beautiful, but natural and sustainable, too!


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