Etsy's Modern Handmade Holiday

Holiday Sneak Peek 2010

We started these holiday "sneak peeks" last month and we're getting to the point now where these products aren't previews anymore — they're out on the shelves and being bought. Since we've reviewed the holiday collections from big names like IKEA, Anthropologie, and Crate & Barrel, we thought we should also review the biggest handmade marketplace for holiday decor — Etsy!Etsy's different from the other retailers mentioned because it's an aggregate of a bunch of small, independent businesses. Although it's harder to identify an overall theme for the whole site, there are definite trends happening in the world of home crafted holiday decor, and they're the same trends we've been seeing for a while now: pendant garlands, felted decor, pom poms, screen-printed tea towels, and animal-themed prints. We've rounded up a few examples, shown above and linked below.

What do you think? Are you a fan of the handmade modern holiday, or are you tired of these DIY trends?

To see Etsy's full holiday category, click here.

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Tabletop Timber Christmas Tree, $145 from redzebradesigns
Tiny Pinecone Candles, $10 for 4 from peaceblossomcandles
Yarn Felt Argyle Wreath, $40 from ItzFitz
DIY Paper Ornament Kit, $4.50 from PaperArtByCNM
Tiny Flag Merry Christmas Bunting Banner, $12 from biyDAYpartyshop
Noel Pom Kit, $5 from pomtree
Herds Pillows from SkinnyLaminx, $30
2011 Organic Calendar Tea Towel, $25 from curiousdoodles
Pair of Vintage Brass Reindeer, $52 from HighStreetMarket
Custom Family Silhouette Ornament, $34

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