Recipes from Handmade Christmas

Handmade Christmas Cookbook

Save money and have fun with this beautiful collection of Christmas makes. Split into three chapters covering a wide range of different crafting techniques, Handmade Christmas will show you how to perfect your card making, embroidery skills, and sugar craft with projects from different festive cultures and traditions. Start with ‘Decorations’, where you will find delightful ideas such as a traditional advent calendar and colorful embroidered Christmas stockings, as well as tin candleholders that will glimmer and shine. Then move on to ‘Cards and Gift Wrap’, which includes inspired ways to present your thoughtful gifts. Learn how to make goody bags and labels in the shape of gingerbread men, or get the kids involved with making the potato print star gift-wrap! And lastly, ‘Handmade Gifts’ has something to please everyone. With tasty edible treats such as button bites, chocolate coins, and traditional German lebkuchen, you will be the envy of every household. Every project comes with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, requires no specialist equipment, and many can be made in an afternoon, so you can get started right away!

Assorted shaped lebkuchen decorated with white and chocolate icing.

Lebkuchen

These traditional German Christmas cookies that are subtly reminiscent of gingerbread are typically called lebkuchen, although we tend to refer to them as moments of perfectly spiced deliciousness.