Blue Holiday Decor(67 items)
Welcome to the Blue Holiday Decor Collection at NOVICA.
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Novica artisans always strive to craft high-quality, environmentally-conscious pieces. They look for ways to reuse and repurpose materials, and have discovered creative methods of sculpting ornaments out of recycled cardboard and paper. Leftover materials from past projects, such as albesia wood, felt, and even cement, all find new life in eco-friendly ornaments. Each artist lists their materials under product details. You will find complete transparency in those descriptions and discover a large selection of eco-friendly Christmas decorations.
The most commonly used materials for handmade ornaments depends on resources available to the craftsman. Balinese artisans incorporate hand-painted wood and iron. Artisans in India, Central America, and Mexico work in clay, ceramics, and natural fibers. But even when regions utilize the same materials, their unique craftsmanship shines through in style and design. In India, the ancient technique of zardozi embroidery uses thin copper wires to make beautiful, sparkling Christmas ornaments. Artists are able to take common, everyday elements and turn them into extraordinary, one-of-a-kind pieces.
We love giving ornaments as gifts because they are creative, unique, and meaningful during the holiday season. Whether youre looking for hand-painted works, beaded wonders, or woven treasures, each one is a piece of culture and history. Look for whimsical ornaments from Thailand designed with images of elephants and bells. Search for matte chiseled pumpkins and owls by Peruvian artisans. Central American ornaments delight with hand-painted perfection. Whether you choose a decorative stocking from West Africa or a hand-blown glass masterpiece from the Andes, decorations are a wonderful way to spread some holiday cheer!
Hand painted ornaments differ significantly from region to region. Each depicts specific themes and images important to the culture. In the Andes, ornaments often feature owls, costumed characters, and angels. Bali expresses its festivities with design focused around stars, snowflakes, and traditional Christmas figures. Thailand, Mexico and India have popularized designs surrounding animals and intricate depictions of nature. Handmade ornaments are festive works that highlight the unique skills and cultures of artisans from around the world.
Excellent question! Decorations should definitely be handled with care. Store them in clean, safe spaces with minimal exposure to harsh particles. For extra precaution, pack each ornament separately so as to avoid breakage. Most ornaments do not require extensive cleaning, but if it should become necessary, always use soaps and detergents free from harsh chemicals. Mostly, a simple wipe should be enough to remove dust and tree debris.
From table tops to floor set-ups beneath the Christmas tree, nativity scenes are a traditional holiday centerpiece in homes around the world. Often entire families come together to partake in the experience. While there is no single right way to set up a nativity scene, certain details tend to cross regional and cultural divides. Biblical characters, animals and religious props often form the foundation of the nativity scene, while customizable pieces add extra flare. Hanging stars showcase the night sky. Decorated motifs, backdrops, ornaments, and figurines may be used to embellish a simple scene.
Absolutely! Artisans that create beaded ornaments use skills passed down for generations. Whether beads are hand-sewn onto fabric, as is the case with many of our Indian ornaments, or strung onto nylon twine, as with many West African ornaments, each piece is made with careful attention to detail.
Different cultures and regions celebrate the holidays in their own unique ways, emphasizing various decor, art, and symbolism. In the Andes, for example, Christmas ornaments consist of clay pendants in the shapes of fruit, animals, and multicolored, knitted fabrics. Bali utilizes wood, iron and even recycled paper to craft ornaments, which are often in the shape of stars, Santa Claus figurines, snowflakes, and reindeer. In the regions of Brazil and Thailand, artisans utilize hand-painted ceramics, wood, and natural fibers, while Mexico is famous for their pottery and clay. India specializes in pieces made out of decorative embroidery. Each region crafts celebratory ornaments that highlight the unique customs and art forms within their communities.
Featured Reviews on Blue Holiday Decor
I just received this amazing stocking today (which is fine based on when I ordered it). It is absolutely amazing! Especially the quality for the price, not to mention the artistry! I could not be more pleased and look forward to enjoying it for every year going forward. Thanks Novica and this wonderful artist!
Cheery and pretty
I bought this to hang on my doorknob (inside) so I can hear the door open and close...works great and looks pretty. The hanging loop is a little small for a standard doorknob as it was meant to be a mobile or wind chime to hang on a hook, so I just use a ribbon of my own, to tie it on the doorknob.
Work of Art
Beautiful detail! I am going to hang these ornaments on my houseplants so that I can enjoy them everyday of the year.
Duangkamol Handmade ceramic tableware and decor accessories
"I hope more people will understand and appreciate the art of Celadon ceramic. Each piece that I make has many stories to tell."
Popular Blue Holiday Decor
Artisan Crafted Wood Fish Ornaments from Bali (Set of 4), "Rainbow Fish"$25.99
Tropical fish become festive ornaments from Bali. Each albesia wood ornament is painted by hand by Ketut Nadiasih, from Bhakti Senang Hati. The set includes four lively fish hanging from golden cords.
"I'm Ketut Nadiasih, from Tampaksirin. I'm the fourth of seven siblings and our parents are farmers with no educational background. I had Poliomyelitis when I was a little girl so I rarely went outside my parents’ house unless somebody could carry me anywhere I wanted to go. I felt so at peace and happy when my nephew carried me to see the world outside for the first time - a world that is full of colors. I enjoy crafting something with both my hands that can be used by people. When I married my husband, whom I met at the foundation, I knew the meaning of happiness. We work together to create ornaments, my husband carves the pieces and I finish and paint them."
Blue Gilded Glass Nativity Scene from Peru (12 Piece), "Andean Festivity in Blue"$47.99
Capturing the spirit of Christmas, Peruvian artisan Milton Rios creates a delightful and charming 12-piece nativity scene. Crafted from glass in blue and white tones, this set depicts the traditional figures wearing Andean clothing, accompanied by local farm animals. Each figurine is painted by hand with gleaming gilt.
Crackled Green Celadon Ceramic Ornaments (Pair), "Light Blue Elephant"$23.99
Crafted of ceramic, these sleek figurines represent an elephant's grace. Duangkamol works in the painstaking celadon technique, creating a beautiful symbol of old Siam. The ornaments are glazed in light blue, with the crackled finish characteristic of true celadon.