Kirstie's Handmade Christmas

Kirstie's Handmade Christmas

Series 2016 - Episode 1



I haven’t made a Christmas decoration since I was about nine; it was a pulpy mess of glitter, glue and toilet-roll cardboard that my mam was obliged to love without reservation.

But adults make Christmas decorations these days (why? The shops are full of them) and their tinselly queen is Kirstie Allsopp. In a new series of the almost unbearably sparkly make-it-yourself show, full of fairy lights, primary colours and good cheer, Allsopp is in Perthshire at Blair Castle’s Christmas Fair. She learns about Scottish crafts, including handmade jewellery and pottery.

Throughout the series there’s a craft competition involving gingerbread houses and Christmas trees.


In the first episode, Kirstie heads to the Highlands to visit Blair Castle's Christmas Fair, and explores the wonderful world of festive Scottish craft, from handmade jewellery and fashions to pottery. Kirstie then learns some new, creative skills, including how to make your own handmade Christmas decorations, unique presents and a selection of festive foods. Later, the show's Christmas competition sees leading craft folk compete against each other to create festive gingerbread houses and paper creations.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Kirstie Allsopp
Director Francois Gandolfi
Executive Producer Sarah Walmsley
Series Producer Christian Kehoe