Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2022: Here’s how you can apply

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Photo credit: Channel 4
Photo credit: Channel 4

Kirstie Allsopp has confirmed that applications are officially open for Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2022, as her popular crafting series will be back again for the festive season.

The Channel 4 show will be brimming with ideas and inspiration to make your Christmas the craftiest yet, perfect for those who are on a budget and love to indulge their creative streak.

As before, we're expecting to see some exceptional crafters battling it out to produce the most impressive seasonal creations and secure one of Kirstie's coveted handmade trophies.

As well as putting her hand to some magical Yuletide craft projects, the top judges will be on-hand to offer some brilliant craft tips and tricks. Here's everything we know about the series so far, including how you can apply to take part...

When will Kirsty's Handmade Christmas 2022 be back?

There isn't an official return date just yet but we know it will return around the festive period in December, so we'll keep you posted. The series typically airs at 5pm on Channel 4.

What will feature on Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2022?

We haven't had official confirmation from Channel 4 about the exact details but we do know this year's competitions will include categories such as best decorated gingerbread house, best knitted Christmas jumper, best handmade Christmas wreath, best handmade toy and best decorated Christmas tree.

We're expecting the format to follow last year's series, which saw each episode focusing on a different competition. Kirstie has previously said of her show: (via Gathered): "It's a very genuine competition. At the end we have four cameras – one pointing at each of the four contestants because no one except the judge knows who's won. I do not influence the result or know the result.

"It's a very professional operation. We get lots of wonderful people in to be judges and we're really lucky with who we get in to be judges and we get all sorts and we really appreciate the effort and time that goes into every contestants' – because it's hours of work."

We'll have to wait and see who this year's judges will be.

How do I apply for Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2022?

Kirsty announced that applications are now open for the 2022 Christmas series in a video on the show's official Instagram account.

"Hello clever, crafty creatives, it's nearly competition time, so the cake makers and gingerbread designers, the clever toy crafters and decoration makers, the tree decorations and paper cutters and all the rest, we need you to enter our competitions," Kirsty told fans. "We want to show the best crafts out there and highlight the clever work you do."

Entries are open for:

  • Best Decorated Christmas cake

  • Best Decorated Gingerbread House

  • Best Decorated Christmas Tree

  • Best Knitted Christmas Jumper

  • Best handmade Christmas Decorations

  • Best Handmade Christmas Wreath

  • Best Handmade Christmas Toy

  • Best Handmade Christmas Hamper

  • Best Handmade Christmas Gift

  • Best Christmas Papercraft

To apply, email:

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2022 will launch on Channel 4 in December.

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