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Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas is back!

Everyone's favourite Christmas craft show is back! Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2021 will air in December and is full of festive makes, bakes, and creativity. Keep reading to find out dates, times and all the show's behind-the-scenes gossip.

Kirstie's Handmade Christmas TV guide

Gingerbread houses are being baked, sparkly fairy lights are being bought and Marie Carey is back on the radio which means one thing… Christmas is coming! One of our favourite Christmas activities is curling up in front of the TV with a cinnamon hot chocolate, a fun festive project, and some crafty TV. There’s plenty of amazing craft TV shows out there but as soon as December comes there’s one show on our mind – Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas! First airing in 2014, Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas has become a staple of British festive TV. We absolutely love it, in fact, we love it so much that we’ve decided to bring you a little TV guide to ensure you know exactly how, where, and when to watch the new season.


If you can’t wait for the new series then make sure you pick up a copy of Kirstie’s Christmas Crafts book which is full of DIYs from the show. We also have a bunch more craft TV guides here on Gathered including The Great Pottery Throwdown and The Great British Sewing Bee.

Watch a behind-the-scenes clip of Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas below…

Where to watch Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2021 will air on Channel 4. You can watch each episode online too over on Channel 4‘s website. There will be 10 episodes in Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2021 each 45 minutes long.

Kirstie and Phil.
Source: Channel 4, Kirstie and Phil

What time is Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas on?

We don’t have the scheduled time for Kirstie’s Homemade Christmas 2021 yet but last year’s competition aired at 5 pm, weekdays on Channel 4 (GMT). We expect this year’s series will air at the same time but keep this page bookmarked as we will update this post as soon as we find out!

Who presents the TV series Handmade Christmas?

Kirstie Allsopp presents Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas and has done since the show’s conception in 2014. Kirstie is best known for co-presenting Location, Location, Location alongside Phil Spencer. Kirstie has been the number one supporter of the craft world and independent businesses, frequently expressing her love for the handmade on her social media.

Crafting is a solace, to just have a bit of clear brain time...
Kirstie Allsopp for The Yorkshire Post

The show wouldn’t be the same without Kirstie and we love her passion for all things creative. She gives every craft a go (even the tricky ones) showing that craft is for everyone and can be as meditative as it is fun. We can’t wait to see Kirstie back on our screens in 2021. She’s officially the queen of Christmas for us!

kirstie allsopp Kirsties Handmade Christmas
Image credit: Channel 4

Where is the house in Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas?

Contrary to popular belief Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas isn’t filmed in Kirstie’s house! According to Shoot Factory, the show is set in Rodos Location House, a beautiful property based in the NW6 postcode area of London. The five-bedroom detached house is the perfect location for the show and it looks even better when it’s kitted out in handmade, festive decorations.

Kirstie's Handmade Christmas Rodo's house
Image credit: Channel 4

How do I apply for Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2021?

The deadline for Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2021 was September 11th 2021. The deadline has now passed but if you want to apply to the show for 2022 then simply email with details about yourself and your craft.

What can we expect from Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2021?

Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2021 is going to be the best season yet! Get ready for gorgeous handmade projects, tasty bakes and beautiful gift ideas. There’s a bit of everything in this year’s show and it’s going to leave you itching to start your Christmas crafting. We don’t know which designer-makers will be featured on this year’s show yet but we do know what competitions (and so what crafts) will be hotting up the studio. The makers will compete to create the best and most unique…

  • Tree decoration
  • Handmade wreath
  • Christmas cake
  • Christmas stocking
  • Festive papercraft
  • Knitted Christmas jumper
  • Handmade gift
  • Handmade decorations
  • Handmade toy
  • Gingerbread house

Their creations will be judged by an expert crafter and the winner will receive the coveted Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas award!

Gini’s trophy for Christmas Decorations Champion alongside her winning entry for Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2020

We hope you’re as excited as we are for Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 2021. If you want to start your handmade Christmas journey now then check out our Christmas crafts section here on Gathered. We have everything from crochet Christmas decorations to free Christmas knitting patterns and even a how to make a Christmas stocking tutorial.