Christmas

Christmas

Gifts made by hand come from the heart. Make Christmas special with handmade gifts and cards for family and friends as well as festive decorations for the home. Honor family traditions with classics – or create your own modern holiday traditions!

Deck the Halls! DIY Christmas Decorations

Let your front door reflect your Christmas spirit with a handmade wreath! Inspire a festive mood in your guests from the moment they knock on your front door. Go traditional,...

Get out the button box and get your Christmas tree craft on! You can make button ornaments, button garlands or little button trees that are super cute and super easy....

Many of the functional Christmas tree (or Hanukkah bush) stands I've tried over the years do a great job of supporting the tree. But it's hard to find one that...

Gift Ideas for Makers

If you have beads and some basic tools, you can be ready with a unique and personal gift in minutes. I made all of these projects with beginner-level beading skills...

Is there an artist on your gift list? Are you a maker looking for suggestions for your own Santa list? Out of ideas for gifts to make yourself? Sometimes it’s...

Your kids’ teachers create a love for learning while giving every day. Shouldn’t gifts for them show how much you appreciate creativity? Here are some handmade for the holidays gift...

DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

Taking a bottle of wine to a party? Or giving wine as a gift? Or just like the idea of playing dress-up with your wine collection? We’ve rounded up a...

I put a lot of thought and effort into making a gift. I like to find a creative way to present it, too. (“Present” it? Get it? Ha!) These fun...

I love look of furoshiki wraps that take a simple square of fabric, then wrap and tie it creatively to turn any object into a pretty package. But most often,...

Handmade Tree Ornaments

A large English Paper Piecing (EPP) project can seem daunting. But a small project, such as an ornament, lets you try the technique on something easy. And it's something that...

There is something about little handmade bird ornaments that suggest spring, but also are great for a Christmas ornament. I have a year-round tree, and now have a variety of...

Making Sashiko ornaments is a great way to see what the slow-stitch movement is all about. It's slow stitch, to be sure, but the projects are so small you can...

More Christmas

Design possibilities are bountiful with a simple diamond shape, but the added element of intentional fabric placement adds endless opportunities. Once you learn how to fussy cut EPP diamonds, you...

Making Sashiko ornaments is a great way to see what the slow-stitch movement is all about. It's slow stitch, to be sure, but the projects are so small you can...

If you have beads and some basic tools, you can be ready with a unique and personal gift in minutes. I made all of these projects with beginner-level beading skills...

Tubular Herringbone (sometimes called Ndebele) stitch creates sinuous beaded ropes that await your creativity to design bracelets, necklaces and more. It can be a fussy stitch to get started, but...

Peyote-Stitched Cellini Spiral looks really complicated, but it’s just a glorified peyote rope. The stitch is even count tubular peyote with a step up. It’s the change in bead sizes...