November 8 ~ Deck the Halls
|We’re counting down the days!… Start now and fill your home with our Deck the Halls features & lots of holiday spirit.|
Fill a tree or top some gifts with this beautiful Patchwork Star Tutorial from Linaloo (where you’ll also find these pretty winter candles).
This Pinecone Wreath from V and Co. will be lovely now through spring!
|Quilted Tree Skirt
Our Quilted Tree Skirt from Jacquie features a clean, modern design and two-sided decorating options.
|Stockings from Vintage Quilts
If you have a vintage quilt that has seen better days you can repurpose it into stockings with our Stockings from a Vintage Quilt How-to!
|Fabric Advent Chain
Count down the days with your favorite fabric and Anjeanette’s Fabric Advent Chain Tutorial at Roots and Wings Co.
|Quilted Advent Calendar
The whole family will love our Quilted Advent Calendar from Elizabeth!
Karen’s Scrap Stocking Tutorial from our Scrap Buster Contest was a big hit! Make a set of your own this year with the tutorial at maggie makes.
We love these Elf Slippers from Maya at maya*made. We included them today because little (or big!) feet decking the halls in Elf Slippers are sure to help with a cheery holiday mood!
Spend a fun afternoon looking through your buttons when you make this Button Wreath from Nicole at Craftapalooza (kids would love this project too!).
Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for some of these projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:
|Jessie’s choice||Lauren’s choice||Jennifer’s choice|
|Eco-Friendly Retro Ornaments from rikrak
We like this great selection of Eco-Friendly Retro Ornaments from rikrak. Mix & match, and take a look at the huge variety of stockings too.
|Stained Glass Cookies
This Stained Glass Cookie Recipe from Simply Recipes looks delicious and beautiful.
These free PDF Holiday Tags from Emily at Inside A Black Apple are some of our very favorite & accompany many of our gifts!
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Comment in today’s post for a chance to win the book or one of four patterns. The winners will be announced on Friday. Visit our prize list to see some of the other great giveaways this month.
Better Homes and Gardens
(Wiley, $14.99, ISBN: 978-0-470-50395-9)
From the Publisher:
Deck the halls with tons of ideas and projects that help make the season bright
Whether you incorporate handmade items as part of your decor, celebrations, or gift giving, adding a personal touch to Christmas makes the holiday season even more special. Christmas Ideas is packed with easy and inspirational ways to help beautify and personalize your holiday season. You’ll get ideas for festive decorating schemes, stunning themed trees, quick-to-make ornaments and cards, appealing gifts, and easy crafts. So before you adorn your home or begin penning your Christmas cards, turn to this gorgeous book for
- Projects that bring a handmade touch to holiday decor, gifts, and celebrations
- Step-by-step instructions for craft projects
- Ideas for holiday entertaining including kitchen-tested recipes
- Gorgeous color photos that offer inspiration and guidance
Christmas Ideas is a treasure-trove of holiday merriment—a perfect source for creating unforgettable Christmas celebrations and traditions you’ll be proud to share with family and friends.
From the Designer:Pattern for making your own adorable apple pincushion. An A5 8 page pattern and instructions. Full colour throughout with clear photography and instructions outlining steps to create the pincushion.
More Handmade Holiday Ideas (& don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool!)
7 ~ Exercise
6 ~ Sit Back & Relax
5 ~ Read
4 ~ Go Green
3 ~ Sleep
2 ~ Adorn
1 ~ Wear
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