Let’s get crafty by making monogrammed glassware! You can use a stencil to paint the letter on the glass or you could freehand it, if you are so inclined. Don’t want to buy stencils? Make your own by printing text on paper and cutting it out with an X-Acto. Have fun designing and painting your custom glassware. For more painting ideas, check out these Wintery Candle Holders.
This pillow is basically the same as the basic pillow cover, but I added a ribbon before I sewed the seams. The proportions are different due to the shape of the pillow, but it’s still just as easy! With so many different types of ribbon, you can make the pillow as fancy or as casual as you like. Happy sewing!
Calling all cat lovers! This little feline is so cute! It is house trained, loves people (and elves), and isn’t the least bit shy. Make it for yourself or give it to a loved one—what a special homemade gift! I used thread and buttons that I had on hand, so feel free to make material substitutions as you see fit.
Felt hearts are a common decoration in Nordic countries, so today I’m making a few of these heart ornaments. Remember when I made those Swedish Woven Hearts? Well, these ones are puffy, felt hearts that you hang on your tree, give several as a gift, or use to decorate a Christmas package.
These little pups will definitely brighten any dog lover’s day. These felt ornaments are a bit less involved than my other felt ornaments, such as the basset hound. I used glue to attach many of the pieces rather than sewing, which makes it a fun craft for kids! I used hot glue, but you can substitute felt glue if you want to make it more kid-friendly. I included two puppy patterns in the template for your crafting pleasure. Have fun making some!
I just love the squarish petals of these flowers! If you recall the easy felt roses I made last Christmas, you might agree that rolling and gluing the flower can be a bit cumbersome. (Not to mention burned fingertips!) Today I’ll show you a technique that is a bit faster, and your fingertips will be spared from the wrath of the hot glue. Since these flowers are light (no glue weighing it down), they are great for making brooches or hair clips
First off, thank you, Peggy, for telling me about this simple way to make a pillow cover. It’s quick and easy (for a sewing project), and you do not have to be very precise with the measurements. I’m telling you, it’s so easy you might get addicted to making them. The great thing about these is that you can easily change the pillow cover with the seasons. I used a fabulous red and white chevron print for Christmas, but I’m envisioning a luscious yellow print for the spring!
This festive rosette is perfect for dressing up gifts in a jar, a ribbon replacement for gift boxes or gift bags, a holiday sweater pin, or even a hair barrette. If you give a jar gift with this magnetic rosette on top, the recipient can reuse the flower as a fridge magnet.
Use whatever color ribbon you like, but I recommend using non-wired, fabric ribbon, such as double-faced satin or grosgrain. Found ribbon you love, but it’s wired? No problem. Simply cut a length of ribbon and take out the wire from either side.
Have any of your loved ones welcomed a precious baby this year? Then this little ornament—reminiscent of a baby block—will make a great handmade gift! (Great for baby showers, too.) Make one or many; you could even spell out the baby’s name and use as nursery décor.
My mother taught me how to make these hearts many years ago. She used to make these out of red and white velvet ribbon, but today I’m making them out of paper. I didn’t know it back then, but these woven hearts are actually native to Scandinavia. These are easy to make and are addictive, so pull out scissors and your favorite paper!