December 13 ~ Deck the halls with…

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Today we have some fun ideas for holiday decorations. Find more ideas in our Fabric Ornaments tutorial compilation. Don’t forget to comment anywhere on the blog for your chance to win one of two $25 gift certificates to Sew,Mama,Sew! each Friday!

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Felt Hearts
By Tanya, CutieGoodie

We think Tanya’s felt hearts would make fun holiday decorations with the addition of a little ribbon loop at the top. Her playful embellishments would be great on other simple, felt shapes like stars too and children would likely have a lot of fun with this project. Tanya has her CuteGoodie blog in Russian, is working on an English version and also posts photos of her work to Flickr.

Scrap Wreath
By Kate, Redheaded Snip It

We love all of Kate’s holiday fun on her blog and Flickr site. From her scrap wreath ornament (Kate suggests folding the scraps and wire for a wreath much bigger than this 3-4 inch diameter version), bottle cap wreath, and soft tree farm to her log cabin pillows (not just “holiday,” but very festive/joyful!)… We love it all! Make your own festive pillow too.

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68 Responses to December 13 ~ Deck the halls with…

  1. Serena says:

    How cute!

  2. Yvette says:

    Love the felt hearts! What a quick and easy idea.

  3. Oh I love that wreath!

  4. Claudia says:

    I love the “scrap” wreath.
    I think that I will try that this weekend.

  5. Ashley says:

    Love the gift tags!

  6. Maxine says:

    So much inspiration – it’s hard to know where to start!!

  7. Clarissa says:

    Love the ideas.

  8. Amy says:

    Tanya’s blog is soooo pretty- I wish I could read it!!!

  9. Nicole says:

    I love the scrap wreath. What a great way to add some holiday flavor to your sewing area — seems like I’m spending a crazy amount of time there lately!

  10. Ekioart says:

    Thank you , thank you, thank you! I was trying to find a good pattern for the scrap wreath ^-^

    I’ve got a ton of scraps from my Christmas crafts (placemats, pincushions, pillows and coaster sets!) I want to make some ornaments and a wreath! ……can you tell I bought too much Christmas fabric?

  11. Julia D says:

    The more I see them, the more I think I NEED a rag wreath!

  12. how cute!!!

  13. Javede says:

    The felt hearts are so cute!

  14. Becca says:

    Such cute hearts!

  15. charli says:

    That wreath is a GREAT way to use all those tiny little scraps of fabric that are left but you love the fabric so much you can’t bring yourself to throw any of it away!

  16. Marcia Kerstetter says:

    such wonderful ideas!the projects I have made so far turned out great. Thanks for the inspiration!

  17. Steph says:

    I really like the hearts! Good idea. :)

  18. Teresa says:

    The felt hearts are just too cute. I need to buy some felt.

  19. Libby says:

    Kate’s soft tree farm is one of the cutest holiday decor I’ve seen. And it doesn’t look all that hard to do.

  20. cute ideas… and easy!! :)

  21. Glaucia says:

    The felt hearts are so cute! Love the shape and colors. It´s something to use in many different ways, like cards, shirts, kids clothes and valentines, of course.

  22. Eva says:

    nice!!! like the felt hearts!

  23. julie says:

    Those hearts are just too cute!

  24. Steph says:

    More great ideas! I love the tags too, especially the ones for the therapy bags!!
    Steph in CT

  25. Kathleen says:

    Those hearts are so cute! I may have to tuck that idea away for February…

  26. Christie says:

    I agree with Louisa. Less sleep, more sewing.

  27. mama k says:

    those hearts are a sweet idea!

  28. Heather says:

    I particularly like the felt butterflies on Tanya’s flickr. These are fun inspirations for felt projects. Heather

  29. Teddi says:

    Love the felt hearts! Wish I knew Russian!

  30. Barbara says:

    New ways to use odd fabric scraps are always useful :)

  31. Samantha says:

    Cute cute cute felt hearts! I think my tree needs some of those. I’m planning a crafting day with my kids and these would be perfect.

  32. Lil' d says:

    Would you mind starting the tutorials and ideas in July next year?

  33. heather w. says:

    i love the hearts!!! now i’m thinking valentines day before I even finish all the christmas gifts I have to sew. lol

  34. nettie says:

    i love the hearts, and what a great way to use up scraps o fabric.

  35. Super-cute wreath! I saw one on WhipUp that was similar, only out of strips of white plastic bags shoved onto a wire hanger. Yay recycling!

  36. Joanna says:

    I have been holding out on most of my gift pictures on my blog and Flickr because I don’t want any peeking! But I love all the new ideas still pouring in. I wish I had time to try them all!

  37. Marta says:

    I love this site so much. I eagerly visit every day looking for ideas for this Christmas. I am looking at the calendar, and thinking about how much I have yet to complete in the next two weeks. Yikes! I might have to give up sleeping, too. Just sewing from now until then. :)
    Thanks for the great ideas and encouragement.
    Marta :)

  38. kimmi says:

    thanks so much for the gift tags and all the wonderful tutorials! no time left to add more projects to my already overstuffed list of things to accomplish, but its fun to see what everyone else is doing.

  39. Kristine says:

    Ah, I should make a wreath this Christmas!

  40. Darcy Shepard says:

    I love that “scrap” wreath – am wondering what it would look like with some felt mixed in!

  41. Amber says:

    Those hearts are just too cute….a heart garland would be adorable.

  42. renee says:

    Those hearts are so sweet and could be used for so many things!

  43. Jennifer says:

    I love the wreath. I hate to waste anything, so what a festive way to use every bit of my fabric.

  44. Jean says:

    The hearts are just beautiful- they will be a great segway to Valentine’s Day!

  45. Debra says:

    I must make a list of ALL the great projects to do.

  46. Jenna says:

    adorable little hearts!

  47. Judy says:

    The scrap wreath idea is awesome!

  48. Kari says:

    I love the felt hearts. It looks like they would be quick, which at this time of year, is a major plus.

  49. Kim says:

    That wreath is so stinkin cute! Off to rummage through my scrap box… :)

  50. Carrie says:

    More great ideas!!! The hearts would be really cute for valentine’s…must do that. So many things to make, so little time….

  51. The scrap wreath is a great idea for all those scraps laying around.

  52. alison says:

    My list of blogs to check out keeps growing every day! Now to find a way to get all my projects done in time for Christmas!

  53. meredith says:

    so cute! love the hearts – i am always finding great ideas here

  54. Denny Peterson says:

    The wreath is just great!!

  55. Angela says:

    Oh, the hearts are so sweet! Now I have more peoples’ work to follow.

  56. sara says:

    What a clever way to use up little scraps! I have a whole bag of scraps I’ve been hoarding for a while waiting for the right project. I think this might be the one.

  57. Michele says:

    The hearts are cute…also thanks again for the tags. i’ve printed some up and used them on gifts already!

  58. Lynne in NC says:

    The felt hearts are especially adorable. Perhaps I can start soon and have some made before Valentine’s Day?!
    Sorry, I don’t have a blog; however, I do enjoy yours and have gotten some fabulous gift ideas to last me all year. Thank you for the gift tags. I’ll be using several of them for my handmade gifts this year. Thanks for all you gals do to encourage us to sew and be creative.

  59. Georgia says:

    Cute hearts! I really should attempt some felt things this year–I just can’t bring myself to do anything by hand…….so lazy…..

  60. Jaime says:

    I’m with Erin & Louisa… I think sleep is going to have to go. And work. I have sewing to do! :)

  61. very cute! and i’ve been using those “handmade” tags!

  62. Chas says:

    If only I could go on an hour or two of sleep…I know I could get all my projects completed then! ;)
    Thanks for all the great ones!!!
    Chas

  63. Susan says:

    Love the felt hearts, felt is so much fun to embroider and work with and the scrap quilt is so cute, takes me back about 20 years when I used to make wreaths like this.

  64. erin says:

    I wonder if I can quit my job to stay at home and sew. Hmmm…

  65. Amy says:

    I love the scrap wreath idea! That is so cute! Thanks for all the awesome ideas. I need to start putting together a list of what to make for next year so that I can start earlier and get more of them done (like that’s really going to happen!).

  66. Claudia~L says:

    Really liked the felt hearts. They’d also be cute on cards.

  67. Vickie says:

    I love the little hearts! They are adorable! Kate’s things are very cute!!
    Thanks!

  68. Louisa says:

    I think I’m going to have to give up sleeping so I can spend more time sewing!

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