December 6 ~ Flowers for your hair, tissue holders, lots of apron fun and recipes too

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We have so many fun sites to explore today full of holiday cheer and great ideas. You’ll want to sew a new apron, add a little to your hair and pocket and then whip up a few holiday treats in the kitchen. 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!

Felt Pom Flower & Cashmere Headband
By Bethany, Bitter Betty Blogs

Bethany shows how to make everything from garland to an embellished headband with her fun Felt Pom Flower & Cashmere Headband Tutorial. Be sure to browse Bethany’s fun site as her creativity abounds! For more Fun for Hair and Embellish! tutorials, be sure to revisit our Handmade Holidays compilations.

Handcrafters’ Holidays Meme
We have to catch up! You’ve been busy lately… Did you see Bree’s aprons for her favorite baristas? Here she is modeling her Hollie Hobbie apron made with a Lotta Jansdotter pattern (her next aprons will be from our Apron Tutorials compilation!). Learn all about her (very kind) plans on her blog, Hot Tea Apparel.

Amy’s thinking about aprons for gifts too. Visit Amy’s blog {my life is perfect, even when it’s not} for her answers to our meme (we hear you on the holiday magic, Amy) including a recipe for Hidden Valley Ranch Crackers.

Don’t miss some of the meme answers in comments on the Handcrafters’ Holidays meme post. Charlie of Lil’ Booger is getting in the holiday spirit with The Polar Express, tree trimming and a stop for hot cocoa on the way to view holiday lights. Susan from If Life Gives You Patches ~ Make Quilts shared Cousin Jean’s Zingy Cranberry Relish in the comments on December 1st. Yum!

Ruffled Apron
By Morgan, One More Moore

Morgan shares one of our favorite apron tutorials of all time with her Ruffled Apron Tutorial. Add a little ruffle to your holiday cooking, and be sure to enjoy our other Apron Tutorials.

Tissue Holders
By Heather, Scarlet Tanager

Heather added these fun tissue holders to our Handmade Holidays photo pool. Make several for yourself and your friends with Nicole’s help in our For Your Purse or Pocket tutorials.

Want to join us? Check out the Sew, Mama, Sew! Handcrafters’ Holidays blog meme!

Our Gift to You
You can print our free gift tags for attaching to all of your lovely handcrafted gifts. They read “Handmade with Love” and “I made it for you.”

Want more handcraft inspiration? Visit the Handmade Holidays photo pool and don’t forget about our Handmade Holidays Tutorials.

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All links and photos from blogs on our Handcrafters’ Holidays posts are used with permission.

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61 Responses to December 6 ~ Flowers for your hair, tissue holders, lots of apron fun and recipes too

  1. Find Ur Wife says:

    Hello your message is delightful.
    I will definitely read your diary..

  2. Samantha says:

    What a cute ruffly apron!

  3. Tammy Gross says:

    I keep reading about these tissue holders, I think I’m going to have to make some one of these days! Thanks for all the great links and info!!

  4. Michele says:

    The ruffled apron is cute!

  5. brandee says:

    love the aprons and tissue holders! perfect for my friends 🙂

  6. Katie Wools says:

    Love the tissue holders. I have seen a lot of these but none that are so fun!

  7. Bree says:

    Oh my gosh – thank you for posting my apron gift! I just finished another one with pockets made from the burlap coffee bean bags. I think they’ll get a kick out it. Thanks so much to this site for such great ideas!

  8. Eva says:

    love the ruffled apron!

  9. KIm says:

    Ahh! More aprons! My family will be so sick of aprons by the time New Year’s comes around…I made one for my 17 year old cousin complete with matching oven mitts and now my aunt wants one too…and my mom has specifically requested that I make her some pot holders in cute snowman fabric. This place is wonderful, but you should sell Time for us crafty people to complete all these awesome projects! 🙂

  10. Oh some great ideas! I like that ruffled apron1

  11. Alison says:

    Oh my gosh, that ruffle apron is so cute. Thanks so much for the links!

  12. Natalie says:

    I printed some of those gift tags… I love them. Thank you.

  13. Lisa says:

    LOVE the headband. If I can fit it in my time and $ budget, I think I’ll make a few of these for my nieces! (and maybe one for me too!)

  14. Mary says:

    I really do love all these great project ideas. They are so inspiring and will definitely be useful for gift giving all through the year.

  15. Heather says:

    Thanks so much for featuring my tissue holders! All of the gifts have been fab, keep up the good work. I loooove the gift tags!

  16. Lauren S. says:

    love the ruffled apron!

  17. Thien-Kim says:

    Thanks for the gift tags. Now to finish my projects.

  18. Angela says:

    Wonderful ideas — though I have a full plate right now of things to get done. Eeek!!!

  19. Jody says:

    Love the tags…THANKS!!!

  20. Tristana says:

    Love the cahsmere headband! Perfect for a Christmas present to go with a patchwork scarf lined in cashmere.

  21. melissa says:

    i’m making my tissue holders and zipper pouches tomorrow! finished the christmas charm pack skirt…posting photos tomorrow too!! crafty friday on the way!

  22. oh I just love Bitter Betty’s Blog!!! And that headband is adorable along with all the other projects!

  23. Natalie Edwards says:

    That ruffle apron is so cute!!!! I want one!!!!

  24. Libby says:

    So many great ideas. It’s hard to choose what to do next.

  25. Mika says:

    The felt flower on the headband is SO cute. Once again proof that I need to go out to the fabric store and get me some felt!

  26. Beth says:

    Love love love the ruffled apron!!!!

  27. Samantha says:

    Ruffles!! Polka dots!!! APRON!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!

  28. Amber says:

    I love the felt flower – beautiful!

  29. Carol says:

    Those are truly stylish tissue holders!

  30. Lydia says:

    Love the apron!

  31. Trina says:

    I referred your site to my sister – she was looking for ideas for handmade gifts, and I told her I know just the place!

  32. Violet says:

    Really cute headband!


  33. aurora fox says:

    thanks so much for the printable gift tags–I’m loving all the great projects here!

  34. Erica says:

    i just printed up a bunch of those gift tags to use on all my gifts this year!

  35. Wow. I am so loving this blog lately! Not that I don’t always… but, wow. All the ideas. And me with a broken sewing machine! Alas!

  36. Michelle says:

    Love those little tissue holders, they look like fat little puffy pillows!

  37. tess says:

    that ruffled apron is fantastic, I think matching ones for me and my daughter might be a great plan

  38. stephanie says:

    Thank you for those gift tags…they are so adorable! I can’t wait to use them.

  39. Tammy says:

    Love the head band! 🙂

  40. Christie says:

    I’ve been meaning to make both tissue holders and an apron.

  41. Dede says:

    What they all said, too. And, Love the Photo Pool!!!

  42. natalie says:

    Merry Christmas to me! I love the headband.

  43. Ekioart says:

    I love that ruffled apron! I might just have to make a couple of them. ^-^ That is after the long list of gift ideas you have given me is complete ^-~ I’m so glad I found this blog!

  44. Mrs. Pear says:

    I LOVE the ruffled apron! I am definitely going to be making one soon!

  45. andrea says:

    Added my aprons earlier this week. They are for my 2 nephews & niece. They just got a new puppy so their gift is a dog biscuit baking book with dogbone cutter, aprons with dogs on them and a few other baking goodies. thanks to much!

  46. Carrie says:

    So glad you’ve got the ruffled apron on here…I love it and it is on my long list of things to make! Also love the tissue holders…I’ve been making a ton for stocking stuffers. Oh, my husband wants to know if you know where to find his wife, because between craft blogs and sewing he hasn’t seen her in about a month!!! lol! Keep up the great work…looking forward to more great ideas.

  47. The Felt Pom Flower is so so cute!!

  48. Katy says:

    I’ve just made the ruffled apron from Morgan and cannot wait to give it to my sister for Christmas. So adorable! I think I may need to make another for myself! 🙂 Thanks, as always, for all the wonderful ideas!

  49. amy m says:

    my blog was featured!! how cool! its not really up to par… need less working time, more fun time.

    i have been in love with the ruffled apron since the day I laid eyes on it… maybe I could make mini ruffled aprons for our nieces?! how cute would that be!!!

    maybe a super cute ruffled apron would inspire me to start cooking/baking more again. 🙂

  50. laurie says:

    I keep seeing pretty aprons. I actually saw someone at Hobby Lobby last week wearing one over her skirt! It was an old lavender gingham and coordinated with her skirt. It’s not been somethin I make very often but I think Mom needs a new one for Christmas.

  51. Heather B says:

    More good things! I’m finishing up a couple of little girl ruffle skirts & then I’ll be attempting a holiday apron for myself. I’ve never really used an apron, but I can’t resist after all the good ones I’ve seen here!

  52. Jean says:

    Oh wow! The goodness keeps coming – I love these new tutorials- the headband and the ruffle apron! Thanks!

  53. irene says:

    Love those tissue holders!

  54. mama k says:

    Thanks for the gift tags! I’m printing them off right now. 🙂

  55. Lil' d says:

    I’ve considered making an apron, but I’m not sure that my culinary efforts are really deserving of anything that makes me look like I should be in a kitchen at all…

  56. Celeste says:

    Cute ideas. Especially the headband!

  57. alison says:

    I love the little ruffled apron. My daughter is too old for ruffles (so she has told me). But I have a new niece that in a few years just may be into ruffles. (I’ll have to save that tutorial for then!)

  58. Love these projects and- don’t think I commented yet- that I love the printable gift tags, they are so adorable!

  59. Kathleen says:

    A new apron with an interesting recipe tucked into the pocket — what an awsome gift!

  60. LouAnne says:

    Can you give me any hints as to why I cannot access the free page of gift tags? I’ve tried over and over and always get an error message saying something like page not found or site not found. Thanks, LouAnne

  61. Monique says:

    Oooh those are great gift ideas, I love the flower hair accessory! Thanks for sharing the gift tags too, that is so generous of you! 🙂 Happy Holidays!

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