November 9 ~ Deck the Halls

on November 8 | in Handmade Holidays | by | with 167 Comments

It’s Friday so once again we’re ready to Deck the Halls! Don’t miss our previous Deck the Halls post and visit every Friday this month for more festive ideas.

Make It

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There’s still plenty of time to make new stockings this year! We like these Patchwork Stockings from Aneela at comfortstitching.
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Sofie’s Fabric Star tutorial at Sofie Legarth isn’t in English, but we think the pictures are a good enough guide to walk you through this great project.
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Violet Craft designed these pretty Peacock Lane Snowflake Petal Pillows featuring her fabrics at Sew,Mama,Sew!
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Create Fussy-Cut Polaroid Ornaments with Rachael from imagine gnats for Sew,Mama,Sew!. These would make great present toppers too!
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Chris offers another pretty patchwork stocking option at Lazy Crafternoons with his Quilty Stocking.

Bag a Day

There are so many beautiful bags to love out there… We’re sharing one bag tutorial every day this month for you to sew and give.

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This Zipper & Bow Clutch at Prudent Baby is perfect for holiday parties!

Related tutorials you might just love: Deck the Halls 2010 One, Two, Three, Four, Holiday Sew-Alongs (Join in any time!), Christmas Morning Ornament Chart (embroidery), Appliqué Christmas Apron

Here are just a few fabrics perfect for some of today’s projects. Click on the fabric images to visit the Sew,Mama,Sew! shop:

Gabrien’s choice Liz’s choice Kristin’s choice

Mix It

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Can you imagine the delightful smell of Gingerbread wafting through your home? Make some today with Alana’s recipe at Eating From the Ground Up (also featured in her great new cookbook The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making— Check it out!).

Print It

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Lia shares free printable Paper Snowflake Templates at Ellinée. Make one of every size!

Win It

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!

Pixel Play: 15 Quilt Projects for Kids, Family & Home (US Winners Only)

Author: Emily Cier
Publisher: C&T Publishing

Pixelate your patchwork by piecing together fabric strips in a new way. Pixelated imagery is part of our pop culture—Emily Cier helps you bring it to your family with her cheerful quilt designs using your favorite solids. Use this unique style of strip piecing to make pictures of friendly fish, dastardly pirates, and beautiful butterflies much more fun! Kids of all ages (grown-ups too) will love these quilts for the crib, the bed, or just for snuggling. Includes cutting guides and Kona color charts.

Inventive Denim is an original pattern design company, specifically featuring recycled denim jeans. Owner and designer Heather Banks has developed five sewing/quilting patterns in the past year and is especially proud of the pattern, The Denim Circle Rag Quilt. She also turned this pattern into a table runner, and developed and manufactured a die which takes all of the work out of cutting the required denim circles for either the table runner or quilt.

Inventive Denim is giving away four patterns, plus a table runner pattern and kit made from recycled denim jeans. (Prize value: $60)

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2011 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas.

8 ~ Gifts for Cooks
7 ~ Gifts for Pet Lovers
6 ~ Gifts for Moms + Grandmas
5 ~ Gifts for Tweens + Teens
4 ~ Gifts for Organizers
3 ~ Gifts for Travelers
2 ~ Deck the Halls
1 ~ Gifts for Little Kids

We respect the copyright of all crafters. All photos are used with permission from the artist.

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167 Responses to November 9 ~ Deck the Halls

  1. I wish I had seen the bow clutch pattern before I went on my girls trip! Would have been perfect… Must get stitching so I’m ready for my next jaunt!

    Rebecca in CA

  2. Chris Monot says:

    I really like that. You touched my heart!

  3. Mary says:

    I like the zipper bow clutch.

    Mary in MN

  4. Gina says:

    the fabric star is awesome!

  5. julis says:

    the Zipper & Bow Clutch is an idea..I’m thinking of doing it whit some faux letter..

  6. For a lot of out-of-doors earn special local weather.fashionth, comfort, simple to put on.Quite often hard to keep tidy.

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  8. Kim McM says:

    The fabric stars are lovely. I want to try to make them!

  9. Sherri S. says:

    Cute stocking–and much easier, I think, than the ginormous one I’ve been knitting for a year on double-pointed needles! Gah!

  10. Deb H. says:

    My daughter and I spent an entire day making the fabric stars. We had so much fun. Every Monday from now until Christmas is Christmas Craft Monday for us.

  11. I am all over that fabric star! What a perfect ornament or gift extra!!

  12. Kristina says:

    Love those snowflake pillows!

  13. jen says:

    the stockings r so pretty!

  14. Bianca says:

    I’m so excited about these prizes. I have some favorites from the Pixel Play quilt book already.

  15. becky says:

    not sure what is my favorite– the folded star or the polaroid ornaments! great ideas

  16. Amy says:

    Polaroid ornaments look great, and gingerbread looks yummy!

  17. tracy reed says:

    Love that fabric star.
    phoenix, az

  18. jackie says:

    paper stars work our wonderfully

  19. Eleanor says:

    The gingerbread looks yummy!

  20. Pat Upton says:


  21. Stephanie says:

    The kids have the day off school, so we’re going to make snowflakes!

  22. Lindsay says:

    Love the stockings.

  23. jennifer says:

    Love these ideass

  24. Amy says:

    Fun stockings and cool star. I love the bow clutch.

  25. TIffany says:

    Wow! I didn’t know that there was a pixel quilt book! I’ve just been making my own!

  26. The snowflakes, the fabric star…. are beautiful!

  27. Penny says:

    I love that the top stocking isn’t “stocking” shaped exactly, that is wicked cute

  28. Silvia says:

    Thank you!! I love the patchwork stocking!!!!! So nice!!! 🙂

  29. Karen says:

    Gingerbread yummy…love the star, great idea!

  30. Genevieve says:

    So great!!

  31. KeriCan says:

    The fabric stars would be great as ornaments!

  32. Marie J says:

    Favorites are the fabric star and fussy cut Polaroid ornaments – I’m gonna substitute a real picture printed in fabric! Thanks, thanks, thanks!

  33. Elizabeth P says:

    Love the fabric star! What a great package tie-on… Love the denim tablerunner idea!

  34. SS Sews says:

    I really like Kristin’s fabric choice

  35. My favorite today is the fabric star! I’m off to try making one.

  36. Sarah K says:

    I will definitely be making that gingerbread to fuel all this crafting.

  37. Mirza says:

    I love the fabric star. What a great way to use up some scraps.

  38. Sallie says:

    mmmmmmmmmm – gingerbread! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. carriem says:

    These are some good ideas!

  40. This got me into the mood for gingerbread. I think there will be some baking around here tomorrow.

  41. Elizabeth says:

    The fabric star is adorable! Thanks for the ideas!

  42. Amanda says:

    Oh My Gosh! Those Polaroid ornaments are adorable! That will be a go to “gift tag” for sure!

  43. Janice Svercek says:

    So many great ideas. Can’t wait to start.

  44. Samantha says:

    I love that zipper pouch!

  45. ramona says:

    I *must* make some of those fabric stars.

  46. donna b says:

    Wow that denim runner is fab!!

  47. jessicac says:

    I love the polaroid ornaments! Thanks for the chance!

  48. jennifer says:

    so inspired by that recycled denim runner!

  49. Christine B says:

    Yes, there will be fabric stars on my tree this year. And I know if that little girl can make the Polaroid ornaments I can, too! Everything is so pretty.

  50. Molly Martin says:

    Poloroid ornaments! Clever! And yes, I want the smell of gingerbread wafting through my house!

  51. Julianne Ross says:

    yum… gingerbread

  52. Sonja says:

    The quilted stocking and fabric star are gorgeous!

  53. I like the zippered clutch.

  54. Lee says:

    Thanks for another wonderful week of inspiration! I really love these stockings to “deck the halls”!

  55. Chris says:

    The fabric star is fabulous!

  56. Michelle says:

    Gingerbread! Gingerbread! Ahhhhh I must make that!

  57. missmoozie says:

    Beautiful Peacock Lane Snowflake Pillows! Yum Yum I love gingerbread. Thanks for your giveaway.


  58. Linda S says:

    Wow, fabric stars . . . why didn’t I think of that. I’ll definitely be making some now.

  59. Andrea says:

    I want to decorate. Or sleep. Can’t decide…sewing would be fun!

  60. Heather says:

    We could use some new stockings, so tired of our “too small” store bought ones. I was able to translate Sophie’s star with Chrome, definitely on the must try list.

  61. Diana says:

    I made the bow purse for a wedding present, and the bride loved it.

  62. Jane S. says:

    Too many good things! Thank you for sharing such a fantastic selection of stuff. 🙂

  63. sunny says:

    Oh man! We are totally going to make the polaroid ornaments!

  64. Ginger says:

    Love gingerbread. I’ll be trying this recipe soon.

  65. kathyh says:

    Making german stars with fabric. Cool.

  66. Dkb says:

    I should try the paper snowflakes with my girls this weekend

  67. Jamie Lee says:

    I like that star ornament!

  68. Erika says:

    oohh that pixel play book looks amazing!

  69. Mandi says:

    Love the zipper and bow clutch. I might one in every color!

  70. Morgan says:

    The little stars remind me of my Danish neighbor.

  71. Charlotte says:

    Great Star! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks SMS for the great ideas.

  72. Jim M says:

    I’ll be interested to see if I can make that fabric star without English instructions. Looks doable, but I do love to have words I can understand. I suppose I can always use Google translate if I get too intimidated.

  73. Mel says:

    Those snowflakes are beautiful!

  74. Natalie says:

    Love those pretty paper snowflakes and that bow clutch! SO many good ideas… not enough time!!

  75. Anne Marie says:

    Love the fabric star – such a great project.

  76. Jodie says:

    The stars are fantastic! 🙂

  77. M Evans says:

    The star stocking is fab! Would be a great English paper piecing project.

  78. Marie says:

    I have to make that clutch…it’s a classic.

  79. Beth says:

    Love that fabric star!

  80. Judy1522 says:

    Once again great ideas. It is wonderful to have all the links to the tutorials.

  81. Cary says:

    The fabric star is great! Can’t wait to try it.

  82. Jennifer N says:

    Looking at the patchwork stocking, the snowflake cutouts, and the fabric star, and am loving the recycled denim table runner. Thanks for sharing.

  83. Julie says:

    Just made the fabric star and it turned out super cute! I think I’m going to string a bunch together for a window bunting.

  84. Oh my goodness those snowflake pillows are amazing! No way I could do them yet-beyond my skill level-but soooo gorgeous!!

  85. mamadepue says:

    Love the snowflakes .. . Would look great hanging in my windows!

  86. Emilie says:

    The fabric stars look like a great way to use up scrap fabric!

  87. MarciaW says:

    Like those Polaroid ornaments and the snowflakes. So cute!

  88. Kristin H says:

    I love the quilted stocking and the clutch is gorgeous!

  89. Anya says:

    I’ve tried to make those snowflakes before. Maybe I should give it another try!

  90. Jenny says:

    I absolutely have to make some of those star ornaments.

  91. Crystal says:

    Quilted stocking would be so perfect on the mantel this year! Thanks for sharing and giving!

  92. Julia says:

    I am SO going to try that fabric star!! <3 decK the halls FRIDAY!!!

  93. usairdoll says:

    I love the fabric star! The Christmas stockings are too cute.

    Thank you and the Sponsors for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.


  94. Stephanie says:

    Love the zipper and bow clutch. I saw the pattern a while back and have a few in my closet. Perfect for gifts too!

  95. Tammy says:

    Mmmm, I love gingerbread – checking out the recipe now.

  96. Peggy says:

    Love those snowflakes. The kiddos and I will be making some of those!

  97. Patty D says:

    That fabric star is very cute.

  98. kimberlee says:

    I am making that fabric star! Thanks for these daily collections!

  99. Stacy says:

    Can’t wait to make the paper snowflakes with my daughter!

  100. Megan Panda says:

    Those snowflake pillows are gorgeous!

  101. Angi says:

    That Star looks very cute and simple! And adds that personal touch to your packages. Could be a great way for the kids to help.

  102. susan mzf says:

    oh I just love those stars and have been meaning to make them for the longest time – thanks for the reminder!

  103. Rachel B says:

    I love all the interpretations of snowflakes and sparkles. Going to try the fabric star.

  104. Cory says:

    I can’t wait to make the bow clutch!

  105. Linda says:

    The paper snowflakes tutorial looks fun. I’d love to win the Inventive Denim pattern for the denim circle rag quilt.

  106. Liz says:

    love the patchwork stockings!

  107. KeriAnn says:

    I love the quilty stocking and the peacock snowflake pillows. I feel like the peacock snowflake pillows could be used all year round!

  108. San says:

    That fabric ornament is precious, and I know just who would want one!

  109. laura says:

    The clutch is beautiful!

  110. Heidi Anderson says:

    Oh the Polaroid ornaments are too cute!!!Cant wait to get started!

  111. Bailey says:

    The quilty stocking is so fabulous! I love how there’s a star design within it.

  112. Michelle says:

    So in love with the fabric star ornament. Must make! 🙂

  113. Kathleen says:

    Yay! Snowflakes! Thank you!

  114. Bobby says:

    I’m so excited about this Deck the Halls every Friday! :0)

  115. Melanie says:

    I always love to make ornaments – now I have more ideas to add to my list. 🙂

  116. Jon says:

    Sophie’s fabric star is a bomb ornament and such a creative, yet simple, idea. Thanks again for such a great collection of holiday inspiration.

  117. Carmen says:

    The fabric stars are exactly the type of thing I was in search of for my girls to make. If they are easy enough, we will use them to tie on to packages as an *extra*. Thanks!

  118. Danielle says:

    The paper snowflakes are pretty.

  119. Gina S. says:

    The zipper and bow clutch is cute.

  120. Tera says:

    Zipper and Bow Clutch is a definite DO!!! : )

  121. Lynn H. says:

    The snowflake template looks fun! That denim runner is awesome!

  122. Heather says:

    Love the zipper and bow clutch!

  123. Sandy says:

    Just makes me realize Christmas will be here before we know it! Thanks for more great ideas.

  124. pauline says:

    love the polaroid ornament idea!

  125. Ellen M. says:

    I love the fabric stars – they would make a great ornament, package decoration, garland, etc. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  126. Elise says:

    Is it possible to link the bow clutch to the original blog? I think she deserves the blog traffic. Here is the link:

  127. Mary P says:

    That woven fabric star is super cool. I just might make a whole bunch of them!

  128. Alissa says:

    Love the zipper clutch!

  129. Jess says:

    That gingerbread cake looks delicious! I’ve also been wanting to make a stocking even though I don’t celebrate Christmas….

  130. Stacy says:

    I love the paper snowflake template. Will have to do soon.

  131. Debbie says:

    So many cute ideas today! Wish I had more time!

  132. Heather says:

    That clutch is just gorgeous! Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

  133. Heather79 says:

    Love the polaroid ornaments!

  134. kim S. says:

    Love the polaroid ornaments.

  135. Becky says:

    I sure do love a good quilt post. Lots of ideas. And then they multiply.

  136. Brie says:

    I love the printable snowflake and the patchwork stocking! Thank you!

  137. Steph says:

    I participated in a Christmas charm swap this summer with the idea I would make patchwork stockings. Thanks for the links!

  138. Allison C says:

    Would love to check out pixel play. I am so drawn to pixelated quilts.

  139. Kristin says:

    The fabric star is wonderful!

  140. Sara says:

    Wow, the Inventive Denim quilt is amazing!

  141. erin d. says:

    love the clutch!

  142. Karen In NC says:

    I’ve been wanting to see the Pixel Play book. It looks wonderful!

  143. Kristen Powell says:

    love that star project!

  144. deborah b. says:

    that pixel play book looks like such fun. the star tutorial is great! thank you.

  145. BreannaS says:

    Cute stockings I wonder if I have time to make 4 before it is time to put them up?

  146. ste says:

    Since I finally have a printer again, I think I’ll making some paper snowflakes one day when we’re stuck in the house and my little girl needs something to do!

  147. Jasmin says:

    I love the paper snowflakes.

  148. Louisa says:

    Ooh the paper snowflakes are beautiful!

  149. Holly says:

    That fabric star is really neat! Between the pictures and Google translate it was understandable enough 🙂

  150. Sarah L. says:

    I am in love with the bag a day! That clutch, I must have it.

  151. Marge says:

    That fabric star is a great way to use up fabric scraps- fun!

  152. Kerry says:

    Love the Peacock Lane pillow.

  153. Southern Gal says:

    I love Fridays at Sew, Mama, Sew! Great ideas and tutorials. Thanks.

  154. Lisa L. says:

    Love the paper snowflake templates! They’re pretty enough to leave up all winter!

  155. Suzanne says:

    I can’t wait to make that fabric star!

  156. Andrea says:

    Gingerbread is one of my all-time favourites! I might just have to make some before Christmas…..and some quilted stockings, too!

  157. Melissa Davis says:

    I think my kids and I are going to be making some fabric stars and snowflakes! Thankful for the abundance of information you provide(:

  158. Mhairi says:

    I love the idea of making fabric stars. We always had beautiful stars from Oxfam on our tree and I would love to add some made from my favourite fabric.
    Thanks for including this one the list.

  159. Rhonda says:

    There are a couple great star ornament ideas here! Thanks.

  160. Tiara says:

    Can’t wait to try my hand at some stockings this year!

  161. Lise says:

    I am definitely going to make the snowflakes with my kids.

  162. Sarah McGrath says:

    Oh I just love both stocking tutorials!

  163. Erin says:

    The fabric star would be really fun to add to the top of gifts this year.

  164. Prachi says:

    The zipper and bow clutch tutorial looks very straightforward – gives me the courage to try my first zipper project. I have some shiny black fabric that feels just right for this one!

  165. Tawny says:

    I definitely want to make a folded fabric star. Those would be so pretty on a tree.

  166. emilia says:

    those snowflakes look OUTSTANDING!!

  167. Bruinbr says:

    Love those Polaroid ornaments! So cute!

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