November 15 ~ Holiday Fun

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Decorate, play in the snow, bake some cookies and get into the holiday spirit with Melissa’s Holiday Fun ideas.

Saturday is the last day to enter our Week #2 Handmade Holidays giveaways, so be sure to comment on every post for your chance to win!

Today’s Guest Curator: Melissa from Happy Quilting

Melissa from Happy Quilting started quilting about 12 years ago. She asked her mother to teach her the basics so she would have something to do in the evenings while her husband was studying for school; once Melissa started sewing there was no going back! In 2010 Melissa discovered the “online” world of quilting, created her Happy Quilting blog and her quilting hobby became a passion.

Melissa loves to share her daily quilting adventures, lots of lots of free tutorials, guest blogging events, on-line quilting challenges, Quilt-A-Longs and more. Her work has been published in McCalls and Quiltmaker many times, and her designs have been published in two quilting compilation books, Sweet Celebrations and Modern Baby. Melissa began publishing her own patterns in 2012 and now has 10 patterns available in her Happy Quilting pattern line. Learn more about Melissa and her sewing at Happy Quilting!

Make It

Perfect Ruffly Apron
Bake Holiday Cookies: This Perfect Ruffly Apron from Caroline of Sew Caroline for Skip To My Lou would add fun to any holiday cookie baking session. It would also make a lovely gift!

Gnome Stocking Cap
Play in the Snow: Head outside with this cozy crochet Gnome Stocking Cap from Charlotte at Salutations! Crochet. Wear it as you sled, deliver cookies to the neighbors or walk in the woods.

Warm Woolen Mittens
Play in the Snow: Here’s another repurposed mitten tutorial, though this one includes a soft fleece lining. Learn how to make Warm Woolen Mittens for the whole family with Nat at Doodlecraft.

Burlap Ruffle Tree Skirt, Stocking + Wreath
Decorate for the Season: Lindsey shows you how to make your own Burlap Ruffle Tree Skirt, Stocking + Wreath in her “epic” burlap ruffle post at To a T! The result is pretty and sophisticated.

Folded Paperback Book Christmas Trees
Decorate for the Season: Continue the sophisticated look with Diane’s Folded Paperback Book Christmas Trees at An Extraordinary Day.

Felt Pocket Christmas Advent Calendar
Build Up the Excitement: Get the kids in on preparing for the season and have them help with this easy Felt Pocket Christmas Advent Calendar from Ros at Sew Delicious.

Melissa has several great Christmas tutorials including the Christmas Traditions Advent Calendar and Holiday Oven Mitt. More tutorials you might enjoy: Advent Calendars, Christmas tutorials, Deck the Halls tutorials here, here, here, here and here.

Mix It

Yule Log
Make your own Yule Log via Anna’s recipe at Ask Anna. Anna shares the history of this special dessert in the post.

Chocolate Peppermint Trifle
Angie’s Chocolate Peppermint Trifle at Eclectic Recipes is another special dessert for the holiday season. (Trifles are her father-in-law’s holiday faorite!)

Print It

Christmas Street Advent Calendar
We had to share just one more calendar! This Christmas Street Advent Calendar at Mr. Printables is so much fun. Olive writes, “They make cute decorations or play sets. Display them neatly in one long line along a wall or shelf, create your own little village, hang them on the tree or scatter them around the house!”

Win It

Comment on today’s post for a chance to win one of these prizes!
Tip: If you’re hoping to win a prize that notes “US Winners Only,” include your state in your name (i.e. Beth in WA) so we can confirm residence and avoid any disappointment on your end. Shipping range is determined by the generous companies and artisans that donate Handmade Holidays prizes.

Knitting Outside the Swatch: 40 Modern Motifs
(US Winners Only)

Author: Kristin Omdahl
Publisher: Interweave

Explore a new approach to knitting. Create and shape garments with joined motifs for outside-the-box knitting! Knitting Outside the Swatch is an exploration of nontraditional construction techniques for creating and joining flowers, motifs and various geometric knitted shapes to create inventive and dimensional knitted fabrics. Kristin Omdahl presents a library of 40 original and innovative knit stitch motifs and shows how joining one or more motifs can create trims or whole fabrics. She demonstrates methods for center-out, top-down and side-to-side construction. Enjoy 10 project patterns including shawls, cowls, scarves and sweaters. Kristin illustrates how to interchange various motifs in these patterns, how to integrate these motifs into the body of a garment, and how to decorate or embellish other knitwear by using motifs as edgings, bands, cuffs and more. Think outside the box with this must-have knitting book!

Skirt-a-Day Sewing: Create 28 Skirts for a Unique Look Every Day
(US Winners Only)

Author: Nicole Smith
Publisher: Storey Publishing

Design a skirt for every day of the week! With these 28 irresistible projects, you’ll learn all the techniques you need to custom-design and sew fabulous skirts that fit you perfectly. Smith shows you how to draft a pattern for a custom fit and then alter that pattern into one of four basic silhouettes: wrap, straight, flared and high-waisted. Each skirt can then be easily redesigned into seven distinct and delicious looks– one for each day of the week. These projects are suitable for sewists at every level, including beginners.

1, 2, 3 Quilt: Shape Up Your Skills with 24 Stylish Projects
(US Winners Only)

Author: Ellen Luckett Baker
Publisher: Chronicle Books

In this follow-up to 1, 2, 3 Sew, expert seamstress and craft blogger Ellen Luckett Baker shares her fun building-block approach to quilting. Organized by quilting shapes— squares, triangles, hexagons, circles, flowers, stars and diamonds— this easy-to-follow guide provides a simple way to master the elements of quilt design. Twenty-four projects progress in difficulty, allowing readers to develop technical skills as they work through the book. From the minimal Argyle Apron to the stylish Hexagon Handbag and more intricate Star Quilt, these modern, bright designs will appeal to beginning and intermediate quilters alike.

Happy Homemade: Sew Chic: 20 Simple Everyday Designs
(US + Canada Winners Only)

Author: Yoshiko Tsukiori
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

Are you a do-it-yourselfer, with a passion for Japanese style? Look no further, Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is the book you’ve been waiting for— all new simple and timeless creations of Yoshiko Tsukiori, popular Japanese fashion designer and author of The Stylish Dress Book, now available in English in the United States. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic features 20 easy-to-sew flexible patterns that boast authentic Japanese style created simply, by you. Sew-your-own pants, tops, dresses and skirts will add that sought-after Japanese flair to your wardrobe. Happy Homemade: Sew Chic is your ultimate guide in transforming fabric to fabulous.

Don’t miss our Handmade Holidays photo pool, and check out our 2012 Handmade Holidays list for more fabulous ideas. Here are our 2013 themes:

November 14: Repurposed/Upcycled Gifts
November 13: Gifts for Book Lovers
November 12: Gifts for Girlfriends
November 11: Gifts for Boys
November 10: Eco-Friendly Gifts
November 9: Advent Calendars
November 8: Gifts for Make-Believe
November 7: Gifts for Travelers
November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Gifts for Babies + Toddlers
November 4: Holiday Party Clothes + Accessories
November 3: Gifts for Cooks
November 2: Gifts for Gadget Lovers
November 1: Gifts for Tweens

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

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254 Responses to November 15 ~ Holiday Fun

  1. Sarah in MA says:


  2. Jennifer in MA says:

    Think I’ll make that ruffly apron for myself! LOL
    The stocking cap made me laugh! What a fun idea.

  3. ruby t--nm says:

    Love the fancy tree skirt….I will have to get to work on that one.
    Thank you

  4. Kristy in CA says:

    Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and a chance to win lovely goodies!

  5. Alicia says:

    The burlap decor is amazing and now on my to-do list!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Kimberly in OR says:

    That yule log looks awesome!

  7. Allison in WA says:

    Love the printable advent calendar

  8. Amorette in OR says:

    The tree skirt is pretty amazing. Who knew burlap could look that good?

  9. Martha says:

    I remember making trees and other stuff from folded Readers Digest. I need to hit the thrift stores!

  10. jeanine says:

    that printable town looks so un!

  11. Julie O in CA says:

    I love the warm woolen mittens:) My daughter would too…

  12. Hilary in MN says:

    love the apron

  13. Stephanie in IN says:

    Woot woot! I love all the great ideas!

  14. kathyh in OR says:

    Another great round up of gifts.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  15. Linda Fleming in CA says:

    I love all these ideas!

  16. Mandi in CO says:

    very nice

  17. Kristina says:

    Would love to try my hand at the ruffle apron or tree skirt.

  18. Emilee in GA says:

    Would love to win the 123 quilt book! I may NEED to make that apron!

  19. Stephanie says:

    I absolutely adore that ruffled tree skirt.

  20. Serena in CA says:

    The ruffly apron is so fun!

  21. Stacia in TN says:

    I really love the look of the folded back book trees.

  22. Meg from OR says:

    Love the gnome stocking cap!

  23. Robin E. in AZ says:

    How cute is that printable city advent calendar!

  24. Persia in IL says:

    very pretty things!

  25. You had me at “peppermint trifle.”

  26. Julia in WA says:

    The woolen mittens look so comfy.

  27. Abbi says:

    The mittens are very cute.

  28. Sam E-B says:

    Definitely going to have to print out that Advent calendar village-too cute!

  29. I’ve made something similar to the paperback trees before — quite cute! Thanks for these ideas.

  30. Amy in IL says:

    Love the book trees.

  31. DebbieKL says:

    Love the mittens! Now to find an old sweater.

  32. Joelle in Nebraska says:

    LOVE the gnome stocking hat … wish I could crochet!

  33. Audrey in PA says:

    Chocolate peppermint trifle . . . YUM!!!!!

  34. Katie says:

    The Christmas street is such a fun idea!

  35. Whitney M in SC says:

    Those book trees are so cute! I can’t wait to make a few

  36. Cathie D says:

    Thanks for the Yule Log recipe. I used to make them every year and haven’t for quite a while

  37. Julie says:

    I’d love to make a Yule log someday! However, the trifle looks a *trifle* easier!

  38. CJ in Canada says:

    We “winterpeggers” always need more mitten tutorial. And while I’m hiding out from the -40 Celsius temperatures…. I will be eating that trifle.

  39. Erin M says:

    The burlap ruffle tree skirt is adorable. We are in desperate need of a new one – have been using the same one for over 20 years!

  40. Sara in NY says:

    Ooooo! My girls would love that trifle!

  41. Connie Cain in OR says:

    Who doesn’t love chocolate?!

  42. Tamie says:

    I love the Christmas Street Advent calendar. So cute.

  43. Marge says:

    Trifle- I want to go to there!

  44. deborah in AZ says:

    love the tutorials for mittens. and i want to make a yule log this year~!

    hoping for the skirt-a-day book!!! thanks for the chance.

  45. Love the book trees!

  46. Tara says:

    I would love to win the Sew Chic Book. The Skirt A Day one is fantastic, too.

  47. My husband would love that trifle and my daughters would adore the ruffly apron!

  48. Amy in UK says:

    Yay for Canadian shipping – I am entering on behalf of my sister 🙂

  49. Kelly in IL says:

    Such great gift ideas for the hard to shop for people in my family. I can’t wait to print and assemble the adorable Advent houses.

  50. Java Jane (NC) says:

    Today’s desserts win hands down. Yum!

  51. Maddy in TX says:

    I WISH I had seen this one day earlier. I have just bought all the supplies and started making my own burlap stockings and tree skirt. That tutorial is so much easier! It’s like you know that I was going to make an apron hostess gift for my sister, too!

  52. Carol P. says:

    love the apron!

  53. Bethany in WA says:

    The peppermint dessert looks delicious!

  54. Judy in MA says:

    Love the book trees!!

  55. Lisamarie in CT says:

    My favorites all have ruffles!

  56. Terri says:

    love the hat!!!

  57. Anita says:

    The trifle looks awesome!

  58. Nicole in IN says:

    Love that ruffly apron!

  59. Pattij in WA says:

    In WA!

  60. Pattij says:

    Great ideas! I love the aprons and the hat!

  61. Patty says:

    Wow, what cute little advent calendar . Maybe knit some mittens too!

  62. janet in nj says:

    I love the repurposed mitten and I’m definitely making that trifle.YUMMY

  63. Erin Gustafson says:

    Pretty sure I could eat all that trifle in one sitting! Yum!

  64. Carmen in Canada says:

    Love the apron, and the trifle looks yummy!

  65. Gill says:

    So many fabulous ideas – thanks!

  66. karen in ga says:

    Mmmm! The trifle looks yummy!

  67. Delia from VA says:

    My Christmas tradition is making the Yule Log Cake also known as La Buche de Noel. Fun to see it posted here!

  68. Jodie in OR says:

    Lovely collection! Thanks for the inspiration.

  69. Love the city advent calendar! They boys will love it.

  70. kim t. in wa says:

    oh those mittens are so cute!

  71. Kara in OR says:

    Everyone needs a yule log

  72. Lenna West says:

    Great ideas!

  73. usairdoll in ca says:

    I’ve always wanted to do a folded book project and love the burlap tree skirt.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

  74. Judy in OR says:

    I have been following Melissa’s blog for quite some time and love her designs. She is very talented. Once again there are some very fun gifts to make.

  75. missmoozie in ca says:

    Lots of ruffles, an apron and a tree skirt, love it! Thanks for a chance to win.

  76. Shannon (in MD) says:

    That peppermint trifle looks soooo good!

  77. Julie in IN says:

    Awesome ideas!

  78. Julia in WA says:

    Love the Christmas tree book craft and the burlap stockings. The peppermint chocolate trifle looks so yummy. 🙂

  79. Jayne - Tennessee says:

    You got me at the deserts! Yummy!

  80. MandiC says:

    Lovely apron! And I love the paperback trees!

  81. Deanna says:

    That hat is worth trying–scrappy and practical.

  82. Kari in WA says:

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  83. Diane in NM says:

    I like the warm woolen mittens!

  84. Nikolina says:

    Nikolina in PA

    Love, love burlap tree skirt…so romantic and classy!

  85. Nikolina says:

    Nikolina in PA

    Love, love burlap tree skirt…so romantic and classy!

  86. Dorothy B in Arizona says:

    I love the tree skirt. The skirt in a day book looks fun.

  87. Sarah says:

    Love the hat! Thanks for the giveaways! Sarah in WA

  88. Julielorene in Canada says:

    Even MORE great ideas!

  89. Virginia in Florida says:

    The ruffly apron made me want to start baking cookies!

  90. Tasha in MO says:

    I think I need an advent calendar in every room this year!

  91. Danielle in NY says:

    The apron is so darn cute!

  92. KristyMN says:

    Very fun ideas!

  93. Karen's sew hub says:

    If I make the chocolate peppermint trifle, do I have to share?

  94. Maggie in KY says:

    Love the trees. I just tore some pages out a book for another project, and now I have use for the rest of the book.

  95. Jim in NC says:

    The ruffled tree skirt looks quite elegant!

  96. Sara Norris says:

    That is one adorable apron – I think I would wear it while serving the baked goods but not while baking – it is too cute to spill on.

  97. Beth in SC says:

    That apron is the cutest!

  98. nancy in GA says:

    Love that tree skirt!

  99. Amy in FL says:

    I want to know who I could get to wear the gnome hat….. fun.

  100. Liz K in OR says:

    That advent calendar is so great! and I can’t wait to start making some yule log cake this year.

  101. Love those Christmas trees! Thanks for the ideas.

  102. Deidre says:

    More great ideas! Thanks!

  103. Amanda in MT says:

    All the projects today are just too cute! I have always wanted to make a yule log! Thanks for the opportunity to win, I love to knit and it looks like a fascinating book!

  104. Melanie in AZ says:

    I love the gnome hat and the book trees! Thanks for the inspiration!

  105. Jennifer in NC says:

    Love the ruffled apron!

  106. Theresa says:

    The apron is adorable.

  107. Lorrie says:

    The book trees are so pretty – I love working with old paper.

    (from Canada)

  108. Jansie in Texas says:

    I have to have that gnome hat. omg. And that trifle….wow. Thanks, Melissa!

  109. Greeblygreebly in WA state says:

    The city street Advent calendar is really cute!

  110. Sandy in Ohio says:

    Now I know what to do with those paperback books I will never read again!

  111. Kylie C in OR says:

    Love those little houses- perfect for a windowsill!

  112. These holiday gift posts are great! That Yule log is making me hungry.

  113. These holiday gift posts are great! That Yule log is super cute….and making me hungry

  114. Donna in NY says:

    Yes, I think that peppermint trifle looks delis! Thanks for the chance to win in the giveaway.

  115. Shelley C in Cali says:

    I love all these lovely prizes! Maybe someone will be able to make super awesome christmas presents, eh?

  116. Allison in MA says:

    The Christmas street advent calendar is a cool idea!

  117. Ramona M. from MI says:

    We used to make the book trees out of magazines when I was a kid.

  118. Eleanor in NC says:

    Yum, trifle!

  119. Ybat says:

    I would love to try the “Happy homemade: Sew chic” Japanese sewing book. I love the style of the book.

  120. Cassandra in VA says:

    I like the advent calendars best!

  121. Kristin in VA says:

    That apron is so adorable!

  122. Sheila in WA says:

    Those ruffled stocking are adorable. Hope time opens up to make one.

  123. Mary Ann in SC says:

    I love the book Christmas trees

  124. Deb H. in PA says:

    Love the mittens…wish I could knit!

  125. ccherry in CO says:

    Now to convince my volunteers they need to help me fold a hundred or so of the book trees to decorate the library this holiday season.

  126. Erika says:

    Wow, the burlap decor is just stunning. And the mittens are simply adorable.

  127. Krista says:

    We can never seem to have enough mittens. I’ll be putting some in my kids stockings this year.

  128. Kirsten says:

    Those mittens are adorable!

  129. Jessica in UT says:

    I love peppermint! Thanks for the giveaway and awesome tutorials!

  130. Lee in MI says:

    I love the look of the warm woolen mittens! and of course the trifle! thanks!

  131. Sharon in Michigan says:

    Wow, what shall I make first? So many things… little time. Thanks for the giveaway and to all the generous sponsors.

  132. Annie in CA says:

    I love Happy Quilting! Great roundup today!

  133. Margaret Schindler says:

    Love the paper trees That quilting book is what I need .

  134. Anita says:

    That trifle looks awesome!

  135. Who knew that burlap and ruffles could go together?

  136. Amber in CA says:

    Love the advent calendars and the cute Apron. I bought a ruffle foot for my machine last year and really need to play with it. This is perfect!

  137. Wendy in VA says:

    Love anything peppermint!

  138. Heidi says:

    Uffda, I love that apron!

  139. Becky in FL says:

    The chocolate peppermint trifle. Because chocolate is meant to go with peppermint … especially during the holidays.

  140. Natalie in TX says:

    That trifle looks so delicious:)

  141. Margo in WA says:

    That gnome hat is super cute! Makes me smile.

  142. Jenn J in OR says:

    I’m going to make some mittens this weekend.

  143. Vanessa in NY says:

    Love the skirt a day book!

  144. Ohh… that advent street calendar is awesome.

  145. VickiT in IL says:

    Oh my gosh, that trifle dessert looks divine. I know what we’ll be having on our dessert menu this year already.

  146. Jane S. in OR says:

    Those chocolate treats look yummy! Thanks for sharing them. 🙂

  147. SS in NH says:

    I am definitely going to be making some mittens this weekend!

  148. Carmen says:

    Thanks for all the wonderful Advent ideas!

  149. Ellen from OH says:

    That chocolate peppermint trifle will probably be on my Christmas table – YUM! Many thanks!

  150. D says:

    Definitely want to try making the gnome crocheted hat, love it!! also the ruffled tree skirt and the apron too!! so many good tutorials, so little time. . .

  151. Holly in MA says:

    The trifle looks delicious!

  152. Beth in VA says:

    Love those trees – but I think I would have a hard time ripping up a book!

  153. Barbara from UT says:

    The advent calender idea is wonderful!

  154. Elizabeth says:

    These are some great ideas. I love the book trees!

  155. Jenny L says:

    I really want to try an advent calendar with my kids this year. If you keep including tutorials and links to DIY them, I just might do it this year! (Although, I am running out of time soon…)

  156. Bess in UT says:

    The felt pocket advent calendar is simply adorable and the Street advent calendar is so fun!

  157. Julie in WI says:

    Love the tree skirt

  158. SamanthaRI says:

    I love those little buildings!

  159. jessicac says:

    The paperback book christmas trees remind me of my childhood.. must donate some books to this project!

  160. Kaesey says:

    I might try my hand at one of those book trees!

  161. Valerie says:

    Love Melissa’s choices! So many cute things 🙂

  162. Sandy Standridge says:

    I would love to have the skirt a day to make for my daughter!

  163. Sandy Standridge says:

    I love the idea of a skirt a day! What a fun idea!

  164. Jenny in CA says:

    I’m making that tree skirt! So pretty!!!

  165. Delaine in Canada says:

    All of these are fantastic ideas. I am especially going to try the Chocolate Peppermint Trifle. It looks delicious!

  166. Emilyplays in WA says:

    Thanks for the crafty list – I’m going to check out those folded trees 🙂

  167. Ali in WA says:

    Ok, Sew Chic is going on my Christmas list, not sure how the designs will work for my body type, but it’s intrigued me too much!

  168. Another fun day! Thanks!

  169. Jenn in GA says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  170. amber in ny says:

    I am really enjoying the introduction to different blogs via the curator system this year. After looking at all the projects and day dreaming bout what to make I have fun exploring the new (to me) blogs.

  171. Karen A says:

    I am loving this series, so many great ideas. I remember making the paperback book trees from Readers Digest magazines when I was a child.

  172. Anna says:

    Thanks for including me in the roundup!


  173. Anya says:

    That tree skirt looks like ripples of snow under the tree – so beautiful!

  174. Rachel B says:

    I love the idea of moving ruffles from clothing to home decor.

  175. Emme says:

    time to start working on my holiday advent!!

  176. Janet K says:

    Awesome little projects! I love the gnome hat – I’ve been trying to learn crochet too!

  177. Sarah in WI says:

    The book trees are adorable.

  178. Holly C says:

    Beautiful projects! So many I would like to make!

  179. Marissa in CA says:

    I love all of the ideas!

  180. Marilyn E from Ind says:

    I need to start now for next year!

  181. Glenda says:

    What a fun ruffled apron! Wouldn’t that make a great Mother/Daughter duo or Sister-to-Sister Baking Day tradition?

  182. Cindy in ND says:

    I am loving all your ideas for Christmas gifts! We made the magazine Christmas trees in girl scouts when I was growing up. I had my boy scouts make them one year too.

  183. upstatelisa says:

    we need warm wooly mittens around here!

  184. Amanda in RI says:

    I think come January I will have lots of left over projects on my list because there are too many super cute things!!!

  185. Michelle in B.C. Canada says:

    I love that tree skirt!!!

  186. Wendy in OH says:

    I love those mittens!

  187. Jennifer N. in CA says:

    Love the paperback book trees. I may have to see if we’ve got any “spare” books to decorate with this year. Thanks for all of the great ideas.

  188. Laurie in MA says:

    i love the paperback book Christmas trees.

  189. fenna says:

    love the ruffle apron! And, I’d love to win the Japanese book 🙂

  190. Stacy in WI says:

    The trifle looks delish!

  191. Lynn H says:

    Cute apron! I remember making those book trees with my grandma using old readers digest when I was little. Glad to see the how to so I can make them with my grandkids now. Love discovering so many new and interesting blogs too. Thanks again for the ideas and chance to win a lovely prize. The books are awesome!

  192. Loree in ME says:

    Christmas it the best time of the year! Great ideas!

  193. Shelley C in ME says:

    Would love the Knitting outside the swatch book!
    Those folded trees are lovely!

  194. Beth in MI says:

    Loving the book Christmas trees!

  195. april in GA says:

    Love the Warm Woolen Mittens. Cute cute cute!

  196. Nicole Martinez from NY says:

    Such a great giveaway thanks for sharing!

  197. Kristie says:

    Those printables are great. And I can always use new sewing books. I would love a copy Sew Chic or Skirt a Day. Thanks!

  198. Sherry in MA says:

    Love the paperback tree. Perfect for an apartment at Christmas time!

  199. Sherry in MA says:

    Love the paperback tree! Perfect for a young apt. resident for Christmas decoration.

  200. Diane in AZ says:

    The quilting book looks fun!

  201. Kati in FL says:

    I love the gnome stocking cap. Now to find someone to make me one!

  202. Kari E WI says:

    Cute ideas

  203. Charlotte says:

    Love the mittens!

  204. Betsy M says:

    What fun projects! I want that apron for my party next week – I had better get sewing.

  205. Louisa in NY says:

    I love the book-trees! Thank you for all the ideas!

  206. Kristin H says:

    Mmmm! That peppermint trifle looks delicious!

  207. Chocolate peppermint trifle! MMMmmm….

  208. connie J says:

    The Ruffly apron is so sassy! So cute!

  209. Sarah in ME says:

    I think I hear the trifle whispering my name….

  210. Mary in MN says:

    These would make great gifts.

  211. heidi in WA says:

    Darling ruffle apron! Perfect for baking Christmas cookies.

  212. Mary in MN says:

    All these ideas are great.

  213. Elizabeth says:

    I love the apron!

  214. Tara says:

    Great list! Thanks for sharing!

  215. anna in az says:

    Must make burlap ruffles.

  216. Wendy TC says:

    Love all the ideas you present. The ruffle apron is a little impractical for cooking duties, as i am forever wiping my hands on my apron, but it is definitely cute for little helpers. Thanks for the giveaway!

  217. Gina says:

    I love that the advent calendar is something my boys can help make and then use.

  218. Nupur in GA says:

    The yule log is lovely- what a pretty festive dessert!

  219. Serena in TX says:

    The ruffled apron is really cute. Also, I love the printable advent calendar.

  220. Tammy in MI says:

    Fun list!

  221. Cherri in WI says:

    The ruffle apron is so adorable!

  222. Gina S. Ia says:

    These all look like lots of fun to make!

  223. Nancy Winn in CA says:

    Some may fun things today. The paper Christmas trees reminded me of a childhood project we used to do growing up!

  224. Kelly in TX says:

    Ooooh! What neat ideas today. The tree is so neat!

  225. Alida in VA says:

    Thanks for the fun ideas!! And thanks for the chance to win.

  226. Amber K. In UT says:

    Love the ruffle apron! I have a friend I think needs it for Christmas.

  227. Suze in CO says:

    The burlap ribbon tree skirt is lovely, but I think I’d be picking cat toys out off it all season long!

  228. Ashley in Canada says:

    Love those paper Christmas trees!

  229. Shirley says:

    All of the projects were truly refreshing! Thanks again, Shirley, CA

  230. Megan in MN says:

    Ruffles are so fun to make. I love all of these tutorials

  231. Kristin says:

    Love the ruffly apron! And I’m going to go to that advent calendar city right now! So cute!

  232. I’d love to win the Skirt a Day book!

  233. Heather in CA says:

    What a cute ruffled apron!

  234. I love that ruffled apron! Thanks for the chance to win one of those lovely books!

  235. Crystal in Canada says:

    I don’t have enough time to make all these great projects!

  236. julie says:

    I love the printable advent houses!

  237. Sonja says:

    Love the apron! ~Sonja in AL

  238. Julie from FL says:

    I love the ruffle apron. Neat!

  239. Catherine says:

    That apron is SO cute!

  240. julie says:

    I love the ruffle apron. Just in time for gift giving.

  241. Annette says:

    What a great list! I love Mr. Printables!

  242. Renee in MD says:

    didn’t think burlap would ruffle so beautifully!

  243. Caitlyn in FL says:

    Oh, that burlap tree skirt – adorable. And the advent calendar as a city, love love love.

  244. Tiffany Bohland says:

    Love the apron and the gnome stocking cap!
    I’m in the US 🙂

  245. Cindi in GA says:

    I remember making folded Christmas trees out of the Reader Digest as a kid. So much fun!

  246. Charlotte in GA says:

    Great projects again! Thanks for all the inspiration!

  247. Dana in MA says:

    Lots of great ideas for the holidays. I can’t believe November is halfway gone already!

  248. Molly in OR says:

    Oh, those book trees! Just fabulous.

  249. Robynn in CA says:

    I love the apron and the triffle.

  250. annette says:

    Burlap goes so well with holiday themes!

  251. Jess in IN says:

    I totally need to make about 7 gnome stocking caps! Thanks for the tutorial!

  252. Anya says:

    Wonderful! Thanks for the chance! Anya in PA

  253. Amanda in MD says:

    I want one of those adorable aprons! Every single project is fantastic!! Where will I find the time?

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