Handmade Holidays Nov. 20: Lacey Christmas

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 Make this a romantic Lacey Christmas by adding a touch of lace to your gifts and decorations. Gather together your lace scraps, vintage doilies, and linens that have seen better days, and make some beautiful Christmas gifts and decorations for your home.


Today’s Guest Curator:
Lisa from Pink Hollybush Designs

From Lisa:
Hi, I’m Lisa. I sew, smock and blog over at Pink Hollybush Designs. Pink Hollybush Designs specializes in fabrics and patterns for smocking, but I also sew for myself and my adult daughters, so my blog covers a little bit of everything when it comes to sewing! I am excited to guest curate this post for Sew Mama Sew, and share with you a Lacey Christmas. When you are through checking out these fun projects, come on over to my blog, check out some more sewing ideas, and sign up for my newsletter. To celebrate, I am giving away two five-yard packets of tatting to newsletter subscribers to help get you started on your own Lacey Christmas! You can follow me on Pinterest, Instagram, and Facebook, as well my blog for more sewing and smocking ideas.

Make It


Lacey Stockings
Decorate your home for the holidays, by whipping up some lacey stockings following Laura’s tutorial from Décor to Adore.

While you are at Décor to Adore, check out the napkin rings made with lace! Your holiday table would look amazing with one of these at each place setting.


Lace Tree Ornament 
Of course the tree needs some lace and Karen from Todolwen will walk you through making a lovely tree ornament using lace and drop clothes!


Patchwork and Lace Pillow 
Decorate your home with a patchwork and lace pillow with Carry Away Quilting. You can make yours in Christmas fabrics, or follow Taunja’s lead and use colors that match your décor for a year round decoration.


Pincushion 
For a sewing friend, whip up a fun pincushion from a vintage doily. This tutorial from Fiberlicious shows you how to use any shape doily you have on hand.


Covered Hangers 
On the SAGANews blog, Julie will walk you through using vintage linens to cover padded hangers. These would make lovely gifts for friends or bring a smile to your face when you walk in your closet on a cold winter morning.


Table Runner 
For another quick gift, follow Jenny’s 20 minute table runner tutorial and use up your odds and ends of scrap fabrics and lace.


Mini Quilt
Or make Carried Away Quilting’s quick mini quilt with a lace border.


Fabric Wrapped Tin Cans 
For a last minute hostess gift, My Sweet Things shows you how to decorate, of all things, a tin can with lace. Add a small poinsettia or fresh flowers and you are good to go.


Printable Gift Tags 
Once you have finished your lacey Christmas gifts, wrap them up in burlap and lace and attach one of these free gift tags from Village Glam Studio.


Lace Cookies 
Now that you have figured out your Lacey Christmas gifts and decorations, sit down with a cup of tea and a lace cookie from Two Peas in a Pod!

Related posts you might enjoy: Lace Jewelry Frame and Vintage Christmas.

Win It

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Crochet Therapy: The Soothing Art of Savoring Each Stitch

Author: Betsan Corkhill
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Crochet Therapy will inspire you to pick up a hook and take some time out of your hectic day to dive into colorful whorls of yarn. Focus, relax, and become more mindful by making more than 20 simple and colorful projects comprised of crocheted mandalas, soothing circles, and other beautiful motifs. Each repetitive pattern helps you engage with your materials, increase your well-being, and unlock your creativity. Mindfulness exercises accompany the patterns and complement the therapeutic effect of crocheting for achieving calm, stress relief, and becoming “effortlessly present” in your craft. Clear instructions and a host of finishing techniques round out the pretty projects and crocheted bounty.

On the Loom: A Modern Weaver’s Guide

Author: Maryanne Moodie
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

In On the Loom, Maryanne Moodie brings the ancient art of weaving to the modern day in a comprehensive guide packed with step-by-step tutorials and beautiful photography. Learn the basics of this simple and beautiful craft with valuable information on basic stitches, tools needed, and even how to make your own looms. Split by loom type—circular, rectangular, and even found objects—24 lush, bohemian, and uniquely modern projects for the home and to wear draw deeply on the nostalgic quality of vintage textiles. In addition to the how-to, this is the ultimate resource for finding your own creativity and style through this medium, from learning which materials to use for different effects to discovering how to use color to create vintage-inspired projects with a modern twist.

Check out our 2015 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.

Here are our 2016 themes:

November 19: Gifts for Artists
November 18: Scrap Busters
November 17: Gifts for the Dapper Gentleman
November 16: Gifts for the Girl Boss
November 15: Easy to Ship Gifts
November 14: Table Runners
November 13: Gifts for the Cook
November 12: Gifts for the Entertainer
November 11: Quick and Easy Gifts
November 10: Gifts for Book Lovers
November 9: Heirloom Gifts
November 8: Fast Projects for the Holidays
November 7: Gifts for Babies and New Parents
November 6: Gifts for Geeks
November 5: Stitched and Sewn Stocking Stuffers
November 4: Gifts for Playtime
November 3: Gifts for Four-Legged Friends
November 2: Gifts for Travelers
November 1: Gifts for Students

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81 Responses to Handmade Holidays Nov. 20: Lacey Christmas

  1. […] 21: Bags to Make and Give November 20: Lacey Christmas November 19: Gifts for Artists November 18: Scrap Busters November 17: Gifts for the Dapper […]

  2. Rose in MN says:

    The lace tree ornament is so lovely!

  3. Pili says:

    Thank you so much for featuring my tin cans wrapped with lace. I’m going to try some other projects too!

  4. […] 23: Wonderful Wreaths November 22: Gifts for Design Lovers November 21: Bags to Make and Give November 20: Lacey Christmas November 19: Gifts for Artists November 18: Scrap Busters November 17: Gifts for the Dapper […]

  5. Cindy S says:

    Those crochet lace looking coasters on the book cover are so pretty.

  6. Barb K in NE says:

    I like the little mini quilt–also the Christmas tree!

  7. Breanna usa says:

    The patchwork and lace pillow is a beauty.

  8. […] 23: Wonderful Wreaths November 22: Gifts for Design Lovers November 21: Bags to Make and Give November 20: Lacey Christmas November 19: Gifts for Artists November 18: Scrap Busters November 17: Gifts for the Dapper […]

  9. Mary Beth says:

    The gift tags are beautiful.

    –Mary Beth in MO

  10. Genevieve C. of Wa says:

    Can’t wait to make the mini quilt, cause I have a huge stash of vintage material my girlfriend just sent me. Thank you

  11. Teresa says:

    Unusual choices – nice to see something a little different

  12. Barb B in BC says:

    I think the covered hangers are very pretty – they would be lovely to “pretty” up a closet

  13. asteride says:

    Beautiful covered hangers!

  14. Linda Cornwell says:

    Love, love, love the lacey gifts. I would love to win that crochet book. I started crocheting about 65 years ago, when I would crochet LONG chain stitches….lol. My mom crocheted and I followed suit, even though I have never made crocheted throw rugs from fabric scraps like she did.

    Linda in California

  15. Thank you so very much for featuring the Decor To Adore lace Christmas stocking. I can’t wait to try my hand at several of the other wonderful projects which were showcased in this fantastic post.

    Have a wonderful holiday season!

  16. Gweneth says:

    I like the lace christmas tree ornament

  17. Lydia in WA says:

    That pincushion is on my list for sure, and I’ve got vintage doilies that I want to hand-dye that would just make it.

  18. Ari says:

    I love making lace cookies.

  19. Sarah Cooley says:

    Darling projects!

  20. Rachel in UT says:

    Awesome post, love the giveaways!

  21. Brenda in Washington says:

    the covered hangers are classy! love the doily pincushion and the tree ornament too. thanks!

  22. Rebekka says:

    So many great ideas, I really like the gift tags.

  23. Shannon in WA says:

    I like seekng the “make it/print it” part of the post here. I have been missing that this year from years past…

  24. charlotte in ga says:

    love the ornament and pin cushion thanks

  25. Emma in FL says:

    I love lace in my projects so much. Thanks for all the ideas!

  26. jessicac says:

    Lace cookies sound like a Sunday afternoon make must have.

  27. Judy In OR says:

    Really great projects my favoirtes are the gift tags and covered hangers.

  28. Lots of ideas.

  29. Jennifer in TX says:

    What fun projects! Thank you!

  30. amber in ny says:

    I love lace cookies! thanks for the recipe.

  31. Ann says:

    My world needs more lace! Thanks for all the terrific holiday ideas.

  32. Lulu says:

    Love the covered hangers!

  33. Claudia says:

    I need to try the lace cookie recipe, especially when they sandwich chocolate in between two.

  34. Eleanor says:

    Pretty!

  35. Amy Anderson says:

    Love the lace tree ornaments. Need to look closer at how to make them.

  36. Morgan D. from CA says:

    What a beautiful stocking and that mini quilt! So pretty with the lace details 🙂

  37. Tina L. says:

    So much lace, and now so many makes! Lace cookies first, of course.

  38. Aimee says:

    I have so much vintage lace–I really should use it for projects like these!

  39. Heidi in WA says:

    The lace tree ornament is the perfect use for the vintage lace my grandmother gave me!! I have been searching for the best way to use it and I think this is it! Thanks for the great tutorial! Also, the loom book looks amazing

  40. Margo in WA says:

    Very pretty ideas!

  41. Kristin says:

    Lace cookies — what a great finale to this list. 🙂

  42. Kathy Slaughter Cummings says:

    Lace designs are beautiful! Thank you.

  43. bookboxer says:

    I never thought of myself as a lace kind of person, but LACE COOKIES … now that’s a project for me!

  44. […] November 20: Lacey Christmas November 19: Gifts for Artists November 18: Scrap Busters November 17: Gifts for the Dapper Gentleman November 16: Gifts for the Girl Boss November 15: Easy to Ship Gifts November 14: Table Runners November 13: Gifts for the Cook November 12: Gifts for the Entertainer November 11: Quick and Easy Gifts November 10: Gifts for Book Lovers November 9: Heirloom Gifts November 8: Fast Projects for the Holidays November 7: Gifts for Babies and New Parents November 6: Gifts for Geeks November 5: Stitched and Sewn Stocking Stuffers November 4: Gifts for Playtime November 3: Gifts for Four-Legged Friends November 2: Gifts for Travelers November 1: Gifts for Students […]

  45. Kate in MO says:

    What an interesting category!

  46. Jessica in NM says:

    I like how this one even has the print it/eat it sections. I’ve been missing those this year!

  47. Angie says:

    Love these ideas. Table runners and that stocking are on my list!

  48. Renea says:

    Thanks for sharing all the wonderful lacey ideas. And thanks for the giveaway.

  49. Chiska says:

    What great list! I love the stocking.

  50. Beth in MI says:

    Just love that pillow!

  51. Sandhya says:

    Crochet and me go a long way back. The pretty Tree Ornament is something I would do in a jiffy. The doily pin cushion is cute and useful. Love, love to win this one.

  52. Paula says:

    I love the Fabric Wrapped Tin Cans idea; I have made a few that I use in the kitchen to hold the wooden spoons and other utensils but I’ve never used lace. These are pretty; thanks for sharing!

  53. Linda Fleming says:

    Love the Coffee Time mini quilt.

  54. Christine in Colorado says:

    Now i finally have some ideas for my stash of vintage lace – thanks!

  55. Cinnamom In MN says:

    Oh that is really inspiring. I have got to try the doily pincushion.

  56. Mandi in CO says:

    Those hangers!

  57. Maria from CA says:

    Love the lace items. Very inspirational!

  58. Chris in Maine says:

    I love the idea of adding a bit of lace to a project – thank you for the inspiration for what I can do with my antique lace snippets.

  59. Cyrus says:

    Love that pincushion!

  60. Lee in MI says:

    The mini quilt is adorable and love lace cookies! thanks!!

  61. Marian in NY says:

    The tin can with lace is really cute

  62. Stephanie in Ct says:

    Love the patchwork table runner and pillowcases

  63. April in KS says:

    Thank you! These are lovely.

  64. Delia in VA says:

    What pretty ways to use lace!

  65. Janelle says:

    These are some really unique ideas. Thank you. And, that crochet book would be awesome!

  66. Jeanne says:

    The 20 minute Table Runner is my kind of gift to make…quick and beautiful!

  67. Ramona in MI says:

    I am having such a good time with this series! I love the sweet little tree and the pillow!

  68. Linda in IN says:

    Love lace

  69. Kathy L in VA says:

    The mini quilt is so pretty!

  70. SS in NH says:

    Yum! I want to make those lace cookies!

  71. Anne Marie says:

    These are all beautiful – would love to make all of them.

  72. Kay says:

    These have to be my favourite collection of gifts so far. Thank you for sharing, I will have a wonderful time looking up the tutorials. x

  73. Chris says:

    Thanks for the ideas!

  74. Mama Squirrel says:

    A lace gift tag would be perfect with some of those cookies! Some nice ideas in this one–thank you!

  75. Silvia says:

    That lace ornament is the cutest! And I love the look of that crochet book, I could certainly use some small ways to relax during this stressful holiday time!

  76. Sandy in WA says:

    Love the little tree. Also found the instructions for the crochet flowers on her blog, think I’m going to try them.

  77. Tina, CA says:

    I just wanted to jump in and say how much I love this handmade holidays series… so much inspiration!

  78. Tracy Thompson says:

    So many beautiful ideas

  79. Bekki says:

    The patchwork and lace pillowcase is really pretty!

  80. Wendy in MI says:

    These are so pretty!

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