Today is the last day of Handmade Holidays 2016! To celebrate, we leave you with a collection of awesome handmade Christmas ornaments to make as gifts or to decorate your own tree!
Felt Ice Skate Ornament
Stephanie of Swoodson Says shares a pair of felt ice skates to sew and hang on the tree. The metallic thread and the jingle bells on the laces add some extra fun!
Set of 8 Felt Christmas Ornaments
Laura of Bugs and Fishes shared a series of eight fun and festive felt Christmas ornaments recently. Pick your favorite or sew the whole set! (Laura has a whole collection of felt ornament patterns from previous years.)
You can’t help but admire the tiny patchwork on these felt-backed hexie ornaments by Rebecca of Hugs Are Fun. While you’re there, check out her embroidery floss ornament and cross stitch ornament too!
3-D Hexie Ornament
Mollie of Wild Olive came up with another unique take on using hexies to make ornaments. While you’re there check out her felt unicorn ornament, sweet llama ornament, and her ornamentation series for lots of ideas
Wooden Mushroom Ornament
Cheri at Tinker With This shows you how to paint these cute little mushroom ornaments. Perfect to accompany all the ever-popular woodland creatures!
Ribbon Candy Felt Ornaments
Purl Soho shares some of the sweetest projects on their blog. These ribbon candy ornaments are super quick and simple to create!
Gingerbread House Ornament
Wendi at Shiny Happy World designed this gingerbread house ornament out of her love for gingerbread houses so you can get all the colorful fun while it lasts for years!
Liberty Scrap Tree Ornaments
Anna at Noodlehead designed these tree ornaments to show off Liberty scraps but they would look beautiful displaying any of your favorite fabric scraps!
Mini Stocking Ornaments
Abby at Sew Much Ado shares these adorable mini stocking ornaments, another awesome scrap-busting project!
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Author: Jennifer Orkin Lewis
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
To conquer the intimidating prospect of filling 365 blank pages, Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way is divided into monthly themes, with undated daily prompts that suggest what to draw each day. You can work through the journal from front to back, or jump around and draw whatever appeals to you at the time. Monthly themes include: a month of nature, a month of your favorite things, a month of characters, a month of print and patterns.
Jennifer Orkin Lewis (aka @augustwren) encourages experimentation with a one-page tutorial at the beginning of each month that outlines accessible ways to draw with different materials, such as ballpoint pens, colored pencils, paint, and collage. Coupled with sections of varying paper types, there is an unlimited canvas available to flourish artistically; brown craft paper pairs well with black ink and white pencil, black paper is great for white and metallic gel pens, and heavy white paper is included for painting.
The journal is not only useful as a stress-reliever and as a mode of personal exploration, but also as a way of changing visual thinking. And when completed, it will serve as a reflection of its owner.
With prompts, tutorials, and unique packaging, Draw Every Day, Draw Every Way is a must-have for those looking to sketch and doodle their way out of an inspirational rut.
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Author: Nancy Zieman
Publisher: Nancy Zieman
Nine quilt designs based on the traditional 4-patch, 9-patch and square within a square, made new with a little creative flair. Learn Nancy’s speedy-and-easy process of using strips and straight stitching to make a variety of modern patchwork quilts and table runners. Use Nancy’s method to create additional designs with graph paper. Turn to the front of the book for recommended supplies, tools and tips on basic quilting techniques such as cutting fabric strips, stitching and pressing strips.
The Mighty Lucky Quilting Club is the first monthly subscription club of its kind that focuses on challenging you with design concepts in the quilt making process. It’s like a gym membership for quilters! From playing with surface design techniques to improvised quilt (and quilting!) designs to finding inspiration …and everything in between… you’ll be challenged each month with a new skill to try, with pages of instructions, examples, and inspiration from one of your favorite quilters.
Check out our 2015 Handmade Holidays list for more fun, creative ideas.
Here are our 2016 themes:
November 29: Totally Tropical Gifts
November 28: Upcycled Gifts
November 27: Sweet Softies
November 27: Sweet Softies
November 26: Luxe Gifts
November 25: Gifts for Crafters
November 24: Gifts for Fitness Lovers
November 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 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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