Old-Fashioned Angel Tree Topper

Christmas, Crafts, Holidays & Seasons, Home Decor, Needlearts, Winter 3 Comments

By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

Old-Fashioned Angel Tree Topper DIY

Bring some old-fashioned charm to your Christmas tree this year with this homespun beauty.  Make a new Christmas tradition by creating an angel topper of your very own that you’re proud to display year after year.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own angel:

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Bias Tape Napkins

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By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

DIY Custom Napkins with Bias Tape

For holiday dinners, I like to use cloth napkins.  I personally think they express that the dinner is special.  I see so many adorable napkins in stores but those “extras” increase the price.  Instead of paying more, I take ordinary and plain cloth napkins and make them look special.  One of the easiest ways to do this is with bias tape.  You can buy it or make it yourself depending on how crafty you’re feeling.  Your guests will surely be impressed with this project.


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Gift Ideas to Crochet & Knit

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The air is getting chillier, the days are getting shorter and the holiday season is right around the corner. I’m spending more time at home crafting and starting to wonder what I’ll be giving friends and family for the holidays. Here are some gift ideas to crochet and knit for your loved ones. I’ve included classic crochet patterns such as hats and scarves and some fun whacky gift ideas for kids and kids at heart as well!

A hat for everyone on your holiday list. There are so many styles to choose from. Here you will find classic, unique, and adorable hat patterns for adults, kids and even infants.

Unique Hat PatternsHopeful Honey, Olivia Kent

I just fell in love with these rabbit and bear patterns. They also include patterns for different outfits for your new cuddly friends. These patterns and photos are wonderful inspiration to beginners like me who aspire to gain more knitting experience.

Rabbit and BearBy Small Means

These tea cozies make great stocking stuffers! The design possibilities are endless. What a fun, easy way to dress up and personalize your tea and coffee mugs.

Mug CoziesSewing Barefoot

Crocheted scarves are classic, beautiful and unique home made gifts. Get creative with this Infinity Scarf pattern. You can never have too many pretty scarves!

Infinity Scarf - Hopeful Honey, Olivia Kent

This owl basket adds charm and practicality to the decor of any room. Make one for a friend, and another for yourself!

Owl BasketDeja Jetmir’s Ravelry Store

The kids on my list are always the most appreciative of my home made gifts. I remember loving this game as a kid and I know my niece and nephew will be excited to have their own personalized set!

Rainbow Fishing GameNiccupp Crochet

Here’s one more crochet project I just had to share. Isn’t this pattern so much fun! I know kids and grown ups alike who will love this one!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Crochet Scarf - Inspiration Station

Needle Felted Stockings

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Use a new craft technique to create your own unique stocking designs!

I actually bought these stockings last year, but could never come up with a fun way to decorate them. I wanted something unique and easy, but couldn’t think of anything good enough for my holiday decor. This year, though, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with my stockings. I’ve always wanted to try needle felting, and when I grabbed these guys out of storage, I knew that I had found the perfect thing to use when trying out this new craft technique. I’m so happy with the results, they look really unique and go so well with the rest of my decor.


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Jolly Jack-o’-Lantern Patch

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By General Crafts Contributor Michelle

DIY a Jack-o-Lantern Patch from gloves!

Give your Halloween decorating “a hand” with this cute jack-o’-lantern patch made from an orange glove!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make your own patch of jack-o’-lanterns:

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Bat Mask

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By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.

Easy Bat Mask for Halloween

Did you make the Bat Cape with me or do you just want a spooky mask?  Masks are an essential part of many Halloween costumes.  This Bat Mask will take your costume up a notch.  You can also edit this mask to fit your needs.


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Pretty Little Hand Warmers

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

It’s getting to be that time of year again, friends! Cold weather time! And while I must admit that I love the cooler months of the year, I’m not a big fan of freezing fingers, so hand warmers are a must in our house. But why should they be boring? Never! Here are a few of our favorite DIY hand warmer projects. Psst, they make great holiday gifts! So check them out and get crafting!

Vanilla Cream Cashmere Heart Handwarmers - WormWoole Etsy Shop

Vanilla Cream Cashmere Heart HandwarmersWormeWoole Etsy Shop

So pretty! Am I right? These recycled sweater hand warmers turn old, worn out sweaters into something newly useful and beautiful! Soft and snuggly, I can just imaging them tucked into my pockets, keeping my fingers warm. It must be love!

Mini Heart Shaped Hand Warmers - Haberdashery Fun

Mini Heart Shaped Hand WarmersHaberdashery Fun

And speaking of love, how about these precious heart shaped hand warmers? Adorable, right? Perfect for using up spare bits of fabric, these would make fantastic teacher gifts from your child (but be sure to make them a set as well!).

Homemade Hand Warmers - Repeat Crafter Me

Homemade Hand WarmersRepeat Crafter Me

And these! Ack! Possibly the cutest hand warmers ever made, these little owls are a lovely project for a beginner sewer and a wonderful gift for just about anyone on your list.

Have you made hand warmers for your loved ones? Tell us about your project or send us photos! We love to see them! And check out these and other hand warmer projects on our Craft Trends Pinboard!

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