‘Tis the season to be crafty!
Are you planning to give handmade gifts to everyone you know, or maybe just one or two special people? Are you interested in making Christmas decorations for your home? How about Christmas accessories to wear? There are zillions of satisfying reasons to get started with making Christmas crafts. No matter what your reason, we’re hoping that you’ll be able to use the ideas we’ve shared to enrich your Christmas crafting adventures.
Wouldn’t it be nice if every gift fit into a nice, neat, easy-to-wrap box or packages? Unfortunately, we often find ourselves needing to wrap up things that are odd sizes and shapes.
Last time I found myself in that situation, I made notes and took photos of how I handled the wrapping. I’m hoping that this page will help you handle similar giftwrapping dilemmas that may arise.
This is first in what will hopefully become a series featuring giftwrapping ideas and instructions.
Are you planning to give some Christmas cards out this year? How about making your own cards? If you’d like to give it a try, and you want ideas or free instructions for cards to make, our Christmas card designs are sure to inspire you.
Pictured here (at right) are several of our Christmas card designs you can learn how to make. They feature popular winter motifs such as stars, snowflakes and snowmen.
Christmas Candy Cane Craft
Candy canes are sweet, delightful symbols of the Christmas season. These festive arch-shaped candies can be used for either eating or decorating with. I’m not sure which is more fun, the eating or the decorating, so I think this edible arrangement is fantastic; it encourages both uses.
Easy Christmas Ornament Pattern (Not Pictured) — Would you like to make some fancy Christmas tree trimmings and decorations this year? If so, this easy pattern gives you one nice option for an elegant ornament you can make.
Christmas Scarf Pattern For many (although not all) of us, Christmas, cold weather and scarves go hand-in-hand; it’s hard for some people to imagine one without the other. For those of you who do happen to need a nice scarf to wear at Christmas time, this design is a lovely choice.
This scarf is crocheted, and it features an interesting variety of stitches to try — yet its an easy pattern that isn’t too complicated, and doesn’t require an extreme amount of exertion for either your brain cells or your fingers.
The Holiday Sparkle Bracelet Featuring the Bead Crochet Technique — Ever had the urge to outshine the Christmas tree? If so, it’s a no-brainer to accessorize with glittery jewelry — and this attractive bracelet is a fabulous choice.