Category Archives: Christmas Crafts

Tinsel Tuesdays: Ho, ho, ho, it’s a no-sew Glove Santa

This Glove Santa is so cute! I have to “hand” it to designer Kathleen George – she is a whiz at making adorable, no-sew stuffies from everyday items like gloves, mittens and socks. Today, Kathleen shows how to turn a … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: How to make a Snowman Candle Pedestal

Today’s Tinsel Tuesday tutorial (how’s that for alliteration?) is a special, DIY gift idea – a Snowman Candle Pedestal. In a clever “hat trick”, a 3” pedestal candle finishes off his top hat. Like Frosty, the top hat really brings … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: Maybe this little elf will help around your house, too

Santa doesn’t take time off in the summer. While he’s busy in the workshop, this Gleeful Gift Wrap Elf is wrapping up all those gifts for good little girls and boys. This Christmas Elf will take a few hours to make, … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: DIY Scalloped Felt Christmas Cones

These easy, Scalloped Felt Christmas Cones will add a little whimsy to your Christmas décor. When is the last time you crafted with felt? Sometimes, I think felt is overlooked for newer, flashier products, but there’s a lot of creativity … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: A Mixed Media Snowman Collage

After last winter, I am so done with snow, at least for a while. But, I adore this Mixed Media Snowman Collage by uber talented collage artist Rebekah Meier. Rebekah created a scene within a scene, crafting a tree shaped … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: A new twist on an old favorite — folded paper pinecone ornaments

Christmas crafting doesn’t stop in the summer, right? A lot of you have told me that you craft year-round for Christmas, so welcome to Tinsel Tuesdays, when I share a new Christmas craft every summer Tuesday. Today I have a new … Continue reading

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Dreaming of penguin crafts? Here’s how to DIY your own

Did you know that today is Penguin Awareness Day? Which is all the reason I need to feature an adorable penguin craft. Not that I need a reason – just about any day is a good day to make a … Continue reading

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Cheery, Felted Birds brighten a winter day

Cardinals are the state bird here in Ohio, and they’re such a pretty sight in the winter (this is a craft blog and not a sports blog, so all references to the state of Ohio have nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Christmas crafts, cookies, cupcakes and the winners!

I have a crazy list to share today, from a few super-easy Christmas crafts, to Rosie O’Donnell’s first wife (I’m still trying to figure that one out – see #5 below), to the winners in our celebratory giveaway. It’s totally … Continue reading

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How to make a beautiful, Mixed Media Christmas Angel

This Mixed Media Christmas Angel is one of my favorites. I love the texture of the nail heads around her gown, and the contrast of the glistening, embossed wings. And a repurposed spoon for her head? Heavenly! We’re so close … Continue reading

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