In today’s tutorial – the second to last project of my Advent Calendar 2017 – I’ll show you how to make a pretty, non-wilting faux cranberry wreath with wood beads. It’s an easy and quick last minute holiday craft: It took me just some minutes yesterday to string and paint the beads. Continue reading DIY Wood Bead ‘Cranberry’ Wreath Ornament
Aren’t these icicle winter luminaries beautiful? They look great as christmas table decoration, on the window sill or as modern Advent wreath. The snow frosted candle holders are easy and quick to make with things you already have at home. And they’re a great holiday craft for kids because they’re made with natural “ingredients”. 😉 Continue reading DIY Icicle Candle Holders – Winter Luminaries With Snowy Pinecones
‘In many cases no gift could be so useful as an apron, or nightgown, or petticoat neatly made, with loving thoughts stitched into the long seams and difficult gathers.’ (The American Girl’s Home Book of Work And Play, 1890) Continue reading Victorian & Edwardian Christmas Gifts – Part 2
‘Christmas is coming. […] Such a capering and hiding; stitching, knitting, clipping, cutting, and pasting; red paper and blue paper; spangles of gold and silver; purses, cuffs, lamp-rugs, slippers, and neck-ties; gewgaws, and filigree, and gimcracks; green trees, hung all over with colored balls, little angels, and candy horsemen; wax tapers and bits of looking-glass; such surprises hid in fancy boxes and bags, on the tops of the wardrobes, behind the bureaus, and under the sofas, for Tom, Dick, and Harry; mysterious whisperings, secret conferences, knowing looks, nods, and winks, and sudden hidings away of articles in progress of manufacture but not yet to be seen Continue reading Victorian & Edwardian Christmas Gifts – Part 1
Make a cozy knitted wreath this Christmas! All you need is an old sweater or scarf and a wreath base. Continue reading Knitted Wreath From An Old Sweater
Make beautiful snow covered candle jars with things you already have in your kitchen!
These jars look like they are covered with freshly fallen snow. You can use them as wintry luminaries or snow frosted vases. Snow covered mason jar oil lamps are an quick and easy holiday craft and great as last-minute Christmas gift! Continue reading Snow Covered Mason Jar Oil Lamp With Salt & Wheatpaste
‘Hang a wreath at your threshold on Christmas
In token of Love, Life and Beauty,
For like the bound circle of evergreen foliage,
They have neither end nor beginning.
And weave in bright berries and fruits, or a riband,
For Joy, Mirth, Bounty, and friendly Good Cheer.’
Make an all-natural, old-fashioned Christmas wreath this Christmas! This Christmas wreath is made from scratch without a straw or foam base: All you need is greenery, water shoots, red berries and cotton twine. The Christmas wreath is all-natural, made without wire and glue, so you can compost the wreath after the holiday season! The Christmas wreath from scratch is so quick to make – it takes less than half an hour! Continue reading Old-Fashioned Christmas Wreath From Scratch
Welcome to the Sew It Cook It Craft It Link Party! 😀 I’m excited what you’ll be sharing today! Continue reading Sew It Cook It Craft It – Link Party #34
‘Straw is an ageless material closely associated with Christmas. […] Love and joy go into the craftsmanship, and each member of the family has a part in it. The father cuts the grain, the children husk and sort it, the mother makes it into wonderfully imaginative objects. And Christmas Eve seems mystical when the candles are lit and the shiny straw reflects their shimmering light.’ (The joyful Christmas craft book, 1963, p. 76)
The following instruction on how to make straw stars were published in the 1960s book “The Joyful Christmas Craft Book”.
Make cute snow covered pine cones with things you already have in your kitchen!