Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Pumpkin All The Things!

Yup, it’s October, so that means it is time to PUMPKIN ALL THE THINGS! To get my creative juices flowing for PATT2016 (there are only so many pumpkin spice flavored products you can eat!) I’m browsing Craftster for pumpkin project and what do I find? Tons of awesome pumpkin-ness! Starting with these amazing little pumpkins […]

Craftster Quickies: How to Make Halloween Boo Bags

In this episode of Craftster Quickies, kittykill teaches you how to make spooktacular Halloween boo bags! These snack bags are fun for school, parties and trick or treating.

Tute Tuesday: Mid Century Modern Wreath

We have gone wreath crazy on Craftster! No need to stick with the traditional colors or style when creating your wreath. Why not go for a funky take on a retro style. Mamaedgar shows us how to create a sparkly Mid Century Modern Wreath that will have your friends twisting to holiday tunes playing on […]

Tute Tuesday: Salt Dough Ornaments

As crafty peeps we know that we have to get ahead of the game when it comes to making gifts for coworkers, family and friends. Waiting to the last minute just isn’t an option. Sweets4ever shares her tutorial for Salt Dough Ornaments that are the perfect gift when you have a multitude of people to […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Wooden Chain

Christmas Eve is finally here and you have plans to stay up all night waiting for Santa. Why not use that time wisely and craft him a gift! Sure, he loves cookies and milk, but he would really love a Wooden Chain to attach to his suit. Magpirate’s tutorial will give you step by step […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Upcycled Car Trash Bag

Is there someone in your life that is just fanatic about their car? It could be 10 years old and it still looks new. I am not one of those people, but if you know someone like that, why no make them an Upcycled Car Trash Bag for their sweet ride. CraftADDchick takes a mattress […]

Tute Tuesday: Honkin’ Big Beach Ball Snowman

There are some tutorials that come along and the only thing you can think is “brilliant!” This little gem by Beeker is one such tutorial. Using beach balls, she created this adorable Honkin’ Big Beach Ball Snowman. The use of beach balls and papier mache is so clever. I also love how they don’t weigh […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Grey & Plum Button Wreath

I am obsessed with wreaths. I have one on my door for each season or holiday. I also have them around the house…my craft room, bedroom and kitchen. I love wreaths that are unusual and express creativity. Mistress Jennie takes us step by step in creating a beautiful one of a kind Grey and Plum […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Exploding Needle Box

No need to worry, no boxes were destroyed or fingers loss making this Exploding Needle Box. There were lots of happy faces when it was given as a gift. Calabaza’s tutorial for an Exploding Needle Box is a great way to wrap up all of your crafty presents. It can be used over and over […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Japanese Shibori Dyeing

Looking for a fun project to do with family and friends when they come into town? Why not have a day of Japanese Shibori Dyeing. AlwaysInMyRoom has an excellent tutorial on this time honored tradition. You can teach the kids about this traditional dyeing technique while making last minute gifts. No two pieces will be […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Hostess Gift

If you are anything like me, you have a few gifts set aside for those “just in case” moments. You know, just in case someone stops by, just in case you got invited to the party of the century or just in case you are meeting his parents for the first time and want to […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Bunny Travel Pillow

Traveling during the holiday season can cause a lot of stress to you and to your little one. One way you can diminish that stress is to make everyone their very own Bunny Travel Pillow. Artisan82’s tutorial is perfect for creating a family of bunnies. No more stress, everyone gets a bunny travel pillow and […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Family Birthday Calendar

I forget everything! I can’t even remember what year I got married and remembering birthdays…hopeless! I am hoping that someone sees this post and makes me a Family Birthday Calendar. It is a stylish way to remember friends and family’s birthday and other important events. The best part is that I don’t have to transfer […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Net Scrubbie

Do you have all your big holiday crafting done but are looking for a few last minute gifts? Why not crochet this tiny little scrubbie by pinkleo. This would be great paired with a homemade soap or as part of a spa basket. We have other stress free gift ideas for those close to you […]

Handmade Gift Ideas: Grumpy Cat Plastic Earrings

The holiday season…BAH HUMBUG! Show your grumpy side with these disgruntled earrings from I Sew Cute. You can stage your own silent protest against everything happy and bright with this tutorial. No need to shout it from the rooftops, just show the world your earrings and they will get the message. Check out our other […]