Shake off that turkey-induced haze and start crafting your way into the next round of holidays! These DIY holiday decorations are simple to make and add a huge dose of personality to your space. Take this weekend to gather your supplies and start planning your masterpiece mantel.
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We are so thrilled to be gathering with friends and family this week to celebrate the abundance of the season and give thanks. Whether you’re hosting a feast in the coming weeks or thinking up a thank you gift for your hosts, these handmade holiday decorations and fabrics are sure to add a special touch to the occasion.
This Turkey Tea Towel by Wild Olive is sure to delight any host who’s spent the day in the kitchen.
Really Retro Kitchen by LittleRhodyDesign is the perfect homage to the tools that make any feast great!
We’ve rounded up five beautiful DIY gift wrapping ideas with pretty papers for truly swoon-worthy presents. Whether you dress up your boxes with a simple gift tag or kid-friendly interactive paper, make your holiday season extra special with incredibly wrapped gifts!
Finding a gift for a guy can be quite a challenge. Lyly, a member of the Spoonflower help team, shares how to stitch up a quick and quirky bow tie for the dapper dude in your life. Read on for the full how to and add a little handmade goodness to your gifts this holiday season, or to update his New Year’s Eve celebration outfit!
Bow ties make great gifts, so why not make your own. Beginning sewers, don’t be shy, this bow tie tutorial is for you too!
Settle in for the holidays and make some festive ornaments. These simple DIYs take just a little time and have big room for you to put your stamp on these festive bits and bobs. String them on your tree, make into garland, or pop around the house for a bit of holiday cheer.
Fabric + Felt
Stuffed fabric ornament | MummySam
Guest writer Emma Jeffery of Hello Beautiful visits the Spoonflower blog again this week for another sweet and simple holiday gift idea for family and close friends, a festive photo throw pillow featuring a Christmas letter for a fresh update to a well-loved holiday tradition.
The lovely tradition of sending Christmas cards and annual Christmas letters has been around for centuries, but this year I changed things up and will be sending a personalized Christmas pillow — complete with a holiday photo on the front and a handwritten letter on the back! I’m a huge fan of using handwriting rather than typed text at any opportunity. It’s so much more personal and meaningful, and childrens handwriting in particular captures a special moment in the life of a rapidly growing child.
This Christmas letter pillow is bound to become a cherished gift for absent relatives, and since it can be brought back out year after year, it has more longevity than a card. (Though cards are nice too!)
Here’s how to make your own :
My kids and I usually make some kind of handmade ornament every year at Christmas. Little painted green trees with clothespin bases and glued-on sequins were one year’s project. Then there was the year of the silver pipe cleaner circles with plastic pony beads threaded onto them, among other sweet decorations. Many such handmade ornaments cover our tree and house at Christmas time and I love thinking about years past when we bring the ornament boxes down from the attic and crack them open each December.
Guest writer Emma Jeffery from the blog Hello Beautiful gives simple white serving trays a festive makeover using our new wall decals.