Has anyone else noticed a trend of pastel colored holiday decorations making an appearance this time of year? Long gone are the days of just red and green! Today we’re excited to welcome the original pastel Christmas Queen herself, Lindsey Bonnice, the creator of the whimsical world of Live Sweet. You may remember the Organic Sweet Pea Gauze™ swaddle blankets Lindsey shared this spring, but today, she’s visiting the blog to share a DIY project just in time for your holiday celebrations. If you’ve been looking for a new addition to your handmade holiday but with a twist, Lindsey’s DIY fleece gingerbread bunting is just the project you need! With this easy no-sew project, you can have your gingerbread bunting finished and on display in under an hour!
Looking to have a handmade Hanukkah? We’ve got just the thing. Add even more cheer to your festivities with double-sided Fleece bunting (no sewing required!) and themed wrapping paper. We can’t wait to show you this easy, affordable, and super fun project. Let’s get started!
Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…] about Handmade Hanukkah: Double-Sided Dreidel Bunting
Once September 1 hits, fabric, craft, and home goods stores start to stock their shelves with holiday wares. Whether you love it or hate it, seeing holiday stockings for sale when it’s still warm outside will never not be weird for us at Spoonflower HQ in Durham, NC. This year, we’re taking a different approach: making our own! This project can be done using 1 yard of fabric (this is a great Fill-a-Yard™ project!), takes no time at all, and will have friends and family members begging for your DIY secret. Whether you tell them (or make them one) is up to you. Download your free pattern and let’s get started!
Looking for a fun advent calendar to make and use for years to come? Our super creative friend Anda Corrie of Berlin visits the blog to share a simple cut-and-sew advent calendar she created that fits on one yard of fabric. Read on for the full how to!
Anda: Like me, do you usually wait until it’s way too late to create the Pinterest-worthy advent calendar of your dreams and end up stuck with a printed paper box from Kaiser’s? Make this pocket-style hanging calendar easily in one afternoon instead—and use again year after year!
With Thanksgiving just around the corner for many of us, it’s time to start planning ahead for the holiday season–and that means decorations. If you have kids, you know that this time of year is challenging because you want to keep your little ones engaged and occupied (especially if they’re on holiday break) while also accomplishing your decorating tasks. Never fear: we’ve assembled a list of 15 easy DIY ornaments & crafts you can make with your kids. Keep them busy, create some fun memories that will last for years to come, and get your house decorated at the same time. A win-win-win, if you ask us. Let’s jump in!
1. Holiday family newsletter ornaments
2. Cut and sew gnome ornaments
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RALEIGH, NC, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 – Lucy the cat is helping to spearhead this year’s hot festive fashion trend – holiday season and year-end Christmas newsletters that can also be worn as clothes.
She is doing so by modeling the first such “wearable newsletter” custom-made for a cat, while her proud owner wears a matching floor-length robe or “snugzy” printed from the same newsletter.
Holiday season newsletters that deliver a year-end update of family news have entered a new era of invention thanks to fabric-printing technology that makes it possible to turn them into garments.
The holiday season is in full swing, but taking a time out to make the gifts and decorations that add flair to your gatherings is a great way to reflect on the blessings and abundance of the season. We've rounded up some lovely (and simple!) DIY projects that you can easily finish before Hanukkah celebrations begin tomorrow.