Friday Roundup: Holiday Tutorials

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Happy Holidays

The holidays are SO CLOSE! Can you feel it? Are you way behind on your Christmas list like I am?

Here are some totally rad handmade gift ideas and holiday tutorials to get you inspired! If you have any handmade gift ideas of your own that you’d like to share, I would love to hear your ideas in the comments!

Umbrella Tree via CRAFT
Over at CRAFT, Jessica Wilson shows you how to upcycle yourself an umbrella tree.

Felted Acorns. CC photo by Flickr user greentea
I pointed to an awesome video on making your very own felted acorns on Crafting a Green World. You could use them as ornaments or like the pendants in this Creative Commons photo by greentea.

Zippered Pouch from Marie Claire Idees
How About Orange found a totally rad tutorial for a customized zippered pouch on Marie Claire Idees.

Kids Placemats from The Long Thread
The Long Thread shows you how to make a set of kids’ placemats and matching napkins. You could totally make this as a grown-up gift with the right fabric choices, too!

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5 comments on “Friday Roundup: Holiday Tutorials
  1. Nice list! I am making a lot of my gifts again this year. I’ll be posting a lot of them at my blog in the coming days, but one that I am working on right now is a cookbook for my mom. You can get great software just by googling it, and I’m printing it on recycled paper.

  2. I’m doing a bunch of handmade gifts this year. I Started several months ago because I needed a project and my husband wouldn’t let me renovate the kitchen :)

    So far I made:Made by Rae’s buttercup purses, lounge pants, braided dog chew toys (from fabric scraps), rice heating pads, and a personalized applique dog towel. I have a cornhole board and bean bags planned but it’s too cold to paint it.

  3. Cute! I love these ideas! I’m doing a homemade Christmas this year. Some of the things I’ve started on:
    - grocery tote sets from vintage fabric
    - a mother-daughter apron set for a mom and her two girls, ages 3.5 and 1.5
    - salt dough ornaments as package decorations

    Thanks for the ideas!

  4. Great ideas! I really love the pouch in particular. I wonder how eco-friendly transfer paper is, but I’m sure it’s better to make something yourself like this than to buy it. Organic cotton would be a good choice for the fabric. :)

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