This one’s almost entirely Christmas-oriented, so I’ll categorize like that. Funny how I can never seem to set this up the same way twice…
It seems I’m perpetually on the lookout for things that can be made with fabric scraps, and so of course I thought these “scrappy tree” ornaments from Dollar Store Crafts were really cute! And I like that they can fit a lot of different decor styles, depending on how the edges are finished and what sort of fabric is used. Whip Up had a tutorial for a vintage-looking fabric-covered ball that would also be a great use of scraps. This one’s not a tutorial, but I couldn’t pass up a mention of these metal ornaments by Creative Kismet because they’re so fun and colorful. And though technically not an ornament, Recycled Crafts featured an easy-to-make (though undoubtedly time-consuming) felt tree garland created by scrapbooking superstar Ali Edwards.
Also on Recycled Crafts, they have a tree skirt made from a bridesmaid dress. If this past year is any indication, it seems I’m in process of becoming the next 27 Dresses girl, so this one might come in handy! Cheeky Magpie had a pattern for a paper cone that can be used either as a fillable decoration, or flipped over as a paper tree (which she put lights inside for a really neat effect!) ThreadBanger’s weekly DIY roundup featured wreaths of all different styles, made of everything from recycled fabric to ice to computer parts. Speaking of wreaths, Thimble had a small feature of different Christmas tutorials, of which my favorite was this paper wreath at the red thread. And sew it begins… featured a tutorial for an easy-to-make but complicated paper snowflake that’s a great large size for window or wall decorating. And going back to Creative Kismet, she had this great paper-cut winter wall art.
Over at Quality Time, there was a tutorial for a patchwork tissue holder that would make a great stocking stuffer (and use up more scraps!) I liked this cocktail dress at Fehr Trade— simple, but a great color. And Angry Chicken had a simple but good sweater reconstrutcion with a vintage vibe that would be good for more casual holiday gatherings.
I had some unexpected time off work yesterday, so I had time to go to Joann’s (where I got some fabric on sale because I’m weak.) And I also did some sewing– need a few finishing touches, but then two of my Christmas presents will be done. Hopefully will get those up tomorrow. No time tonight, since one of my friends is having her annual Christmas party/ornament exchange. I think I’m going to bring one of the poinsettia ornaments, so we’ll see what I come home with!