Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ready, Set, Craft (for Christmas)

It's time to start thinking about crafting for Christmas. After looking through several old issues of Family Fun magazine, and all the things I've bookmarked in my "Christmas" folder, I've come up with a list of things that might be fun to try this year.
Maybe they'll inspire you too...

These felt coffee cup cozies from Family Fun would make a neat gift for aunts, teachers, and Sunday School leaders.

Also from Family Fun, these Popsicle stick ornaments incorporate one of V's favorite activities: painting.

I've posted before about my love of felt food. This project is a hugely simplified version of the life sized, 3D foods most people are making. They're also really cute, and represent healthy food choices. (Bonus points!)

I bookmarked this toilet paper roll Nativity set at Catholic Icing last year. It's awesome. (Even though I'm not Catholic, I've found a number of neat projects there. Be sure to check out the archives, regardless of your denomination.)

We made thumbprint reindeer bookmarks last year, and everyone loved them. Check out this post at Linaloo about how to make thumbprint reindeer cards.

If you don't already have an Advent calendar, I love this idea I found at A girl and a glue gun for using a shoe organizer as one.

I love this Winter Sweater Wreath at Design Sponge. I think I actually may have enough felted sweater scraps to make this one this year...

What are you making this year?


  1. Great ideas! That wreath would make the perfect birthday present for my best friend for next month! Thanks!!

  2. I keep coming back to this post. I think I can do all of these (except the fruit--I am still sewing impaired, but I plan to work on that asap). I had never even heard of felting a that basically the same thing as the felt you buy in the store? Thanks for the ideas!