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Healthy DIY clementine wreath - Christmas gift
This year, why not share the citrus joy with your friends & neighbors? Give a healthy gift this Thanksgiving or Christmas with a festive clementine wreath. This clementine wreath by dreamflight6000 is super simple to put together and will make any lucky recipient thankful for your wonderful creativity! Create one and wish the ones you love a happy & healthy holiday season! To create your own healthy DIY clementine wreath , you'll need clementines ( or other round fruits / sweets ) and a few simple craft supplies you've probably already have at hand.
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Burlap Christmas stockings - free sewing pattern
Sew your stocking to fill with gifts on Christmas morning. This super easy to sew Christmas stocking by Craft Passion is just a great evergreen Christmas decor , plus ( as usual ) Craft Passion's sewing tutorial is very nicely done, so even if you are a beginner, this Christmas stocking will be a piece of cake! You can sew the stockings with any fabric you want, the possibilities are truly endless! Get the free sewing pattern and let's get sewing :
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Adorable penguins from plastic bottles
Let us present you Vila do Artesão's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable, felt plastic bottle penguin ! There are lots of ways to recycle plastic soda bottles , and turning them into adorable penguins is one of them. These water bottle penguins are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect winter craft for kids that uses simple materials you probably have at home. This project is definitely a winner for your little ones on a cold and dreary day! Plus: this adorable little plastic bottle penguin doubles up as a lovely gift bag which makes it even more perfect!
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Easter carrot treat bag - free sewing pattern
Easter is right around the corner so now is a great time to hop into some spring sewing! Today we are sharing a tutorial to make a carrot treat bag, a perfect addition to your little one’s Easter basket! These little carrot treat bags hold lots of goodies.  They make a really fun alternative to those little plastic eggs!  And they will last, so you can fill them year after year! These carrot Easter treat bags are small and easy, making them a great sewing project for beginners & to use up some fabric scraps. But they are still big enough to hold plenty of treats! And they sew up quick, too, so you can make a few or make a whole bushel!
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Crochet Christmas gnomes - free amigurumi pattern
We are so in love with these little crocheted gnomes by Miss Neriss! You can crochet a regular gnome , a slightly taller one, and even a lady gnome in minutes! This free pattern is really simple, and it’s definitely possible to whip out one or two of these in an evening. They make great Christmas ornaments , or you could even attach a loop to the top of the hat and hang it in your Christmas tree. So, what will you need? A couple of shades of red, a grey, a brown, white and this free amigurumi pattern by Miss Neriss:
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Amigurumi Christmas gnomes ( free crochet pattern )
In this free crochet tutorial , you can learn how to crochet this adorable amigurumi gnome in amigurumi ! This sweet amigurumi gnome is sure to bring a smile to any face! This amigurumi cutie is a wonderful seasonal decoration or soft toy for kids. This amigurumi gnome is also perfect as a gift for a newborn if you crochet yours from cotton yarn and create it's eyes with embroidery. At this nice crochet blog you will find the free amigurumi pattern of this super cute amigurumi gnome. This amigurumi pattern is a beginner one, so if you are a beginner in amigurumis this amigurumi gnome is absolutely perfect to begin with!
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DIY Clay pot reindeer - cute Christmas gift
Are you looking for a lovely handmade Christmas gift that doesn't cost you a fortune? Create these adorable clay pot reindeer with the kids! This lovely clay pot reindeer craft by Bargain Moose is such a perfect little Christmas craft project! You can fill them with chocolate or other treats and give them as gifts or you can use them as adorable Christmas decors. This DIY Clay pot reindeer is super inexpensive and easy to make. Plus they turn out so adorable that you may end up keeping one for yourself. Read Bargain Moose's step-by-step craft tutorial and get started with making your very own clay pot reindeer:
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Santa pants flower pots - fun Christmas decor
Santa Claus is coming.. to town! We bet that this song  will stuck in your head every time you see these DIY Christmas planters! A Santa pants basket in Michaels inspired this little cute Santa pants flower pot. Adorable, isn't it? Honestly, this Christmas craft is so easy, and these Santa pants flower pots look so great with two pretty poinsettia plants inside them. We love it! These DIY Santa pants flower pots  look great for outdoor holiday decor, or fabulous inside as a centerpiece OR you can give them as cute Christmas gifts (filled with treats)!
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DIY Snowman denim pocket Christmas decor - upcycling craft
Do you love repurposing? Are you looking for a super fun, easy and inexpensive winter / Christmas craft which can be a great addition to your (handmade) Christmas gifts? Try this adorable snowman denim pocket gift bag by Restyled Junk! Cute, isn't it? All you need is to make some is an old unusable denim and some paint! This upcycling craft project is super quick, easy and can be a nice creative activity at winter for the smallest kids as well! If you add a lovely ribbon to these cute denim jeans snowmen gift bags you can use them as  Christmas front door decor / winter wall art! Get the tutorial at restyledjunk.com:
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Little crocheted Christmas elf (free amigurumi pattern)
We know December is the busiest time for all crafters , so we brought to you this cute little crochet ( amigurumi ) elf doll that is small and simple - perfect as a last minute Christmas present or if you need to work up a whole bunch! These super cute amigurumi elves are not complicated to crochet , but do include some small details, which can be a bit fiddly to make. But if you have some patience and enjoy working on small details, it's right up your alley. Happy crocheting !
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Kawaii crochet Christmas cat in stocking (free amigurumi pattern)
Meet Chester, the curious Christmas cat who loves hiding in stockings! His arms and tail have wire in them so they are bendable! Chester can pivot backwards, so this stocking is functional as you can stuff special goodies in it!  This free amigurumi (crochet) Christmas cat  pattern is not really a beginner one, but it's absolutely not that difficult as it seems!  This crochet (amigurumi) Christmas cat makes a great Christmas decoration, or you can crochet this amigurumi cat as a lovely handmade Christmas gift for the kids!
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Crochet Santa mason jar cozy (free crochet pattern)
This cute and easy crocheted Santa mason jar cozy takes about an hour to work up and is super festive! Repurpose / upcycle empty mason jars and create fun Christmas gifts for the kids or your friends/family! This free crochet Santa mason jar cozy pattern is very easy ( made with only beginner crochet stitches ). This crocheted Santa jar cozy is a very fun ( and low-budget ) way to decorate your home at Christmas as well! These mason jar/tin can cozies are changeable ( and washable ) so you can easily dress up your jars/cans/bottles differently in any season/holidays if you wish!
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Pompom Christmas gnome with crochet hat (free crochet pattern)
If you love easy & quick crochet projects and super cute Scandinavian gnomes you will love these adorable pompom - amigurumi Christmas gnomes by Alex! The pompom - amigurumi Christmas gnomes are perfect to use up yarn scraps , and they can be used as ornaments on your Christmas tree ( or they can be used as cute little winter decorations ). At Alex's crochet blog you will find the pompom-amigurumi Christmas gnome ornament pattern for free accompanied with a nice, detailed assembling tutorial. Happy crocheting!
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Little crochet elf - free amigurumi pattern
We love simple amigurumi projects and also we are aware that December is the busiest time for all crafters , so we brought to you this cute little crochet ( amigurumi ) elf doll by Dendennis that is small and simple - perfect as a last minute Christmas present or if you need to work up a whole bunch! These super cute amigurumi elves are not complicated to crochet , but do include some small details, which can be a bit fiddly to make. But if you have some patience and enjoy working on small details, it's right up your alley. Happy crocheting !
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Crochet Mrs Claus doll pillow (free crochet pattern)
She’s the sweetest lady with a sweet white apron and jingle bell accessories. What’s not to love? She’s about the same size as Santa (he can be find as a free pattern in this nice crochet blog as well!) and has lots of beautiful yarn hair to match his beard. Such a sweet couple! Crochet this cute Mrs Claus doll pillow for the holiday season this year!  Ashleigh will share this free crochet pattern  with us - so you won't need to rob a bank to crochet this cute Mrs Claus doll pillow ! This free crochet Mrs Claus doll (pillow or soft toy) pattern is fairly simple, and it’s definitely possible to whip out one in an evening. This crochet Santa makes great Christmas decoration, or a lovely gift for the kids!
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Gingerbread men cookies - fun Christmas gift idea
With this super easy cookie packaging idea you can turn boring store bought cookies into fun homemade Christmas treats in minutes! Brilliant isn't it? To create these super cute snowman cookies you will need a little cellophane ( or pre-packaged cookies ),a few buttons, and a cute ribbon! You can create the c ookie snowmen with sugar cookies or you can create other Christmas figures with brown ones ( imagine a cute gingerbread man from a chocolate chip cookies or an adorable reindeer from a gingerbread cookie )! This easy dessert packaging idea can be perfect for almost everyone at Christmas from family members, to teachers everyone will love them!
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DIY Plastic bottle penguins - winter craft for kids
Let us present you One Little Project's super easy and fun winter craft for kids : the adorable, felt plastic bottle penguin ! There are lots of ways to recycle plastic soda bottles , and turning them into adorable penguins is one of them. These water bottle penguins are SO CUTE and are really easy to make! A perfect winter craft for kids that uses simple materials you probably have at home. This project is definitely a winner for your little ones on a cold and dreary day! Plus: this adorable little plastic bottle penguin doubles up as a lovely gift bag ( if you switch the cotton balls with small candy or gifts ) which makes it even more perfect!
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Miniature amigurumi Santa owl (free crochet pattern)
Know an owl lover? We've got the perfect gift idea for them: a crochet Santa owl keychain ! Whether you're gifting it as a toy or as home decor, this free amigurumi pattern by Double Treble Trinkets will thrill owl fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) owl can be a perfect handmade gift for your kids / grandkids because, this super adorable amigurumi owl is a perfect for both boys and girls! In this great amigurumi blog you will find a wonderful free amigurumi Santa owl pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy ! You can use any color and style yarn to crochet your own adorable amigurumi owls ,they will look adorable and fun in any form!
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DIY fabric Santa advent calendar
We are super excited to share this lovely DIY fabric Santa advent calendar with you! An advent calendar is a wonderful way to extend the fun of Christmas over the whole month. And what better way to introduce the tradition of counting down the days until Christmas than with a super cute homemade Santa advent calendar ! Sewing your own advent calendar is also the perfect way to create a new family heirloom that will last for years and become a firm favorite part of children's’ festive rituals! This free sewing tutorial , designed by Mike , is one of our favorite festive sewing projects from the The Crafty Gentleman archives. Read on to find out how to sew your own DIY Santa advent calendar :
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Mr. and Mrs.Santa Claus - free crochet patterns (Christmas ragdolls)
Crochet Santa Claus is coming to town! Perfect for having your Christmas decoration be a reflection of your love of crochet , this lovely couple by Passionate Crafter is fun to make and will add a lovely charm to your Christmas decor. Mr. Santa Claus is cute and cuddly and of course, he loves Christmas ! He also has a weakness for all kinds of toys and for Mrs. Claus! Now you can make your own crochet Santa Claus and his beloved wife with Passionate Crafter's easy-to-follow, free crochet tutorial:
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Amigurumi elk ( moose ) - free crochet pattern
Nothing's cuter than a stuffed animal, and this little crochet amigurumi elk by Liudmila Pershina is no exception. This lovely elk pattern works up really quickly, and doesn’t take much yarn to make. Crochet a couple for all of the elk -lovers in your life. ( Little newborns really love handmade toys , especially when they are colorful, which makes this amigurumi toy a great gift for baby showers! Just a quick reminder to use caution when gifting homemade cuddlies to babies and toddlers: Unless you've thoroughly researched all of your materials ( stuffing too! ) for baby-safety, we recommend keeping your amigurumi out of reach of curious mouths. ) Head to Amiguroom and get the free pattern :
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DIY Plastic bottle Santa gift box with craft foam - Christmas gift
What an amazing idea to recycle plastic bottle into this festive Santa gift box ! It is always a great feeling when we are making the preparation for Christmas , especially if you can recycle something from trash into treasure to make something unique for the whole family. Start with an empty plastic bottle to create this fantastic homemade Christmas craft. A plastic bottle Santa gift box is an inexpensive way to decorate your home for the holidays or create fun gifts for the whole family ! This adorable gift box has been made with craft foam, it's fun to make and eco-friendly.
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Christmas village advent calendar ( free paper house cutting files )
Here comes a lovely & festive printable paper craf t: a wonderful set of enchanting little DIY paper houses perfect for your Christmas village ! These little paper houses by Delia Creates are simple in design which makes them great for personalizing however you want. Dress them up with snowy glitter on the roofs, paint on fine details, or choose a gradient of papers. There are lots of possibilities! If you don't need an advent calendar you can use these little paper houses as adorable Christmas ornaments or even as cute party treat boxes for your upcoming Christmas party !
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Tin can coffee advent calendar (advent calendar for adults)
One of our favorite traditions around Christmas is the advent calendar ! If you love coffee , you will LOVE this advent calendar idea by Sarah ( from Look What I Made ). Turn your coffee addiction into a festive Christmas decoration : make a coffee advent calendar ! For a coffee enthusiast this tin can coffee advent calendar is simply the most delicious way to pass the days until Christmas. Of course this fun idea absolutely works well with other things: you can use you empty ( tin ) boxes or even empty tin cans to create festive advent calendars filed with various sweets / toys or other fun or delicious treats.
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DIY Shoe organizer advent calendar
The lead-up to Christmas is half the fun of the holiday. Advent calendars help you count down the days, and sometimes reward you with a sweet treat! Instead of buying the same, store-bought version every year, try out this DIY Shoe organizer advent calendar by Elizabeth Joan Designs. You can reuse DIY Shoe organizer advent calendar over the years, and you'll be surprised at how creative you can get with it. Whether you want something totally Christmassy, or something a little more chic, this shoe organizer advent calendar is just the perfect way to make it.
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DIY Paper Christmas village advent calendar (free printable template)
For us, the countdown to Christmas day is as exciting as the event itself. We just love all the excitement! With this beautiful handmade a dvent calendar by Confettidea, the excitement starts now! What better way to start the countdown to Christmas than with a gorgeous handmade advent calendar. Homemade advent calendars are always the best, as you get to choose what you put inside them. Confettidea provides us a free printable template , so creating this gorgeous advent calendar village will be a piece of cake! You can use plain craft paper, upcycled Christmas wrapping paper, old book pages and even maps to make yours. So many possibilities!
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Small amigurumi Santa & Rudolph the red nose reindeer (free crochet patterns)
Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! And of course this Santa and his little helper : Rudolph the red nose reindeer ( designed by Éva from Éva's Doll Shop ) , can not be missed. This cheerful crocheted Santa and the little amigurumi Rudolph is just perfect as a festive little decoration , but kids may want to have him in their room watching while they sleep. This time Éva, in this detailed, step-by-step crochet tutorial will teach you how to make them in no time. Be sure to make one or two for the special little ones in your life today:
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Amigurumi Santa Claus Christmas ornament (free crochet pattern)
Get in the Christmas spirit with this adorable Santa Claus ornament ! This lovely free pattern for this crochet Santa ornament by Sewrella is a cute way to include crochet into your Christmas decor. Decorating Christmas tree is probably one of the most exciting things to do with your family during the holiday season and handmade ornaments are such perfect for doing so. So head to sewrella.com and make one or two cute little Santa ornaments to hang on your tree! ( These festive little crochet Santa ornaments are also really great gifts to give for the holidays. )
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DIY Pipe cleaner Rudolph reindeer bottle topper - Christmas party craft
These homemade Christmas reindeer bottle toppers by Kids Craft Room are a great way to make any kids drink bottle super fun and festive. You can pop them on your mini milk bottles, water bottles or fizzy pop to turn an ordinary drink into something special for Christmas ! This festive pipe cleaner bottle topper is also perfect for decorating ( drinkable ) Christmas gifts. These adorable Rudolph reindeer bottle toppers are easily and cheaply made from pipe cleaners . We love that they’re fully removable so you can use them again and again!
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