Friday, November 29, 2013

Zü Spécial DIY de Noël



Make your holiday presents, baked goodies and handmade sweets look extra special with Zü blog's special gift wrapping tutorial and free printable set download. Visit the DIY link here. Have a happy weekend!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

M is for Merry Makings

C is for cute Christmas magazines

Don't you just love all the cute Christmas magazines that crop up this time of year? One particularly cute magazine that caught my eye is Heart Handmade UK's Christmas online magazine Merry Makings. True to its name, the magazine is filled with glorious holiday projects and inspiration that will turn you into one busy Christmas elf. 

Check out the magazine here in all its digital glory. Now back to my Christmas craft room. See you later.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Holiday DIY: Christmas Carol Ornament


'Tis the season to be jolly. Fa la la la la la la la la!

Decorate your wall or Christmas tree with your favorite Christmas carol! Just follow the easy-peasy tutorial below. Happy making!

HOLIDAY DIY: CHRISTMAS CAROL ORNAMENT

 Materials:
  •  Small embroidery hoop
  •  Muslin cloth
  •  Pentel fabric pastel crayons 
  •  Alphabet rubber stamps
  •  Inkpad
  •  Ribbon 
  •  Twine
Directions:

1. On a piece of muslin cloth, handstamp the title or lyric of your favorite Christmas carol. Decorate the edges with Chistmas themed designs using Pentel fabric pastel crayons.

2. Tightly press the cloth between the embroidery hoop. Trim the edges using pinking shears.

3. Embellish with matching ribbon.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas Shops: Teaspoon Vintage





Images from Teaspoon Vintage on Big Cartel

Teaspoon Vintage is a sweet little boutique on Big Cartel that offers vintage inspired knick knacks and decorative gifts with a French flair. Truly a perfect place to shop for the tea lover or the little romantic in your life. The shop is based in Singapore but it ships worldwide!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas Party Printables from Snapfish

Images from Snapfish by hp

Thinking of a themed Christmas party? Snapfish by HP has an adorable Christmas party printable collection that's guaranteed to spice up your holiday set-up. Just print and party away!

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Printable Tabletop Christmas Village from Handmade Charlotte

Image from Handmade Charlotte

I love all the DIY projects on Handmade Charlotte, a DIY site that I consider a personal favorite. One of the cutest Christmas projects in the site is this colorful printable holiday village project that's reminiscent of Childhood drawings. Assorted recycled jam jars and bottles are utilized as props to create a wonderful Christmas village centerpiece.

See the tutorial here.    

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Holiday DIY: Homemade Cardboard Gingerbread Boys


Don't throw those carton boxes just yet. You can turn them into some yummy and spicy looking Christmas tree ornaments.

DIY HOMEMADE CARDBOARD GINGERBREAD BOYS

Materials:
  • Corrugated cardboard recycled from carton box
  • White yarn
  • Glue
  • Gingham ribbon
  • Tiny colored wooden beads
  • Nylon string
  • Brown and white poster paint
Directions:

1. From a piece of carton cardboard, cut out several gingerbread boy shapes using a cookie cutter.
  
2. Paint edges of  the cardboard gingerbread boys with brown poster paint for a golden brown cookie effect. Using clear all-purpose glue,outline the cardboard shapes with white yarn to create a royal icing effect. Let dry.

3.   Paint details such as eyes and mouth. To dress up your gingerbread boy cookie ornament, glue button ribbon or felt embellishments. Attach a clear nylon loop on top of the ornament. Your gingerbread boy is now ready to hang on the tree!

   

Bits and Bobs Homemade Gingerbread Cottage




I made some humble Gingerbread cottages using recycled corrugated cardboard packaging, sewing notions bits and bobs, felt scraps and recycled greeting cards. The outcome of which looks exceedingly sweet!

More upcycled homemade Christmas ornaments coming soon!

 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Mollie Makes Woodland Friends Book Giveaway from Minori Design



How would you like to win a Mollie Makes Woodland Friends craft book? The book is filled with adorable crochet, knitting, sewing and paper craft projects--all woodland inspired! Head over to Theresia's blog Minori Design for a chance to win a copy. Theresia herself has contributed a super cute project to the book!

Theresia's craft book giveaway link is here. Enter now!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Typhoon Haiyan



The most powerful storm in human history recently hit close to home, leaving island communities flattened and wiped-out. The wanton destruction and senseless suffering that Typhoon Haiyan has brought to our island nation is beyond comprehension and imagination. In a situation worse than hell, a spark of hope glimmers amidst the blinding tears. Lives will again be rebuilt and the country will soldier on, thanks to the help of the global community.

In behalf of my country men, I thank you dear international community for your kind help to our country in our darkest hour. We will never forget your kindness.
  

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Chalkboard Cat and Speech Bubbles DIY from La Maison de Loulou




I've been loving anything cat-related DIY lately as I've recently adopted two cats! Can't wait to try making this adorable Chalkboard Cat and Speech Bubbles DIY from La Maison de Loulou (via Handmade Charlotte).

What DIY projects have you been wanting to try lately?

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Snowman and Snowdog Wintery Mobile





I love this cute wintery mobile inspired by the quintessential holiday story, The Snowman. It lends a magical touch to our Christmas tree! 

Get the template and tutorial from the Snowman's official site. Have a happy weekend!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

7th Sew Mama Sew Handmade Holidays


It's that time of the year to get sewing, knitting and crafting! Don't miss the 7th Annual Handmade Holidays at Sew Mama Sew. There are lots of tutorials, tips, ideas and prizes galore.

Happy Handmade Holidays!