Thursday, November 26, 2015

Tutorial - Make a Kids Thanksgiving Party Favor
Last minute treat for the Thanksgiving table

Tutorial at Happier Than a Pig in Mud Blog

"Grab some candy corn while you still can folks! Especially now that it's marked down.   These Turkey Toes are a cute little party favor for the kiddy table and come together in no time. I've seen the idea around the 'net, my contribution is the silly poem. The candy could be wrapped in clear bags, mesh, tulle, anything really. And they could be dressed up with pretty ribbon to match your setting if desired".... Read more

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Felted Acorn Garland
Make cute ornaments, table decoration or a garland for your tree

Tutorial at The Magic Onions Blog

"Jazz up your home for autumn. Or make a colorful garland for your Thanksgiving table or  your Christmas tree. Or make one to keep your home wonderfully woodsy all year round. I promise, once you have your ADORABLE felted acorn garland up in your home, you’ll never want to take it down.  Pin this graphic tutorial on Pinterest so that you can save the instructions forever. You’ll be happy you did later when you are looking for it".... Read more

Tutorial - Thanksgiving Place Setting Ideas
Grab your tags and pens and get ready to show off your best hand lettering

Tutorial at The Beauty DoJo Blog

"Before we jump into the Christmas craze, let’s take a few moments to focus on the yummiest holiday, Thanksgiving! I’ve always found it funny how everyone goes crazy with “black friday” shopping the day after we’re suppose to celebrate all the things we are thankful for. Actually, now it’s not even black friday anymore since most stores start on Thursday! As much as I love shopping, I don’t understand how anyone could skip out on a yummy Thanksgiving meal to wait in long ridiculous lines. Anyway, enough rambling, let’s jump into this Thanksgiving place setting + diy gold glitter tags".... Read more

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tutorial - Refashion a Mousepad with Embroidery
Make with patterns and colors to match any style

Tutorial at Plaster & Disaster Blog

"DIY can get in your head. When you like to make and fix your own things, you can end up with the idea that you really should just DIY everything. With limited time, that leads to stuff not getting done, and small problems just sitting around and festering.  Like my mouse pad: Yes, that is the mouse pad that I have been using. I got it for free (from the Massachusetts Dairy Farmers, if you can believe it) like seven years ago as a temporary measure, figuring I’d either make myself a nicer one or buy something special. Obviously that never happened, and it just got more decrepit".... Read more

Tutorial - Wall Decor from Recycled Cardboard Rolls
Affordable seasonal decor

Tutorial at Cute Simple Stuff Blog

"When it comes to seasons my favorites are fall and winter, definitely. I´m a colder weather instead of a warm weather all the way. To me, there is nothing better than fall and winter weather, with the warm clothing, the hot drinks, Christmas lights and the smell, the feels, in general, the feels.  Now for this DIY a friend sent me this cropped photo or this cool idea. It´s a different concept but when I saw it I thought: wow, what a clever and fun way of upcycling this kind of items. So I wanted to give the concept a try, with my own spin on it".... Read more

Monday, November 23, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make Corn Husk Flowers
Dry corn husks and make a floral autumn decor

Tutorial at Creative Khadija Blog

"Handmade Flowers making is always an interesting idea! I enjoy making handmade flowers and sharing step by step tutorials with my readers, Isn’t it fun creating beautiful stuff from something ordinary? So here today I am going to share a creative idea for making handmade flowers. Something from trash to treasure! As fall season is going on beautifully and winter is almost here, So I thought to make something according to it. I made corn husk flowers. They are super easy yet perfect for fall decore. I saw fall wreaths on Pinterest decorated with corn husk. It suddenly inspire me to try something with corn husk".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Weave a Rag Rug
Perfect to have under your feet when doing the dishes

Tutorial at The Farmhouse in the Field Blog

"I love making things to make my home happy and cozy. Sure, you can go out and buy some mass produced item, but when you make a basket, quilt or rag rug for your home, you know what the quality of the item is, you choose the materials and you can change up the colors, textures, etc.  I started this blog featuring one of these rugs. They are the perfect use up for selvages, old  flannel blankets that have torn or even to reduce that fabric stash we all have. These make wonderful gifts and they may last long enough to even be passed down. I made my first rag rug over a year ago and I'm happy to say, it's one of my favorite things I've ever made".... Read more

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make Spicy Asian Party Mix
Mixture of flavorful snacks with crunchiness and fire

Tutorial at The Seaman Mom Blog

"Are you throwing a party this holiday season? Start the party right with a Spicy Asian Party Mix Recipe that is sure to delight your guests. Every good party needs a tasty snack mix to add a little crunch and prep the guest for more deliciousness. It only takes a few ingredients and it’s so easy and quick to make you’ll want to use this recipe for your every day snacking too".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Stacked Tube Pendant
Pendant takes under 10 minutes to make and nails the minimalist and metallics trend

Tutorial at Makery Blog

"If you thought my rubber and brass tube necklace was simple, this pendant is even more so! The pieces come from the same batch of tubing offcuts in the previous post. This time  6 pieces of metal tube the same diameter and graduating lengths (approx 1″ and smaller). I played around with arranging them and settled on this staggered configuration".... Read more

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Market Basket
Perfect for gathering produce from the garden or when you go the farmer's market

Tutorial at The Farmhouse in the Field Blog

"When you make a homemade gift for someone, you never know whether they really want it or if it's something that they accept to be nice. I, at least, never am sure. But then someone says something about something you made that really makes you realize how valued it is.  I've been basketweaving since the early nineties and back then, made a lot of baskets. When I moved, I left a lot of baskets at my parent's home. I really didn't think anything about it until last week.  "Your brother wants you to weave him a basket", my mother said.  "Chris wants a basket?"  "Yes, he saw the one I use all the time and I told him you made it", she said.  "Well, she needs to make me one", was my brother's response".... Read more

Tutorial - Upcycle Clothing with Batik
Step by step on how to use batik to revamp your clothes
Tutorial at Green Issues by Agy Blog

"Batik is a very traditional form of textile art in South East Asia. Wax is used applied to the fabric in a technique called "wax resist dye" before colour is painted to dye it.  Areas with wax will resist the dye.  The most well known form of batik is Indonesian batik.  My experience with it so far is that it is like Chinese calligraphy. I had so much fun trying out the technique with my white top".... Read more

Friday, November 20, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Turkey Hot Pad
Gather some autumn felt and cotton fabrics

Tutorial at Crafty Staci Blog

"Here we are, at the tenth in my year-long Hot Pad of the Month series, and I have a confession to make.  I really wanted to avoid making it a turkey.  I have nothing against them, I just feel like sometimes that’s the go-to when we’re talking about Thanksgiving d├ęcor.  I mulled it over for a long time, staring at the shape I’ve been using each month and guess what?  All I could see was a turkey.  Well, I finally gave in and followed my wattle-necked muse, and I couldn’t be happier with it.  I guess the lesson I learned is don’t fight poultry.  Or something like that".... Read more

Tutorial - How to Make a Boxy Cuffed Tee
Tutorial for a comfy and versatile boxy tee

Tutorial at Makery Blog

"I’ll begin by apologising for the image quality in this post. I am having some serious photography woes at the moment. Doesn’t seem to matter what I do. Winter light levels have kicked in and I have some work to do to try and counteract this. I have a total mental block when it comes to the technicalities of camera settings but am TRYING to get my head around compensating for low light conditions. Right now…it just ain’t happening. And short of discontinuing blog posts until I sort it (not an option) I’m having to suck it up and make do with what I can muster photography wise for now. So basically….sorry for the s*** photos…That said…I am pretty pleased with this top".... Read more

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Tutorial - How to Make a Covered Hanger
Wrap a few in tissue paper with a lavender bag for a thoughtful hand made gift

Tutorial at Hands On Workshop Blog

"These Covered Coathangers look really pretty and they’re super practical too. NO sewing involved. Coathangers are an ingeniously simple design. Perfect for hanging business shirts, but not so perfect for many women’s tops and dresses. Strappy tops and light Summer dresses have a habit of slipping off just after you’ve hung them. You hang up the item again, and it slides off a second time. The coathanger is left swinging on the rack, almost daring you to do it again".... Read more

Tutorial - Make a Peppermint Mocha Candle
An inexpensive gift idea that can be made in bulk

Tutorial at Aran Sweaters Direct Blog

"As the holidays begin to roll around, it's time to start thinking of gift giving! I've come to realize that candles are the universal gift to give. Whether a life long friend, or a new acquaintance., everyone loves and appreciates a wonderful scented candle. This candle recipe is not only festive for the holidays with it's peppermint and chocolate aromas, but it is a healthy recipe as well".... Read more