Since I’m neck deep in preparing for Alliday I thought I’d let you peruse my top 7 Christmas projects this weekend. I find that I complete more holiday projects directly after Christmas. Usually so inspired by the spirit of the season, I gather materials and ideas for more projects than I could ever dream of completing. So in the downtime between Christmas and Spring, I actually end up finishing (some of) them.
First up, this lovely wreath. This one may take some time. I’d love to create my own figures out of clay and work on learning the ins and outs of my friend’s kiln to get this one completed. It’s the perfect mix of folk art and modern simplicity for me.
Wreath from 79 Ideas
This Badbird’s embroidery pattern will be just the thing to make me sit still and watch the winter really move in. Plus, picking colors to match my metallic and blue holiday decor will make me happy and hopefully result in a one of a kind piece that I’ll enjoy for years.
Christmas Tree Embroidery Pattern from Badbird’s
When I saw these globe snowmen by Emily Henderson on Apartment Therapy, I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of this. I’ve saved countless globes from garage sale fate and have been collecting maps for years. This is such a fun way to use a few of them, and the sea color ties right in with my favorite Christmas color combo!
I always try to pick a few quick and easy projects too and this twine wrapped Christmas ornament falls right in with that. We all know I love mixing textures and think several of these would fit right in with my glittered and glass ornaments.
Twine Wrapped Ornament from Bower Power
I think I might actually have this next one finished before Christmas! A simple wrapped wreath started months ago found its way out of my craft closet a week or so ago. I’ll let you know how that works out if it does indeed happen.
Burlap Wrapped Wreath from A Glimpse Inside
This next one is so clever. These trees look very much like modern matte ceramic pieces, but we know they’re not. I plan on making lots and lots of these and I think they wouldn’t be too hard to store, you could just buy sizes that nest. I suppose you could do these in colors and metallics or even glitter too, but then they might lose that ceramic effect.
Modern Trees from Curbly
Last but not least, I’d make many of these little crochet stars to create a garland for my big open arches. Similar to this heart garland I made a couple of years ago (and just realized I never blogged about the finished product). I found I really enjoyed having a basket of these to crochet during the winter while watching television.
So that’s my top ten, or seven. Anyone out there trying to complete holiday crafts, projects, handmade gifts?
We hope to see you at the Alliday Show tomorrow, we’ll be there from 9-5 and remember there’s free admission and lots of local and handmade goodies for yourself and gift giving! Come and enjoy the festive atmosphere and be inspired.