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60873_204447356358949_2117532145_n.jpg (793×544) 67983_209205135883171_2051788185_n.jpg (JPEG Image, 677×515 pixels) The Tulip Patch: SUPER EASY Mini Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial. Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern That is Easy and Gorgeous! I wanted to share an easy Christmas tree skirt pattern that will make your tree look fantastic!

If you are looking for cheap Christmas decorations that you want to be really special, this DIY project is for you! This is an easy Christmas tree skirt pattern, but I will warn you, burlap is messy to work with! It sheds tons of little baby burlap fur! So, if you haven't worked with it before, just wanted to give you a heads up. Burlap is inexpensive, and of course, I always watch for it to go on sale to save even more money. Adding a pleated ruffle to your tree skirt takes a lot more fabric. Okay, let's get started. Lay one petal over the other and using a needle and thread, sew them together with a few stitches.

Pinch your petals in the middle and sew them together like shown. Place one pair of petals on top of the other, and run your thread through a few times. Without the ruffle, the diameter of my tree skirt measures 44". This is the easy way to cut a circle. Fold your burlap in half. Free Pattern – Some Easter Peeps. Just in time for filling baskets I share with you my duckling pattern.

Free Pattern – Some Easter Peeps

They look really cute in pale blue & pink too. If you make one I’d love to see it! Supplies: Yarn - 1 skein worsted weight yarn in pale yellow (I use Baby Teri yellow), small amount of orange worsted weight yarn, small amount of black yarnNeedles - four double pointed size 5Tapestry needle for finishingStuffing Gauge: Not important with this at all but you want a tight knit so the stuffing doesn’t show.

Knitted Mittens. (Every week until December 1st we will be making a small Christmas ornament that can be used in our Pocket Advent Calendar.

Knitted Mittens

Join us in making all 24 or just pick and choose your favorites.) This week’s ornament is for the knitters out there, a teeny, tiny pair of mini mittens. These little 2 1/2 inch mittens are perfect to hang on the tree, decorate packages or hang from that bottled hostess gift. This is definitely a project for the intermediate knitter who is comfortable with working a small number of stitches on double-pointed needles. Adding in a colorwork snowflake chart takes it up another notch, but these would look cute with or without that addition. Download the Mini Mittens Pattern.


Paper. 23 Crafty Christmas Stocking Ideas. Embracing Messy: 25 Days of Handmade Christmas: Day 13. I found this idea on Pinterest, and tracked it back to this a blog by Leslie Asche found here.

Embracing Messy: 25 Days of Handmade Christmas: Day 13

There was no tutorial, so I figured I'd put one together for you (not that it's that difficult, but in case you wondered). Materials 1. Mobile #001 Balloon « PaperMatrix. Anna has designed and made the pattern for these cute small hot air balloons.

Mobile #001 Balloon « PaperMatrix

Make a mobile and watch them fly and turn perpetually. For each balloon cut two sheets in the colours you prefer. All strips are joined already and you only need to weave as described for Sphere #001. Use the glue stick to fix the strips at the edge when finished. Choose the basket pieces from the same colour as the top centre of the balloon. For the mobile on the pictures we used five balloons and 4 slim wooden sticks (12, 12, 16 and 24 cm). Knitted Stocking Christmas Ornaments. Knitted christmas trees. Christmas feeling came to me unbelievably early this year.

Knitted christmas trees

I am playing with various yarns to make small Christmas trees to hang on the actual Christmas tree, put under nice hot mug of tee or mulled wine, or send as season greeting to someone dear. If you would like to make your own hand knitted Christmas tree, this is how to do it: You will need: About 13m DK or worsted weight yarn (but you can use any yarn as it will affect only the size of motif).3.5mm needles. Silver Glitter Ornaments. Gosh, we’re so refreshed after the wonderfully fun holiday weekend.

Silver Glitter Ornaments

We’re full to the brim with holiday happiness: good food, relaxation, small business shopping, beach combing, and tree trimming were all on our weekend list! What about you? Was your weekend wonderful? Now that the holidays are officially upon us our minds are focused on bringing joy and cheer in even the smallest of ways. Nothing says festive more than handmade goodness to gift to others this season. Sequined baubles. It’s Christmas Eve! I feel like it’s Christmas morning, however, since I’ve been awake since 3:30 am. There’s a slight issue with the kids taking over our bed lately, and the couch just wasn’t a comfortable enough spot to fall back asleep.

Had Santa Claus been making his rounds today, I could have said hello. I don’t get many quiet mornings alone, since I rarely am up before the kids. : Livening Up Old Christmas Ornaments Fashion + DIY + Lifestyle. Dictionary Flowers. I bought a dictionary from the '50s at the flea market for $3.

Dictionary Flowers

I bought it with the intent to rip out the pages. Some of you might think that's a crime, and normally I would feel bad about ripping up a book, especially a really old book, but the binding was falling apart and I already have more dictionaries than I need. So I decided to show it a little love and give it new life as these beautiful origami flowers. A bonus when making these flowers, you learn new words or come across definitions that are just plain funny (at least to me). winker n. 1. one who or that which winks 2. Fop n. a man who is excessively concerned about his manners and appearance (Was this the 50's version of a man who's "metro" ?)

Foppery n. the manners, actions, dress of a fop Now here's my attempt at an origami photo tutorial. Start with a book page cut down to a 5" square. Bring two corners together to form a triangle. Now bring the left corner up to the top corner, which will leave you with a small diamond.