The Christmas Craft Inspiration shared this week include some lovely ideas to try It’s so easy to get flustered and bothered with preparations for Christmas and gift giving. As a maker taking the time to create those handmade Christmas gifts is something you love to do. Doing craft allows you to just relax and enjoy the making. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diy

Christmas Craft Inspiration Be Merry

The Christmas Craft Inspiration shared this week include some lovely ideas to try It’s so easy to get flustered and bothered with preparations for Christmas and gift giving. As a maker taking the time to create those handmade Christmas gifts is something you love to do. Doing craft allows you to just relax and enjoy the making. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diy

On My Needles

The yarn I am working with is 100% Spanish Angora goat yarn.

Super soft and dare I say it, hairy 🙂

There is some shedding going on as I knit.

Angora Honey Cowl knitting by Jodie

The pattern is the Honey Cowl by Antonia Shankland/Madeline Tosh

I have used this pattern before and it is very easy to knit.

Perhaps it is the color but I am reminded of a mermaid’s tail.

It was the first time I have started with a skein of wool.

I quite enjoyed the hand winding into a ball.

The second skein was hand wound with assistance from my kind husband.

A first for him too, he commented on the fact that he was now officially a “knitter’s husband” 🙂

I am soooo looking forward to wearing it.

 

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Last week I shared my Ultimate Guide To Craft Sales During Black Friday and Cyber Monday

If you missed it, take a look 🙂

I asked all the Top 100 Knitting Bloggers if they had some deals to share with you.

Find their fab offers in my Black Friday and Cyber Monday Knitting Deals post.

 

Top 10 In Craft

The Christmas Craft Inspiration shared this week include some lovely ideas to try…

“Keep Things Simple” this is my mantra for the upcoming holiday season.

It’s so easy to get flustered and bothered with preparations for Christmas and gift giving.

Simple crafts are very much appreciated by those who receive them.

As a maker taking the time to create those handmade Christmas gifts is something you love to do.

Doing craft allows you to just relax and enjoy the making.

For now, enjoy some Christmas Craft Inspiration…

 

Slowly Slowly

Slowly Slowly. I would never have thought of a Sloth being used as a Christmas ornament! These gorgeous creatures are made from felt and will bring a smile to those who admire your tree :) Follow American Felt and Craft’s tutorial to make them. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diy

I would never have thought of a Sloth being used as a Christmas ornament!

These gorgeous creatures are made from felt and will bring a smile to those who admire your tree 🙂

Follow American Felt and Craft’s tutorial to make them.

 

Crochet a Skirt For Your Christmas Tree

Show off your beautiful crochet skills by making a stunning skirt for your Christmas Tree. Stitch In Progress has shared their free crochet pattern. Using Lion Brand Hometown USA chunky yarn, it will take less time to make. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diy

Show off your beautiful crochet skills by making a stunning skirt for your Christmas Tree.

Stitch In Progress has shared their free crochet pattern.

Using Lion Brand Hometown USA chunky yarn, it will take less time to make.

 

Vintage Paper Woven Star

Vintage Paper Woven Star. I do love papercraft and this tutorial caught my eye. The design is so lovely and yes, it will take patience and time to make but the results will be fab! Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diy

I do love papercraft and this tutorial caught my eye.

The design is so lovely and yes, it will take patience and time to make but the results will be fab!

 

Turn Fabric Scraps Into Stunning Ornaments

Turn Fabric Scraps Into Stunning Ornaments. Cintia has done it again and created a gorgeous upcycled Christmas Ornament. Using Scrap Fabric Twine (follow her tutorial to make that first) then adding this to Christmas Baubles. So clever! Please share. Make Mondays more manageable and sign up for our craft inspiration newsletter. Delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diy

Cintia has done it again and created a gorgeous upcycled Christmas Ornament.

Using Scrap Fabric Twine (follow her tutorial to make that first) then adding this to Christmas Baubles.

So clever!

 

Stitched Dala Horse Christmas Ornaments

Stitched Dala Horse Christmas Ornaments. Hannah was inspired to create Swedish themed craft for these gorgeous Christmas ornaments. Follow her tutorial on The Homesteady. Please share. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diy

Hannah was inspired to create Swedish themed craft for these gorgeous Christmas ornaments.

Follow her tutorial on The Homesteady.

 

Christmas Stockings Using Sweaters

Christmas Stockings Using Sweaters. Another clever upcycled craft. You could use sweaters that you no longer wear or as Jeanie from Create and Babble suggests, using ones you’ve bought from a Thrift Shop. Follow the tutorial here. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diy

Another clever upcycled craft.

You could use sweaters that you no longer wear or as Jeanie from Create and Babble suggests, using ones you’ve bought from a Thrift Shop.

Follow the tutorial here.

 

Knit Up A Christmas Teddy Bear

Knit Up A Christmas Teddy Bear. Gregory’s knitting pattern for this adorable Ted is easy to do. As he explains, it is simple to knit using double pointed needles. Buy the Limited Edition Christmas Bear Pattern from his shop for $2USD. Please share. Look forward to Mondays with our craft inspiration newsletter. Crafty goodness delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diyGregory’s knitting pattern for this adorable Ted is easy to do.

As he explains, it is simple to knit using double pointed needles.

Buy the Limited Edition Christmas Bear Pattern from his shop for $2USD

 

Paper Roll Christmas Wreath

Paper Roll Christmas Wreath. There is some preparation required to make this wreath from Paper Rolls. It is definitely worth the time because the result is lovely. Follow the tutorial on Handimania. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diy

There is some preparation required to make this wreath from Paper Rolls.

It is definitely worth the time because the result is lovely.

Follow the tutorial on Handimania.

 

Meet QuigleyCorgy Plushie

Meet QuigleyCorgy Plushie. Keen to make someone special a handmade softie for Christmas? Quigley is super cute. The free sewing pattern and incredibly detailed tutorial has been shared by creator Fluffmonger on their site. Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diy

Keen to make someone special a handmade softie for Christmas?

Quigley is super cute.

The free sewing pattern and incredibly detailed tutorial has been shared by creator Fluffmonger on their site.

 

Christmas Circle Quilt

Christmas Circle Quilt. Here is some inspiration for a lovely Christmas themed quilt. Mandy from Sugarbee Crafts has shared her tutorial on how to make one. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diyHere is some inspiration for a lovely Christmas themed quilt.

Mandy from Sugarbee Crafts has shared her tutorial on how to make one.

 

This article features 10 fabulous Christmas crafting projects to make. Particularly beneficial for those of us who love to make and are looking for inspiration. Whether you knit, crochet, sew, or embroider. There's something to get your creative juices flowing. -- Repin this and click through to read about these 10 great craft projects. Make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diy

 

Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups.
– So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.

Miniature Socks – These Would Make an Adorable Festive Garland

Knitting in France Miniature Socks For The Holiday Season. Bogga at Knitting in France shares her Miniature Socks project and the pattern she used. How cute would a festive garland be made from these little socks? Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #craft #diyBogga at Knitting in France shares her Miniature Socks project and the pattern she used. How cute would a festive garland be made from these little socks?

Little Piggies Just Too Cute

Julie at Little Cotton Rabbits has these adorable Piggy Knitted Toy patterns. What a beautiful handmade gift they would make. Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascraft #christmas #crafts #diyJulie at Little Cotton Rabbits has these adorable Piggy Knitted Toy patterns. What a beautiful handmade gift they would make.

Hearthwarming Stocking

KnitPicks hearth warming Chrisma stocking Knitting Kit. Perfect for making it easier to create some knitted Christmas cheer. Please share. Make Mondays more manageable and sign up for our craft inspiration newsletter. Delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #crafts #diyKnit Picks have this gorgeous Christmas inspired stocking pattern and yarn kit.

The Knit Show – The Homemade Holiday Episode

Lots of great ideas for stitchers with projects to give and decorate with, plus gift ideas for the crafty types in your life! Please share. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #crafts #diyLots of great ideas for stitchers with projects to give and decorate with, plus gift ideas for the crafty types in your life!

Ornament Surprise Ball Advent Calendar

Kids will love to open these during December and they simple and easy to make with only a few materials required. Kara from A Kailo Chic Life has a tutorial to step you through. Please share. Look forward to Mondays with our craft inspiration newsletter. Crafty goodness delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #crafts #diyKids will love to open these during December and they simple and easy to make with only a few materials required. Kara from A Kailo Chic Life has a tutorial to step you through.

Origami Christmas Trees

Making Christmas Trees from paper is a simple decorative idea for the festive season. Use them for decorations at your Christmas table or hang them in a garland. Please share. Sign up to our craft inspiration roundup newsletter and make Mondays more manageable. Fabulous Crafty ideas and projects delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #crafts #diyMaking Christmas Trees from paper is a simple decorative idea for the festive season. Use them for decorations at your Christmas table or hang them in a garland.

12 Days of DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

Twelve wonderful ideas for how to gift wrap yourself using stuff you already have and upcycling it. Please share and make Mondays fun, get our craft inspiration delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #crafts #diysTwelve wonderful ideas for how to gift wrap yourself using stuff you already have and upcycling it.

Plushwork Christmas Wreath

Feeling Stitchy have a tutorial on how to make this lovely Christmas themed plushwork wreath. Please share. You will always look forward to Mondays, with our craft inspiration roundups -CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #crafts #diyFeeling Stitchy have a tutorial on how to make this lovely Christmas themed plushwork wreath.

Festive Christmas Tree Card

Make your own simple Christmas cards by following Andreja’s tutorial from Easy Peasy and Fun. Please share. Join now for creative craft inspiration. The best in craft delivered to your inbox every Monday - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #crafts #diyMake your own simple Christmas cards by following Andreja’s tutorial from Easy Peasy and Fun.

Easy Fabric Ornament Gift Toppers

Follow Jamie’s tutorial at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom to make these simple fabric gift toppers. Please share. Make Mondays more manageable and sign up for our craft inspiration newsletter. Delivered to your inbox - CraftyLikeGranny.com #christmascrafts #christmas #crafts #diyFollow Jamie’s tutorial at Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom to make these simple fabric gift toppers.

Editor’s note: Our readers have said, in their free time, they love going back over previous editions of our roundups.

So we’ve kept the crafty goodness below from this time last year.

Can you believe that there are only 4 more weeks until Christmas?!  This week’s Crafty Like Granny includes some Christmas Craft inspiration and DIY gift ideas perfect for friends and family. Perhaps you also have plans to take on new projects or simply would love to take up sewing. There are some wonderful articles below that will be very useful.

The Free Christmas Quilt Tutorial by House on Hill Road is a simple and easy to make. Erin’s hand drawn instructions are delightful. This House on Hill Road quilt can be made in a few days. With only 4 weeks until Christmas this gorgeous design will be done in no time at all 🙂

Christmas Cross stitch inspiration right here with easy to follow patterns.

Do you have heaps of glass jars with lids stashed in your cupboard? Here are 10 gorgeous ideas for Gifts in a Jar that your friends will love.

French Cheese Puffs recipe by David Lebovitz for a quick and substantial snack. Perfect for when friends drop round to share a glass or two prior to the holiday season.

Check out these cool designs from a 49 year old Tokyo based graphic designer
“Working under the name Amimono Horinouchi (amimono is Japanese for “knitting”), he picked up the craft in 2012 and has already produced an impressive collection of knits that are selling like woolly hotcakes on Etsy for about $600 each” Read more on the creators project here

Learning to Sew for Beginners by Lisa at Cucicucicoo. Lisa has set up her Learn to Machine Sew Course with fabulous tutorials including the first and most important; The Anatomy of a Sewing Machine 🙂 Read more about Lisa at Cucicucicoo’s Learning to Sew for Beginners course here
A superb crocheted Cascade Cardigan tutorial with fabulous step by step pictorial instructions by Stephanie at ‘All about Ami Crochet’

We hope you have lots of fun creating, in the lead up to Christmas. The people receiving your gifts will be so appreciative.

 

Hope you enjoy your crafting leading up to the holiday season.

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Yours in Craftiness Jodie 🙂

Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny

About Jodie- Editor Crafty Like Granny

Hi my name is Jodie. Thanks for stopping by 🙂 I am an Australian, currently living in Spain with my family. I love crafts and have met so many other fabulous crafters through this site. I love learning and helping others discover the joys of handmade. I have recently got back into craft after a lapse of a few years. The aim with our website is to reduce the amount of time people have to search for fantastic, helpful information, inspirational reading and craft news.

2 Comments

  1. Cucicucicoo: Eco Sewing and Crafting on November 25, 2016 at 9:09 am

    I know, Christmas is coming up so soon! Every year I start saying around October 1st that I’ll start working on Christmas gifts, and somehow I always end up rushing everything Dec 24! Great tutes here and thanks for the link! 🙂 Lisa

    • Jodie - Editor Crafty Like Granny on November 25, 2016 at 9:47 am

      Hi there Lisa. It is so true of most of us, that we have the best intentions to start things early, only to find we do everything last minute!! Good news is that the people receiving our hand crafted gifts are so appreciative. Love the helpful information you provide on your site. 🙂 Cheers Jodie

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