Christmas Crafts

Getting a Head Start on Holiday Gifts with a Swedish Tomte

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I know! I KNOW! Christmas is officially over!

But... it is not a minute too soon to start making gifts for next year. After all Christmas is only 342 days away, and believe me that is not as much time as you think for making holiday gifts!

My first 2011 holiday gift project - ornaments and small decorations starting with this whimsical little Tomke or Nisse.

My Marshmallow Man is Really a Nisse! Make One With Felt.

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Marshmallow Men! Recreated in Felt!

ADDED 01/2011  I just realized that many readers are not familiar with my original Marshmallow Men - made of Marshmallows!  Here is the link to the original post!  So sorry. 

Quick and Easy Reuse Project! Make Beautiful Holiday Decorations Using Old Baskets!

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My unglamorous beauty shot! But I don't think it takes away from how cool these turned out!

My little recycled basket ornaments were inspired by two internet friends - Margit whose blog Papirklip og Aesker is full of the most wonderful Danish inspired, downloadable paper ornaments and Heather whom you all know from Dollar Store Crafts.

Nearly Instant Ornament Idea for the Knitters on Your List - Including YOU!

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If you need a quick little gift for a knitter - grab that bit of leftover yarn from one of your recent projects and wind it into a ball about 2" in diameter.

Cut two wood skewers 4" to 5" long.

Glue a bead on the end of each skewer and you are done!

Easy ornament gift for kids to make for teachers, grandparents, aunts ... and for you to make for mothers, sisters, and friends!

And a great little ornament for your own tree - make one for every project you have done this year!

Easy and Fanciful Scrappy Trees Using Yarnia Cones and Yarn Leftovers

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Look at this little tree (the center one) that popped out of my Yarnia scrap bag last night!

I am just crazy about it! Well - I am!!

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