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Christmas Ornament that Toddlers Can Help Make

Check out this easy tutorial for a Christmas ornament that kids can make! Babies up through big kids can help paint a festive shape, which hangs from a simple embroidery hoop. Christmas craft and diy Christmas gift all in one! #kidmadeornament #diychristmasornament

My kids are always making things, which I love, so they love to help make presents along with me. They had so much fun painting this Christmas banner with me, I decided to extend the concept and have them test an ornament that kids can make. Messy painting makes for clean, pretty ornaments with one special tool; they had fun making these and I love how they turned out for gifting to the Grandmas!

I’m sharing this tutorial as a part of a blog hop for kid-made ornaments, hosted by Crafty Mama in Me, so scroll to the bottom and click through to see other ideas for ornaments kids can make!

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Sewing Stocking Stuffer Ideas

It can be hard to guess someone's fabric taste or pattern wishes, but there are lots of nifty gadges that fit perfectly in a stocking! See this list of sewing stocking stuffers and find something unique for all the sewists in your life. #sewing #stockingstuffer #giftguide

It’s that time of year where I’m swearing that NEXT year, I’ll either buy all my gifts or start making them in July. I’ve been looking for small things to slip into zipper pouches & tote bags for the sewists in my life, and thought I’d make a list of sewing stocking stuffer ideas. I tried to balance cheap options with a little pricier ones- my family tends to treat stockings as another place to stuff presents instead of for smaller items. I’d love to hear if I missed any of your favorites! As always, it’s great to go check out your local quilting store, or suggest your significant other does, but I also understand that sometimes you’re up at midnight, trying to knock the rest of your list off, and want to order off Amazon with 2-day shipping.

If you’re in the shopping mood, check out my round-up of craft & sewing books to gift too!

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11 Craft Kits Perfect for Gifting

Hunting gift ideas for crafters? Help them try a new medium with these craft kids perfect for gifting! Craft kits mean they don't have to buy any supplies or hunt down tutorials, it is all included. Check out these modern craft kits and get shopping! #craftkit

Craft kits are such a fun gift to give; not only do they get to make something but they don’t have to dig around and shop for any of the supplies! They’re a great way to try out a new hobby, especially if someone on your gift list has been saying “I’ve always wanted to try crochet/sewing/embroidery” or talking about how they wish they had something to do, other than scroll on their phone, while they relax at night. If you really wanted to be generous, you could gift a craft kit with a little coupon for free babysitting, if they have kids, too! All of these craft kits are off Etsy, so not only are you giving the gift of creativity, you’re supporting small, handmade businesses as well.

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Free DIY embroidered snowflake ornament pattern

Free DIY embroidered snowflake ornament pattern to stitch up and gift this year! Embroidery hoop ornaments are easy and fun to make, and this snowflake embroidery design uses a simple back stitch that anyone can sew. #diychristmasornament #christmascraft

With about a month and a half left until Christmas, you have plenty of time to stitch up a few ornaments with my free DIY embroidered snowflake ornament pattern! Sewn with a simple back stitch, this would be a perfect first embroidery project for someone who has always been wanting to try it out. I added sequins and seed beads just for fun, since I had a bunch left over from this ornament that I made last year.

I designed this as a part of the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home.

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