This Month on CraftStylishcomments (2) November 30th, 2008
Thanksgiving 2008 is in the rearview mirror and any crafter worth their stash knows that to make it down the handmade highway by the holiday finish, they had better put the pedal to the metal—NOW! Yes, it is time to make your presents known. If you don't have a list yet (or a clue), CraftStylish and Company is here to help. You may want to begin by downloading Jennifer Worick's terrific gift-giving planner: This stylish organizer will help you stay on track and keep your eye on the prize. Your next move might be to give the Dare to Make It Blog a gander. There is already a plentiful selection of handmade gift and holiday décor projects to make this season DIY bright. Plus, from now through the holiday season CraftStylish will feature daily fantastic gift how-to projects and superbly detailed tutorials to keep you in high craft gear right up to the big-give: including a special Guy-Gifts-to-Make week (December 8–14), guest bloggers and their projects throughout the month, and the first Dare to Make It Knit-Along with Tina Hilton launched just a few days ago. Remember, you are not alone: If you have any questions or need some extra-help, just ask—that's what we're here for. WE can help each other keep the merry in the making!
Here is sneak peek at the DIY wonderland to come this first week of December on CraftStylish:
- Craft up a storm (literally) with paper-wizard Jeffery Rudell. This project is perfect to make with the kids or to surprise the kids: Using ordinary dental floss and paper dots, Rudell creates an indoor DIY blizzard that'll blow their minds.
- Who doesn't love a spa treatment? We especially love this homemade peppermint salt soak gift project by Jennifer Worick because the lucky recipient has to relax to enjoy it. It's super-simple to make and a luxury to test-drive: What's not to love?
- One potato, two potato, three potato—print! Kayte Terry has the perfect solution for DIY holiday wrapping: potato printed paper. If you haven't tried out this technique (or haven't since grade school), it is time to give it a try. This is one of those super-simple projects that yields fantastic results (and pretty personalized wrapping).
- Mary Ray's next project capitalizes on the gift of forethought. What does the hostess with the mostess need after a holiday season of baking, making, and thanksgiving? A new apron! Not only is this denim version by Mary very easy to make but it could also be the perfect gift for any masculine epicures on your list.
- It takes a village to celebrate the holidays and Diane Gilleland shows you how to build your own with this dreamy graham cracker no-bake version (perfect for crafting with the kids). You can create your own edible wonderland to display (and nibble on ) throughout the season.
- Lee Meredith, our resident master-of-restyle, delivers another DIY delight: how to custom-print a shirt (and leave your crafty mark). Using bright colors and some hip graphics, Lee shows us how to make the ho-hum button-down something to talk about.
- Plus, special guest blogger Sally Bock (of Seattle) shows us how to whip up a fabulous chunky cable-knit scarf in a weekend—or less!
- And, more sewing and jewelry-making gifts from bloggers Susan Beal, Shannon Dennis, and Cal Patch.
- This week our CraftStylish Roundtable will discuss their favorite handmade gift, ever. Be sure to join in and share your personal faves with us too. Click here to read the Roundtable responses so far.