Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 45

Thread: need cute craft ideas for the holidays

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Utah
    Posts
    430

    need cute craft ideas for the holidays

    Hi everyone,

    I have been asked to possibly teach a demonstration or class to make some crafts for the holidays. I have been asked to keep it low cost, and I would like some ideas. I could do the 10 minute table runner, but I would also like some other ideas. If they can be free that would be great. Any suggestions would be welcome.

    Thanks

    hsquiltingmom

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Sonoma County, CA
    Posts
    1,572
    How about reusable sleeves for hot cups? I took a cardboard sleeve from Starbucks as a template, added a little "flange" to make it a full circle and used fabric and batting pieces out of my scrap bins for the whole project. Put it together inside out, flipped it out-side-out and topstitched around the edges a few times. It was a last second birthday gift for my husband (who does electronic music) so I found a decorative stitch that looked sort of like a sound wave and added that across the middle. Then sewed the flange down to the other side to make it a circle. Took me maybe an hour? And only used scraps, so it's environmentally friendly on two levels! He uses it almost every day. Hardest part was closing it up into a circle at the end (last step) - had to really squeeze it in there. But it worked out ok. Not bad for a seat-of-the-pants project!

    I don't have a tutorial, but here's the finished product. I'm thinking this would go well with a Starbucks gift card to a couple people on my christmas list this year.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  3. #3
    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    13,076
    Blog Entries
    1
    how about using velcro on the tab, then its adjustable,
    someone w
    else on the3 board did these i9n bright cottons for a summer bash, it's a great idea to come up with

  4. #4
    Super Member Scissor Queen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Southwest Kansas
    Posts
    4,763
    Join Pinterest. You'll see more cute Christmas crafts than you can do in a year!!

  5. #5
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Wren's Haven
    Posts
    11,344
    Mug rugs are fast too. Just a thought. You could do them in really fun fabrics. There is also luggage tags or those cute name tags that the girls are wearing on nice cords at the quilt shows (like a necklace).

    A fabric or felted flower pin for your jacket would be pretty quick and easy to do. The hobby store sells the sew on pin backs in bulk.

    Oh! pot holders would be a good one too. Or how about a pp ornament or gift box for the tree?
    Last edited by RedGarnet222; 09-19-2012 at 07:58 AM.
    RedGarnet222

    "Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern ... It will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that ...one stitch at a time, taken patiently."
    *Oliver Wendell Holms

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    59
    coasters with snowmen, snowflake, stocking or Christmas tree applique would be fast and cute!

  7. #7
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    32,561
    Blog Entries
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by Sewnoma View Post
    I don't have a tutorial, but here's the finished product. I'm thinking this would go well with a Starbucks gift card to a couple people on my christmas list this year.
    this is a cute idea!
    Nancy in western NY

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    NE Pa.
    Posts
    1,513
    I love the Snappy bags, have made several as gifts. Takes about 30 minutes to do. Made with scraps or sometimes a theme fabric that fits the person.

  9. #9
    Super Member CajunQuilter2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Back home in Louisiana for now....where next?? who knows....
    Posts
    3,256
    The purse size tissue holders seem popular as well, lots of members on the board do them, could probably find a tute on here from one of them if needed.
    Myrna

    They say money does not buy happiness, but it buys fabric & fabric makes me happy!!

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    metro Portland, OR
    Posts
    1,844
    Love all your ideas. I have been looking for easy things to make for the TV Christmas program
    http://www.oregonquilting.net
    I choose to give my life away for things that last forever

Page 1 of 5 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.