Some of these designs are components, meaning that you’ll be able to use them for making or embellishing other, larger craft projects. The appliques can be attached to just about any item for a bit of updated, handcrafted chic. The squares can be used to make blankets or other projects. You can apply a bit of imagination and creativity to come up with bunches of different projects you could make. I hope you find these ideas inspiring.
Hearts are some of the most popular motifs for crafting — particularly when making Valentine crafts, wedding crafts and anniversary crafts. They’re also fantastic motifs for use in birthday crafts and everyday crafts. Check out the following heart designs and heart patterns if you’re looking for some up-to-date ideas for heart motifs you can incorporate into your craft projects for Valentine’s Day 2019.
Are you wondering what kind of Christmas gift to get for the crafters on your gift list? Or perhaps you’re a crafter yourself, and you’re working on making gifts for your inner circle. Either way, I invite you to check out this Etsy holiday gift guide for craft enthusiasts. The following items are ones you’ll definitely want to know about:
If the crafter on your gift list is drawn to pretty, shiny baubles, consider giving Czech glass buttons as a gift. This is a gift that might appeal to crafters who work in a variety of media — anyone who sews, quilts, knits, crochets or does mixed media art can usually find good uses for buttons.
Be aware that some sellers sell single buttons. If you’re gifting Czech glass buttons to a crafter who makes garments, it’s ideal to find a matching set of multiple buttons — enough to button up a quilted jacket, knitted cardigan sweater or similar project.
Does your gift recipient enjoy making unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry, bead knitting or bead crochet projects? And does her sense of style include lots of sparkly, eye-catching details? If you need to find a truly impressive gift for a jewelry making enthusiast, a dichroic glass pendant might be exactly what you’re looking for.
Fiskars makes a variety of delightful paper punches available. If you’re shopping for a paper crafter who makes greeting cards, invitations, scrapbook pages, collages or mixed media art, any of these punches could make a useful gift.
Making Christmas cards? Giving a scrapbook album to a loved one as a gift? Shopping for someone who loves to make scrapbook pages, collages or cards? If so, you’ll want to load up on Thickers letter stickers by American Crafts. Thickers alphabet stickers come in an amazing variety of different materials and fonts, so you’re sure to find exactly the right styles for whatever purpose you have in mind.
Bazzill is famous for making archival-quality, acid-free textured cardstock papers suitable for any paper craft project that is meant to last. If you’re giving a gift to a paper crafter who enjoys scrapbooking, collage, card making, altered book arts or mixed media arts, this is exactly the gift you want to choose.
Zip Dry paper glue is a fantastic stocking stuffer type gift for anyone who enjoys paper crafts. It dries perfectly clear, so it’s great for beginning paper crafters who haven’t yet perfected the art of flawless glue application.
If your gift recipient enjoys jewelry making, beadwork, bead knitting, bead crochet or bead embroidery, gold beads are a gift that’s sure to be appreciated. Look, in particular, for genuine 14 karat gold beads that will have lasting value.
If your gift recipient likes to knit, crochet, weave or make pom pom crafts, you’ll want to consider putting Cascade 220 yarn at the top of your gift list. And if you’re making gifts to give to others, your loved ones are sure to appreciate any gifts you’ll make for them with this soft, sturdy, lovely yarn.
This is one of the most popular yarns ever, and there is a HUGE amount of pattern support available for the yarn. No matter what you want to make with it, you’re likely to find a pattern that’s exactly what you need. Not only that, Cascade 220’s color palette is pretty spectacular. You know how, with a lot of yarns, it can be tough to find the exact color you need? With Cascade 220, you will not have that problem.
Cascade 220 is worth its full retail price, in my opinion; however, Etsy sellers have posted a fantastic selection of this yarn — so you’re likely to find a great bargain on a color your gift recipient will adore. Click here to shop for Cascade 220 at Etsy.
These are my top picks for gifts crafting enthusiasts would be likely to LOVE — but the truth is, there are zillions more excellent possibilities. If you’re shopping for craft enthusiasts, Etsy is a fantastic place to load up on the craft supplies they’ll want to work with. It’s a great source for unique, interesting, one-of-a-kind craft supplies that can’t be found elsewhere.
The countdown to December 25, 2018 is underway– but If you get started crafting now, you still have time left to make handmade Christmas gifts for at least some of the main players on your gift list this year.
If you can’t wait for Christmas, and you’ve already started making Christmas projects, you’ll be able to crank out zillions of these between now and December 25, 2018.
If you aren’t in the mood to get started on Christmas crafts yet, no worries — you can grab this pattern now, file it away in your pattern stash, and you’ll have it handy when you are ready to fire up and get going on your Christmas projects.
For those of you who celebrate Christmas, I think this is an ideal pattern to have on hand:
It doesn’t require much yarn.
If you used green yarn for any other projects lately, you may even be able to use up your green yarn scraps using this pattern.
This pattern is great for making ornaments for ornament swaps.
You can personalize the decorations you put on the wreath — try adding charms, beads, sequins, buttons, bows, pompoms or embroidery. Or keep it simple and go with the decorations suggested in the pattern — whichever you prefer.
You’ve probably seen rag rugs crocheted with fabric strips, but did you realize that you can crochet bunches of different projects with fabric instead of yarn? While rugs are ideally suited for making with this technique, there are infinite possibilities for other items that you might want to try making as well. I’ve tried crocheting rugs, tote bags, hot pads, and jewelry, but that doesn’t even begin to cover all the different possible ideas for things you could make.
If you want to use beads in your crochet work, there are different ways you can approach it.
You can string the beads onto your yarn or thread, and incorporate the beads into your fabric as you crochet.
Another approach: you can stitch or embroider the beads onto the project after you’re finished crocheting.
I recently posted an in-depth step-by-step tutorial for another approach to crocheting with beads. The tutorial is for how to crochet with beads and wire, and it includes a free napkin ring pattern. I think the napkin ring is timely right now, with the holiday season in full swing; we have Thanksgiving,Christmas, and New Year’s all coming up in the next several months.
If you’re planning on entertaining guests for any of the holidays, napkin rings are lovely little accents to have on hand for enhancing your holiday table decor.
These are not the only possible approaches to bead crochet, but they are few of the most popular, and also a few of my favorites. I’ve enjoyed all of these approaches to crochet using beads, and I hope you will enjoy playing around with them too!