The great yarn art debacle of 2016. A simple-looking craft that's clearly harder than it looks. My guide to wasting time with yarn and frustrating your Mom.
I so love Christmas. People just seem generally happier. Crafters are making gifts, decorations and treats for each other and the people they love. There just seems like there’s a bit of magic in the air.
It’s my hope that the Christmas projects that I’ve posted here on The Crafty Tipster will bring some Christmas spirit to others. From paper crafts, to crochet and hopefully a bit in between, I’m hoping there’s a Christmas ornament, Christmas decoration or other project that you’ll invite into your Christmas activities this year.
No sew, no glue - great project for entire family. Christmas yarn hat ornaments made from cardboard tubes and yarn.
Polish star ornaments are cheap and easy to make yet create a lovely Christmas decoration for your tree. Tutorial and project ideas included.
A slightly new take on an already great idea - snowflake ballerinas. Add a bit of glitter and these girls really shine.
A vintage embroidery pattern gets a modern interpretation with this Christmas Palm Tree embroidery pattern from The Crafty Tipster and her Mom.
Several isoceles triangles and a bit of yarn never looked so good as they do when combined to create this stacked paper Christmas tree ornament.
Tubes of wrapping paper are bulky, fragile and take up a lot of space but not if you use this cheap wrapping paper storage idea from TheCraftyTipster.com. For our family it was one of those Eureka moments and one that you will hopefully find as useful as we do.
Using a few quilling techniques, some construction paper and a trio of pencils you can create this poinsettia Christmas ornament.
A wonderful vintage Christmas embroidery pattern - a full set of the alphabet (well, one with only two letters missing, anyway) that you could use for all sorts of Christmas items - embroidered towels, Christmas ornaments, greeting cards, the list is virtually endless.
Meet our first Amigurumi-inspired Santa Claus. The pattern and instructions are a little long, but are fairly easy. Even the beginner should be able to make this crochet Santa. An alternate placement of the eyes is included.