Turn Your Ugly Christmas Sweaters into Warm Winter Mittens
Got a bunch of old, ugly Christmas sweaters lying around? Or old sweaters in general? Here's how to turn them into warm Winter mittens in about 30 minutes.
DIY: Sweater Mitten Tutorial and Enter to Win a Pair of Smittens
Really, I need to stop now. This mitten making craze I’m on is getting ridiculous! You need to be careful what you wear around me. Be very, very careful. Each sweater I lay my eyes on these …
Sweater to Mittens = Smittens DIY | eHow.com
Looking for the perfect DIY gift? You can make a pair of cozy, warm, fleece lined mittens from a couple of outdated sweaters in under an hour. I like to call these “Smittens.” Your friends and family will love receiving a unique pair of earth friendly, handmade Smittens this holiday season.
DIY Swedish Advent Stars From Recycled Book Pages
How to make a Swedish Advent Star ornament or decorative hanging for Christmas or any time of year using recycled book pages. Handmade straw and wood ornaments are a long standing tradition in Sweden and many other Scandinavian countries. I always look forward to receiving a handmade ornament from Sweden from my Mother and Father-in-law every Christmas. Advent stars are one of the items that are commonly made. When I was recently looking at a pic of antique woven star, I was inspir…
Make a Woven Star from Vintage Book Pages, Tutorial Part One
We've had a lot of interest in a tutorial for the woven star. Thank you all for your sweet comments about these! This star is made from vintage book pages. Traditionally, this type of ornament would be made from reed, or birch bark, or wood veneer, though some crafters like to use cardboard. I think folded paper works really well -- it's more flexible than cardboard, but has enough body to hold it's shape well. The woven star is a very old traditional pattern that goes by many names. Here is…