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I wanted to make a yo yo garland that could be used not on a Christmas tree but rather over a doorway or window.
Total Time: Approximately 5 hours
Yield: 3 sets of leaves and berries and 52 yo yos
Three years ago, I made about 450 ornaments, hoping to sell them at the local Holiday show in Turner, OR. I think I still have oh...about 425 left! Not a great show and definitely my last.
Here is another ornament I made and am sharing with you. This one is a Plaid Heart.
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Does anyone have ideas for simple Christmas decorations for a beginner at sewing and simple crochet. I am on a fixed income and would love to have ideas to help pass time too!
Its not decorations exactly, but my family uses fabric gift bags. These are as simple as you think to make... Just remember to have a deep "hem" at the top to make it pretty when you gather it. You can use lots of things as the "ties" and trimming... use your imagination and remnants.
There is many ideas on this web site if you look through the craft projects. I do a newsletter for several crafters that are pen pals with myself, we connect through this with many ideas, sharing. If you are interested please feel free to send an email requesting the newsletter & I will be glad to send you some simple ideas as well. piwacket AT myway.com
One very easy Christmas tree decoration is to get a ring such as the plastic ones that hold soda cans together or a bone ring, and single crochet all around them. You can add a second or third row of single crochets.
Hello, I crochet pairs of ice skates using a paperclip as the skate. You single crochet across the top of the clip. Then single stitch 4-6 rows (depending on the thickness of your yarn). Then starting from what will be the heel of the skate, crochet half the length of the foot part of the skate. Finish by single crocheting as many of the boot part of the skate (another 8-12 rows depending on how deep high you want your skate to go.) When you get the skate as big as you want it chain stitch on the top of the heel side to make the lace.
I make a lot of ornaments, and you will see them all coming by the end of the month. Some are sewn, and most are crocheted.
I like to make a chain of about 8 using a fairly nice sized hook, like an "N".
Slip stitch to join. Then, chain two and make enough double crochets in the ring to make it full and firm. Then, chain 4 and make a loop to every other stitch.
Here's a sample of what it should look like, and works out to be about 3" round.
IDEA: Make the center larger, say chaining 12, and when you are done, cool glue a childs, pets, or friends photo inside!
Thanks for the great ideas!
Pat V in Michigan
This is a page about making fabric Christmas tree ornaments. Crafting fun and easy Christmas tree ornaments from fabric is a great craft for kids and adults alike.
This is a page about making fabric door bells. Using new or scrap fabric you can make these pretty bell shaped door decorations for the holidays.
This is a page about making mini denim Christmas stockings. Recycled fabric from denim jeans is perfect for making a lot of craft projects.