Fabric Button Ornaments

Mini tree with Fabric Button Ornaments

Here’s a little tutorial to make some adorable button ornaments!

First, cut fabric of your choice (consider a theme for your tree as you go) and use a button maker to make your fabric buttons.

Add ribbon to fabric button ornament

Then attach coordinating ribbon or a wire hook to the back of the button.

Lastly, hang on your tree and admire your work!

Fabric Button Ornaments hanging on treeFabric Button Ornaments hanging on tree

Make a Wreath

There are so many unique, beautiful, awesome wreaths out there! The best part about making your own wreath is that you can make it however you want. Choose your colors and theme, and you can change it throughout the seasons, too.

You could make a cork wreath with this tutorial by saveoncraftsCork Wreath

There is the ever-beautiful yarn-wrapped wreath (make, buy, argyle =ย  awesome)Antarctica Yarn WreathChalet - Handmade Yarn WreathArgyle Yarn Wreath

Learn how to make a tie wreath on Good Housekeeping.Tie Wreath

Make a button wreath with this tutorial Button Wreath Tut 13Button Wreath Complete

How about a gumdrop button wreath? (“Not my gumdrop buttons!”) Instructions here Gumdrop Button Wreath

Or you could make a cardboard wreath like ours ๐Ÿ˜€Cardboard Christmas Wreath

Have you made one? Leave a link with your image/post – I’d love to see :)

Handmade Holiday Blogathon

And so begins my Handmade Holiday Blogathon! I’ve already written a couple posts (1, 2, 3) about why I think we should strive for handmade holidays, despite the reasons against it. Today it’s all about making a handmade holiday ๐Ÿ˜€ Stay tuned all day for tutorials, recipes, pretty photos, and more!

And now for some eye candy to get you in the handmade holiday spirit!

(as always, click on the photo to go to the source)

Felt Gingerbread StarssnowboyChristmas Tree Table CenterpieceMy true love gave to me...Petit Four Yarn Wreathdog w/antler ornamentcrocheted valentine garlandUnveiled: 180 pop-up cards

Coming later today: ribbon stockings, homemade peppermint marshmallows, printable gift tags, ready-to-mail holiday bread, gift wrapping ideas and more!

Etsy Crush: Halloween Decor

If you’re scrambling to get your Halloween decorations up (as I am), then I hope you’ll enjoy a little inspiration from the lovely handmade world of Etsy. [Click on the image to go to its listing.]

We can start with some miniature jack-o-lanterns by Pixie Dust Miniatures:Jack O Lantern (B) - HALLOWEEN RANGE etsy holiday decoration handmade

Add a raven print by Winterberry Cottage to haunt your doorway:etsy halloween holiday decoration handmade MR POE YOUR FRIEND IS HERE 8 X 10 RAVEN PRINT ON VINTAGE DICTIONARY PAGE

How about a plush zombie by Guten Monsters? Adorable and terrifying at the same time:Blood and guts to slurp and eat, are this zombie's favorite treat.

Decorate your windows with a bat garland by House of Clouds:Halloween Bat Paper Garland KIT Pennant Bunting Banner Metallic Silver Black Card stock 3D

Perch a Halloween owl from Vintage by Crystal on a branch:Spun Cotton Vintage Style Halloween Owl OOAK etsy handmade decoration holiday

No Halloween party is complete without a skull in some form (by Black Baroque):SKULL PRINT BIG HEAD SYNDROME on a Antique 1883 Book Page etsy handmade halloween decor holiday

This little felt bat could add a little surprise to a corner (by Julie Blanchette):Creepy Halloween Wee Felt Bat Julie Blanchette on Etsy handmade decoration

Hand this “i bite” glass by phoenix fire studios to your resident vampire/werewolf/zombie:I BITE Etched Old Fashioned glass-by Phoenix Fire Studios

Adorn a shroud with this gorgeously crocheted albino spider by Sweet Dolls:White Spider etsy halloween handmade crocheted

And hang this banner by Frog Prince Paperie above your candy bar. {It’s not Halloween without candy!}Halloween Trick or Treat Printable Party - DIY, BIG SALE etsy handmade

And once your done decorating, it’s time to make your Halloween costume! Oh, or is that just me? ๐Ÿ˜‰ HAPPY ALMOST HALLOWEEN!