Traipsing around to some sites that haven’t been visited in a while, some treasures were discovered. These are ideas that will put you in the holiday crafting mood. Start now and your house will be decked out and there will be plenty of gifts under the tree that were handcrafted with love!
Found at Creative Passage, is this adorable Winter Rosy Wool Wreath. Ellen used the loveliest shades of blue to make this icy wreath perfect for welcoming snowy days!
Want to preserve the gorgeous Fall colors happening outside? Head over to Clover Lane and follow Sarah’s tutorial for preserving leaves using canning wax. Genius!
What is winter without a new pair of mittens? Erin at Luck and Bliss made these too stinkin’ cute Raspberry Lemonade Mittens with sweater sleeves. These are definitely going on the To-Do list!
This Harvest Blessing sign from Punkin Seed Productions is amazing. Using an old window screen, some paint, and some good old talent, Kristi made this perfect for Fall decoration. Loving it!
A Recycled Paper Bunting was found at Making It Lovely. Nicole’s easy-to-follow instructions would make this a simple accent to create in Fall colors in time for Thanksgiving or in jolly colors in time for Christmas!
Blue Cricket Design never disappoints; check out this Headboard Turned Bench. This is a perfect weekend project for those headboards hiding in the garage or basement that have just been hanging around waiting to be turned into something gorgeous!
What about crafting a personalized gift for those on the Christmas list? DIY Life has shown how to make a Personalized Clock from such items as a book, a shoe, or anything your imagination can think up!
So where do you get the necessary items for these craft projects? Many of these items may be hanging out in your garage or a closet. Other items can be picked up where ever glue, thread, nails, and other such items are sold. The best place to shop for supplies when using repurposed materials is yard sales and thrift stores. Check out some of the following thrift stores if you live in Humboldt County for wools sweaters, bits and pieces of lace, buttons, books, records, and anything that inspires you to create.
Angels Of Hope Thrift Store, 1340 10th St, Arcata, 707-822-5019
Cuddlybear, 751 10th St, Fortuna, 707-725-4421
Eureka Rescue Mission, 1031 Broadway, Eureka, 707-443-2523
Miranda’s Rescue Thrift Store, 1544 Pickett Rd, Mckinleyville, 707-839-5015
Miranda’s Rescue Thrift Store, 822 S Fortuna Blvd Ste A, Fortuna, 707-725-4166
St Vincent of Paul, 528 2nd St, Eureka, 707-443-8676
Tailwaggers Thrift Shop, 2904 F St, Eureka, 707-445-5837
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