Sock Snowman

Here’s a darling little craft that Lisa of Mabey She Made It shared at Made From Pinterest.  It all started with a favorite pair of socks….that were tragically separated on a vacation.  And this was such a great pair of socks that even though there was only one left, “I couldn’t bring myself to throw it away,” Lisa confesses.


What’s a girl to do with a single sock in a very cute pattern?  Well, if you are Lisa, you craft with it.  She grabbed a few more things from around the house and made two sweet little snowmen which she carefully dressed in colorful “sweaters” made from her beloved sock!  What a great way to use old socks and craft something cute for winter.


Learn more about this project at Made From Pinterest.

Pretty Winter Luminaries from Mason Jars

Everyone has an empty mason jar or two on their shelves, right?  Well, here’s a way to use those jars to create some winter decor.  Amy shares it with us at Her Toolbox.


To make her luminaries, Amy made some simple stencils out of painters tape, creating simple winter shapes.  She sprayed the jars with frosted glass paint, and used Elmer’s glue and epson salts to paint on more dimensional   shapes on the jar.  A little rosemary garnish is a good substitute for winter evergreens.  Imagine how pretty these look in the candlelight!


Get all the details on this project at Her Toolbox.

Paper Bag Becomes Elegant Christmas Decor

You are going to have a hard time believing that a humble paper bag was the beginning of these pretty Christmas decorations from Aimee at It’s Overflowing.  But it really is a simple shopping bag from the local grocery store that Aimee recycled to become the cone base to form decorative pine trees.

I’ve seen lots of different ways online to decorate these simple cone shapes as Christmas trees, but I think Aimee’s twist with white feathers has to be one of my favorites.  Those feathers really make it look like a snow-covered tree.  They are so soft and pretty, perfect for winter decor!

Aimee provides a detailed tutorial at It’s Overflowing so that you can recycle your own shopping bags into gorgeous holiday decor.

Pallet Wood Chargers

Ashley, from Cherished Bliss admits that, “I have LITERALLY carried around this pallet to 3 different houses. One of those moves being from Texas to Wisconsin.”  She finally used it to make something that she’d wanted for quite a while…holiday charger plates!

It’s a little hard to imagine how a pallet could become a pretty part of a winter tablescape, but Ashley did it.  She crafted rustic looking chargers from pallet wood, and added a pretty snowflake to each one.  I think the combination of weathered wood with a crisp white snowflake is so beautiful, and perfect for the season.

Ashley has provided a detailed tutorial for making the charger plates and adding the snowflakes at Cherished Bliss.

Free Pinecone Wreath

Don’t you just love it when you come up with a crafty project that doesn’t cost a thing?  Just A Girl‘s Chris made this pinecone wreath with things she gathered outside and already had inside.  No shopping required!

What was required was a family outing to gather the pinecones that cover this wreath.  It’s a great transitional decor piece, that works great for both fall, Christmas, and winter decor–switch out the ribbon and you are good to go!  I like the different shades of brown and the interesting shapes of the pinecones.

Chris offers detailed instructions for making this wreath at Just a Girl.

Snowman Treat Packaging

If you are visiting family or friends for Christmas, it’s always nice to bring along a little something sweet to share. I love creating my own recycled packaging. Not only is it thrifty and ecofriendly but can also be fun and festive. I love this adorable Frosty Friend Container from Better Homes and Gardens that’s made with a plastic powdered beverage container.Snowman Treat Container

Using some common crafting materials, like pom poms and rick rack, you can transform your plastic container into a cute little snowman in just minutes. Just fill the container with your favorite treats and you’re set to go! These could also make great party favor containers if you’re entertaining over the holidays.

Get the tutorial at Better Homes and Gardens.