10 DIY Christmas Decorations

Being the overly prepared person that I am, I've already decorated my home with a ton of handmade ornaments... And in my quest to make the cutest decorations possible, I came across these great tutorials and decided to share them with you all!





 

















It's amazing how creative these crocheters are, isn't it?  
I'm especially loving that adorable snow globe!
Which one's your favourite? 
I hope all of you enjoyed this little round-up of festive DIY decorations!


Santa Claus Hat Crochet Pattern

With Christmas fast approaching, there couldn't have been a better time for me to create this Santa hat!
When I started working on it, I aimed to achieve a cozy yet luxurious appearance, and I think I got pretty close!.. So this year while opening and giving presents, I know exactly what hat I'll be wearing.
Is wearing a Santa hat or antlers one of your Christmas traditions too?



What You'll Need
8.00mm Crochet Hook
200g Bulky Yarn {12ply} - I used Lincraft Veronica
Scissors
Tapestry/Wool Needle
White Faux Fur {28 inches x 3 inches}
Bell {1.5 inches x 1.5 inches}
Piece of White Ribbon {10 inches in length}

Finished Size
Fits 13 Years & Up


Round 1~ Taking your 8.00mm crochet hook and bulky yarn, start of by making a Slip Knot, then crochet 3 Chains. Crochet 5  Double Crochets into the first chain you made. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 3. You should have 6 double crochets now.
Round 2~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2.
Round 3~ Chain 2. Crochet 1  Double Crochet into the next stitch. Then crochet 2  Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1  Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Then crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next stitch. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 8 double crochets now.
Round 4~ Repeat round 2.
Round 5~ Chain 2. *Then crochet 2  Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 11 double crochets now.
Round 6~ Repeat round 2.
Round 7~ Chain 2. Crochet 1  Double Crochet into the next stitch. *Then crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1  Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 14 double crochets now.  
Round 8 - 9~ Repeat round 2.
Round 10~ Chain 2. Crochet 1  Double Crochet into the next stitch. *Then crochet 2  Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1  Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 18 double crochets now. 
Round 11 - 12~ Repeat round 2. 
Round 13~ Chain 2. Crochet 1  Double Crochet into the next stitch. *Then crochet 2  Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1  Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 24 double crochets now. 
Round 14 - 15~ Repeat round 2.
Round 16~ Chain 2. Crochet 1  Double Crochet into the next stitch. *Then crochet 2  Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1  Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 32 double crochets now. 
Round 17 - 18~ Repeat round 2.
Round 19~ Chain 2. Crochet 1 Double Crochet into the next stitch. *Then crochet 2 Double Crochets in the next stitch. Crochet 1  Double Crochet into the next 2 stitches. Repeat from the * all around. Slip Stitch into the top of chain 2. You should have 42 double crochets now.
Round 20 - 29~ Repeat round 2.
Round 30~ Chain 1. Crochet 1 Single Crochet into every stitch all around. Slip Stitch into chain 1.
Fasten off, and weave in loose ends.

Now taking your piece of ribbon, tie your bell to the end of your hat. With your leftover ribbon, create a small bow.
Taking some white thread, sew your faux fur all around the bottom of your hat to create a fur trim.



Hope you all enjoyed this Christmas-y pattern!
If you did crochet this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crocheting,

"This post was originally published at Skip To My Lou on 25/11/2014."

DIY Christmas Button Wreath

So the other day I found my jar of festively coloured buttons, and decided to put some Christmas carols on, and create some ornaments... In all, it made for a very enjoyable afternoon!
I love that as I'm sitting here typing this blogpost, I can see the button wreath just out of the corner of my eye, as it adds some quirky charm to our Christmas tree.



What You'll Need
Handful Of Red Buttons
Glue Gun
Cardboard Donut {3.5 inches x 3.5 inches}
Red Paint & Paintbrush
Piece of Ribbon {19 inches in length}



~ Tutorial ~

Step 1~ Start of by heating up your glue gun. Once it's warm, place small dots of hot glue all around your cardboard donut. Now place your red buttons onto the hot glue dots. {Note: Continue layering your red buttons, until you can't see anymore cardboard.}
Step 2~ Once all the glues dried, turn your wreath upside down. Then taking your paint, paint the entire back of the wreath red. This will help give the wreath a more finished look.
{Note: You might need to paint more than 1 coat to properly cover the back.}


Step 3~ Once the paints dried, heat your glue gun back up. Fold your piece of ribbon in half, then glue it to the back of your wreath right in the middle, towards the top.
Then taking both ends of your ribbon, tie them together to create a little bow.

Hope you all enjoyed this quick Christmas-y tutorial!
If you did create this, please post a photo of your creation onto my Facebook Page.
I'd love to see it!
Have a lovely day crafting,