Julie Scales

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How-To: Crocheted Owl Granny Square

For all of you owl-obsessed crafters out there, get thee to the yarn store, because you’re going to want to make about a million of these owl granny squares from Sarah at Repeat Crafter Me.

Criminal Crafting: Tanya Aguiñiga vs. The Beverly Hills Police

On a summer day in Beverly Hills, furniture designer and maker Tanya Aguiñiga put some coins in a Rodeo Drive parking meter, attached herself to a palm tree, sat down in her parking space, and began to backstrap weave. It didn’t take long for police to show up and demand that she leave, despite her …

Beverly Hills

Neon Coil Baskets

The Red Thread Blog has a tutorial for these cool & practical neon coil baskets that I want to make a gaggle of to hold my craft supplies.

Design

How-To: Charlie Brown Christmas Ornaments

I love Charlie Brown, along with all of his pals. When I saw this post over on A Little Gray, I was pretty excited. We have a Peanuts Christmas tree in our house – guess what’s getting some new ornaments!<p><i>Hat tip to Heather Mann</i><p><b>More:</b><p>Bacon Ornament<br>• Needle Felted Star Wars Ornaments

Charlie Brown

DIY Yarn Sack Organizer

I love this clever (nay, brilliant!) DIY yarn organizer, or yarn sack, made with an eyelet for the yarn hole. With a young child and dog in the house, this could save my bacon. I have a plastic one someone gave me years ago, but this makes so much more sense for travel, and is cute to boot!

How-To: Felt Owl Ornaments

Over on Just Crafty Enough, Kat shows us how to make a set of adorable felt owl ornaments. The feather accents are a great touch on these sweet ornaments.

Cute

10 Gift-Worthy DIY Projects on Kollabora, and a Giveaway!

Have you heard of Kollabora? It’s a site that incorporates quality tutorials (knitting, crochet, jewelry, and sewing), a marketplace to buy crafting supplies, and a social platform where you can share photos, post your own projects, and ask questions. Kollabora is self-described as “a wondrous, …

How-To: Fabric Bracelets

Bust that fabric stash and make some awesome stocking stuffers at the same time! Check out this quick and easy fabric bracelet tutorial from Vanessa at LBG Studio.

Hot Dog Coat

This impressive crochet pattern by Ravelry user KJ Kay keeps your dog warm and makes them look like a hot dog at the very same time.<p>[via Ermahgerd, Crerft]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | Knit Dalek Dog Sweater Pattern<br>• MAKE | HOW TO: Hearts & Bones Dog Sweater<br>• MAKE | HOW TO – Make a dog sweater from a sock

How-To: Amigurumi Crocheted Gnome Pattern

Take a fun break from your holiday making with this amigurumi crocheted gnome pattern from Else at Else’s Bellas Artes. Crochet him up, then add your own custom details!<p>[Via Pinterest]

Amigurumi

Recipe: Golden Snitch Truffles

Let your inner culinary geek shine with this golden snitch truffles recipe from Liz at Girl Meets Bowl!<p>[Via CraftGossip]

Recipes

How-To: DIY Fox Scarf

Want a cozy friend to keep you nice and toasty this winter? Make an adorable fox scarf with this tutorial and free downloadable pattern from Colleen at Prudent Baby!

The Ultimate Makers Holiday Gift Guide 2015 - Craft | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

* Street prices may vary<p>Community Editor for <i>Make:</i> I get ridiculously excited seeing people make things. I just want to revel in the creativity of the masses! My favorite thing in the world is sharing the hard work of a Maker.<p>Introduce electronics into your craft projects with the Flora sewable …

Gift Guides

How-To: Vintage-Inspired Mini Glittered Ornaments

Have a fabulously retro Christmas with this vintage-inspired mini glittered ornament tutorial from Casey at Vitamini Handmade!<p>[Via CraftGossip]

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Sewn Gifts to Make

After a weekend at my craft fair watching Detroit shoppers pick up handmade gift after handmade gift, I’ve found a new burst of energy to make even more handmade gifts this year for the holidays. My gift guide to you are a few ideas on gifts that have a sewing component. Enjoy the slideshow and …

How-To: Peacock Feather Fascinator

Bring a little old-fashioned charm to your next big event with this peacock feather fascinator tutorial from Christina at Intimate Weddings. Not a feather gal? You can use the same method shown in the tutorial with faux feathers or other whimsical embellishments!<p>[Via CraftGawker]

Crafting

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: 13 Crocheted Gifts to Make

I recently learned how to crochet — out of necessity: I was a lumberjack for Halloween, and I wanted to crochet my own beard, so my friend Fonda offered to teach me. I found the perfect variegated brown yarn (or so I thought), started a couple of hours before my friends and I were supposed to go …

Gift Guides

Tutorial: Crocheted Embroidery

My feet are so much happier just looking at these slippers! Our own Haley Pierson-Cox has put together this crocheted embroidery tutorial for you. Great for a holiday gift for a friend or as a treat to yourself.

Sewing

How-To: Vintage-Inspired String Holder

Organize your baker’s twine in just about the cutest way imaginable with this vintage-inspired string holder tutorial that Eva Mon­león shared on Handmade Charlotte!<p>[Via Decor Hacks]

Hacking

How-To: Crocheted Christmas Tree Grannies

These crocheted Christmas tree grannies from Michelle at The Royal Sisters are such a fun, festive triangle motif! I think they’d be perfect as ornaments or strung together in garland.

How-To: Glittered Dinosaur Ornaments

Dinosaurs are always awesome, but they tend to be more awesome once they’re covered in glitter. Carissa, of Carissa’s Creativity Space, shows Dollar Store Crafts how to make these sparkly ornaments that will jazz up your Christmas tree or the top of a gift bag.

Crafting

How-To: Mod Dot Metal Ornaments

Make cute and quirky mod dot metal ornaments with supplies that you probably already have on hand! I’m loving this fantastic tutorial that Diane from CraftyPod shared on WhimseyBox—it’d be a great project to keep kids <i>and</i> grownups occupied while they wait for Santa to shimmy down the chimney.

Cute

Crocheted Knight’s Helmet

Ren faire geeks and history buffs gather ’round, because this crocheted knight’s helmet from HattieHooker on Etsy is pretty darn brilliant. (The mouth guard face warmer is buttoned on and actually moves!) I don’t know about you, but this crocheted gem rates pretty darn high on the list of awesome …

Etsy

A Christmas Story Bottle Cozy

Etsy user GG created this delightful crocheted “A Christmas Story” bottle cozy featuring Ralphie in his bunny attire; tail and all.<p>[via Technabob]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | Inspector Spacetime Mug Cozy<br>• MAKE | Bearded Beer Cozy<br>• MAKE | Teapot Cozy

Clothing

How-To: Wooden Yarn Bowl

Turn a wooden bowl into the perfect gift for any knitter or crocheter with this wooden yarn bowl tutorial from dtextor on Instructables!<p>So your girlfriend likes knitting things and x-mas is coming soon? Making her a beautiful bamboo yarn bowl that keeps the yarn from getting entangled and unrolls …

Make Something Daily in 2013

How many of you make resolutions for the new year? Do you ever make crafty resolutions? Crafty author Noah Scalin asked that very question in his 2010 book, <i>365: A Daily Creative Journal</i>, in which he challenged readers to make something, just one thing, every single day for a year. While the book …

Crafting

600 Monsters Strong

600 Monsters Strong is an organization that recently formed for the purpose of, “Bringing friendly handcrafted monsters to children in need worldwide.” The group creates their monsters based on approved patterns on Ravelry and they have started posting their finished monsters on their instagram …

Monsters

How-To: Update a Vintage Button-Down Shirt

Turn a tired thrifted shirt into stylish new top with this vintage button-down shirt restyling tutorial from dee*construction!

Shirts

How-To: Ombre Bead & Chain Bracelet

Got beads? Make a pretty ombre bead & chain bracelet with this tutorial from Stephanie at Fab You Bliss!

How-To: Folk Art-Inspired Necklace and Earring Set

Make a fun, colorful folk-art inspired necklace and earring set with this simple visual tutorial from Margot Potter!

Necklaces