Hama Bead Snowflakes

  Make It Shabby contributor EmmaJayne from EmmaJayne Designs is back! This week she shares her tutorial for hama bead gift tags – a great idea for gifting presents with, which then double up as tree decorations too!   Materials needed:   Hama beads (3 different colours – I used red, white and pink for this tutorial) […]

How to Transform Old Christmas Decorations

  There’s nothing like a Christmas tree to get you in the festive mood, but if your tree decorations are past their best and looking a little worse for wear why not give them a whole new look with spray paint? Alternatively, if you want to try a new Christmas style this year, it could […]

No-Knit Christmas Stocking Tutorial

  Turn something old into something new and upcycle an old jumper into a Christmas stocking or two!   Materials   Sweater/jumper – thrift stores are great for this project! Tissue paper/paper Pen/pencil Sewing machine (if not you can hand sew) Thread Scissors Sewing Needles Yarn in your colour choice (for the pom poms) Pom Pom […]

Knit Your Own Christmas Trees

    Make your own collection of knitted trees with this speedy project:   What you will need Double knit yarn – in Green 4 mm Knitting needles Darning needle Scissors Toy stuffing or wadding Buttons – red/white Fabric – for heart decoration Embroidery thread – red String or ribbon to hang   Instructions Make […]

Fabric Christmas Garland Tutorial

    Add to your collection of handmade Christmas decorations with this wonderfully festive garland.   Materials   Ribbon (length at least 51 inches) Fabric Paper Scissors Pins Sewing needles Sewing machine (if you don’t have one you can hand sew) Wadding Buttons   Instructions   Draw out a circle template (3 inches) onto your […]