Total Time: 12 hours 46 mins 41 secs
Whether you're making gifts for loved ones, crafting decorations, or baking, here are 25 holiday projects to take you right up to the big day.
Hand-Stitched Deer Ornament
Courtney Cerruti
Adding a new ornament to the tree every year is a wonderful Christmas tradition, and it is even better when an ornament is made by hand. Courtney Cerruti demonstrates how to create a rustic fawn ornament using felt, simple embroidery and hand stitching. You will want to make this sweet project for all of your loved ones.
Sew Modern Christmas Stockings
Liana Allday
Who says Christmas stockings have to use traditional motifs? Liana Allday shows you how to give stockings a modern makeover with fresh, vibrant fabrics. These stockings require minimal cutting and sewing, making it easy to whip up a batch for your family. The neutral linen lining and leather strap tie the palette together, making your large-scale florals and colorful prints look cohesive when they’re all hanging together over the fireplace. 
Preserves, Liqueurs and Infusions
Kelly Wilkinson
In this class, Kelly and Sarah share six recipes for holiday preserves, all of which make perfect gifts for your favorite foodies. From boozy concoctions to pickled veggies, each recipe is super-simple, quick-to-make, and requires a relatively short wait period before they can be consumed. Alcohol-based recipes include a grapefruit-ginger infused vodka, a cherry-vanilla-orange bourbon, coffee liqueur, and orange-fig bitters. For non-alcoholic options, recipes include a zippy preserved lemon, a no-fuss quick pickle, or a tart, sweet syrup called a shrub made from cranberries and pomegranates.
Knitted Robin
Megan Kreiner
Learn how to knit this adorable English robin, complete with a cherubic little body, wings, tail, and pointy beak. This red-breasted bird is knitted in pieces and comes together quickly. Megan Kreiner not only shows you how to knit the bird, but also demonstrates how to assemble all of the bits and pieces and attach it to a twig.
 
The Wilton Method®: Sugar Cookies
Wilton Instructors
Make classic sugar cookies from scratch with the Wilton method. Not only will Emily show you how to make the dough and cut out shapes, but she also shares expert tips for decorating the cookies with royal icing. This class is perfect for anyone who wants to make professional looking cookies for holidays, Halloween, parties and special events year round.
Mini Holiday Hat Garland
Maggie Pace
These miniature hat ornaments are a perfect project for new knitters looking for a quick and easy holiday craft. The scale is perfect for learning colorwork, including striping. Maggie shows you how to add color and carry it up the side, as well as gathering and seaming the hat. And she finishes by offering a range of darling embellishments that will add cheer to any holiday décor.
Embroidered Photo Ornament
Rebecca Ringquist
Stitch a memento of a place that evokes special memories, such as your childhood home or a summer cabin. Rebecca Ringquist shows you how to transfer a photocopy onto fabric and stitch its likeness with love, sentimentality, and four basic embroidery stitches. Finish with a loop of ribbon and your heirloom ornament is complete.
Sew a Leather Bag
Liana Allday
Sewing with leather can be intimidating, but in this class, Liana shares the ins and outs of making a classic, swoon-worthy leather tote bag on your home sewing machine. No special skills or fancy tools are needed. Learn tips and tricks for picking a gorgeous piece of leather and sewing with it successfully. At the end of the class, you will have a sturdy, heirloom-worthy bag that you will want to use for years.
Creative Gift Wrapping
Megumi Inouye
It's surprisingly easy to expand your gift wrapping techniques beyond a standard roll of printed wrapping paper. Megumi shows you how to give every gift a personalized and creative touch with three unique gift wrapping styles: Kaleidoscope Wrap, Sewing Paper Wrap and Furoshiki Tin Wrap.
Homemade Apothecary
Amy Karol
Make your own lip balm, facial oil, deodorant, and more, by looking no further than your pantry or local health food store. Amy expertly demystifies the ingredients you need and offers recipes and ratios that result in delicious smelling, high-quality beauty products that will leave your skin and body radiant.

 
Kaleidoscope Gift Wrap
Megumi Inouye
If you’re like most of the crafty folks we know, you likely have a lot of scraps of paper in your crafty stash. In this workshop, Megumi shows you how to make a gorgeous (and simple) flat paper “bow” with simple folds. You can limit your palette or mix in a range of patterns for dramatically different effects.
Felt Advent Calendar
Kata Golda
Mark each day of December with an heirloom advent calendar. Alison of Kata Golda shares templates and tips for hand stitching charming details on plush wool felt. Little pockets hide holiday treasures, and all the elements come together to create an interactive calendar that will be cherished year after year.
The Wilton Method®: Spritz Cookies
Wilton Instructors
Emily from Wilton shows you how to make buttery, bite-size spritz cookies from scratch—perfect for parties, holidays and special events all year round. You will learn how to make spritz dough in custom colors, and use the cookie press to create cookies in a variety of pretty shapes. Once the cookies are baked, Emily will share several creative ways to decorate them using sprinkles, sugar pearls and Candy Melts® Candy.
Felt Fox Stocking
Kata Golda
Make a foxy, felty stocking that will adorn your mantle for many Christmases to come. Alison of Kata Golda walks you through cutting and assembling the stocking and adding cute, mischievous features including perky ears and a bushy tail. Finish with a personalized star and you’ll be ready to hang your stocking with care. 
Make Paper Clay Christmas Ornaments
Courtney Cerruti
In this class, Courtney demonstrates how to work with paper clay to make gorgeous, personalized ornaments. Paper clay is an air-dry medium (no baking required), making this the perfect project for kids and adults alike. Once your ornaments are cut out and have dried, learn how decorate them with gold leaf, watercolor, and little messages. Hang these ornaments on the tree or tie them to gifts for an extra special handmade touch.
Knitted Pom Pom Socks
Wendy Bernard
Here's a fun, portable project for intermediate knitters – create multicolored footie socks with Wendy Bernard. This project is great for learning the basics of sock knitting. You will learn how to expertly turn a heel and shape a gusset, and then you’ll see how to graft the toe stitches together with Kitchener stitch. Wendy provides a written pattern with three different size options, and she also demonstrates how to make perfect pom poms to attach to the heels.


· How to turn a sock heel and pick up stitches for the gusset

· How to shape the heel gusset and the toe

· How to use Kitchener stitch to graft the toe stitches together

· How to make a yarn pom pom using a pom pom maker
The Wilton Method: Gingerbread House and Cookies
Wilton Instructors
Nothing says Christmas like gingerbread cookies and a candy-covered gingerbread house. In this class, Emily shares the classic Wilton recipe for making gingerbread from scratch, and then demonstrates how to make adorable gingerbread boys and girls. She then moves on to the crowning achievement of any holiday bake-a-thon – the gingerbread house – showing how to expertly construct and decorate a charming little holiday abode.
Handmade Soap
Lindsey Stone
In one great smelling afternoon, you can learn the basics of cold process soap making and make enough soap for everyone on your holiday list. Lindsey from Clean Getaway Soap demystifies the process and walks you through a batch of soap from start to finish. Along the way you’ll learn how to safely mix soap, add color and scent, and finish with stamps and gift wrap. Download the recipe to follow along.

 
DIY Painted Gift Wrap
Courtney Cerruti
In one afternoon, you can create enough painted paper to wrap gifts for any occasion. Courtney Cerruti teaches several quick and easy dry-brush techniques, from sophisticated crosshatch designs to loose geometric squiggles – no prior painting experience required. At the very end, Courtney shares unique ideas for mixing and matching papers to wrap any gift.
How to Fold a Paper Box
Liana Allday
Create custom-sized boxes using decorative paper with Liana from Creativebug. These pretty paper boxes have their roots in origami, coming together with a series of simple folds. You'll learn how to make box tops with matching bottoms, which make cute gift containers for any occasion.
Gold and White Paper-Punched Tree Garland
Courtney Cerruti
This fun paper garland is easy to assemble and comes together in a snap. Courtney Cerruti shows you how to punch cardstock circles and sew them together on a sewing machine to form this festive decoration. Make sewn paper garlands for the holidays or for any special occasion. They look great in windows, doorways, tabletops, and even on the Christmas Tree.
 
Winter Garland
Studio Choo
In this class, Alethea and Jill of Studio Choo show you how to make a festive holiday garland using seasonal greenery. The garland uses a branch as a base for a clean, modern take on holiday garlands. You'll see how to work with seasonal greenery including boxwood, cedar, wax flower, and seeded eucalyptus branches. A fragrant gardenia adds an unexpected touch of elegance. Throughout the class, Althea shares her philosophy for creating an organic design and teaches the basics of wire wrapping in order to make a sturdy, long-lasting garland, perfect for hanging on the wall or using as a tabletop centerpiece.
Sew Burlap Gift Bags
Maya Donenfeld
“Reinventor” Maya Donenfeld shows you how to give new life to recycled coffee sacks by turning them into sweet gift bags. Using eco-friendly burlap, you’ll learn how to make two types of bags: a frayed sack with woven yarn detail and a tote bag with boxed corners and handles. Maya also gives tips for complementing your burlap with gift tags and greenery.
 
Make Homemade Marshmallows
Karen Solomon
This holiday season, forego the store-bought marshmallows and whip up a batch of these chunky, light, and flavorful treats. Not only are they the perfect topper for your mug of cocoa, but they also toast up perfectly over open flame. In this class, Karen will show you how to use a candy thermometer to ensure perfect texture and prepare the pan so you don’t wind up with a goopy mess. At the end, Karen will show you how to roll the marshmallows in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and toasted coconut, which make for perfect gourmet gifts.
Arm Knitting: Make a Throw Pillow
Anne Weil
Arm knitting is a simple process that yields luxurious results. Using super bulky yarn, knit designer Anne Weil shows you how to create a color-blocked pillow cover. As a finishing touch, you will also learn how to sew a simple pillow lining. This plush pillow can be made in a day and enjoyed year round.