Total Time: 11 hours 36 mins 7 secs
Take your holiday celebrations to the next level with Creativebug classes! Let's make cute one-of-a-kind ornaments, whip up a bunch of easy gifts, and show off some new baking skills. This December, we hope you get as much joy out of making as you do out of giving.
December Promo 2017 // The True Spirit of Holiday CraftingCBTV
Learn the true spirit of holiday crafting in this sweet video featuring two of our favorite handmade creatures: Twinkie Chan's Abominable Snowman and Crocheted Sloth. If you're interested in learning how to make ornaments just like theirs, be sure to take Courtney Cerruti's class, Image Transfers on Wood, here on Creativebug.
25 Days of Gift WrapCourtney Cerruti
Master of package presentation, Courtney Cerruti, leads you through 25 days of gift wrap ideas and techniques. Beginning with more complex projects and ending with quick fixes to common wrapping dilemmas, you’ll use simple craft materials to wrap, adorn and decorate your holiday gifts. Whether you’re getting ready for the holiday season or preparing for a special gift-giving occasion, this class will give you ideas you'll use year round.
Cricut Crafts: Felt Christmas StockingAmber of Damask Love
Amber from Damask Love shows you how to celebrate the holiday season with modern, bold and colorful felt stockings. You’ll learn how to cut out all of the shapes on a Cricut Maker cutting machine and then sew them together with a few easy seams. These stockings are perfect for your mantle or even as a unique option for gift giving and can be easily customized using Cricut's Design Space software.
Hand-Rolled TrufflesMark Tilling
Making hand rolled truffles at home is easy and yields professional results! Learn from master chocolatier, Mark Tilling, as he shows how to make a classic chocolate ganache that then gets rolled into delicate truffles. You will learn how to add flavors to your ganache and decorate your truffles with cocoa powder or metallic dusting colors. These truffles require only a few ingredients and can be made in advance.
Crocheted Broomstick Lace BraceletMarly Bird
This seemingly complex stitch pattern is a clever crochet technique, and Marly Bird makes it super simple to understand. Using a crochet hook and one giant knitting needle, you’ll learn how to work a small band of lace and create a finished cuff in no time!
Sew a Zigzag Foldover ClutchAshley Nickels
This foldover clutch is the perfect mash-up of quilting and sewing techniques. Ashley Nickels shows you how to piece the zigzag patchwork for the exterior of the bag, create an interior pocket and lining, and finish it off with a zipper. Best of all, this clutch does not require a pattern and is a great project for beginning sewers and quilters alike.
Crocheted Abominable SnowmanTwinkie Chan
This adorable plush toy is anything but abominable. Crochet designer Twinkie Chan shows you how to work in the round with simple stitches to build your Yeti. You will also learn how to stuff him, whipstitch him together, and finally, how to create an optional Santa hat.
Crocheted SlothTwinkie Chan
Crochet designer Twinkie Chan teaches you how to use simple crochet stitches to create your very own loveable, huggable sloth pal. Every bit of this toy is worked in the round, and Twinkie demonstrates how to whipstitch it all together and hand-sew a super cute face. Best of all, you’ll stuff the toy as you go, so you’ll be snuggling your sloth in no time at all.
Color Image Transfers on WoodCourtney Cerruti
Turn those small, intimate moments from life into a permanent treasure by transferring them onto wood. Working with photos printed out on laser copies, Courtney Cerruti shows you how to create the transfers, offering a few different finishing techniques to customize your miniature works of art. The wood adds luminosity and brings out the beautiful, muted colors in your photograph. Learn more about laser copies here.
Felt Advent CalendarKata 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®: Slice and Bake CookiesWilton Instructors
Learn how to transform classic sugar cookie dough into festive cookies for any occasion. Emily Tatak from Wilton begins by showing you how to make cookie dough in a variety of colors and flavors. After assembling the colored dough into layers, you'll roll up the dough, slice it into colorful pinwheels, and bake in the oven to create playful, vibrant multi-layered cookies. You will also learn how to decorate your baked goods using candy melts, sprinkles, candy, or any other edible decorations, for cookies you'll love to make in any season.
Preserves, Liqueurs and InfusionsKelly 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.
Hand-Stitched Deer OrnamentCourtney 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.
Knitted Mug CozyLiana Allday
Keep your mug toasty warm this winter with a sweet knitted mug cozy. Liana Allday shows you how to knit this tri-colored cozy in linen stitch. Along the way, you’ll learn how to keep track of right and wrong sides and which color you’re using, and how to create a button loop by chaining with a crochet hook. The resulting cozy makes for a great holiday gift, especially when paired with a special mug.
Mini Holiday Hat GarlandMaggie 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.
Sewing Drawstring BagsAshley Nickels
Drawstring bags are a charming way to present a gift, and they couldn't be easier to make. Ashley Nickels adds a twist to this beginner sewing project by showing you how to finish the inside with French seams, and instead of twine or rope, she shows how to use selvedge trim to create your own drawstring. This customizable bag can be sewn in any size desired.
Cricut Crafts: DIY Gift BagsLia Griffith
In this class, Lia shows how to make customized gift bags and gift tags using a Cricut Explore. The Cricut will cut out and score the printed cardstock, making assembly quick and easy. Lia will show you how to add ribbon handles, giving your gift bags a clean, professional finish. These gift bags can be cut out and stored flat for later use or assembled on the spot.
Cricut Crafts: DIY Gift Card Holder and EnvelopeLia Griffith
Learn how to make custom gift card holders and envelopes using a Cricut Explore cutting machine. The Cricut will cut out and score your printed cardstock and write a professional handwritten greeting with the Cricut Antiquity pen. Lia Griffith shows you how to assemble your gift card holder and envelope and finish it off with a chic ribbon closure. This is the perfect way to add a personal touch to an otherwise impersonal gift card.
Holiday Art JournalingDawn DeVries Sokol
Keep your creativity going strong during one of the busiest seasons of the year by making a holiday art journal. Dawn DeVries Sokol shows how to transform everyday ephemera into collage fodder for your pages, working with embellishments, images and lettering to create holiday themed pages without a fuss. Every week, Dawn provides new themes to focus on, encouraging you to take a few moments a day to sit down and celebrate the season. Be sure to share what you make in our class galleries, or on Instagram #cbdrawaday #cbugholiday #creativebug !
Holiday Craft-Along: 30 Days of Cards, Tags and Packaging IdeasCourtney Cerruti
This holiday season, join us for a month of merry making (literally!). Every day for a whole month, Courtney Cerruti shows you how to make handmade cards, gift tags, and creatively wrap gifts. This challenge is both practical and fun, giving you a reason to gather up your paper crafting supplies and find holiday inspiration every day.
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