Total Time: 7 hours 4 mins 34 secs
Celebrate the Festival of Lights with our Hanukkah-ready classes. From hand-stitched heirloom napkins to stenciled vases and kaleidoscope gift wrap, you'll find festive ideas to usher in eight nights of family, food, and fun. Time to light the menorah, make latkes, and spin the dreidel!
Cricut Crafts: Make Stenciled VasesCourtney Cerruti
Upcycle old vases or bottles with this fun, quick Cricut project. Courtney demonstrates how to use the Cricut Explore to create a floral stencil, and then she spray-paints the pattern onto a glass vase. Drop in a votive or add some water with your favorite fresh flowers and you will have a lovely new table decoration.
How to Fold a Paper BoxLiana 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.
Knit a Super ScarfFaith Hale
Bundle up in style with a gloriously bulky super scarf. Designed by Yarnspirations, this oversized scarf features a 12-row stitch pattern that creates a gorgeous overall texture. Faith Hale shows you how to get started, work the Dew Drop pattern, and make super-sized tassels to finish off the corners. Worked in a super bulky yarn, the scarf knits up quicker than you might think. For even more Super Scarf inspiration, check out 12 more fabulous knit and crochet patterns from Yarnspirations here.
Hand-Stamped Round Coin PurseJen Hewett
Create one-of-a-kind coin purses with this simple tutorial. Printmaker Jen Hewett shows you how to create custom stamps and print fabric with geometric designs. You will then learn how to assemble the bag by sewing the curved edges, adding a lining, and finishing with a decorative zipper pull.
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.
Homemade ApothecaryAmy 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.
DIY Painted Gift WrapCourtney 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.
Winter GarlandStudio 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.
Dip-Dye Ombre NapkinsKelly Wilkinson
Cloth napkins are the perfect size for perfecting the art of dip-dyeing. Kelly Wilkinson shows you tips and techniques to achieve an even, painterly gradation of color without splotches. After this workshop, you'll be dyeing with confidence and looking for more items to pretty up with an ombre effect. In addition to dyeing, you'll also learn how to cut simple stencils to add a pop of color and personal style at your next dinner party.
How to Make Watercolor CardsCourtney Cerruti
Learn how to make simple watercolor cards that you’ll enjoy making just as much as your friends and family will enjoy receiving. Courtney Cerruti demonstrates how to create elegant motifs using watercolor and simple brushstrokes or how to use a stencil to apply watercolor if you feel intimidated by the medium. Learn how to personalize your cards with a family photo and make photocopies to create an entire set of handmade cards. Finally, add that same personal touch to your envelopes by making an envelope liner using the same photocopied watercolor technique.
Spray-Painted VotivesCourtney Cerruti
Whether you're hosting a dinner party or a special holiday gathering, we all know that lighting is key. Learn an easy way to transform plain glass votives using paper doilies and spray paint – perfect for adding sparkle to a dinner table or cozy nook.
Embroidered Heirloom NapkinsRebecca Ringquist
These embroidered napkins serve as a sentimental record of everyone who has gathered around your table for special meals and holidays. Rebecca shows you what kind of tools to use to gather signatures, and how to embroider those signatures or drawings onto napkins so they can be washed and used and cherished for years to come.
Furoshiki Wine WrapMegumi Inouye
Spend less than five minutes learning Furoshiki, the traditional Japanese art of wrapping objects with cloth. In this workshop, Megumi shows you how to quickly and elegantly bundle two bottles of wine to bring to a picnic or give as a gift. Once you know the principles of Furoshiki, you’ll be looking for more things to wrap.
Burlap BuntingMaya Donenfeld
You and your loved ones will adore this sweetly rustic bunting for any special event. Maya talks you through deconstructing a coffee sack and making either plain bunting with a celebratory message, or a countdown calendar with pockets sturdy enough to stand up to small hands seeking little treasures.
Flower ArrangingStudio Choo
In this class, Alethea and Jill of Studio Choo teach the basics of making a gorgeous tabletop centerpiece, perfect for a holiday dinner. The arrangement begins with a lush framework of seasonal evergreen branches, and grows with flowers like amaryllis, ranunculus, and tulips that add pops of color. Berry branches are added last to create movement. As Jill explains her design process, the arrangement takes shape before your eyes, demonstrating how easy it can be to create an eye-catching centerpiece--even if this is your first time playing with flowers.
Natural Dyeing with IndigoA Verb for Keeping Warm
Indigo blue is like no other blue. With natural dyeing expert, Kristine Vejar, learn how to create an indigo vat in your kitchen or backyard. Using a plain cotton bandana, Kristine shows you how to create several resist designs using clothespins and simple folding techniques. You'll learn how to create an Indigo “Mother” and vat in order to create limitless beautiful and unique indigo-dyed textiles.
How to Make Pie CrustDevlin Mannle
Homemade pies are beloved by all, but they can be particularly challenging to do well. Whether you're baking for a holiday, a barbecue, or just because, Devlin Mannle will show you how to make a killer pie you'll be proud to share on Instagram. Devlin shares his mother’s recipe for perfectly flaky pie crust, walking you through every step just like he’s in the kitchen beside you. You’ll learn tips and tricks for handling and rolling out the dough, as well as several traditional and decorative pie crust designs that will impress your guests, like lattice crust, cut outs and pretty crimped edges.
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.
Kaleidoscope Gift WrapMegumi 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.
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