Intermediate | 32 min 53 sec
DIY Christmas Tree String ArtCourtney Cerruti
Spruce up your blank walls with this fun and fast Christmas tree string art. With just map tacks and yarn, Courtney Cerruti shows you how to create a gorgeous geometric design in any size you please. This project is the perfect way to add a big splash of holiday cheer to any room, and it’s perfect for large parties when you don’t have room to fit a full Christmas tree.
Wrapping Gifts with Sewing Tissue PaperMegumi Inouye
The repeating lines and symbols on tissue sewing patterns have a charm that works beautifully when used as wrapping paper. In this workshop, Megumi Inouye shows you how to create a voluminous tissue paper bow, as well as tips for wrapping a gift without tape.
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.
Embroidery SamplerRebecca Ringquist
This workshop starts with the very basics of embroidery – setting up a hoop and threading needles – and dives into a visual encyclopedia of the most common stitches. Rebecca Ringquist teaches straight stitches before moving onto decorative and knotted stitches, including the elusive French knot. Along the way, she offers tips for smooth embroidery and examples from her stitched artwork as inspiration.
Holiday Mitten GarlandMaggie Pace
Instead of a store-bought holiday garland, whip up a set of these hand-knitted mini mittens. Cute as can be, these mitts are great for learning intermediate knitting techniques, including thumb shaping, decreases, and ribbed cuffs. Make several to string together, or use single mittens instead of bows on your holiday presents.
Burlap Christmas StockingMaya Donenfeld
This stocking strikes a balance between earthy and sophisticated. Maya Donenfeld shows you how to create a lined Christmas stocking using a rescued coffee sack, highlighting its decorative motif. The contrast between the natural texture of burlap and the minimalism of the stocking design won’t ever look dated – even after years of love and use.
Keepsake Needle CaseRebecca Ringquist
In this short-and-sweet class, Rebecca Ringquist shares instructions for making a vintage-inspired needle case. The only materials needed are a bit of cotton, felt, and pretty ribbon, and very basic machine-sewing skills are required. The finished case is perfect for organizing embroidery needles, and the wool felt will keep them nice and sharp for future crafting.
Sew Modern Christmas StockingsLiana 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.
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.
Flying Gosling Baby QuiltAnna Maria Horner
Anna Maria Horner puts a fresh spin on the traditional Flying Geese design with this baby quilt. Anna Maria uses the no-waste method to create her Flying Gosling blocks, explaining how to choose light and dark fabrics to add depth to each block. She also shows you how to improvise your layout on a design wall, add bright wool tassels around the edges, and hand-tie the quilt to finish.
Hudson Valley Winter SocksJill Draper
These top-down, worsted-weight socks will keep your toes warm all winter. You’ll learn alongside Jill Draper, who shows you how to knit a short row heel and toe, as well as a ribbed cuff. If you have been curious about knitting your own pair of socks but have never taken the plunge, this workshop is for you.
Kid's Embroidered PillowRebecca Ringquist
Kids can transform their drawings from paper to fabric in this clever workshop. Rebecca Ringquist shows you how to draw directly onto fabric, or transfer an existing drawing with special markers, and then use kid-friendly stitches to translate a drawing into a piece of portable décor. Also included are variations on stitches and tips to make this satisfying for little hands.
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.
The Wilton Method: Colorful Dipped Cookies and PretzelsWilton Instructors
Stephanie from Wilton demonstrates two different methods for dipping cookies and pretzels: an ombre effect and a striped effect. You will learn how to create a custom color palette with Candy Melts and how to dip the cookies to create clean lines of color. You will also learn how to use decorating bags to pipe Candy Melts onto pretzel rods for the ultimate in no-bake treats. Layering color onto cookies and pretzels is a sure-fire way to wow guests at holidays, birthdays, Halloween and celebrations year round. No matter what you are decorating, the results will be colorful–and of course, delicious.
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 !
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Holiday Art Journaling Reviews
28 users recommended this class to a friend
Love how the toes come out instead of the pointed toes. Very nice. Also like this heel better. After I finish a couple of projects I'm going to try this pattern. Thank you.
More than 3 months ago
Very detailed presentation! This makes knitting socks for the first time doable!
More than 3 months ago
GREAT demonstration! thank you so much. feel my confidence rising!
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