Total Time: 7 hours 56 mins 27 secs
Our monthly calendar is filled with DIY holiday inspiration - projects that are quick to craft and sure to please, presented in weekly themes to keep you holiday planning on track.
Stamped and Embossed Christmas Gift TagsCourtney Cerruti
The wrapping of a present should be as special as the gift inside. Courtney Cerruti shows how to create custom paper gift tags using rubber stamps, ink and embossing powder – perfect for topping off your gifts. This quick embossing technique is ideal for working in large batches. (Maybe you’ll even have some tags for next year, too!)
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.
Gift Wrapping TechniquesLia Griffith
Learn how to wrap gifts like a pro with Lia Griffith. Not only does she show you how to perfectly finish the corners on wrapped gifts, but she also shares tips and tricks for attaching pretty gift toppers, belly bands and tags. As an added bonus, you'll even learn how to tie a perfect bow!
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.
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.
Make Homemade MarshmallowsKaren 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.
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.
The Wilton Method®: Sugar CookiesWilton 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.
The Wilton Method: How to Make Candy FiligreeWilton Instructors
Personalize your sweet treats with edible candy cake toppers. Stephanie from Wilton teaches you how to work with Candy Melts to create custom designs for year-round celebrations. She demonstrates two different ways to melt the candy, and then shows you how to make a monogrammed letter, a spider web, a snowflake, and two-toned fall leaves. These delicate toppers are all piped from a decorating bag and harden in the fridge in about 15 minutes. They are a great addition to the dessert table at Halloween, winter holidays, birthdays, and seasonal celebrations.
The Wilton Method: Gingerbread House and CookiesWilton 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.
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.
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.
Loom Knitting: Make a HatMichele of Simplicity
If you love the look of knitted fabric but don’t feel like picking up your knitting needles, try your hand at loom knitting. This style of knitting is super fast and fun for all ages—plus you can learn how to use the loom in a snap. Michele Muska teaches you how to use a round loom to knit two types of hats: one with a rolled brim and the other with a flat brim. For extra flourish, Michele shows you how to create a faux fur pompom to attach to the top of the hat.
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.
How to Sew NapkinsLiana Allday
In this class, Liana Allday shares three different ways to make and finish cloth napkins. Learn how to make playful fringed-edge napkins, faux rolled-hem farmhouse napkins, and classic mitered corner napkins. Whether you’re throwing an extravagant dinner party or making a batch to give as a gift, Liana shares how easy it is to select fabrics that will cater to your occasion. These napkins require minimal sewing, making them the perfect skill-building project for beginners.
Make a Fringed ScarfAnna Maria Horner
Using the inherent properties of yarn-dyed fabric, you can create a beautiful, all-seasons fringed scarf. Anna Maria Horner shows you how to identify the warp and weft threads in woven fabric. Then, you'll learn how to sew straight stitch lines along the edges and remove weft threads to create a pretty, delicate fringe.
Colorful Abstract PaintingCourtney Cerruti
You don’t need to consider yourself a painter to create this colorful work of art. Courtney introduces you to a bold way of applying color to a canvas that results in this bright, abstract field of color. Courtney talks you through how to create a cohesive palette, then evaluate and build your work of art until you determine that it’s ready to grace your walls with its confident swaths of color.
Knitted Seed Stitch SlippersWendy Bernard
Whip up a pair of cozy slippers in no time at all using bulky yarn and large knitting needles. Worked in a nubby Seed Stitch pattern, these slippers come together quickly and are topped off with a cute button accent. This satisfying project is great for beginning knitters who want to practice shaping and stitch patterns, as well as seasoned knitters who simply want a break from a bigger project.
Gold and White Paper-Punched Tree GarlandCourtney 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.
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.
Wood Burned Holiday GarlandCourtney Cerruti
Courtney Cerruti takes an innovative approach to a traditional decoration with this decorative wood-burning project. In this class, you will learn how to wield a wood-burning tool to create designs and stamp letters on wooden rounds. Follow along as Courtney shows you how to add a touch of paint, hammer holes into the rounds and add twine for hanging. With a design on both sides, this wood burned garland is great for hanging in doorways and windows.
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.
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.
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.
Luminaria: Candle ShadesKelly Wilkinson
Bring nature indoors with these simple, sweet lanterns that emit a lovely diffused light for any holiday table. These waxed paper lanterns come together quickly and easily and show off pressed flowers and leaves in a modern, casual way.
How to Tie a BowCourtney Cerruti
Wrapping picture-perfect gifts is all about the bow, and in this simple tutorial, Courtney Cerruti shows you the proper way to tie one—a life skill that will make all the difference in your gift wrap game.
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