sharing it forward: holiday version

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving weekend is a good time to be with family and shop those unbeatable deals. But in our house, it's been a good weekend to catch up, work a few extra hours and get ready for the holidays. I even waited in the long line at Jo-Ann's for holiday fabrics. As I prepare my projects and research what I'll be posting this week, I came across some great freebies and ideas to get you in the mood for the holidays. Enjoy!

Craftily Ever After has an 8"x10" printable of the holiday version of "Keep Calm and Carry On." Check out the 'Wise Men Still Seek Him' printable too. Print, frame and keep it near your workstation.

My Creative Place shares an adorable movie night invitation that includes a microwave popcorn package. The tag templates are available to download.

Aly&Ash is one of my new favorite sites and subway art is the new craze in our craft world. I have yet to hang subway art in our house, but these free templates give me an inexpensive holiday decoration.

We can't get enough subway art and eighteen25 never fails to deliver a great idea. This large file can be printed at Costco or Kinkos, and the color combination is perfect for your holiday decor.

Today I picked up the fabric to make two big people stockings and kitty's stocking. I'm still working on the design but Twig and Thistle shares a unique pattern that you may want to try.

If you're looking for a DIY gift that comes from the heart, Country Living has templates that you can use to cut out fabric and create an animal tote.

Although I have fabric to make our holiday pillows, this is such a great idea and can be recreated for any holiday with just the right color combination. Thanks to Adventures of One Crazy Lady! Visit Pretty Organized Palace to check out how to turn holiday placemats into pillows.

In the process of unpacking our holiday decorations, we realized that the tree skirt is missing. I have a foggy memory of an empty tree, dirty skirt and a full laundry basket in June. And since we've moved in the last 12 months, there is little chance of coming across the ancient thing. This may be the opportunity to make one (let's hope this year). sew4home shares this tutorial on a patchwork tree skirt using fabrics by the amazing Heather Bailey. I may need to head back to the Jo-Ann Fabrics sale ...


  1. What a great holiday round-up you have here!! I love the keep calm and merry on! Can't wait to see all your holiday projects.

  2. Thanks so much for the feature & tweet!