16 DIY Terrariums and Indoor Garden Ideas to Get You Through Winter

I’m pretty abysmal at gardening. I’ve tried those tiny flower kits that come with a one-inch pot, soil, and seeds, and nothing ever grows. But I do love how a plant can really give life to a space, especially in the dead of winter! I tend to buy myself a bouquet of flowers and call it a day. However, if you have more of a green thumb than I do, you should try these indoor garden ideas! Find ideas below for making terrariums, decorating terra cotta pots, planting succulents, and more! This is one collection you won’t want to miss this winter.

DIY Terrariums + Indoor Garden Ideas

DIY Terrariums

Coffee Pot Homemade Terrarium

Terrariums are only becoming more trendy. These DIY terrariums are simply lovely for your home or office space! A little goes a long way with these projects. For example, take the concept of fairy gardens with tiny elements, and apply that to terrariums. You can have a wonderful miniature forest housed nicely in a gorgeous glass planter. Or, you can even put one inside a unique receptacle like a coffee pot!

  1. Coffee Pot Homemade Terrarium
  2. Tropical Terrarium
  3. Star Wars Terrarium – seriously!
  4. Recycled Indoor Terrarium
  5. Too Easy Succulent Terrariums
  6. Jurassic Park DIY Terrarium – awesome!
  7. Living Terrarium Necklace
  8. Wood Slice DIY Terrarium
  9. Terrarium in a Mason Jar Gift Idea – NEW

Bonus! DIY Succulent Terrarium Ideas Infographic

Get the basic components for making terrariums and make one totally customized to you!

DIY Succulent Terrarium Ideas Infographic

 

Indoor Garden Ideas

Super Easy Succulent Indoor Garden Ideas

Just because it grows outside doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t grow inside! Make these lovely garden crafts to keep in your home during the colder months. Certain plants like succulents might even grow better indoors! Below, find some fantastic indoor garden ideas.

  1. Succulent Garden Arrangement
  2. Hamster Wheel Wreath
  3. Chalkboard Style Terra Cotta Planter
  4. Super Easy Succulent Garden
  5. French Countryside DIY Planter
  6. Cup and Saucer Planters
  7. Wonderfully Springlike Terra Cotta Pots

Looking for more great indoor garden ideas? Check out our collection of 38 Flower Pot Crafts.

Clay Pot Garden Angel

What is your favorite flower?

36 Crafts for Geeks and Nerds

free-geek-craft-tutorialsWhen it comes to sci-fi TV, films, and books, there is a definite and loyal fan base. Movies like Lord of the Rings and Star Wars have attracted such passionate fans that there are entire conventions devoted to reenacting, reliving, and reimagining favorite scenes and characters. For those super fans who affectionately label themselves as a Trekkies, Jedi’s, dragon slayers, wizards, or vampires, we bring you this epic collection of 36 geek-tastic crafts that are sure to satisfy your inner nerd!

From old favorites, like Star Wars and old school computer gadgets, to new obsessions, like Doctor Who and Downton Abbey, this collection of 36 Geeky Crafts for Nerds is all you need to take a well-deserved trip back to your childhood (or to satisfy your need to have Harry Potter marathons every October).  And, as an extra bonus, we’re giving you the opportunity to win a collection of even MORE awesome nerdy crafts!  Scroll on down for all the info!

36 Geeky Crafts for Nerds


Doctor Who


Harry Potter


Star Wars


Techie Nerds


Downton Abbey

 

Looking for more geek crafts? Check out our Pinterest Board full of nerdy craft projects!

Follow FaveCrafts’s board Geek Crafts on Pinterest.

For the Love of the Granny Stitch: Easy Crochet Hat Pattern

I left my hat on the train the other day. The family and I were coming back from an event downtown. It was late, we were tired, and I took my hat off right before I closed my eyes for a train ride snooze session. When I woke up at our stop, I had completely forgotten that I had removed my hat. I didn’t realize that I wasn’t wearing it until we were already on our way home from the train station. By then, the train had moved on to the next stop, and my beautiful crochet hat was riding the rails all alone. After I was done being mad at myself, I pulled out my phone and took to the Internet in search of an easy crochet hat pattern.

I fell in love with this easy crochet hat pattern when I first laid eyes on it. It’s beautiful, stylish, and uses the granny stitch to create a hat that is comfy, cozy, and eye-catching. The best part is, this easy crochet hat can be whipped up in no time! With work kicking into high gear after the holidays, I don’t have the time I’d like for making a detailed and intricate piece for my head. This easy crochet hat pattern takes my time into consideration and still makes something that I’m absolutely thrilled about wearing out and about on our next trip downtown. I’ll make a note to put my hat in my pocket the next time that I decide to take it off. 

For the Love of the Granny Stitch Easy Crochet Hat Pattern

You’ll Love This Easy Crochet Hat Pattern

By Katy Petersen for redheart.com

 

MATERIALS

  • RED HEART® Grande™: 1 ball each of 3927 Chianti A and 941 Barley B
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 11.5mm [US P-16]
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: 6 dc = 4½” (11.5 cm); 4 rows = 4″ (10 cm)

Finished Size: Hat measures 20 (22½)” [51 (57) cm] circumference at brim.

 

NOTES

  1. Easy Crochet Hat is worked in joined rounds with right side facing.
  2. To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Cut old color.

 

Special Technique

Adjustable-ring method = Wrap yarn into a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. Grip ring and tail firmly between middle finger and thumb. Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over (with working yarn) and draw up a loop. Work stitches of first round in ring, working over both strands (the tail and the ring). After the first round of stitches is worked, pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring.

 

DIRECTIONS
Directions for this easy crochet hat pattern make a size small. Changes for size large are in parentheses.

 

 

HAT
With A, make an adjustable ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 8 (9) dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—9 (10) dc. Pull gently on tail to close ring.

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, 2 dc in each dc around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—18 (20) dc.

Round 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch; change to B—27 (30) dc.

 

Size Small Only:
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, skip next dc, *2 dc in next dc, skip next dc; repeat from * around to last dc, dc in last dc; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—13 two-dc groups and 1 dc.

Rounds 5 and 6: Slip st in next dc, slip st in space before next 2-dc group, ch 3, dc in same space, *2 dc in next space between 2-dc groups; repeat from * 11 times, 2 dc in space before last dc, dc in space between last dc and beginning ch; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Round 7: Slip st in next dc; change to A, slip st in space before next 2-dc group, ch 3, dc in same space, *2 dc in next space between 2-dc groups; repeat from * 11 times, 2 dc in space before last dc, dc in space between last dc and beginning ch; join with slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.

 

Size Large Only:
Round 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as join, skip next dc, *2 dc in next dc, skip next dc; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—15 two-2 dc groups.

Rounds 5–7: Slip st in next dc, slip st in space before next 2-dc group, ch 3, dc in same space, 2 dc in each space between 2-dc groups around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.

Round 8: Slip st in next dc; change to A, slip st in space before next 2-dc group, ch 3, dc in same space, 2 dc in each space between 2-dc groups around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off.

 

FINISHING
Weave in all ends.

 

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B = Color A, Color B; ch = chain(s); dc = double crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated


I’m always on the lookout for more fantastic hats! What are some of your favorite winter hats to crochet?

20 Crochet Beanie Patterns to Get You Through Winter

Winter has finally arrived, and you know what that means! It’s time to dig into the closet and find all of those old hats, gloves, and scarves we tucked away last spring. We need to find our extra warm clothes and bundle up before we head outside. Those gusts of frosty wind can really bite, and it’s no fun to trek in the snow when we’re exposed to Jack Frost’s icy teeth.

If you’re like me, you may have forgotten where you stored last year’s winter hats. It’s a recurring problem I should fix, I know.  My old hats will turn up eventually (they always do), but in the meantime, I’ve put together a list of crochet beanie patterns to get you (and me) through the winter. I like to keep these crochet beanie patterns handy for when that first big winter storm hits. It’s good to be prepared, and with some of these patterns, it’s easier to make a new beanie than rummage through the closet looking for last year’s favorite hat. As the seasons change, so should our attire, right? Plus, some of these crochet beanie patterns make really fantastic hats that I’ve been dying to try out, anyway!

In the collection of crochet beanie patterns below, I’ve collected 20 amazing patterns that make wonderful winter hats for adults. Some of these patterns are unisex, and at least one crochet beanie pattern is designed specifically for men. All of these crochet beanie patterns are for adults, but some patterns offer adjustments if you’re planning on making one of these for a small child.

20 Crochet Beanie Patterns to Get You Through Winter

 

20 Crochet Beanie Patterns to Try This Winter


Beanies are my personal favorite seasonal project. What are some of your favorite crochet projects to make during the winter?

9+ Winter Cross Stitch Patterns

The weather outside is frightful, so we’re staying in and working on some of our favorite cross stitch patterns! No matter your level of expertise, you’ll find a range of projects in our roundup of 9+ Winter Cross Stitch Patterns.

Winter Cross Stitch Patterns

Rose Dishcloth and Potholder

Rose Dishcloth and Potholder

This gorgeous tutorial includes a crocheted gingham dishcloth and a cross-stitched rose potholder. If you’re a lover of both crafts, this is the perfect pattern set for you!

Rose Chair Caddy

Rose Chair Caddy

Speaking of roses, this chair caddy is a gorgeous project that is both decorative and handy! Keep your essential craft supplies, especially those for needlecraft, in this caddy.

Freshwater Fish Cross Stitch Pattern

Freshwater Fish Cross Stitch Pattern

You may not have fish on the mind since it’s such a cold time of year, but if you want to have this cross stitch pattern done in time for summer, you’ll have to start this project now!

Night Sky Bookmark

Night Sky Bookmark

This bookmark is the absolute loveliest for reading before bed! Small projects like this one work up more quickly and make great gifts.

Hearts Plastic Canvas Tissue Box

Hearts Plastic Canvas Tissue Box

This tissue box is so precious. It’s a fun project to get in that Valentine’s Day spirit (already!), and it’s also very beautiful to add a cozy feel to any room.

Daisy Tissue Box Cover

Daisy Tissue Box Cover

Speaking of tissue boxes, this daisy cover is another lovely option, especially for spring! The little bow is a darling touch.

Cherries Cross Stitch Oven Pad

Cherries Cross Stitch Oven Pad

The cherries in this cross stitch oven pad pattern are so cheery and would fit right in any fruit-themed kitchen. This is a great quick project and would be great for that cherry-loving friend.

Easter Egg Cross Stitch Ornament

Easter Egg Cross Stitch Ornament

Over the course of winter, get a head start on those Easter projects! This cross stitched Easter egg is a lovely option, and the designs really lend themselves well to cross stitch.

Hedgehog Cross Stitch Pattern Keychain

Hedgehog Cross Stitch Pattern Keychain

This hedgehog keychain is the cutest pattern to round out our winter list. Anytime a loved one takes out their keys, they’ll think of you when you make them this keychain.

 

31 Free Cross Stitch Patterns

We have tons more free cross stitch patterns, too! View our collection of 31 Free Cross Stitch Patterns.

 

 

 

 

What cross stitch patterns would you like to see on FaveCrafts?

 

 

Adorable Granny Square Crochet Scarf Pattern

When it comes to crochet, I simply can’t get enough granny square patterns. I love them. Granny squares are the perfect way to add unique designs to virtually any crochet project. With the right colors, they can make your project decadent and elegant or stylish and kitschy, which makes them incredibly useful and versatile. While most crafters tend to use granny squares for afghans, I like to experiment. It’s fun to see how many different projects you can use them with.

I recently discovered this Adorable Granny Square Crochet Scarf Pattern, and it incorporates a new granny square design in a phenomenal way. With this pattern, the granny square is used to build a crochet scarf that’s beautiful and very eye-catching. The scarf is so ornate that you would think it was made by a leading fashion designer. That’s the beauty of it. Even more beautiful is the fact that this crochet scarf pattern is easy to duplicate. With just a handful of materials, you could use this crochet scarf pattern to make a piece so stunning that you’ll have family and friends asking you where you bought that magnificent scarf.

Adorable Granny Square Crochet Scarf Pattern

You’ll Love This Granny Square Crochet Scarf Pattern

By Heather Lodinsky for redheart.com

 

MATERIALS

  • RED HEART® Super Saver®: 1 skein each of 312 Black A, 313 Aran B, 334 Buff C, 336 Warm Brown D, 360 Café Latte E, and 378 Claret F
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6mm [US J-10]
  • Yarn needle

 

GAUGE:  One granny square measures about 6½ x 6½” [16.5 x 16.5 cm].

Finished Size: Scarf measures about 6½” [16.5 cm] wide and 74″ [188 cm] long, not including fringe.

 

NOTES

  1. Crochet scarf pattern is made from 11 granny squares, arranged into a strip and sewn together.
  2. Each granny square is worked in joined rounds with right side always facing. The yarn color is changed every round (except the last round) by fastening off the old color and joining the new color.

 

DIRECTIONS

GRANNY SQUARE I (make 2)

With A, ch 5; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.

Round 1 (right side): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), work 11 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch- 3—12 dc. Fasten off.

Round 2: With right side facing, draw up a loop of E in any space between sts, ch 3, dc in same space, *ch 1, 2 dc in next space between sts; repeat from * around, ch 1; join wth slip st in top of beginning ch-3—24 dc and 12 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.

Round 3: With right side facing, draw up a loop of F in any ch-1 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 space, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch- 3—36 dc and 12 ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.

Round 4: With right side facing, draw up a loop of C in any ch-1 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 space, *ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ch 2; join with slip st in top of beginning ch- 3—36 dc and 12 ch-2 spaces. Fasten off.

Round 5: With right side facing, draw up a loop of B in any ch-2 space, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-2 space, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch-2 space, *ch 1, (2 dc, 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space (corner made), [ch 1, 4 dc in next ch-2 space] twice; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 1, (2 dc, 2 tr, ch 2, 2 tr, 2 dc) in next ch-2 space, ch 1; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—4 corners with two 4-dc groups along each of 4 sides between corners. Fasten off.

Round 6: With right side facing, join A with slip st in any corner ch-2 space, *[skip next st, sc in next 3 sts, sc in next ch-1 space] 3 times, skip next st, sc in next 3 sts, 3 sc in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 more times; join with slip st in first sc—72 sc (15 sc along each of 4 sides between 3-sc corners). Do not fasten off.

Round 7: Continuing with A, ch 1, *sc in each st to next 3-sc corner, 2 sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * 3 more times; join with slip st in first sc—84 sc. Fasten off.

 

GRANNY SQUARE II (make 2)

Make same as Granny Square I using B for Round 1, F for Round 2, A for Round 3, E for Round 4, C for Round 5, and A for Rounds 6 and 7.

 

GRANNY SQUARE III (make 2)

Make same as Granny Square I using C for Round 1, D for Round 2, E for Round 3, F for Round 4, B for Round 5, and A for Rounds 6 and 7.

 

GRANNY SQUARE IV (make 2)

Make same as Granny Square I using D for Round 1, A for Round 2, B for Round 3, C for Round 4, F for Round 5, and A for Rounds 6 and 7.

 

GRANNY SQUARE V (make 2)

Make same as Granny Square I using E for Round 1, B for Round 2, F for Round 3, A for Round 4, D for Round 5, and A for Rounds 6 and 7.

 

GRANNY SQUARE VI (make 1)

Make same as Granny Square I using F for Round 1, C for Round 2, B for Round 3, D for Round 4, E for Round 5, and A for Rounds 6 and 7.

 

FINISHING

Arrange the Granny Squares into a strip, in any order desired. With A, sew the squares together.

 

Fringe

Cut lengths of A, B, C, D, E, and F, each about 24″ [61 cm] long. Holding 1 strand of each color together, fold lengths in half. Using crochet hook, pull fold through any stitch of one short edge of scarf, forming a loop. Thread ends through loop and pull to tighten. Attach a total of 7 fringes evenly spaced along both short ends of scarf. Trim fringe to even. Weave in ends.

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS

A, B, C, etc. = Color A, Color B, Color C etc; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); ( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.


Looking for more amazing crochet scarf patterns? Check out 25 Crochet Scarf Patterns.


I’ve shown you one of my favorite granny square projects. What’s your favorite way to use the granny square?

New eBook: Christmas Coloring Pages for Adults

The holidays are just around the corner and things are getting a bit hectic, aren’t they? It really is the most wonderful time of the year, but making and shopping for presents, planning Christmas dinner, coordinating travel arrangements, and so much else can make for a very busy time.

Well, we have the perfect way to relax!

Together with designer Carol Foldvary-Anderson, we’ve just released a brand new collection of 4 Festive Holiday Coloring Pages for Adults. This printable PDF features four beautiful holiday-themed coloring pages that you can easily print and color at home.

4 Festive Holiday Coloring Pages for Adults

4 Festive Holiday Coloring Pages for Adults

What’s inside 4 Festive Holiday Coloring Pages for Adults:

  • Peace, Love and Joy Coloring Page
  • Angel of Peace Coloring Page
  • Christmas Ornaments Coloring Page
  • Christmas Candles Coloring Page

Each lovely coloring page varies in difficulty, so you can choose what to color based on image preference as well as the amount of time a page is expected to take. You can frame completed pages for holiday decor or gifts, and you could even scale down the pages to make card fronts! Coloring holiday-themed pages will certainly help in meditating on what the holidays are all about.

More Christmas adult coloring pages:

4 Festive Holiday Coloring Pages for Adults

 

 

Get your free copy of 4 Festive Holiday Coloring Pages for Adults today!

 

 

 

What is your favorite Christmas image? Snowmen, angels, reindeer, or something else?

Get Cozy with This Free Knitted Shawl Pattern

We had our first snow this past week. Our cool fall weather dipped below freezing, and we were hit with 6.4″ of heaping snow in one afternoon. With the temperature staying close to the freezing point each day since, that snow is here to stay. Now that winter has finally arrived, it’s time to bust out our favorite seasonal items. We’ll get that fireplace crackling and that hot cocoa made. We’ll bake some delicious cookies and rest on the couch while our favorite winter movies play. For the next few months, we’ll be hibernating indoors, which gives us plenty of time to whip up this fantastic free knitted shawl pattern.

This free knitted shawl pattern is a great project for keeping warm this winter. The yarn is so irresistibly soft and comfortable that you’ll want to drape it around you whenever you can. It’s perfect for reading, watching movies, or curling up with a mug of cocoa on the couch. Even better, this free knitted shawl pattern is easy to make, so you’ll have your new favorite winter craft done up in no time!

Get Cozy with This Free Knitted Shawl Pattern

You’ll Love This Free Knitted Shawl Pattern

By Christine Chen for redheart.com

 

MATERIALS

  • RED HEART® Strata™: 7 balls 2405 grey bulky yarn
  • Susan Bates® Knitting Needles: 8mm [US 11]
  • Yarn needle

 

GAUGE: 13 sts = 4″ [10 cm]; 16 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in Stockinette stitch.

Finished Size: Shawl measures 17″ [43 cm] wide x 72″ [183 cm] long.

 

DIRECTIONS

Note: Slip first st purlwise and knit last st through back loop of every row for a more finished looking edge.

Cast on 58 sts. Knit 5 rows.

Row 1 (Right Side): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Rows 3-12: Repeat rows 1-2.

Row 13: Knit.

Row 14: [K1, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in back] to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 15: Knit.

Row 16: K2, [slip 1 purlwise with yarn in back, k1] to end of row.

Rows 17-40: Repeat rows 13-16. Repeat rows 1-40 for nine more times, then rows 1-12 once. Knit 6 rows. Bind off.

 

FINISHING

Weave in ends.

 

ABBREVIATIONS

cm = centimeters; k = knit; mm = millimeters; st(s) = stitch(es); [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.


Looking for more amazing knitting patterns that will keep you cozy this winter? Check out this Extra Chunky Gratitude Blanket.


What are some of your favorite knitting patterns for winter?

20 Last-Minute Gift Ideas That Everyone Will Love

My family and I finally finished putting up our Christmas decorations this past weekend, and as I looked at one of the advent calendars we made for our little one, I realized that Christmas was only a few weeks away. It feels like Thanksgiving was just yesterday and that there was so much time to knock out every item on that Christmas to-do list. With the holiday right around the corner, I’ve barely made a dent in my to-do list. There are still so many projects to make, meals to plan, and gifts to put together. Pair that list with a busy work schedule and taking care of children, and this holiday season is hectic enough to make anyone feel stressed. That’s how the holidays always feel though, right?

We’re always scrambling in those final few weeks to make each year better than the last. In our dash to the finish line, however, something always slips through the cracks. Whether we forgot the cranberry sauce or suddenly realized that we didn’t make Uncle Charlie a gift, there’s always something we’re whipping together in those final moments before Christmas. For me, it’s usually a gift for a relative or a family friend. That’s why I decided to get ahead of the game and make a handy list of last-minute gift ideas.

There is something for everyone with these last-minute gift ideas. These gifts are quick and easy to put together, and they require only a handful of materials to make. The best part is, most of these crafts can be made in an hour or less, which is fantastic if you’re in a serious time crunch.

 

20 Last-Minute Gift Ideas That Everyone Will Love

20 Last-Minute Gift Ideas That Everyone Will Love


You’ve got your last-minute gift idea ready to go, but how do you wrap it? Check out 10 Gift Wrapping Ideas for a Budget-Friendly Christmas!


I’ve shared my list of ideas. What are some of your favorite last-minute gift ideas?

 

Best Ornament Contest 2016 Winners + Ornament Tutorials!

Best Ornament Contest 2016 Winners

You came. You submitted your ornaments. You conquered. And now we’re announcing the winners of the Best Ornament Contest 2016!

To recap: these are the projects that earned the most page views during the voting period (November 17-November 27). The most people saw these projects on FaveCrafts, clicked, and viewed! These top ten ornaments truly won the popularity contest, and we’re so excited to share them with you. And, if you love these winning projects, definitely scroll down for more awesome ornament tutorials.

Best Ornament Contest 2016 Winners

#10: Windchime Wonder Christmas Ornament

Windchime Wonder Christmas Ornament

“The Ornaments are Wine Bottles with Whimsy Christmas Ornaments as the Chimes or just Eye Candy.” – Marilyn Kristine Fiddelke

View the Tutorial

#9: Santa’s Christmas Cowboy Boot

Santa's Christmas Cowboy Boot

“A crocheted applique that can be used as an ornament, decorative present tag or even a piece of holiday jewelry.” – Cecilia Lira

View the Tutorial

#8: Gorgeous Vintage Jewelry Ornament

Gorgeous Vintage Jewelry Ornament

“My Mom has so much jewelry that after she passed on I took her pins, earrings, and anything else I thought would work and turned them into a Christmas ornament.” – Debb Hines

View the Tutorial

#7: Ribbon Angel Ornament

Ribbon Angel Ornament

“This lovely ribbon angel ornament is quick and easy to make and it’s so versatile that you can make it in any size using different types of ribbon including mesh by adjusting the measurements!” – Gail Griffin from plumperfectandme.com

View the Tutorial

#6: Mini Tree Stocking Ornaments

Mini Tree Stocking Ornaments

 

“These are miniature Christmas stockings made from 4 ply yarns. I make larger ones to use as treat gift bags too. The ornaments make the tree look so festive!” – Teri Kuffler

View the Tutorial

#5: Breast Cancer Awareness Ornament

Breast Cancer Awareness Ornament

“I have this breath taking ornament hanging up in my living room as a heart felt emblem I created in loving memory of all woman past present as well as in the future of finding a cure to end Breast Cancer!” – Christine Harper

View the Tutorial

#4: Snowman Treat Ornament

Snowman Treat Ornament

“I have been creating snowman gift bags and thought a snowman treat holder ornament would be a companion to the bags.” – Dorothy Minor from hubpages.com

View the Tutorial

#3: Teeny Tiny Wine Cork Reindeer

Teeny Tiny Wine Cork Reindeer

“If you have wine corks and twigs from your yard, you can make these teeny tiny wine cork reindeer. Add a hook to hang on your Christmas tree, make a few to march across your mantle, attach them as toppers to gifts, put them into a coffee mug with hot cocoa packets and a candy cane!” – Ann Classon from makethebestofthings.blogspot.com

View the Tutorial

#2: Coffee Filter Angel Wings

Coffee Filter Angel Wings

“I wanted to give my co-workers a little something for Christmas and was broke! But then it occurred to me that I had access to a lot of coffee filters (my position was a coffee hostess) that were disposed of every week! I took some home and came up with angel wings!” – Regena Allen

View the Tutorial

#1: Christmas Bauble with Hearts

Christmas Bauble with Hearts

 

“The Christmas bauble is made by creating two identical halves first, starting with making the heart on each half. One finished making the halves they are crocheted together using a zigzag stitch, a variation of the braided stitch.” – Nicole Riley from nickishomemadecrafts.com

View the Tutorial

More Ornament Tutorials

Find more of our favorite new DIY ornaments below!

Tea Jug Poinsettia Ornament

  1. Tea Jug Poinsettia Ornament
  2. Butterfly Boy Vintage Christmas Ornament
  3. Sparkle and Shine Beaded Angel Ornament
  4. Shell of Hope Nativity Christmas Ornament
  5. Altoid Small Collage Ornament
  6. 3D Printable Map Stars
  7. Vintage Burlap Tree Ornaments
  8. The Christmas Flower Painted Ornament

View the complete collection of our Fave Ornaments of 2016!

Describe your favorite Christmas ornament on your tree.