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6 Quick & Easy Gifts to Complete in an Evening

Kim's Hats from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson

For me, the holiday season seems to follow the same trajectory every year: At first, I vow to create special handmade gifts for all of my loved ones. Then days go by, lost in the whirlwind of get-togethers and winter cheer, and suddenly I find myself a few days out and nary a project is started. If this sounds familiar to you, you're not out of luck yet. Put aside an evening, gather some craft supplies, and get ready to make one of these unique, yet quick and easy, gifts!

Big Lace Scarf from More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson


Sewing Box from The Repurposed Library by Lisa Occhipinti


Pieced Pillows from Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson


Rice Paper Lanterns from Heather Ross Prints by Heather Ross


Assorted terrariums from Tiny World Terrariums by Michelle Inciarrano and Katy Maslow


Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Books for Crafters

From Weekend Handmade by Kelly Wilkinson

We all know one—that person who makes the perfect gifts every year without fail. This year, why don't you return the favor! Whether you want to please a Jill-of-all-trades or the hardcore artist, these books are guaranteed to delight any DIY maven on your list.

For the dabbler:

Lena Corwin's Made By Hand; The BUST DIY Guide to Life; The Gentle Art of Domesticity

For the weekend crafter:

Tiny World Terrariums; Weekend Handmade; Modern Paper Crafts

For the décor-obsessed:

Past & Present; The Repurposed Library; Crafting a Meaningful Home

For the art-inclined:

Art Doodle Love; Printing by Hand; Heather Ross Prints


Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Books for Sewists & Quilters

Ermine Stitch from Alabama Studio Sewing + Design by Natalie Chanin

Still looking for the perfect gift for the crafter who can do it all? Don't despair! It's not too late to pick up a copy of any of these great titles for your resident sewist or quilter.

For the weekend stitcher:

Weekend Sewing; Last-Minute Fabric Gifts; Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts

For the color-obsessed quilter:

Kaffe Fassett Quilts Shots and Stripes; Denyse Schmidt: Modern Quilts, Traditional Inspiration; Material Obsession

For sewists who stitch outside the box:

Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing; Alabama Studio Sewing + Design; Stitch Magic


For the storyteller:


Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color; Alabama Stitch Book; Quilting for Peace

For the little ones:

Wee Wonderfuls; Kata Golda's Hand-Stitched Felt; Oliver + S Little Things to Sew


Holiday Gift Guide: Books for Knitters

Crafters can be difficult to shop for. What do you get the person who can make anything? Craft books, of course! Here are our suggestions for all of the knitters in your life.


For the fashionista:

More Modern Top-Down Knitting; Knit to Flatter; Custom Knits

For the homebody:

The Knitted Slipper Book; Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Afghans; Knitted Socks East and West


For the knitter who loves learning new techniques:

Shape of Knitting; Knitting From the Center Out; Reversible Knitting

For the weekend stitcher:

More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts; Weekend Knitting; One More Skein

For knitters who appreciate a good yarn:

Yarn Whisperer; Knitting for Peace; A Knitter's Home Companion

For the accessory maven:

Knitting New Mittens & Gloves; Custom Knits Accessories; Knitting New Scarves


For the new mom (grandma, auntie, or best friend):

Comfort Knitting & Crochet: Babies & Toddlers; Vintage Baby Knits; Knitting For Baby


5 Holiday Decor Projects To Make (And Finish!) This Weekend

Festive Stars from Modern Paper Crafts by Margaret Van Sicklen

We may be in the thick of December, but there's still plenty of time to deck the halls with handmade decorations. This weekend, plan to pour out some piping hot chocolate, put on your favorite winter album, and craft yourself some holiday cheer with our favorite end-of-year decor projects:

Egg Cozies by Kristin Nicholas for Weekend Knitting by Melanie Falick

Bird Ornaments from Last-Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson

Willow Chandelier from Weekend Handmade by Kelly Wilkinson

Lettered Wreath from The Repurposed Library by Lisa Occhipinti