Crafty Goodness

I don’t know what you’re seeing in your neck of the woods but Christmas is popping up in mine. Thanksgiving hasn’t arrived yet but still I’m seeing lots of Christmas decorations. There were even live trees for sale when I went to the grocery store the other day.

I’ve also noticed lots of DIY Christmas decorations on Pinterest. The main thing that caught my eye is wreaths made with pom-poms. Some are super plain and minimalist. Others are used as a staging point for little scenes with houses and decorated trees. They really run the gamut.

These combined with a coupon sent me to the local chain craft store where I picked up a pom-pom maker set. Stash supplied a bunch of Plymouth Encore skeins in white. The Husband has supplied the labor. So far we’ve experimented with the four sizes and have decided that the three smaller sizes will work best. Now we just have to make enough pom-poms to cover the wreath form.

If everything works out well we’ll have a wreath for the front door. If not I’ll have a bag of pom-poms for future hats and will have removed some yarn from stash.

Are you working on holiday crafts? Are you making gifts? Or are you doing decorations too?

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16 Responses to Crafty Goodness

  1. randomlyerin says:

    The holiday knitting is underway and so is the decorating, though not to the same extent. I try to keep most of the decorating for after Thanksgiving, though usually just the day after.

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  2. Alissa Head says:

    That’s a great idea! I will wait until Thanksgiving before I start decorating.

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  3. ReginaMary says:

    People are decorating early in Rhinebeck. People want to feel joyful!

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  4. chrisknits says:

    Hmm, do I want to take on another project? LOL!

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    Great stash buster and a pretty wreath to boot!

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  6. mud&string says:

    I have one more project to finish. Every year I promise myself to work on Christmas knitting in January. Someday I’ll keep that promise…..

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  7. Jackie B says:

    Pompon makers are such fun to use! I’m making tree decorations with pheasant feathers right now. I haven’t made gifts this year. I occasionally make the odd one or two but it’s too much pressure at a busy time of year to do more.

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  8. I made a Christmas Pom Pom wreath for my front door last year. Since then I have made one for Valentines Day, Easter, and Halloween. The Halloween one became my Thanksgiving wreath when I traded the spiders for leaves. I just hot glue then to a wreath form and add ribbon.. you’ll love them

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  9. nanacathy2 says:

    I think we will be all going large on Chritsmas this year. I have two gifts made, a jumper on the knitting needles for a gift and a weekend card crafting planned.

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  10. Very cool idea! And so neat that you guys worked on the pom poms together 🙂 We decorate our house Thanksgiving weekend. There are a lot of decorations out in the stores though, and lights are starting to appear around town and in our neighborhood.

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  11. I don’t decorate, except for lighting the large star on the end of the house, Thanksgiving weekend. If anyone is coming (not going to happen this year!) I put candles in windows.
    I’ve not yet gotten Christmas requests, and haven’t felt inspired to just go ahead and make stuff – I’m working on Heelix socks for me. Would be nice to wear them Thanksgiving.

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  12. Olivia says:

    Can’t wait to see your creation, good job getting the husband to help.

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  13. Stefanie says:

    That was my intention until tendonitis was mean this year. Nevertheless, I do have less stress this year for 🎄 shopping. My SIL decided not to exchange this year since it’s most likely we won’t be able to get together due to Covid-19 and it’ll be too much trouble to send gifts. So am upside for me but downside I won’t get to meet my new nephew yet.

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  14. Stefanie says:

    And give just reminded me I need to finish my pom pom wreath! I want to make it Harry Potter themed.

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