Happy Thanksgiving, folks. Welcome to another edition of Make it Merry, where talented crafters share their holiday how-to’s.



Snowman Ornament


Sherri Osborn will show you how to create a cute snowman face using a clear, glass ornament. It’s a great project for the whole family.


Recycled Pine Cone Gnome


Get a glimpse of this pine cone gnome at the Recycled Crafts blog. It’s a cute reason to collect a few pine cones around the yard.


CopprClay Pendants


Try your hand with pendant making this year with a little help from some winter foliage. The Beading Arts blog will show you how.


How to Make Paper


Handmade paper not only makes a great gift for the avid scrapbooker in your life, but you can also create tags and cards for every present on your list. Marion Boddy-Evans shows us how.


Little Town of Bethlehem Cross Stitch


Get down to the true meaning of Christmas with this simple cross stitch pattern from Connie G. Barwick.


Mitten Earrings


Tammy Powley shows us how to make these cute mitten earrings using lampwork beads.


Christmas Stocking


This cute two-color Christmas stocking is a breeze to knit, even if you’ve never knit a sock before. Worked with bulky yarn on big needles, it will be done and ready for you to embellish in no time.


Advent Garland


If you are looking for something a little different when it comes to counting down to the holidays this year then take a look at this pyramid box garland. Use the free template to make the boxes and decorate them with your favorite festive stamps.


Miniature Gift Boxes


Have a little gift to give? Check out these free printable miniature gift boxes for small gifts or advent calendars from Lesley Shepherd.


Manga Holiday Card


Instead of a traditional Christmas card, you could go with something a little more contemporary this year. Helen South has tips on how to create a manga style card.


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