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How Will You Decorate Your Home for the Holidays?

December 2nd, 2011

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Now that the Thanksgiving and Autumn decor has been taken down and placed in storage, it’s time to gear up for more holiday celebrating and decorating, and we’ve got some great ideas to help get you started! Take a look at the patterns below to see how you can incorporate yarn crafting into your home decor this winter.

Holiday Tree Decoration
Holiday Tree Decoration
Holiday Welcome Wreath
Holiday Welcome Wreath
These D.I.Y crafting projects are so fun and festive, and there’s no knitting or crocheting! A styrofoam cone wrapped in Holiday Homespun makes for a cute decorative tree; buy them in different sizes and mix and match yarns.  Holiday Homespun works up for a nice wreath as well, and for other holiday (or winter) color options, check out Homespun.  Look at these beautiful wreaths crafted in  Martha Stewart CraftsTM/MC Glitter Eyelash!
Holiday Stocking
Holiday Stocking
Holiday Ball Ornament
Holiday Ball Ornament
Will you be adding stockings to your mantle this year? Crocheted in Fun Fur and Homespun, this all white stocking is a classic you’ll want to bring out year after year; click here for more stocking options.  Knit ornaments make for great decor beyond the tree; hang them from your windows, mantle and more!  Click here for more ornament options.
Holiday Place Setting
Holiday Place Setting

Holiday Box Ornaments
A touch of glimmer can help decor look more festive, and Vanna’s Glamour is sure to get the job done.  Mix and Match traditional colors such as those chosen for a Chanukah celebration place setting, or chose earthy tones for a sophisticated Christmas look.  Either way, you’re sure to make projects stand out with this yarn.
Poinsetta
Poinsettia
Festive Tree Skirt
Festive Tree Skirt
When the poinssettia’s are out, you know the holidays are near! Crochet these little poinsettias and chain them together for a garland, place them on your holiday table setting and mantles- the possibilities are endless.  Awe your guests with a one of a kind homemade tree skirt, sure to make your presents and tree look a little brighter.
Happy Reindeer
Happy Reindeer
Amigurumi Snowman
Amigurumi Snowman
Amigurumis can be excellent toys, and they’re also a cute way to add a touch of whimsy to your home decor.  Make a bunch, throw in some fake snow, and create a little winter wonderland set up!

What are your favorite ways to decorate for the holidays? Personally, I love getting styrofoam wreaths and decorating them with yarn, twigs and pinecones.  Share your decor project ideas with us!

  • Ann Devine

    Cute decor!  I wanted to respond to a tip that came up today, about putting your yarn scraps out for nesting birds in the spring.  I have seen on sites that have info about wild bird watching & bakyard environments for them, that birds feet tend to snag in fibers.  Since they’re not bright enough to work out how to free themselves, they simply fight to get loose and can wind up actually tearing off toes.  One such website reccomended that yarn or string bits be chopped up so that they’re very short, a half inch long at most.  This makes sense to me: shorter bits would be less likely to be caught on both the bird’s foot and something else.  Please pass this idea along.  Personally, I use my yarn scraps as stuffing for small toys.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you Ann for mentioning that discrepancy, we definitely don’t want to harm nature with yarn.  We will be sure to pass along and edit the tip.

  • http://goodknits.com/blog Lisa Gutierrez

    I made a wreath using Lion Brand Thick & Quick– http://goodknits.com/blog/2011/09/16/crochet-simple-statement-wreath/

    • Anonymous

      Hi Lisa! That wreath looks beautiful and it’s definitely a classic that can be kept up all year.  Great job! Thanks for sharing.

  • FudgingTheMenu

    I love the Christmas tree.

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