Yuletide Greetings!

Merry Christmas everybody! Thank you for the great year!

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Day 23: Tree Toppers

Merry Christmas every one and welcome to the last day of our advent calendar! Today’s I’m going to showcase a bunch of Christmas Tree toppers for you to try for next year. There’s great variety of toppers out there, and I’m sure you can find one for everyone. Here’s my list:

Glittered Star Tree Topper From Martha Stewart’s website. She, of course, has a bunch of gorgeous ones to try. But for now, here’s a classic design if you don’t want to get too complicated. The rest of her tree toppers can be seen at this link.

Christmas Star with Lights Unfortunately there’s no pictures, but this seems like a fairly straightforward guide to make a basic star that lights up.

Christmas Angel Here’s a guide to a basic angel tree topper if you’re not a big fan of having a star at the top. There’s a couple other tree toppers below this one on the page if you feel like looking.

Fabric Pompom For something different, try making these fabric pompoms instead of a traditional star or angel.

Ribbon Tree Topper Another different one is to top off your tree with a big bow. Here’s one tutorial to try it out with.

That brings us to the end of 2010’s Advent Calendar. There was certainly many more projects out there and feel free to look more up yourself. I hope you all enjoyed the projects. If you have any feedback, or even some pictures of the ones your tried, I would love to hear from you. Just leave me a note in the comments.

Dec 22: Peppermint Pincushion

Only a couple more days and Christmas 2010 will have arrived. Today, we will be featuring an adorable pincushion in the shape of a peppermint. I love the look of this pincushion. From Moda Bake Shop, the instructions can be found on their website, along with a host of other cute projects. Here’s you link to instructions and list of fabrics needed:

Peppermint Pincushion

Items needed:
-Various fabric squares
-2-3 Small red buttons
-1 lrg. button
-Warm and Natural batting scraps
-Crushed walnuts or similar filling

Dec 21: Patchwork Placemat

Nearly Christmas now! Hopefully everyone is done their shopping as it’s a madhouse out there. Here’s another project that could work well for a hostess gift. This is a design for a very modern looking placemat from a site called Zwei Baby. Again, this is a project that doesn’t necessarily have to a Christmas project, just switch out the colours to whatever ones you would like. Instructions are available here.

Items Needed:
-Fabric for front of placemat
-Fabric for back of placemat
-4-5 coordinating fabrics for the patchwork piece
-Fabric for the lining

Dec 20: iPod Cozy

Here’s a really cute iPod case. With a little tiny red cardinal on it, it’s a perfect stocking stuffer. Plus, it’s nice and simple. The size is relatively easy to adjust, so it’s compatible with various sizes of iPods plus the iPhone. For instructions check it out on CraftyDaisies.com

Items Needed:
-Felt
-Embroidery thread
-Snaps

IMPORTANT NOTE: We will be closed from Dec. 23, 2010 – Jan 3, 2011. However, we will be open until 11am on December 23. Any orders and inquiries after that will not be responded to until after January 3. We apologize for the inconvenience, and wish you all the best this Holiday Season.

Dec. 19: Doggy Bed

Here’s a very simple doggy bed you can try if you would like. The furry friends like presents too! It’s a giant cozy doughnut. I found this project on Pretty Little Things. The instructions are there as well as helpful photos of what it looks like at each stage. And how can you say now to a cute lil’ face like this guy?

Dec 18: Wine Gift Bag

Wine is great hostess gift at Christmas. But to make it more personal try making your own wine bottle gift bag. I really like this one from Prudent Baby. The handle makes it easier to carry with all the gifts and food that one brings over to Christmas dinner. The fabric she uses is very summery but of course that’s easy to adapt. She has a very nice blog with a ton of other projects to try, you should check it out when you have a chance.