Deck the Halls: Fresh Picks for 11.27.11 + Winner

Out of 67 comments, the winner of the handmade earrings giveaway, chosen by, is #6 Sally Ness: “I’m a big fan of all three pairs on the orange, yellow, green trio! Quite tasteful, Linds.”

I’m so excited for Sally to win these earrings, as she was the very first person to buy a pair from my new Esty storefront. Huge thanks to everyone who entered and gave feedback on your favorites! The 40% off code CRAFTBUDS is still good through the end of the day today.

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Without further ado, here are some fresh picks for the week, to get you in the mood for holiday decorating! These cute Christmas crafts make great holiday decorations for the home.

Felt Hot Cocoa Ornament

Mug Shot: I bet you haven’t seen many Christmas ornament crafts cuter than this Cup o’ Cocoa with tiny felt marshmallows. Get the cute-torial for this Felt Hot Cocoa Ornament at Flamingo Toes.

Noel Letters Sign

Merry Mantle: Get the instructions on how to make this Pottery Barn knock-off Noel mantel sign at Sew Dang Cute Crafts.

Clay Stamped Ornaments

Stamp of Approval: They’re earthy and they’re easy. Loving the Stamped Clay Christmas Ornaments tutorial from Allison at Little Lovelies.

Milk Carton Sun Wreath Tutorial

Here Comes the Sun: Reuse a few empty milk cartons to make this unexpectedly stunning holiday wreath! This holiday DIY tutorial is courtesy of Michele, written as a guest post on

Echinops and Aster

Holiday How-To: Jenelle is whipping up some awesome holiday decorating tutorials, like a cutie-pie mushroom ornament and holiday snowflake table runner. The instructions are clear as day, and sewists will especially love the projects at Echinops & Aster.

101 Handmade Holiday Tutorials

101 Roundup: Don’t miss the round-up of holiday decor tutorials over at Everything Etsy, with everything from wreaths to garland and pillows to snow globes. Who doesn’t love free Christmas crafts?

Next week, we’ll take a look at some handmade gifts that you still have time to whip up. Yes, there is still time.

Thanks for checking out this week’s Fresh Picks!
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  2 comments for “Deck the Halls: Fresh Picks for 11.27.11 + Winner

  1. November 27, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I’m just catching up with blog reading after the holiday so I missed out on the giveaway, but still wanted to say congrats on the new storefront! Just checked it out and it looks great. Cheers!

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