Hello, my crafty friends, and welcome back to Weekly Scrapper! It makes me smile knowing that you’ve found some time to enjoy a little holiday crafting. If you’re like me the holidays have snuck up you yet again but not to worry, we always pull it off, right?
In honor of Hanukkah beginning in just a few days, I thought you might enjoy the following projects. May you enjoy the eight magical days and nights during this Festival of Lights; what a perfect time to gather your family and friends for an afternoon filled with fun activities and crafting some of your own handmade treasures.
These handmade paper bag lanterns are such a warm way to welcome guests up to your front door. Wouldn’t it be adorable to place them around the house for a festive and light-filled atmosphere?
I discovered the perfect handmade gift idea on the Silhouette Blog and knew I had to share the inspiration. The gift could include one down pillow and six pillow covers that can be changed each season throughout the year. I love that it works for any occasion; it’s something they will use all year long. Who wouldn’t enjoy a fun down pillow customized by you?
You’ll be happy to know that there is no sewing involved which makes these project quick, easy, and did I mention very inexpensive? The blank pillow covers were purchased at Ikea for $4 and the linen one was purchased at Homegoods for a whopping $8. The designs were cut out with a Silhouette machine but you can use whatever die-cut machine that you have and design your own unique images to customize your pillowcases. Fun!
These sparkly dreidel-shaped gift card holders are a fun and festive way to present a gift card to someone special this holiday season. You are just a few basic supplies away from checking off a few gifts from your ever-growing list. I don’t think you’ll need it, but if you didn’t want to freehand the dreidel shape, click here.for the adjustable template. I highly recommend when choosing your glitter to go with the finest glitter you can find, if you go with a chunky glitter if won’t be nice and smooth and your pattern won’t be as crisp.
Click here and I’ll take you over to the Martha Stewart Blog so you can see just how easily these cute gift card holders come together. I know sometimes gift card holders get a bad rap for being impersonal, but when they are presented in a handmade card I think the recipient will feel the love?
Latkes, which are wonderfully crisp potato pancakes, are a favorite food served throughout the Jewish holiday Hanukkah. You haven’t lived if you haven’t experienced a homemade potato latke. There are hundreds of different latke recipes but the traditional potato version makes my tummy sing. Creating the perfect latke is not to be taken lightly. It does take some guidance, but not to worry – with a little help and advice from the culinary genius over on the Kitchn blog you to can make perfect latkes at home.
Potato latkes are amazing served warm with a dollop of cool sour cream or chunky sweet applesauce under the warm glow of candlelight. With a little help from our friends over at the Kitchn food blog, your latkes will please all who gather at your holiday table.
Thanks for spending part of your weekend with me. I hope you have an amazing week ahead of you and I’ll see you next Sunday with more fun holiday projects.
Hugs to all!