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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornament w/ Free Template - Kids Sewing Series at One Savvy Mom™ Project #8

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, had a very shiny nose...Gosh, friends! How adorable is this Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornament?! My daughter and I made several of these 4" embroidery hoop Christmas ornaments over the weekend. They were super simple to put together! They're actually they're just slightly modified version of the deer template from our Woodland Animal Embroidery Hoops, that we shared here with a free printable template back in the Fall. This is project #8 in our Kids Sewing Series, here at One Savvy Mom™.

After coming across a yard of brown fabric and felt in our tote of craft scraps and a ball of red yarn, the idea for this Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornament was hatched! These ornaments make a great handmade Christmas gift idea. They also make a great holiday keepsake craft for the kids to make and for you to cherish as a parent, for years to come.

Read on for the simple supply list, our free printable template and our easy tutorial, to make your own Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer Mini Embroidery Hoop Ornament, this holiday season!

Mini Canvas Snowman Ornament - A Quick & Simple {Super Cute!} Christmas Kids Craft Tutorial

This mini canvas snowman ornament is the perfect Christmas craft to do with the kids this holiday season! They're super simple to make, they're great keepsakes and they're fun homemade handmade gifts too.

Friends, if you've been around for the past 10 years (almost 11 now...!) you know how much we love mini canvas kids crafts around here! Our kids have all loved crafting fun treasures over the years using mini canvases and other simple finds from our craft stash. A few years back we made adorable mini canvas snowman ornaments using mittens (which were crafted to look like little snow hats!) and a mini canvas - you can find those HERE. This year we decided to make similar ornaments - snowman mini canvas ornaments with earmuffs - using colorful yarn pom-poms a mini canvas and a handful of other simple supplies. These turned out just precious, don't you think?! They are so simple to make too! We will be adding a DIY mini canvas ornament to the tops of each of our packages/gifts for friends and family this holiday season. They are the perfect (super cute) way to pretty up a package wrapped in simple brown (recyclable!)) craft paper!

Grab the full supply list and our full tutorial, with step-by-step imagery, below.

Embroidered Evergreen Christmas Wreath + How To Make A Double Embroidery Hoop

Embroidered Evergreen Christmas Wreath Double Hoop Fiber Craft DIY Sewing One Savvy Mom onesavvymom Blog NYC

My DIY Double Hoop Embroidered Evergreen Christmas Wreath is easy to stitch, so perfect for the embroidery beginner,  and it makes for beautiful DIY Holiday Décor or the perfect handmade gift when completed.

This Embroidered Double Hoop Evergreen Christmas Wreath is the perfect holiday embroidery project, even for the embroidery beginner / beginner sewers. If you're on the hunt for DIY embroidered gifts and embroidery projects for the holiday season, this is definitely one to add to your list! Even if you've never assembled a double hoop, our step by step imagery below, will help you make a double embroidery hoop wreath, in a cinch (it literally takes under 10 minutes to assemble!). The pictured double hoop embroidery wreath uses a 16" embroidery hoop and a 6" embroidery hoop, though you can use any size embroidery hoops you'd like; bigger or smaller.  Overall, this took me about 3 days (a few hours here and there) to complete, and all in, it costs about $12 in supplies. 

Read on for a full supply list and our easy step by step tutorial (including how to make a double embroidery hoop) below.

Yarn Wrapped Snowman Napkin Rings

Yarn Wrapped Snowman Napkin Rings Fiber Craft Kids Holiday Winter DIY Upcycled One Savvy Mom blog onesavvymom NYC

Yarn Wrapped Snowman Napkin rings are super simple to make, and such a fun craft for the kids! These adorable yarn wrapped snowman napkin rings are an easy fiber craft for kids, and add that special touch of fun to your holiday winter tablescapes and gatherings. My favorite part, aside from the fact that they are super cute, of course?! You only need a handful of supplies and upcycled / recycled materials to make these; all in, we made upwards of 30 of these yarn wrapped snowman napkin rings, for under $5! Not bad, right?! These yarn wrapped snowman napkin rings would also make a great handmade DIY holiday gift idea!

Read on for the full supply list and instructions to make your own yarn wrapped snowman napkin rings.

Mini Canvas Snowman Ornaments - A Quick & Simple {Super Cute!} Christmas Kids Craft Tutorial


Looking for a cute Christmas craft to do with the kids? These Mini Canvas Snowman Ornaments are it! This is such a quick and simple {super cute!} Christmas kids craft; perfect for gifting to friends and family - or for your own Christmas tree. If you're into mess-free kids crafts {and what mom isn't, right?), this easy Christmas craft is definitely the craft for you!

Hi friends, how have you been? Each year, my kids make new DIY ornaments for our Christmas Tree, it's a bit of a tradition around here. It's always fun to look back each year on all of the ornaments that we've made together, when we decorate our tree. Last weekend, we got a jump start on our Christmas crafting, and made these adorable Mini Canvas Snowman Ornaments. This is such a quick and simple Christmas craft for kids. These Mini Canvas Snowman Ornaments come together in a cinch with a few simple supplies and Kwik Stix {fast drying} solid tempera paint sticks. If your house is anything like mine you might even already have a stray mitten or two {or 20!} on-hand, without a match, that you can easily upcycle for this craft.

Read on for the full supply list and our easy tutorial, to make your own Mini Canvas Snowman Ornaments with the kids this holiday season.

DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Set Angels

These DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Set Angels are made from a 3 piece funnel set, and other simple supplies from Dollar Tree! Total cost rang in at about $6 each, to make. The pictured DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Angel stands at about 18" tall, and is perfect for displaying during the Christmas season (or even adding to the top of your Christmas tree!)

Hi friends, how was your week? We are super busy these days, but in the very best ways! These DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Set Angels, were our project of the day, yesterday. By stacking the funnels, and using them as a form/ base, it gives the illusion that the Angel is wearing a 3-tiered dress. My oldest daughter helped me assemble several of these, in about an hour and a half. I prepped everything by cutting down all of the ribbon into 5" strips, bundled the raffia to create Angel wings, and cut down all of the felt to create the face/hair. Then she helped me assemble them, using low temp hot glue. I was originally planning on leaving the faces without features - but my daughter had the idea of stitching on closed eyes / a mouth on each Angel, before gluing the felt down. I absolutely LOVE how they turned out, and I'm so glad that she suggested this super simple add-on. If you made our Dollar Tree Funnel Set Christmas Trees last year, these are just as easy to assemble! These make great handmade holiday décor and they'd also make a great gift!

Read on for the simple supply list and our easy tutorial to make your own DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Set Angels, this holiday season!

DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Set Christmas Trees


These DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Set Christmas Trees, turned out so cute!  My favorite part? They only cost about $3.50 each to make!

Hi friends, how have you been? The Christmas crafts are in full-swing around here! Last weekned, I paid a trip to the Dollar Tree to look for some cute add-ons/ supplies for a few of the holiday crafts that I'm working on. I was disappointed when I couldn't find any cone foam forms in their floral section. I have a bunch of stockpiled ribbon, and I had my heart set on making ribbon trees to display on the tops of my kitchen cabinets for Christmas. Though I had a plan, I certainly didn't want to shell out $5-$8 for each of the cone foam forms from the craft store, to make my ribbon trees.

After perusing the aisles, my eyes landed on a 3 piece funnel set in the cooking section. Each set comes with a small, medium, and large funnel (just $1 for each set of 3). After stacking them on top of each other, I decided that I could easily use the funnel sets, in place of a cone foam form, to make my ribbon Christmas Trees. Now that they're complete, I actually think they turned out better than they would have, had I used foam forms. The funnels are wider, which gives a much fuller look than the narrow foam forms would have. While I'm using my Dollar Tree Funnel Set Christmas Trees as a display on the tops of my kitchen cabinets, they would also make a super cute DIY holiday gift idea, this holiday season!

Read on for the full supply list, and my simple tutorial to make your own Dollar Tree Funnel Set Christmas Trees.

DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Set Snowman

DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Set Snowman Christmas Winter Decor

This DIY Dollar Tree funnel set snowman makes the perfect shabby chic holiday and winter décor! They are so stinking CUTE and super simple to put together too.  Each DIY Dollar Tree funnel set snowman only costs about $2 to make (all-in!) So, they are definitely budget friendly.  These DIY Dollar Tree funnel set snowmen would also make great homemade gifts!

Hi, friends! I hope you are all well and staying safe out there! Rain has kept us homebound over the past few days, and thus thinking ahead to the holiday season. I see a ridiculous amount of twinkling lights, large mugs of hot chocolate and tons of Hallmark holiday movies (of course!) in the not so distant future for us.  Seriously, the tree and all of the decor' may be making an appearance this weekend. I need some of that holiday magic in my life, stat!

While I love to craft, in all honesty, I'm a bit of a procrastinator when it comes to procuring the necessary supplies. I always make a mental note to grab some of the cone foam forms from Dollar Tree, when they're not in demand  (in the summer.) Alas, I have yet to follow through.  A few years back, I ended up making these fun Dollar Tree funnel set Christmas trees, (using a 3 piece funnel set as a foam cone alternative) and sharing them here with all of you. At that point it became pretty clear that I'm not the only one that procrastinates buying foam forms! It became a popular pin for those who were also looking for an alternative to the traditional foam cone form. The following year, I decided to make these pretty Dollar Tree funnel set Angels, using ribbon, a funnel set, raffia and a handful of simple supplies all found at dollar tree (aside from the felt and embroidery thread used for the face/hair.) After crafting with these funnel sets as an alternative for three years now, I’ve decided that I like the height that the funnel sets allow. The foam forms are about 10" at Dollar Tree, These Funnel sets, when assembled properly, allow for a height of between 16"- 18". I love how adorable this DIY Dollar Tree Snowman ( or Snowwomen?!) turned out! My oldest daughter actually thought I purchased it from Home Goods (not a bad compliment at all, right?!) Ready to make your own DIY Dollar Tree Funnel Set Snowman?

Read on for the full supply list, and my easy step-by-step tutorial.

DIY Giant Snowman Checkers Set - A Fun Family Gift Idea {Under $10 To Make!}


It's a Giant DIY Checkers Set! Yep, and not just any old Giant DIY Checkers Set, friends! We made ours Snowman themed! One of my favorite things about this DIY Holiday Gift (aside from the fact that it's ADORABLE?!) The total cost to assemble each Giant DIY Snowman Checkers, rang in at under $10!

My older daughter and I have been up to our elbows in craft supplies over the past two weeks. We've been brainstorming new DIY's daily, to make good use of our craft scraps for the upcoming holiday craft fair. In addition to making a few sets for the craft fair, we also made 2 sets to gift to close friends who have young children, as a "family gift." Each set only requires 2 boxes of mason jar lids / canning lids, and a few other simple supplies. If you've been reading here for a while, you may remember our original XL Checker Set made with Mason Jar Lids; my older kids STILL play with that set! It's definitely a family favorite, and it's super portable/durable.

Read on for the full supply list and our simple tutorial, to make your own Giant DIY Snowman Checkers Set this Holiday season!