Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap

Easy DIY adds a creative touch to your home & gifts.

The holiday hustle is upon us! If you’re feeling a bit scrambled getting your lists, your home and your overall plan of attack in order, you’re not alone! Check out our easy ideas for giving decorations and gifts some creative flair. Thoughtful touches for table linens, and lots of ways to use Dritz® iron-on letters for no-sew personalization. 

Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap


Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap

Holiday meals beg for a table that is set with care. Fabric napkins coupled with festive napkin rings are a no-brainer.

We made a simple woven “ring” using Dritz® cable cord. The reindeer was made with simple felt cut-outs glued onto a suspender clip.


Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap

Guests feel extra special when they have a personalized favor to take home. This petite stocking has a felt initial banner made with iron-on lettering; hang it from a kilt pin and stick it on all kinds of gifts and accessories.


Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap

Bring some humor to the table, and let family know that it’s okay to have seconds! We made this clever napkin “ring” using ribbon and Dritz® button expanders.

(And if you don’t know about these little gems, check them out! They apply easily to your pants’ button, giving you an extra inch or so of breathing room. Genius!)


Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap

Most thoughtful hostess ever. That’s you, when you personalize the table with monogrammed napkins. Save them for future family gatherings, or give them as parting gifts – a reminder of a meal well enjoyed.

Ridiculously easy to make – use iron-on monograms and cloth napkins (they can be store bought or make your own). 


Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap

With a few creative materials on-hand, one-of-a-kind centerpieces are so easy to create.

We used a favorite wooden tray and some fresh eucalyptus as the base of our display. Then we loaded it with easy DIY ornaments and a painted tree. There was really no plan for this centerpiece – it just came together naturally with items we had in our holiday stash.  


Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap. Easy DIY adds a creative touch to your home and gifts.

Even if you’re giving something that’s store-bought, you can add a touch of handmade with cute gift tags.

Jazz up gift bags with felt banners embellished with iron-on lettering or leather/metal labels.   


Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap

It’s the reindeer again! We love this little guy. Because it has a suspender clip base, it naturally clips onto many things. Add some ribbon and hang it on the tree!


Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap. Easy DIY adds a creative touch to your home and gifts.

Here’s  a closer look at the felt initial banner – iron-on lettering and a kilt pin is all you need.


Inspiration: Holiday Decorations, Stockings, Gift Wrap. Easy DIY adds a creative touch to your home and gifts.

Give your felt banner some company – add a DIY tassel! Now these are really great little accessories to add onto your gifts. (Actually, they are kind of like little gifts in and of themselves!)

They can later be used on bags, fobs, necklaces, you name it! 


Inspiration: Holiday Decorating, Stockings, Gift Wrap

These trees. From basic wooden craft surface, to mantel-top glam. All it took was some gold spray paint, a handful of notions and a glue gun! 

We used a variety of our Dritz® snaps and eyelets to adorn these trees.


Inspiration: Holiday Decorating, Stockings, Gift Wrap

Iron-on lettering to the rescue! Inexpensive stockings get a face lift with simple additions like monograms and tassels.


Inspiration: Holiday Decorating, Stockings, Gift Wrap

DIY ornaments can be as easy as this: buy a tray of a basic red and clear ornaments, and then pull out your craft and sewing supplies – you will be amazed at what comes together. (Promise.)


Inspiration: Holiday Decorating, Stockings, Gift Wrap. Easy DIY Santa belt ornament.

One of our favorites is this “Santa” ornament. It was made using Dritz® black glitter elastic and a rhinestone slider.

Elastic also makes a great hanger (a lot cuter than those little metal hooks that come with the ornaments).


 Inspiration: Holiday Decorating, Stockings, Gift Wrap

Some more “sewing stash” goodies …! We used a variety of cover buttons for their bases, and then covered them with simple felt cut-outs. Miscellaneous snaps and hooks were used to create their facial features.

See … holiday DIY can be easy and clever. We hope these ideas inspired you to add some handmade touches to your holiday home, decorations and gifts.

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