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Welcome to the 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! A few years ago we were looking online for handmade gift ideas and thought it would be great if there was a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. Enter the Handmade Holidays hop! We’ve gathered over 100 of our creative blogger friends in the craft industry as well as some of our fellow product manufacturers to bring you a plethora of inspiring gift ideas you can make now to give to your friends, family, and colleagues. Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.


Our first Handmade Holiday Project is coming at you today courtesy of the talented Jennifer Jangles. It’s a pair of appliquéd Snowflake Pillows. I’m thinking there needs to be a matching quilt in my house with these as well. You can find the printable appliqué pattern here. These two pillows are 16 and 18 inches. The appliqués are for these two sizes, but you could always play around with your print settings and make the appliqués larger or smaller to meet your needs.

In this tutorial, I’m going to give you the how to on the appliqué. There are loads of pillow making tutorials on the internet, as well as quilts, and bags, and anything else you could imagine putting a snowflake on so I will let you use your imagination on this one.

To create the large snowflake trace six of the dendrites(arms) , 6 end circles and the center onto the fusible webbing of your choice, I used Heat n Bond® Lite. Cut out the paper backed webbing loosely and iron them on to the corresponding fabrics. Cut out the snowflake parts on the traced line, peel off the paper backing. Arrange the six dendrites so that the ends all meet up in the middle. Place the center circle over the top. At this point you can tweak where you would like the dendrites to be. Once you’ve got everything in place, iron the appliqués to the fabric. If you’re making the large snowflake iron the circles on the top of the smaller circle on the outer edge of the dendrite.

To stitch the appliqué in place I did free motion embroidery around the outsides because that’s my favorite stitch right now, but you could do a zig zag or button hole/applique stitch.

Stitch a button in the center and on each of the ends of the flake. When the appliqué is finished you can stitch up the pillow, quilt block or whatever else your making with the Snowflake Applique.

Pin it! Did you know if you hoover your mouse over any of our images on the blog, you can pin it to one of your Pinterest Boards, that way you’ll know where it is when you’re ready to sew.

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Follow along on our blog hop! Simply click on each of the links below to be taken to that post with additional information and photos on how to create a handmade gift project. Have fun and pin away!

Ellison Educational Equipment
Walnut Hollow 
Graphic 45
Neat and Tangled
Therm O Web Westcott  Elizabeth Craft Designs
Pink and Main
The Buckle Boutique
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Rowland Technologies
ICE Resin
Hydrangea Hippo
Clearsnap – Suzanne Austin
Stencil1 – Ed Roth 
Graphic 45 -Nadya Lifa
Cookies for Breakfast- Beth Pingry 
Cupcakes and Crinoline – Mary Beth Sharkey 
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Frances Byrne
Lazy Mom’s – Joanna Grzeszczak
Homemade Ginger – Megan Kapple
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – Asia King
Ellison Educational Equipment – Anna-Karin Evaldsson
One Artsy Mama- Amy Latta
Therm O Web – Alice Golden


Be sure to visit Alice's blog to see what she's created with our Mini Tape Runners!
Be sure to visit Alice’s blog to see what she’s created with our Mini Tape Runners!

Lovely Etc – Carrie Spalding
ICE Resin – Clare Horner
Pink and Main – Yolie Burke
The Buckle Boutique – Stephanie Nericcio
Modern Surrealist – Marisa Pawelko
A Little Craft In Your Day – Tanner Bell 
Artsy Findings – Cheryl Waters
Stampin Mindy – Mindy Baxter

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17 Comments on Welcome to the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop

  1. Lori Apgar
    November 7, 2014 at 10:53 am (10 years ago)

    These pillows are just darling!!!!

  2. barb macaskill
    November 7, 2014 at 12:45 pm (10 years ago)

    LOVE these fun pillows! TFS!

  3. Helena
    November 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm (10 years ago)

    Pretty pillows

  4. Ann
    November 7, 2014 at 6:43 pm (10 years ago)

    Wonderful pillows, love the festive colors and patterns.

  5. jpscraps
    November 7, 2014 at 7:31 pm (10 years ago)

    I LOVE these pillows!

  6. Debby L
    November 7, 2014 at 8:39 pm (10 years ago)

    I love the snowflake pillows. I have to give this a try … but for me to keep!

  7. Jackie
    November 9, 2014 at 8:09 am (10 years ago)

    Omgosh! These pillows are so festive and cheery- They would look awesome on my davenport,btw! “)

  8. Katie Cooper
    November 9, 2014 at 1:23 pm (10 years ago)

    A very beautiful idea. You are very skilful. I really like the color choices. Thank you.

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