Christmas: 5 super crafty tutorials for one and all

from Annalisa Chelli - 12 November 2018
Annalisa Chelli

Annalisa Chelli

Community Manager at DHGshop
Sicily and Tuscany are in my blood. Travelling, movies, music, and art are the things I enjoy the most. I love whales, tattoos, the sea, Africa, good food, big smiles, Picasso, ‘The Master and Margarita’, and ‘Marriage Italian Style’. I believe in Charles Darwin and in the proverbs my grandmother said.
Annalisa Chelli

Christmas is coming: 5 super crafty tutorials

And we’re already well into the super crafty mode that makes us stand out so much. This year we’ve got 5 tutorials, made exclusively for you, by super skilled makers both from Italy and worldwide. Making this Christmas a very cosmopolitan one! And that’s not all. As the title suggests, we’ve really tried to make it so there’s something to suit everyone’s crafting taste, so there’s knitwear projects, crochet and either handmade or manufactured felt ones. Each of which can be a lovely present for your nearest and dearest or a decoration for your tree.

Christmas tutorial

Ready to check them all out?

Tutorial: how to make an amigurumi bear

The first tutorial is the cutest out of them all and is primarily for children. It’s two teddy bears that are made using the amigurumi technique. So soft wearing a stripy scarf, they’re the ideal cuddling companions. What’s more, they’re really easy to make! The yarns, Piuma, a 100% wool and Cyrcus, an Alpaca mix have been used to make them.

Christmas tutorial - amigurumi bear

Tutorial: how to make a top down raglan sleeve cardigan

The second Christmas tutorial is a multicoloured girls’ cardigan. Its soft pale colours, make it perfect for those who fancy making a classic garment with that hint of novelty, which is guaranteed from our Piuma and for the first time you can see it with a distinctive spray paint print! Check out the tutorial and the 5 brand-new colours in this new collection!

Christmas tutorial - girls' cardigan

Tutorial: how to make a felt basket

The third tutorial is for a felt basket for panettone, the Italian Christmas cake, so that you add a really unique piece to the table this year, customizing it how you want. We’ve used felt and faux leather ribbons and we absolutely love how it’s turned out!

Christmas tutorial - felt panettone basket

Tutorial: how to make felt stars and hearts for the Christmas tree

The fourth, and last one, instead, is a two in one tutorial for those Christmas junkies who love tree decorations and are always on the look out for new ones! These are stars and hearts with warm colours and made using the needle felting technique.

Christmas tutorial - felt tree decorations

We hope that this brief insight into the five super crafty tutorials has tickled your fancy and given you the starting point to create something special, but above all maybe given you some ideas as Christmas presents.

Talking about Christmas, we definitely advise you to read a 100% crafty Christmas where the yarns and felt are again at centre stage but in a whole different role!

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