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Crocheting to Christmas: DIY Greeting Cards

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Hi! Welcome to the first post of  the Crocheting to Christmas series!

I am a huge fan of unique and creative Christmas cards. I love looking at them at the mall and I never really end up buying them because they can get so pricey. I really like the homemade touch on cards so I thought I would give it a shot. I have seen some of the scrapbooking cards and WOW they look amazing – it just so happens that I have no scrapbooking ability. ­čśë I thought since I love yarn so much I’ll do my own cards with a yarn/crochet spin.

There are loads of DIY ideas on the internet and especially on Pinterest. I took a lot of inspiration from Pinterest ideas and thought of ways to add some yarn to the fun. Here’s what I came up with:

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Aren’t they awesome?

For the Christmas present and wreath cards, I just glued single strands of yarn to embellish my cards. I found that if I crocheted a single chain and then made it into a bow, it would be too bulky.  So I ended up just sticking with just a single strand.

On the 2 Christmas tree cards, I just crocheted a long chain and I glued it in squiggles to make my tree shape. I saw a few different tree motif patterns online and I tried a few. I just thought the tree motif looked really thick on the card and some of my trees ended up not looking ┬álike trees ­čśŤ By using crochet chains it was much quicker to do and it saved yarn.

Lastly, on my bunny card, I just crocheted a row of HDC for each pieces of the scarf and it was enough to look pretty cool.

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I wanted these cards to be budget friendly and they totally ended up being so. I found a pack of plain note cards for $4.99 which had 25 cards – definitely enough for my close family and friends! I even lucked out and found some christmas-y stampers that were between $1.50-8.oo. I thought they would be a Christmas investment and bought a few to spice up my cards. The yarn I used was all from my scrap balls and I thought it looked really neat with all the different colors. The little pom poms I used as tree ornaments and the buttons for the wreath were both in packs for a dollar. ┬áLastly, I had glue and some colored construction paper at home. That’s all the materials I used! So really, depending on your budget, you really don’t need to spend a lot of money on materials. All you need is a little imagination, inspiration, and creativity! ­čÖé

Let me know if you tried your own DIY yarn/crochet cards!

I just wanted to let you know that I have recently moved my blog to pocketfulofyarn.com. Hope you’ll continue to join me on my crochet journey! Thanks!

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Crocheting To Christmas Blog Series!

I’m absolutely thrilled that it’s a month and 24 days till Christmas! It’s time to roll out the Christmas decorations and get into the festive spirit ­čÖé What better way to get in the festive mood then to have a Christmas blog series!

I really enjoy all the crafty and creative ideas that come up during this time of the year. From gifts to love ones, to pet presents, holiday decor and hostess gifts, you can always add a special crochet touch. In this weekly series to Christmas, I’ll be sharing ideas and patterns that I will be making this year.┬áI hope you’ll find the topics inspiring and interesting! And maybe, it’ll inspire you to crochet something special this season ­čÖé

The posts will be up every friday and as they come along I will provide the links below ­čÖé

  • Nov. 8: DIY Crochet Greeting Cards
  • Nov. 15: Holiday Slipper Madness
  • Nov. 22: Crochet Gifts for Guys?!
  • Nov. 29: Cute kids, Cute Amigurumi
  • Dec. 6: Dog Presents!
  • Dec. 13: Stocking Stuffer Mania
  • Dec. 20: Christmas Decor Insanity

I hope you guys will join me for this Christmas ride! I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topics and perhaps suggestions on other topics that may interest you ­čÖé As always, Happy Crocheting! ­čśÇ

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