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The DIYers on your list will find endless inspiration in This Can Be Beautiful by Tiffany Pratt.
All just a click away, these creative ideas will make shopping for any DIY and craft lovers on your list a cinch.
Great for last minute shoppers, this easy, illustrated polar bear pattern and instruction booklet downloads instantly after purchase. Use the handy shopping list to gather supplies you'll need to bring your polar bear to life.
Polar bear sewing pattern, $6, Little Softie Shop.
This stylish denim and leather case has a spot for favourite needles, circulars and everything else needed to knit or crochet.
Knitting needle case, $58, Jesabelle.
This kit has all the materials needed to make and sew a yummy donut felt pin cushion.
Donut sewing kit, $11, etsy.ca.
Each pouch in this crafty advent calendar contains a miniskein of hand-dyed merino yarn and a printed sentiment or tip.
Limited edition yarn advent calendar, $79, purlin-js.myshopify.com.
Thanks to caster wheels, a foam lining and adjustable side straps, this durable trolley will transport a sewing machine safely and smoothly.
Sew Easy ABS sewing machine trolley, $130, fabricville.com.
Perfect for the crafty gal on your list, HGTV star and designer Tiffany Pratt’s new book is packed with 45 creative and straightforward projects for home, wardrobe, beauty routine, travel style and more.
This Can Be Beautiful by Tiffany Pratt, $25, tonicliving.com.
Great for quickly creating tags for gifts and crafts, this tag maker punches heavier materials than standard punches.
Fiskars tag maker, $40, amazon.ca.
Pair this Canadian-made magnetic bookmark with a crochet book and your shopping for your favourite crocheter is done!
Crochet yarn ball magnetic bookmark, $6, craftedvan.com.
A modern take on vintage-style projects, this book teaches the basics of weaving with useful information on basic stitches, tools needed and even how to make your own looms.
On the Loom: a Modern Weaver’s Guide, $30, indigo.ca.
Compact enough to take on the go, this kit includes instructions to make scarves, hats, blankets and more.
Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand yarn knit and weave loom kit, $70, fabricville.com.
The seamstress on your list will love this pink enamel sewing machine pin!
Sewing machine pin, $16, cityofindustryshop.com
H&M, Asos, Urban Outfitters
Everybody needs a go-to holiday sweater!
Whether you're headed to an ugly Christmas sweater party or just feel like looking festive this time of year, here are ugly Christmas sweaters—and a few pretty ones—to pick up.
Women's Ugly Holiday Sweater, $25,
Reindeer Turtleneck Blue Ugly Sweater, $140, etsy.com.
Curve jumper with bow, $60, asos.com.
Pugly Christmas Sweater, $34.50, ardene.com.
Lili’s Closet Starland Pullover, $128, anthropologie.com.
Light up Rudloph sweater, $39.50, ardene.com.
Boohoo Plus Gingerbrad jumper, $36, asos.com.
Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal Sweater, $30, blnts.com.
Girls Santa with Fuzzy White Beard, $30, blnts.com.
Ecote Starry Night Sweater, $72, urbanoutfitters.com.
Striped sweater, $75, gapcanada.ca.
Red Velvet Sweatshirt, $30, zara.com.
Reindeer sweater, $40, oldnavy.ca.
Urban Renewal Holiday Cardigan, $42, urbanoutfitters.com.
Urban Renewal Holiday Sweater, $42, urbanoutfitters.com.
Whoopi Goldberg Light up Christmas Tree Sweater, $179, thebay.com.
Printed Christmas sweatshirt, $13, hm.com/ca.
Whoopi Goldberg Alien Family Sweater, $179, thebay.com.
Boohoo Two Person Jumper, $44, asos.com.
Photography by Sian Richards
Whether your holiday style is modern, romantic or more on the traditional side, we've got a new take on Christmas-tree decorating just for you.
A fabulous floral tree sets the scene for a pastel Christmas. Simply place several large faux blooms in shades of the same colour throughout the branches. The best part? The flowers can be popped into a vase when the tree comes down!
High Park seven-foot lifelike pine tree, canadiantire.ca. Faux flowers, michaels.com. Blåregn throw, ikea.ca. Forever Frenched art print, annawithloveshop.com. Cushion, tonicliving.com. Wispy Pink 2005-70 paint (on wall), benjaminmoore.com.
Adorn your tree with your favourite family memories. Flip through photo albums together (or scroll through images on your phone) to make choosing pictures part of the fun. Scan the images, print them in black and white on sturdy matte paper, then cut them out, leaving a white edge. Next, perforate each one with a hole punch, and use twine to make a loop through the opening to hang on a branch. It's sure to be a conversation starter!
The giving tree
Wrap your tree in mini gifts. Vary the size of the packages for visual interest, but keep the look unified by sticking to a simple colour scheme; in this case, we were inspired to create a traditional red-and-white palette. Once wrapped, presents were tied to branches using coordinating ribbon and twine.
High Park seven-foot lifelike pine tree, canadiantire.ca. Marcel sofa, Woodford coffee table and Hugo rug, urbanbarn.com. Cushions, tonicliving.com. Essex mantel, hearthmanor.com. Winter Retreat wall art, minted.com. Simply White OC-117 paint (on wall), benjaminmoore.com.
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