Handmade Holidays: It's Party Time

Weekend Handmade by Kelly Wilkinson

As the end of December quickly approaches (where has the time gone?), it’s time to don your most glitzy ensembles and dust off your decadent nibble recipes in anticipation of upcoming holiday soirees. Whether you’re planning to dance the night away at a friend’s bash or host your own celebration of the season, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY projects to get you ready to party well into the new year!

Sometimes, a stand-out accessory or sparkly embellishment are all you really need to make an outfit more festive. Donning some DIY headwear from The BUST DIY Guide to Life or embroidering a plain garment with this beautiful snowflake-like stitch pattern from Alabama Studio Sewing + Design will get you party-ready in no time.

Staying in with a few loved ones? Then think about amping your common threads with some handcrafted add-ons! Make a super-stylish Peter Pan collar (tutorial here) with Gertie’s help or a cozy necklace from Knitting From the Center Out (tutorial here) for a fun outfit boost no matter where you end up spending your holiday.

Even Liesl Gibson is making her own festive accessories! Check out her tassel necklace tutorial over at Creativebug.

And of course, you never want to arrive at anyone’s party empty-handed. For hostess gifts with heart, some scented sachets from More Last-Minute Knitted Gifts or personalized cutting board from AlternaCrafts are sure to get you invited back next year.