Katy Elliott

A daily design journal about new england life, home decorating resources, and renovating a 257-year-old house in Marblehead, MA.

Rustic Christmas Craft Projects

Posted on | November 26, 2012 | 6 Comments

Cinnamon Applesauce Hearts, read full instructions.

Hello! It’s me…the absentee blogger. I’m really hoping to start blogging again. We’ll see how well I do on my intentions with an almost 3-week old baby at home and me going back to work in just a few weeks. I’ll try my best even if I write shorter posts and please ignore the grammar errors and typos…

I thought I would start things off with a round-up of some of my favorite holiday crafts I’ve featured over the past few years. Simple rustic decorations and handmade gifts hold a special place in my heart. Partly because I adore the tradition of making things. I forever remember the moments creating my cinnamon hearts to hang on my christmas tree or knitting a scarf for a special friend. The thought and time that goes into handmade objects is truly special.

Above and below a few of my favorites…

Handmade Cinnamon Hearts Tied On Wrapped Gifts, read full instructions.

How To Make A Simple Winter Green Wreath, read full instructions.

Give Paperwhite Bulbs Decorated With Shells, read full instructions.

Wrap A Boxwood Wreath With Ribbon, read full instructions.

Macaroni Snowflakes created by Stephanie, read full instructions.

Salt Dough Ornaments made by Stephanie, read full instructions.

A pattern to make a Seed Stitch Scarf, read full instructions.

Make a simple Stripe Yarn Bracelets, read full instructions.

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6 Responses to “Rustic Christmas Craft Projects”

  1. cathy
    November 27th, 2012 @ 12:17 am

    Wonderful post full of great ideas. I have always loved cinnamon ornaments. Thank you for taking the time to post.


  2. Jadyn
    November 27th, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

    I made your cinnamon apple sauce hearts with my sister-in-law, we had a great time and they smell amazing!


  3. Katy Elliott
    November 27th, 2012 @ 5:30 pm

    Yay Jadyn! Glad you enjoyed making them!



  4. Kerry
    November 28th, 2012 @ 9:19 am

    I made your seed-stitch neckwarmer over the weekend and love it!! I’m so proud. Will make another one this weekend for my sister’s Christmas gift. I used Mirasol Ushya yarn and the leather buttons. It’s so soft and cozy!


  5. tricia
    November 28th, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    Hooray! Welcome back Katy– you’ve been missed! Congratulations on Frances — your beautiful blog posts contrasted my chaotic life with a newborn and a toddler a few years ago and I hope your beautiful home is helping you with this intense and wonderful time now!

    On the applesauce hearts – is there any functional reason for the heart choice or was that just a preference?



  6. neli
    December 28th, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    i love cinnamon ornaments.


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