Crafting for the HolidaysAnd just like that, the holidays are here! As soon as the discount bins are filled with this year’s Halloween candy, it’s time to start gearing up for the holiday season.

Though it’s easy to get wrapped up in the madness of giving, shopping, and spending, here at Bear Creek, we encourage everyone to look a bit deeper, and remember what the season is really about!

In the true spirit of giving, why not gift your loved ones with a one-of-a-kind treasure that’s from the heart? There are loads of awesome toys and treats coming out just in time for the holidays. But one thing that can’t be bought is is the love and care that’s crafted into handmade treasures.

So this year, give them something they’ll truly never forget. And if you start now, you’ll have more than enough time to add all those unique details that will ensure this keepsake is cherished for years to come.

Take a look at these holiday design ideas for inspiration!

Ornaments
What could possibly be more joyous than gathering the family around to decorate the tree? And with personalized ornaments, it makes this annual event even sweeter.

When it comes to ornaments, the options are truly endless. Felted keepsakes such as penguins, sheep, and teddy bears are iconic symbols of the season, and always make a lovely addition to the tree.

Do you have a loved one who’s celebrating an especially merry year? Crafting a ‘Baby’s First Christmas’ ornament is something so precious, it’s sure to bring happiness every year.

Decorations
You’ve certainly witnessed the detail that goes into holiday decorating for homes on your block. With giant bulbs, dancing reindeer, and even fake snow (depending on where you live), there’s absolutely no limit to the grandeur.

But for the interior, why not make it a bit cozier? Create special holiday decorations for your friends and family that will add a touch of craftsmanship to their array of novelty embellishments.

And if you’re a beginning felter, pieces like this super-easy snowman will allow you to create a heartfelt gift without the stress that comes along with more intricate designs.

Felted snowmen, gnomes, and trees make wonderful table centerpieces as well as beautiful fixtures on mantles and countertops. These miniature wonders can completely transform the space, and your loved ones will look forward to pulling them out year after year.

Figurines
With needle felted figurines for the little ones, they’ll be so amazed by their new animal friends and their realistic features. You won’t hear a peep as they play make believe under the tree! From mice and owls to rabbits and birds, let their imagination soar with a magical gift they can have all year ‘round.

The Gift of Crafting
Perhaps you’re not quite ready to craft a gift, but you still want to share the wonders of needle felting? We would love for your friends, family, and loved ones to join our Bear Creek Felting Academy! Here, they’ll learn needle felting tips and tricks while receiving valuable feedback from me and motivation from a community of like-minded crafters! Give the gift of needle felting by giving your loved one a kit that they can make themselves or the Needle Felting Academy. You can give the Academy as a gift for 1 month, 3 months or a year with an online gift card.

We’ve been counting down all year, and now we finally get to celebrate. So, what are your plans for holiday craft designs? Let us know in the comments below!