I’ve been busy as a bee here at Tilly’s Nest working on some nature-inspired holiday crafts for HGTV Gardens. I’ve been working with HGTV for well over a year now and I must say that these three holiday crafts are some of my all time favorites. The woodland pinecone hedgehogs came to life after I took another look at a few pinecones laying on my mantle. Suddenly I envisioned them with snouts, ears, and sweet little noses!
Garden Gift: Simmering Potpourri
I love to make potpourri for homemade gifts during Christmas. I love it when friends and family return the jars empty. This is how I know they want me to make it again for them next year. With hints of cinnamon, cloves and dried fruits~ yes I’ll share how to dry them, it makes the entire house smell like Christmas.
This last ornament craft was a new one for me. I had never tried needle felting before, but it was always something that I wanted to try. I came up with a clever way to use felted balls as the base for these four ornaments. With that trick, I wasn’t starting from scratch and these came together in no time at all. Of course, they are garden themed, but next year I might just make a few chickens.
Happy Crafting Friends!~Melissa
Photo Credits: Tilly’s Nest