Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2016

The Twinery is thrilled to once again be a sponsor of the Handmade Holidays blog hop! We’ve sponsored in the past and it has always been a great experience. This year, our designer Tifany is sharing some beautiful ornaments that she created using cut wood rounds as a base. These beautiful ornaments all use some form of paint technique (stencil, ombre, or both) and many have the addition of a little bit of bling in the form of sequins or buttons. And everything is all tied up with twine, of course! The ombre effect is not as […]

Pocket Tags

Hello friends, Jennifer here with some cute pocket tags to share with you!  This is such a fun project for an Advent calendar or simply to decorate a tree!   I started out by stamping images from the 12 days of Christmas stamps I have in my stash (long since retired) onto distressed tea bags and adhered them to the gift tags on three sides so they acted as pockets.  I then filled the pockets with dried flowers and herbs, feathers and leaves, and other pieces of holiday ephemera.  I finished the little pockets with […]

Felt Ornaments

I love to have a little holiday get togethers with my friends, and always have a fun little craft project. These little felt ornaments are fun and super easy to make. Just make the little gift kit and have a few templates for everyone to share. To embroider with twine, buy Tapestry needles. Tapestry needles have a large enough eye to thread your twine and don’t have a super sharp point. Here a few simple stitching ideas.  For this simple Round ornament, I started in the center, just stitching on the top piece of felt with Maraschino […]