More Free Tutorials and Ideas on Cyber Monday

It is Cyber Monday, the last of the shopping special days of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and beginning of the holiday shopping season. Isn’t this a fun time of year? The decorating and parties are starting, cookies are baking and holiday cheer is popping up everywhere. Already there are lots of homes sporting holiday lights for the evening hours, and we are looking forward to the annual Winter Lights show at the Arboretum again this year. Anyway, for today, I have pulled together more free tutorials and ideas for your Christmas holiday decorating and more. Last night, my friend Kathleen suggested I write a book called Gift and Goodies, LOL!! She is such a stinker. So, here is more, the links show in color, just click on them to open a new tab and see that post. Enjoy! First up, here’s some fun ideas on wrapping packages. See my post Making Packages Bright.

Have a hard-to-buy-for guy on your list? Have a look at my Gifts for Guys post.

Gifts For Guys ~ From My Carolina Home

This Christmas Kitchen post has several ideas for baked gifts, plus one dedicated to our furkids. There’s a downloadable pdf recipe for Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits. I use a dog bone shaped cookie cutter and pack them in little goodie bags.

Doggie Treats at

Need an idea for a special Christmas Breakfast? See that post for Blueberry Turnovers and a downloadable pdf of my Christmas Breakfast Casserole.

Easy Blueberry Turnovers at From My Carolina Home

Time for a Holiday wreath, and I have several posts for different holiday theme wreaths for you. See A Festival of Wreaths, Making Holiday Wreaths, Christmas Wreaths, and a Winter Wreath that can stay up through the new year.

Of course, we have to have a fun tablescape for a cookie exchange. See my post A Christmas Lunch and Cookie Exchange for my Egg Nog Cookies recipe and a plan for a small cookie exchange with a festive table to enjoy.

This super fast runner uses holiday fabrics, just one long panel and some squares for a cute addition to the decorations or a nice hostess gift.  I wanted this one for the kitchen with its baking motifs in Christmas colors.  Quickie Christmas Project.

Christmas Quick Projects at From My Carolina Home

Do you enjoy wool applique?  Here’s my original pattern for a Christmas Penny Rug. It works up fast and festive with some seed beads for embellishment.

Christmas Wool Applique Penny Rug ~ From My Carolina Home

Would you believe you can work up a Christmas quilt in time for company coming this year? See my Christmas Trip Around the World to see how I did one in just 10 days. You can too!

Or if you only have time for a little one, here’s my original mini-quilt pattern. Christmas Mini Quilt.

You know, you can put Christmas colors on any of my Scrap Dance patterns to get a fun holiday quilt for your own bed or the guest room. You can also make a holiday purse with my Charleston Bag pattern in just a day. Just for Cyber Monday, take 25% off any of my quilt patterns in my Etsy store with code CYBER25. Sale is today only.

I’ll be stamping some Christmas cards for this year soon. But if you need inspiration, see my past posts on making Christmas Cards. Stamping Christmas Cards, Christmas Cards for the Shelter, Iris Folded Christmas Cards, Christmas Tri-fold Card, and Making Christmas Cards.

Fat Quarter Shop has huge Cyber Monday Savings and Mega Flash Sales today only. Get a free gift with orders over $60. Today is a good day to order online to get your gifts in time, knowing how shipping is these days!

Merry Christmas! Are you making gifts or cards for the holidays?

8 thoughts on “More Free Tutorials and Ideas on Cyber Monday

  1. Rheanna

    Thanks so much for the Christmas around the world tutorial. I may have to challenge myself to get one done for Christmas.
    I am not really making any gifts this year besides creating calendars on Shutterfly for our parents. December is a very busy month for our family ( 4 family birthdays plus all the usual holiday things). After trying to “do it all” the last few years I realized I was not enjoying the holiday season at all. In fact I dreaded it. I concluded that I am just not at a season of life that I have enough time to make gifts. As my kids get older and more independent I know things will change. Just need to be at peace with that for now.

  2. Julie

    What beautiful bows you make to decorate all your wreaths. My Mom was a great bow maker, ‘put a bow on it’ was a frequent refrain for us. Everything looked better with a bow.

  3. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    I hope to get Madelyn’s quilt made…though it may only be at the flimsy stage. Time will tell! LOL

  4. MaryEd Williams

    Hi, Carole,
    I love all of your holiday ideas. Do you have a pattern or instructions for the canning jar pin cushion?
    Hope you aren’t near Pilot Mountain.
    Mary Ed

  5. LOL..You have all the time in the world…why not write a book.
    I have copies a couple of recipes… I need more …but who knows …maybe I’ll start cooking again. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Joan Sheppard

    Gosh I have to catch up! I don’t remember these posts, but I’m kind of new to the blogosphere.
    So many great ideas. I go blank about the middle of Thanksgiving dinner and don’t start thinking again until after my January 3rd wedding anniversary – so many things to do. Thanks again

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