Beading has become a very popular hobby. Some have turned it into a lucrative job with many customers. Offering a free beading pattern may attract some to use certain supplies or buy from certain beading stores. Marketing the free beading pattern is a good idea. People love to receive something free. Many will send off for it and others will sign up online for the free patterns being offered. It is a good way to get started with beading and to build your patterns without spending much money. Find out if beading is for you, start with a free pattern. Use the color beads you like. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to begin. If you like beading, if you get hooked like so many others, then you can collect the colors and shapes to make your designs stand out. Beading is such a fun hobby, no wonder it is so addictive!
Paint it. Using acrylic paints, paint over the old ornament. You can do stripes, dots or graphic patterns. You can also paint on snowmen, Christmas trees or snow scenes. Ornaments look best if you spray on a glossy sealer after the paint dries. You can also add glitter over the paint while it is still wet.
Make it. Go for a nice walk in the woods with your kids and gather up some pine cones. You can also pick some mini pine cones to decorate the larger ones. Dry them out and then decorate with Christmas picks or flowers, some white ‘snow’ paint or glitter, and wrap ribbons around (leave extra ribbon at the back to hang the pine cone).
Yarn and craft stores often give away free patterns when you buy yarn in their store. Sometimes, they have them available for downloading from some manufacturers sites, too, so if you have a favorite type of yarn, be sure to ask if your local yarn shop has any patters from the manufacturers you can use.
Tissue-Paper Hat: Holiday season is a good time to make play hats because it is then usually possible to find some large pieces of fancy wrapping paper. Try to find a piece of paper that is around twenty inches long and ten inches wide. First fold the paper crosswise and pasted down on one end. Then fold a triangle at the top, and after that fold the peak down. Stickers can be used to hold the hat in place.
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Fine glitter. You can use a spray adhesive or thin coat of glue to coat the ornament. Sprinkle the glitter all over. Add a bow at the top for extra color.
So, I am getting more experience as a crocheter ( is a word?) and if I’ll do it, you can do it, you can too. So, pick up those needles and hook a stitch. There are masses of free crochet patterns and other great tricks and tips just waiting online for you to uncover them.
You can search for free knitting patterns online, or you can try choosing your yarn, and then going to that yarn manufacturers web site. Usually, they’ll have many free, downloadable patterns online that will give you an idea of what to knit with your yarn. Most often, they’ll offer a variety of patterns, from sweaters to afghans and home décor that can use the yarn you’ve already got, so you’ll have a wide variety of free knitting patterns to choose from