Home Decor
Forget dropping cash on a new vase — you can DIY one using all those yarn scraps you've got lying around. Grab 'em, along with some Mod Podge and a circular container that you'll use as a template. Before you know it you'll have the perfect holder for that Valentine's Day bouquet!
Beginner
Knit your heart out — literally. This heart pattern is the perfect make for Valentine's Day, whether you stitch it on its own and use it as a dishcloth, or incorporate it into a larger project.
Andrea Sanchez
Fact: snacks taste better when served on a handcrafted mug rug. Or at least, that's how you'll feel once you stitch these cute coasters and mug rugs.
These coasters are the perfect way to greet your party guests ... and gently nudge them out at the end of the night. Two sides, two messages, one stellar quick-stitch craft!
Beginner
If there's one party rule we follow, it's to never underestimate the power of handcrafted coasters. They're perfect for using scraps, they stitch up in a flash and the customization opportunities are endless — making 'em conversation starters for your next get-together. And if hosting isn't your thing, DIY coasters just so happen to be a functional and fun quick-stitch gift any host or hostess would love.
Don't throw out those selvages! Save 'em from your fabric so you can transform them into a scrappy mug rug that commemorates your crafts.
Diane Knott
Mug rugs may not grow on trees, but they can come out of fabric scraps. This quick and easy project is perfect for summer or fall, and — bonus! — makes an A+ gift for any teacher.
Diane Knott
Whether there's a drawer in your kitchen dedicated to mug rugs or you've never made a single one, this folded flying geese design is a must-have. Not only is it beginner-friendly, but it's a great project for practicing a ton of techniques: making folded flying geese, sewing partial seams and using a pillowcase binding. Oh, and guess what? It can be made completely with charm squares!
Diane Knott
Make your morning cup of coffee way more colorful with a rainbow ray mug rug. This project is pure fun — and a great introduction to the sew-and-flip technique on a paper foundation.
Diane Knott
Whether you're hosting a whole crew of friends or simply serving your favorite dishes for a relaxing night in, there's nothing cuter than setting said meals on top of trivets that totally speak to your personality. These pig's head and lamb's tongue designs from our Maker Knows Best series are easy to make using basic punch needle techniques. Grab the templates, thread your needle and start punching!
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