Himmeli DIY

Make your own Himmeli!

Beautiful, geometric himmeli are a traditional Christmas ornament, but they are just so lovely, why not hang them in your window and enjoy them all year long? They are so simple to make. All you need is a package of non-flexi straws.

learn to make a himmeli

Vegan Valentines – Peppermint Candy Hearts for your sweetie

vegan candy hearts

Valentines Day is a wonderful excuse to make super cute things for people you love. I was thinking about making my own conversation hearts, but I really don’t like the way they taste. Then I found this super cute peppermint candy how-to over on the Etsy blog! It was a great start, but I wanted to see if I could make it vegan. Turns out, yes you can!

vegan candy hearts for valentines day

So how to make the candy? Continue reading

Spice up that jumper

You know when you go to the craft supply store and you buy the jumbo pack of embroidery floss? Because then you have one of every colour and it just saves you so much money… And you go home with your purchase, happy because now you can do your embroidery project worry free; you have all the colours and you aren’t going to run out. And then you finish your project and look at the jumbo bag of thread you have, and suddenly realize that you now have enough embroidery floss to circle the globe four times…

So I’ve been looking for ways to use up the plentiful stock I have. I did a project earlier this year on how to make a friendship bracelet with a bit of rhinestone chain and some floss. I got this idea off Pinterest and decided to give it a go: do a quick stitch around an element of a knitted sweater you want to highlight.

make or break sweater diy

I got this jumper off Etsy. If you are looking for an vintage jumper, it’s a great place to start.

How to make a Rhinestone Friendship Bracelet

I saw a tutorial on a rhinestone bracelet the other day, but I wanted to try it out with embroidery floss because I have loads of it from my days making friendship bracelets. The floss lends itself to weaving in between the stones and adds a spicy pop of color.

This tutorial uses rhinestone crimps which can be tricky to find. To make a bracelet with only floss and rhinestone chain, check out this tutorial instead.

DIY rhinestone bracelet

These make great Christmas presents for your besties!

Find the supply set in my online shop, MakeOrBreakShop.