Crafting a Cozy Holiday

Check Out Smyrna Public Library's Books That Inspire Festive DIY Projects to Deck the Halls and Warm Your Heart

All I Want for Christmas Is Yarn: 30 Crochet Projects for Festive Gifts and Decorations by Lindsey Newns

Crochet yourself into the Christmas spirit with these gorgeous patterns for decorations, festive outerwear and personal gifts.  Crafts include wreaths and garland, tasseled baubles, reusable crackers, amigurumi, and present toppers.

Stars & Snowflakes: Simple, Sustainable Papercrafts for the Festive Season by Jennie Lantz

All you need is paper, scissors and glue, and with the templates and step-by-step instructions in this book, you can create beautiful festive scenes at home. All sorts of paper can be used – from leftover wrapping paper, to baking paper and coffee filter paper. There are also wreaths, garlands, leaves, flowers and lots more to discover.

Sew Gnomes: 12 Magical Friends to Stitch by Debbie Shore

From Moss the Woodland Gnome and Noel the Christmas Gnome, to Eek the Witch Gnome and Hearty the Pirate Gnome, there is a whole host of characters to stitch. Full-size templates for key accessories and shapes are included in the back of the book.

All-New Christmas Cookies by Taste of Home

Over 100 recipes for cookies, bars and brownies worthy of jolly old St. Nick himself. This edition includes tips for gift-wrapping and shipping cookies, putting together the ultimate assortment, and hosting your own cookie exchange. These treats are great hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, and holiday presents.

Home for the Holidays: Quilts & More to Welcome the Season by Sherri McConnell & Chelsi Stratton

The mother-daughter duo pair up in their first book together to bring you all things Christmas. Create a warm and welcoming home with six quilts plus a table topper, runners, a tree skirt, mug rugs, and pillows with easy-to-follow tips and instructions.

Macrame Christmas: 24 Festive Projects Using Easy Knotting Techniques by Isabella Strambio

The 24 projects range from tree and table decorations, to statement wreaths, charming gift tags and cute garlands - perfect to create a stylish, cozy Christmas at home, or to give away as holiday gifts. Each project clearly explains which knots to use, the difficulty level, how long the project will take, plus photographs of the steps.

Do you like gifting homemade presents for the holidays? Visit Smyrna Public Library for a variety of arts and crafts books with step-by-step guides for hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, and thoughtful gift ideas. Borrow these books at Smyrna Public Library in downtown Smyrna. 

Mary Wallace Moore, is the library director and author of "Smyrna, Georgia: & The Jonquil City," Celebrating 150 Years (2022).

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