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As the warm weather fades and we look forward to the cosiness of winter, we’ve got one thing on our minds: crafts. Specifically, crafts our grandmas would be proud of. These are the projects we’ll be trying these holidays.

Knit this chunky knit pillow
Knitting projects aren’t all tea cosies and thick scarves – you can use your newfound knitting skills to create covetable homewares, like these cool chunky pillows! We love that they are relatively easy to make (once you get the hang of it, you can finish one in an hour) and so versatile, able to be crafted in whichever colours best suit your existing decor.

Make yours here

Try out this embroidery kit
Learning how to cross stitch or embroider is so useful! You can add beautiful appliques to your favourite clothes and accessories, create artworks for your home or even use your skills to label your kids’ school supplies without the need for plastic stickers. Kmart has a great range of embroidery kits for beginners, offering all the tools and tips you need to get started.

Get yours here 

Knit your own scrunchies
Nope, the scrunchie trend is still not over – and we’re pretty happy about it! It gives us the chance to give this cute scrunchie pattern a go. The instructions are simple and very easy to follow, and much like the chunky knit throw cushion, you can make them in any colour (or combination of colours!) you like. Plus, by purchasing this pattern from Etsy, you’re supporting a small business in the process.

Buy the pattern here

Make your own throw blanket
Spotlight is typically our first port of call when it comes to finding our next craft project, and that’s exactly where we found this beautiful throw project! The result is a large, soft throw in complementary earth tones that is sure to add a touch of warmth to your home. The only issue? You’ll want to make more than one, as everyone will probably fight over who gets to curl up with it on a cold winter’s night!

Make it here 

Or purchase a knitting kit
Not sure where to start when it comes to knitting? We Are Knitters is a great jumping off point! Through their natural and recycled knitting kits, they’re committed to teaching kids about the importance of sustainability and encouraging them to create their own clothing. Get started with the DINKA Scarf, which contains one skein of wool, 15mm wooden knitting needles, a pattern, a small sewing needle, an embroidered label and reusable packaging. There are also plenty of video tutorials on offer to help your kids on their knitting journey!

Find out more here 

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