Focus On: Seasonal Craft & DIY Blogs

Each day, we discover bloggers on exploring different passions and interests, immersed in unique industries, fields, and worlds. At The Daily Post, we’ll highlight more of these niche blogs and the various communities within We hope these spotlights introduce you to new communities and ideas, and inspire you to find—and create—your own cozy corner in the blogging world.


Strolling on a brisk morning amongst fall leaves. Sipping mulled wine at an outdoor market. Taking down boxes of decorations and ornaments from the attic. We’re deep into November, and in some parts of the world, the holiday season is upon us.

We’re excited to see what the craft and DIY enthusiasts in our community have up their sleeves. Take a look at some of the craft and DIY blogs getting into the spirit of the season:

Kate’s Creative Space

Kate, a mother and crafter living in a village on the outskirts of London, England, shares wonderful seasonal projects she does with her son, Harry. From homemade pinecone firelighters (seen on the right) to ornament-like winter birdseed feeders, Kate’s arts and crafts activities are not only fun and festive, but beautifully presented on her blog.

The Natty Knitter

An avid knitter and expat mom living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Clare shares patterns and how-tos for knitted toys. For a sampling of her craftiness, check out her hints and tips for these tiny Santa and Christmas fairy patterns and guide for a “three needle join” technique that she used to create Santa’s white, fluffy beard.

From Scratch Club

The collective of women behind From Scratch Club hosts local food swaps and runs a DIY food and cooking school in New York State. Each holiday season, they maintain a “From Scratch Holidays” category for holiday recipes (such as cranberry squares) and edible gift ideas (like apple leather, pictured at left). (Scroll back to posts from 2011 and 2010 to find more tasty treats, like vegan latkes for Hanukkah.)

Like a Saturday

At Like a Saturday, Rachel has published a holiday series of posts, 31 Days to a Stress-Free Holiday, which covers everything from Thanksgiving or Christmas meal preparation to charitable giving. The month-long writing challenge was a creative way to stay motivated and focused on a timely topic.

Charlotte’s Fancy

We’re equally inspired by sites that curate crafty gift and design ideas. At Charlotte’s Fancy, Molly discovers and shares handmade goods by independent artists and small businesses. Her holiday picks for him and for her are a fitting place to start your search.

In addition to these blogs, we discovered other seasonal DIY posts for those of you who want to dive in on projects:

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  1. I use to be a crazy crafts person. I just don’t have time anymore. I do love my DIY projects though. Thanks for all the great links. I will be sure to check a couple of them out. 🙂


  2. Oh Buttons!! Buttons!! Buttons!! It was beautiful to see buttons take shapes. I had never imagined them this way! Way to blog 🙂 Nice post.


  3. The problem with this, as I see it, is that now I have a solid list of good crafty blogs, how will I ever get time to make anything, or do anything myself as I try to keep up to date with all this reading!?

    As far as existential crises go though, I recognise this is about as benign as they get.


  4. I love this post. I am making care packages to send to family for Christmas since I will not be able to spend the holiday with them. This has given me so many ideas, and I cannot wait to try some of them out. Apple leather? Who knew! I think my grandmother will love that, especially. Thanks for the inspiration!