Due to budget constraints, I’ve decided to go 100% handmade for Christmas gifts this year. That’s why I’ve been on the lookout for quality gift ideas that don’t cost a lot of money. Luckily, after reading through one of my favorite knitting blogs, Espace Tricot, I found this tutorial for handknit Christmas baubles.
I would recommend this project for intermediate knitters, or beginner knitters who are up for a challenge. They are especially simple to make if you’re comfortable working in the round with smaller sized needles. In any case, I find them fun because they’re so customizable. The pattern is simple enough that you can either leave your baubles solid, or you can get creative with different colors, stripes, and stranded colorwork patterns.
I’ll be gifting my handknit Christmas baubles in packs of two, with cellophane bags and personalized labels in the style Frosty. They could also easily be used to make a Christmas garland, in place of a bow on Christmas presents, in wreaths, or hanging on a Christmas tree. No matter how you use them, they’ll make a cozy and classic addition to any household for the holidays.
More homemade gift ideas from Lindsay:
Knitted Coasters Pressed Fern Wall Art Hot Chocolate Truffle Balls Homemade Almond Roca
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