5 Little Monsters: December 2020

Top 20 New Projects of 2020

At the end of every year I do a top posts of the year post. Since this year is 2020 I decided to do a top 20. It is always kind of fun to go back and look at the projects I have made over the past year. This year I didn't feel like I was able to get as many projects done thanks to everything that happened this year so it was neat to go back through the year and see what I was able to do. One thing that I found really interesting is that most years almost all of my top posts are crochet projects. This year there was much more of a mix, still lots of crochet but also some sewing, Cricut, and kids crafts thrown in. 

Easy Twisted Headband

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Twisted headbands, or ear warmers, have been all over lately and I have been wanting to make some for a while. They are really easy to make and super customizable. 

Crochet Iced Gingerbread Ornaments

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 The other day I was scrolling through Facebook and one of my friends had shared a picture of some gingerbread cookies they had made. They were decorated with lines of white icing and when I saw them I immediately had the idea to try to crochet something similar. 

Merry Christmas Ornament Sign

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I'm sure everyone has seen the circle signs that are everywhere this year, especially for Christmas. Sometimes they are made with wood rounds, sometimes dollar store pizza pans, but whatever they are made with, they have been super popular lately.

Crocheted Snowballs

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I have spent pretty much my whole life, minus a few years in California when I was a little kid, living in places that get snow in the winter, and now I even live in a state that has the slogan "Greatest Snow on Earth", but I still do not really love the snow. 

Metal Mandalorian Sign (and Baby Yoda Themed Christmas Tree)

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One of my favorite parts of Christmas is setting up and decorating the Christmas tree. Our big tree that goes in our front room is full of all sorts of mismatched ornaments that have been collected over the years. It isn't the most Instagram worthy, beautiful tree, but I absolutely love it. It is full of memories and it is the kind of tree we always had when I was a kid. But there is also a part of me that always wants to make a themed tree too so when we decided to set up our small tree in the basement I decided I wanted to do a theme. 

Crocheted Cone Christmas Trees

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Cone Christmas Trees are all over and have been for a long time. Sometimes they are made of styrofoam, cardstock, wrapping paper, or paper mâché, or covered with glitter, ribbon or string. This version is crocheted and they are really quick and easy to make.