6 Must Have Makes For the Upcoming Holidays


Did you know that as of today, there are only 64 days until Halloween and 119 days until Christmas? While it feels like we just caught back up from summer vacations and back to school fun, we can't help but feel like there isn't enough time to get all of our makes and projects done in time for the upcoming holidays! Fret not, friends, if you too are feeling this anxiety. We've found 6 spectacular projects that are perfect for Halloween and Christmas! They not only are fun to create, but will definitely make a statement this year, even if you're crunched for time. Grab your Big Shot and making materials! Let's get these DIY's started!

1. Skull Blueprint Treat BagsAudreyPettit-Sizzix-HappyHalloweenTreatBags2

These Skull Blueprint Treat Bags by Audrey perfectly showcase Tim's Skull Blueprint Framelits and Stamps set. These Framelits and Stamps make creating detailed projects super easy, and fantastically fun! There's just something so spectacularly spooky about a skull blueprint; it may be the hand-touch element from the blueprint stamp, or it may be the general creepiness of the skull, or it may be the combo of the two, but these Framelits and Stamps are a must have for this coming Halloween!

2. Pumpkin DecorHalloween-Medallion-with-Sizzix-by-Make-Life-Lovely-600x600

We love this unique Pumpkin Decor idea by Laura which uses Tim's Gothic Boo Bigz die. As much as we enjoy the tradition of carving pumpkins, we really like that this DIY allows us to keep our pumpkins for a little bit longer past Halloween, to incorporate in our home decor for fall if we so choose. Of course, with this die being a Bigz die, the possibilities with Tim's Gothic Boo die are endless with the materials you can use to make with it!

3. Frightful Jack-o-Lantern Cardhilaryhighresopic-600x600

Hilary created this fantastically Frightful Jack-o-Lantern Card in under 30 minutes using Tim's Mini Scary Jack-o-Lantern die set and Halloween Words & Cobwebs Embossing Folders set. We love the vintage style to this card, not to mention the rusted bell at the top, giving this card make a unique interactive element. But Halloween inspirational DIY's aren't the only makes we have for you today! Check out our Christmas and winter holiday projects below!

4. Gift Wrapping DIY

There's something so satisfying about topping off a present with a big beautiful bow, or a small swag of cedar boughs. It makes the gift look even more thought-out; the loving care you put into wrapping it shows just how much you enjoy giving the gift. This simple Gift Wrapping tutorial by Tara using Tim's Holly Branch die is the perfect DIY for gift giving and gift wrapping this year!

5. Prancing Deer Home Decor Make01

If you're a lover of mixed media projects and creating the most lovely home decor pieces, this Prancing Deer make by Aida is the perfect holiday craft for you to recreate this year! This gorgeous DIY uses Tim's Prancing Deer die, with wonderful color combinations of creams, grays, golds and silvers with bits of mustard. While these colors may not reflect a traditional Christmas color scheme, we love how elegantly they work together!

6.) Season's Greeting Cardseasonsgreetingscard@janhobbins-600x600

In case you needed more convincing of the awesome versitility of Tim's Prancing Deer die, check out what happens when you pair it with his Sleigh Ride die! This Season's Greeting Card by Jan is utterly fantastic, and a wonderful card to add to your repertoire for this year's card makes. We can't wait to recreate this card ourselves... these upcoming winter holidays are the perfect excuse for using glitter cardstock!

We have one more thing we want to share with you today. Today, all of the dies used in these projects, as well as many, many more from Tim Holtz's previous collections, are all on sale! With items ranging from Embossing Folders, to Bigz dies, Thinlit Dies, and even Framelits and Stamp sets, this sale is a perfect chance for you to stock up on those favorite dies from Tim that you've always wanted! This sale ends tonight, so make sure you don't miss out!

If you aren't already, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for inspiration, DIY's and sneak peeks! Be sure to hashtag #sizzix when you share your projects so that we can see them and reshare! What Halloween and Holiday makes are you excited to start making this year?

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