DIY Your Holiday with Creativebug Tutorials

Two decorated gingerbread houses sit on a counter in front of a brightly lit christmas tree

Posted on December 8, 2021

by Kaitlin Weiss

What is Creativebug?

In March of 2021 LPCPL introduced Creativebug as a resource to the community. Creativebug provides high-quality instructional videos by well known artists and creative experts. The instructors are knowledgeable and easy to follow while showing learners the basics for a variety of projects. You can sign in with your library card and start creating your own beautiful crafts this holiday season!

Holiday + Party Creativebug Projects

This holiday season, you can use Creativebug to make one-of-a-kind gifts, ornaments, and more! Once you log in, you can search for different classes and project types to find the ones that interest you the most. From gift wrapping to making your own bag, garlands to wreaths, baking to cookie decorating, embroidery to sewing, and so much more, there is plenty to explore!

Example Projects

Here are just a few examples of what you can choose from the Holiday + Party section of Creativebug!

Daily Ornament Challenge: 25 Crafts to Trim Your Tree

Deck your halls with a season’s worth of festive baubles. Inspired by the holiday decorations they treasured most from childhood, Creativebug artists Liana Allday, Courtney Cerruti and Faith Hale show you how to make 25 ornaments and garlands.

Sewing Drawstring Gift Bags 

Drawstring bags are a charming way to present a gift, and they couldn’t be easier to make. Ashley Nickels adds a twist to this beginner sewing project by showing you how to finish the inside with French seams, and instead of twine or rope, she shows how to use selvedge trim to create your own drawstring. This customizable bag can be sewn in any size desired.

Gingerbread House and Cookies

Nothing says Christmas like gingerbread cookies and a candy-covered gingerbread house. In this class, Emily shares the classic Wilton recipe for making gingerbread from scratch, and then demonstrates how to make adorable gingerbread boys and girls. She then moves on to the gingerbread house, showing how to expertly construct and decorate a charming little holiday abode.

Holiday Cricut® Crafts: 30 Festive Projects

Deck your home, hearth and table for the holidays with 30 days of Cricut® projects taught by Amber of Damask Love. The possibilities of Cricut® machines are nearly endless, making this month-long series an inspirational jumping off point for cutting-machine enthusiasts.

Don’t know how to use Creativebug? Take the Creativebug tutorial to learn how!

Kaitlin Weiss

Kaitlin Weiss

Kaitlin (Kaiti) worked as a K-5 Media Specialist at two elementary schools in Hammond for 13 years before she became a member of the Community Engagement Team. She enjoys storytimes with the babies, going out into the classroom to teach lessons, and creating fun programs for the community. When not reading a book you can find her spending time with her two nephews, family, and friends, traveling to new places, crafting, and binge watching TV shows.
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