Christmas Crafts

Christmas crafts, tips, party ideas and more.
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Santa Tips for Parents
With the holiday season coming up quickly it reminds me of what I did when my daughter was little and in grade school. On Thanksgiving evening, I would break out several magazines like Sears, Pennys or even Kmart/Walmart advertisements for her to look at, telling her that there were so many children in...
Make your ugly Christmas sweater yourself! The advantage of this project is that the sweater will not be damaged. After the holidays are over, you can rip off the beaded organza ruffles and wear your sweater as usual. Christmas Crafts, Jumpers, Ugly Christmas Sweater, Christmas Sweaters, Christmas Tree Sweater, Ugly Christmas Tree, Frugal Christmas, Christmas Bead, Christmas Tree
Ugly Christmas Tree Sweater
Make your ugly Christmas sweater yourself! The advantage of this project is that the sweater will not be damaged. After the holidays are over, you can rip off the beaded organza ruffles and wear your sweater as usual.
some candy canes are on top of rice krispy treats
Candy Cane Rice Krispie Treats
These festive treats are super simple to make and really delicious. They make perfect gifts or a great addition to a holiday party.
a snowflake ornament made out of buttons
Button Star Ornament
This craft can be made using collected buttons left over from old clothes to make a star to decorate your Christmas tree. I used wire from an old transformer, so this project cost almost nothing. You can use any other color of buttons.
three jars filled with different types of food on a blue blanket next to a spoon
Handmade/Homemade Gifts
Choosing the perfect gift for each person on our list means paying attention throughout the year and taking note of preferences. This is particularly true when making gifts.
an ornament shaped like a ball with a red ribbon hanging from it's top
Christmas Ball from Plastic Roll-On Container
Do not throw away empty roll-on antiperspirants or deodorants. You can make little Christmas balls from them. It wont take long and will cost you almost nothing.
a loaf of bread sitting on top of a table next to a piece of cake
Cranberry Nut Bread
This delicious cranberry nut loaf is the perfect addition to any holiday party. It is a simple recipe to throw together and tastes extra delicious with a bit of butter. If you are looking for Christmas food gifts this just might be your go-to recipe.
a wooden snowflake ornament hanging from a string on a white surface
Birch Bark Snowflake
I like to use bark for crafts. This time I decided to make snowflakes from birch bark. You can hang these snowflakes on Christmas tree or use them to decorate Christmas gifts.
four bracelets with red and white ribbons attached to each other on a white surface
Snowmen Button Bracelet
Celebrate the season with a DIY Christmas bracelet. I really liked the idea of forming different figures from buttons. This is a great use for buttons left over from old clothes. I decided to make a bracelet with snowmen.
a christmas tree made out of coffee cups
Spool Christmas Tree
Made from fabric and old wooden spools
a christmas tree made out of broccoli in a pot with lights on it
Brussels Sprout Christmas Tree
I thought this Brussels sprout stalk would make a fun table decoration. I was able to get the Brussels sprouts and cranberries on sale and the star and lights at the Dollar Tree.
a green glass christmas tree with red dots on it's top and bottom, in front of a white background
Ruffle Christmas Tree
This small Christmas made of organza and hot glue will perfectly decorate your interior. Its lightweight and durable, so you dont have to worry about dropping it. You can insert a Christmas garland inside.
Candy cane cereal treats. https://www.myfrugalchristmas.com/Candy-Cane-Rice-Krispie-Treats.html
two crocheted christmas hats sitting next to each other
Miniature Christmas Crochet Hat
This miniature Christmas crochet hat is such a cute holiday decoration. Attach them to a string of yarn and create a pretty garland to hang in your home. Use them on a wine bottle cozy outfit or use as a handmade hat ornament. Such a cute way to make your home décor festive.
a paper banner with the word joy written in red, green and white on it
Holiday Tag Garland
Holiday tags strung together to make a garland.
an ornament hanging from the top of a christmas tree with lights on it
Face Mask Felt Ornament
Masks, masks, everywhere! If this isnt symbolic of 2020 I dont know what is. Celebrate the glorious mask with this fun ornament!
an ornament hanging from a christmas tree decorated with orange and white yarns
Felt Clorox Wipes Ornament
Clorox Wipes have definitely been part of our daily lives during the Covid pandemic. Commemorate your fabulously sanitized surfaces with this silly wipes container ornament!
a black and yellow bee ornament hanging from a christmas tree
Felt Killer Hornet Ornament
Nothing says 2020 like an infestation of killer hornets! Do we even dare to ask Whats next?!? You can make a single hornet or a whole swarm to adorn your tree.
a teddy bear wearing a christmas hat and scarf with a star on it's head
Christmas Tree Hat
The best crafts are those that make you smile, and this one will. Its a fun holiday party hat thats a cinch to make (bear not included).
a pile of assorted candy bars sitting on top of each other
Save Halloween Candy for Christmas Stockings
If you are looking at your kids Halloween candy and thinking you really dont want them eating it all. You could consider borrowing some of their candy that is not Halloween themed and save it for their Christmas stockings.
an ornament hanging from a christmas tree decorated with red and white plaid fabric
Decorated Glass Ornaments
These ornaments are a simple, but elegant way to dress up your tree. They also make great keepsake gifts for friends and family. You can make the ornaments with your family, too.
a decorated christmas tree in front of a window
Starburst Pipe Cleaner Tree Topper
This is an easy and inexpensive way to create a retro tree topper thats also fun to make. All you need is a package of silver pipe cleaners and thats all there is to it. If you want to change up your colors from year to year, this is also a great way to coordinate your topper to match your tree.
an ornament hanging from a christmas tree on a wooden floor with red and white stripes
Stocking Cap Ornament
This is a recycled kids craft. The little ones can really get into this craft, and make something pretty to hang on the tree. Supplies are few.
an ornament hanging from a christmas tree with other ornaments on the branches in the background
Making Angel Ornaments
Angels are a popular decoration during the holidays, especially for the Christmas tree. Angel ornaments can be constructed from all sorts of inexpensive or recycled materials.
two snow globes sitting on top of a box filled with beads and other items
Mini Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament
I saw this idea at a craft boutique and since I had the supplies to make one, I made my own version.
a knitted ornament with a white dog wearing a red hat and scarf
Snoopy Tree Ornament
This little yarn Snoopy is dressed up with a Santa Hat, and ready to hang on your tree. Or you could add him as trim to a package, or make a lapel pin.
many christmas cards are stacked on top of each other
Recycling Christmas Cards
What do you do with your Christmas cards? I decided to recycle mine! I took all my cards and turned them into Christmas gift cards for next year!
a table set for christmas dinner with candles and food on the plates in front of it
A Little Holiday Entertainment Planning Goes Long Way
We have all heard this our entire lives: plan ahead. Its actually a good idea at any time of year, but in this run up to Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is a good time to look to the little things so they dont become big things. Here are some examples:
some paper cutouts are hanging on the door
Gingerbread People Wall Decorations
Here is an inexpensive/free way you can decorate your home for the holidays. You can cut out gingerbread people from cardboard, shipping boxes or craft paper then decorate! Hang the gingerbread people individually with tape or as a garland.
heart banner as wall decoration for valentine's day
Heart Banner as Wall Decor
Give your home a simple spirit of love this season by using colored papers and yarn. What I like about this craft is that it's not time consuming. It can be done in less than an hour. So start spreading the love on your walls!