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This craft category is a huge collection of Christmas crafts ( DIY Christmas gifts & Christmas decorations)! DIY Christmas decoration ( indoor and outdoor Christmas decors, Christmas table settings, Christmas window decors, Christmas centerpieces, Christmas mantel decors), Santa crafts, Christmas greeting cards, homemade Christmas presents, gifts in a jar ideas, Christmas party snacks, gift wrapping ideas, DIY Christmas tree decorations, free Christmas printables, Christmas crafts for kids and many more Christmas crafts and homemade Christmas gifts!
DIY wood slice snowman ornament - Christmas craft
Do you wanna build a snowman ? No? Ok. What about a snowman ornament for your Christmas tree ? This lovely little wood slice snowman ornament by The Inspiration Edit is a very easy Christmas craft that would be perfect for large groups or other get-togethers to make together. This festive little wood slice snowman Christmas ornament don't take many craft supplies and it’s pretty hard to mess up. You can create some with the kids as well! Head to theinspirationedit.com and create your own adorable wood slice snowman ornaments :
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Safety pin ice skates
If you need a last minute christmas ornament idea or if you just want a cute winter magnet, pin or decoration, these safety pin ice skates are easy to make! With the simple and clever addition of a safety pin for the blade, all you need is a little felt (or card stock paper) to put these together
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Giant silver starburst ball - easy DIY New Year's decoration
If we had to pick a favorite kind of DIY , it would of course be the ones that involve minimal difficulty but provide maximum wow factor. View this step-by-step video tutorial by DekoKitchen and learn how to make a gorgeous starburst ball literally in minutes! This starburst ball party decor can be a nice addition to your New Year's party, birthday party or it can be a great Christmas ornament ( in a smaller size ) . You can cut your skewers to make smaller starbursts , or buy extra long thicker skewers or use larger styrofoam balls. ( A larger ball will give you a denser starburst with more skewers ) Have fun!
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Snuggles the amigurumi penguin - free crochet pattern
Who can resist Snuggles the penguin with his sweet face all bundled up in his removable scarf? Crochet your very own and he’ll make a great friend every season of the year! Snuggles the amigurumi penguin is all ready for his snowball fight! If you are making this cute crochet penguin as a gift, try making a matching knotted headband with the left-over yarn from the scarf! (In this nice craft blog you will find the free crochet pattern of both the amigurumi penguin and the headband! )
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DIY Paper cone Santa - fun Christmas craft for kids
When gearing up for the holidays, paper crafts are an easy way to catch a little bit of holiday spirit, and this adorable paper cone Santa Claus decoration by Paper Magic is just a perfect craft to make! These adorable little paper cone Santas can be used as Christmas decorations to hang around the house, or they can be turned into lovely Christmas tree ornaments. So, grab a mug of peppermint hot chocolate, put your feet up, and get ready to fall in love with a paper cone Santa Claus:
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Little button snowman ( button snowman lapel pin )
Building a snowman is always fun! This time The Joy Of Sharing will show you how to make this lovely little snowman lapel pin with the kids. This little button snowman is just a perfect Christmas gift or you can use them as a lovely holiday gift tag ( or gift card ) embellishments. This little button snowman is also a perfect craft project for using up those one-of-a-kind old buttons creatively. So grab a few white buttons and let's get crafting:
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Little kawaii crochet eggnog - free amigurumi pattern
Know an eggnog lover? We've got the perfect gift idea for him/her: a super cute amigurumi  eggnog! Whether you're gifting it as a toy or as home decor, this free amigurumi pattern will thrill eggnog fanatics. This cute crochet ( amigurumi ) eggnog  can be a perfect handmade gift or handmade toy for your kids / grandkids because, this super adorable amigurumi eggnog is a perfect soft toy for both boys and girls! In this great amigurumi blog you will find a wonderful free  amigurumi eggnog pattern which will help you to create this adorable crocheted toy with lots of interesting details, personality and cuteness!
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How to make square pillow gift boxes easily with a CD
A personalized gift for a dear one should also be wrapped properly. So in order to make the packaging truly personal, you should make yourself. This will make the whole gift -giving idea more fun and special and you will also be saving some extra dollars, by wrapping the present yourself. This video tutorial , will teach you how to make a small square-shaped gift box in which you can store a little surprise. You will only need: an old CD , triangle, a pair of scissors, paper or cardboard, pencils and a piece of fabric. Just add a cute ribbon to finish the pillow box and you can place your gift inside right away.
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Paper plate Rudolph reindeer craft - fun Christmas craft for kids
We love reindeer and what time is better for reindeer crafts than Christmas ? With Christmas slowly approaching it's time to create fun reindeer-themed kids crafts ! We just love simple paper crafts here on Mindy and are super excited to show you this fun and easy paper plate Rudolph craft by Easy Peasy And Fun. Aren’t they super adorable? These colorful paper reindeer are so quick to make and so cute! You can hang your finished paper plate Rudolph as an adorable Christmas ornament or stick them onto homemade greeting cards! Get the step-by-step tutorial at www.easypeasyandfun.com and let's get crafting :
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DIY Felt winter bear (free sewing pattern)
Make this adorable DIY Felt winter bear soft toy ! In this nice craft site you will find the free template and a step-by-step tutorial to make this super cute felt bear toy . Begin by printing the template and choosing your favorite felt colors. Too adorable! Once you’ve gotten your felt, you will want to pick up some poly-fill and colored embroidery floss at your local craft store. Beginner seamstresses and sewers need not fear! All you’ll need for whipping up this project is a simple running stitch and blanket stitch. This could even be a great project for introducing your little ones to the fundamentals of sewing . So grab your materials and your favorite kiddo and start planning an afternoon of crafting !
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Rudolph reindeer paper puppet (free printable template)
It's time for a new fun and easy Christmas project :let’s make a super cute Rudolph reindeer paper puppets! What’s wonderful about these lovely reindeer paper puppets ( by Kids Craft Room ) is that they can doubles up as Christmas cards ! Construction paper is one of our favorite crafting material ( so many possibilities and quite frugal too! ),and we do love all kinds of paper creatures! With the festive time of the year approaching, it’s time to look into festive characters, making Rudolph the reindeer is certainly a must. Ready to make your little reindeer ? Clink on the link below and create one!
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Egg carton snowman - fun winter craft for kids
If you're looking for a quick and easy winter craft, look no further! It's always fun to craft from trash! It’s a great way to encourage kids to care for the environment and it makes the crafting session thrifty too. This time turn egg cartons into adorable snowmen by following along Papelisimo's step-by-step tutorial. This adorable egg carton snowman is not only a great way to recycle some leftover egg cartons , but it’s a really fun project and it’s fast and simple to put together! Watch the video and learn how to make them:
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How to make beached pinecones
Pinecone is such a versatile seasonal decor. Maybe you've already tried painting them but this time try giving them a softer, weathered look by bleaching them! Bleaching pinecones requires very few supplies and is a super easy craft project.  Stephanie from Garden Therapy will teach you how to successfully bleach pinecones to use in your holiday decor:
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DIY Deco mesh fall flower wreath - wreath making tutorial
Read Grillo-designs deco mesh wreath  making tutorials and learn how to make this beautiful fall flower wreath! Isn't it amazing? These beautiful flower wreaths are super easy to make , even if you are not the craftiest person int this world! You just need a metal wreath frame and some (burlap) ribbons! (But of course you can experiment with other materials - cloth stripes, fabric leftovers, papers - as well!) Use the deco mesh flower wreaths to decorate your home at fall, or create other holiday/season variations with this super easy wreath making technique!
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DIY Easy hinged origami gift box - paper folding
Watch this great step-by-step video tutorial and learn how to make a modular origami hinged box with lids that open to the sides, this origami gift box would make a very neat wedding ring box ! Although this origami model requires a bit of measuring and marking thirds, it’s very simple when you’ve got the hang of it. The best paper to use would be thicker paper like construction paper , thin card maybe, but not really thin origami paper.
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Cookie necklace (cookie lei) - fun edible gift idea
Make a cookie lei necklace ! This super easy to make cookie necklace ( cookie lei ) is a fun gift for a birthday, graduation or back to school surprise . Just visit the bakery section of your grocery store, find some yummy treats ( muffins, cinnamon rolls, pastries, cookies, frosted cookies, cakes... ) - all would work for this cute necklace! Of course you can use any other small ( edible ) gift s to create this fun lei: imagine a fruit lei with healthy citruses, a salty party snack lei, or a small toy lei! What a fun way to gift someone special! This fun party gift is easily customizable therefore it's perfect for both him and her!
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Simple DIY Twisted paper Christmas ornament
We simply love frugal handmade ( Christmas ) decorations ! These elegant twisted paper ornaments by How About Orange are easy to fold and make beautiful Christmas decorations. You can make them from magazines, scrapbook papers or even wrapping paper, whatever you happen to have lying around. You can use these gorgeous and easy to make twisted paper ornaments to decorate your Christmas tree frugally or they will look beautiful as a Christmas garland. How About Orange used vivid colors but you could use classic white or more subtle winter colors as well! This elegant , twisted paper ornament is a super easy Christmas paper craft project which makes it a perfect project for kids of all ages.
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DIY Ninja turtle ornaments
If your kids loves Teenage Ninja turtles this DIY Ninja Turtle Ornament tutorial by The Crafting Chicks is perfect for you! It's so easy and fun! Make a simple fun set of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornaments with a few simple household materials. You kids will love these fun Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornaments! Hang your favorite teenage turtle on your tree or create them just for fun! These DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ornaments are bright and fun additions to the Christmas tree of any TMNT fan or collector.
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Cute crochet Christmas reindeer - free amigurumi pattern
Olga Askarova via AmigoroomToys gives you a super cute free Christmas-themed pattern : a crochet reindeer with Christmas sweate r! We hope you have enough time to get it before the holidays get there! We just love the crochet reindeer antlers and their lovely ( absolutely not ugly ) little Christmas sweaters ! Wouldn’t these crochet reindeer toys looks sweet on a bench with some Christmas accent pillows, or even set up on a mantel with some snow? They would make great cuddle buddies ,especially during the holidays! Pattern designer: Olga Askarova (Instagram @by_olik_ask)
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DIY Fabric snowman lights
We simply love upcycling crafts! This snowman lamp decor by Restyled Junk is a perfect way to re-purpose some old clothes into something lovely! You can use these adorable snowman lamps as lovely Christmas / winter decors or you can use this fun fabric upcycling idea to wrap your presents in a unique / unusual way! ( Imagine a snowman pouch full with gifts and candies! ) Visit  Restyled Junk and learn how to make the snowman lights:
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Adorable fabric no-sew snowman from a cardboard box
If you love recycling and easy Christmas crafts you will love this brillliant craft idea! This super cute snowman was made from a simple cardboard box piece (a fabric bolt) and leftover fabrics. Any non-fraying fabrics will work well with this adorable snowman decor (felt,fleece,t-shirt cottons), and the best is: no sewing involved! You can make this adorable snowman Christmas decor even if you can't sew (or if you haven't got sewing machine ). With this nice canvas technique you can make other Chrismas characters such as a Santa or reindeers it willl look gorgeous and fun in any form, and you can upcycle some paper trash with it too, wich is also a very nice thing!
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DIY Paper winter village (free printable template)
Here comes a lovely & festive printable paper craft: a wonderful set of enchanting little DIY paper houses perfect for your Christmas village ! These little paper houses by Craft And Creativity are simple in design which makes them great for personalizing however you want. Dress them up with snowy glitter on the roofs, paint on fine details, or choose a gradient of papers. There are lots of possibilities! If you don't need an advent calendar you can use these little paper houses as adorable Christmas ornaments or even as cute party treat boxes for your upcoming Christmas party !
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DIY Sock Santa - easy Christmas craft for kids (no-sew)
If you’re looking for a fun DIY gift idea AND an idea on what to do with all your odd sock the no-sew sock Santa craft just might be for you. We love this cute little sock Santa toy and if you create you can proudly displayed him in your home during the Christmas holidays.  You can make this DIY sock Santa out of all different sizes and patterns of socks, and he will look marvelous as a neat Christmas decoration! Your kids will love them and will enjoy the making process! If you create the sock Santa in different colors than red you can create an adorable winter/ Christmas gnome with this fun no-sew sock toy making technique!
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DIY Crochet snowman gift sack - free crochet pattern
If you are looking for ways to create fun and lovely Christmas gifts this little snowman sack by Repeat Crafter Me is just the perfect project for you! This adorable small crochet snowman gift sack can hold all the goodies and will give each of your kids a sack to open on Christmas! As usual, Repeat Crafter Me shares with us the crochet snowman gift sack pattern for free, so get your skeins and let's get crochet:
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DIY Bath tea - all natural skin care (bath tea recipe)
DIY Bath tea will be your evening soak's new best friend because homemade bath tea is the easiest way to transform your evening bath into an all-natural spa situation. More glamorous than your regular bathwater, and even better for your skin & health than your daily dose of tea! Bath tea is pretty much what its name says: a cotton cloth bag filled with various herbs, flowers, salts, powdered milk, and many other skin soothing natural ingredients. Simply fill a bag with your bath tea, tie it, and hook over your hot tap while you run your bath, as usual, letting the water flow through the tea bag to create an indulgent bespoke soak.
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Paper plate Santa Claus - fun Santa craft for kids
Christmas is such a fun time of the year for crafting! If you're looking for a fun Christmas craft for your preschooler, this lovely little paper plate Santa by I Heart Crafty Things will be the perfect choice. Using a paper plate and some glue made this one so simple and adorable! This paper plate Santa craft is such a fun classroom project to make as one paper plate makes two crafts and you can use scrap materials for everything else. Making paper plate crafts in the classroom is always so much fun! Your c lass or kids will enjoy making these fun paper plate suns with you. Read the tutorial and learn the how to's:
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DIY Faux fur wreath - vintage winter decor
Nothing announces holiday season more than wreaths. This DIY Faux fur wreath by Made In A Day is such a great to upcycle for a new or old scarf. And it's also a super fun way to perk up your winter or fall decor. This DIY Faux fur wreath is a pretty holiday decoration that will transition nicely into winter. Faux fur is such a wonderful craft material, and the warm rich color of the brown ribbon just makes this gorgeous DIY Faux fur wreath pop! It’s really hard to believe this was a scarf, isn't it?
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