Christmas Gifts: 20+ Cute and Clever Ideas to Try

Friends and family will adore these handy handmade Christmas gifts -- including dishware, vases, and other home accessories -- that are just as fun (and easy!) to make as they are to give. Start one of these simple Christmas crafts today so you can check everyone off your holiday gift list.

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Genius Christmas Hacks

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Hanging Ornaments Christmas Card

This dazzling card features bright ornament stickers paired with sparkling gems.

Create a card that will really impress your recipients. This colorful holiday greeting features ornaments that rise up off the background on thin sheets of foam board. Circles and ribbons complete the look. Best of all, like a special present, the card is all tied up with a red silky bow.

Materials and Tools

  • Green card stock cut to 12 x 6 inches
  • Glue
  • Red vellum
  • White-dotted green paper
  • Gold paper
  • Green paper
  • Gold eyelets (large and small) and setting tool
  • Ornament stickers
  • Gold ribbon
  • Self-adhesive crystals
  • Adhesive foam
  • Gold, green, and red circle stickers
  • 3/16-inch hole punch
  • Red ribbon

Instructions

1. Fold the green card stock to make a 6-x-6-inch card.

2. Adhere successively smaller squares of the vellum, dotted paper, gold paper, and green paper to the card front.

3. Set gold eyelets in the tops of three ornament stickers and tie a gold ribbon through each. Add lines of crystals to the ornaments as shown in the photo. Use the adhesive foam to mount the ornaments to the card front. Add colored sticker circles to the background.

4. Punch a 3/16-inch hole through the front and back of the card near the right edge. Set a large eyelet in the top hole and a 3/16-inch eyelet in the bottom hole. Slide a red ribbon through the holes and tie a loose bow for the recipient to open.

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