Fun-to-Make Christmas Holiday Crafts

Spruce up your holiday home with these clever handmade Christmas decorations. From cute ornaments and creative wreaths to cozy pillows and festive garlands, these oh-how-pretty holiday crafts will make your home merry and bright.

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Steal This Home's Cottage-Style Decorations!

Icy Christmas garlands are a cinch to make (and cost just a few bucks!). Here's how to create a frosty icicle garland for your own home.

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Christmas Garland and Swag Decorating Ideas

Decorate your home for the holidays with these festive Christmas garland and swag ideas. We have the classic garlands for banisters, mantels, windows, and doorways. Plus, we give you a little modern twist -- adding them to dining chairs and chandeliers to transform your everyday spaces into a winter wonderland.

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Decorated Christmas Trees

The star of your Christmas decorations -- the tree! -- deserves extra attention. Here are four diverse looks you should consider for your tree decorating scheme.

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Pretty Christmas Wreaths

Deck the halls with these gorgeous winter wreaths that will bring holiday cheer to your Christmas decor. Christmas wreaths are often made with fir, but we share alternative wreath supplies that could inspire this year's front door.

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Genius Christmas Hacks

Get ready for the Christmas season with our clever tricks to simplify the holidays. Including crafty Christmas wrapping ideas, must-try ideas for hosting guests, and why-didn't-I-think-of-that Christmas shortcuts, our tips for the holiday season are guaranteed to make your life easier.

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Retro '50s Christmas Card

This contemporary holiday greeting card brings you back to a time when artists were experimenting with bold new patterns and tone-on-tone color schemes.

Remember when the museums were throwing out the stuffy Old Masters in favor of a fresh new approach to art? Neither do we, but it's not hard to imagine this bold geometric pattern card fitting right into the late 1950s. Today, the design looks fresh again, and makes a stunning holiday greeting.

Materials and Tools

  • White card stock cut to 11 x 5 inches, plus extra card stock
  • Boldly patterned green and red paper
  • Glue
  • Metal snaps
  • White embroidery floss
  • Adhesive foam
  • Eyelet word with appropriate sentiment (available in craft or scrapbooking stores)


1. Fold the white card stock to make a 6-1/2-x-5-inch card.

2. Cut a narrow strip of the green paper and a larger strip of the red paper. Adhere to the front of the card with glue. Cut a narrow strip of card stock and glue it to the card, covering the seam between the colored papers.

3. Use glue to adhere five evenly spaced snaps to the white strip.

4. Cut a short length of the embroidery thread and use the adhesive foam to adhere the ends to the back of the eyelet word. Hang the eyelet word from one of the snaps and attach it to the card with more adhesive foam.


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