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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Crafts for a Beautiful Christmas Table

Make your table sparkle and shine with these creative ideas for centerpieces, chairs, napkins, and more.


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    • Serve in Style

      A stocking favor serves as both a place setting and a flatware corral. Stitched from two pieces of green iridescent fabric, the favor is personalized by attaching a pair of metal letters with a piece of sheer ribbon.

    • Letter Perfect Cloche

      Add your monogram to plain glass cloches with a letter stencil and etching cream, available at crafts stores. The dressed-up cloches can be used any time of year, but you can easily make them the star of your Christmas table. Simply arrange a few glass ornaments on a plate and top with the cloche. Go to the next slide to learn more about this centerpiece.

    • Sparkling White

      Capture the look of snow-covered trees indoors without the melting mess. Cover an artificial tree with white spray paint; let dry. Then coat with a layer of spray snow. Once dry, pot it in a galvanized pail and add white and silver star ornaments and a string of battery-operated lights.

    • Holly Napkin Rings

      Let these handsome napkin rings set the tone for a festive table. Wool and velvet felts team with checked ribbon and miniature jingle bells for a classic holiday table setting.

    • Go Green

      Present holiday guests the gift of nature with a evergreen sapling. These Arborvitae seedlings were planted in small tins, which were then wrapped with strips of scrapbook paper bearing a Christmas greeting.

    • Have a Seat

      Dining chairs become pretty as packages wrapped with ribbons and adorned with ornaments. Wrap a wide velvet ribbon layered with narrow ribbons around each chair, hold it in place with repositionable adhesive, and tie into a bow. Embellish the bow with ornaments tied to ribbon and hot-glued to a star-shape ornament.

    • Sweet Surprise

      For a fun favor, make simple pockets from scrapbooking paper. Cut two papers to size, then stitch the smaller front piece onto the back piece. Stick a candy cane or other small treat inside and display the gifts upright in a napkin holder.

    • O, Tannenbaum

      Decorate your table with these fun felt trees. Cut evergreen shapes from green felt, cutting some of the trees in half lengthwise. Cut circles from red felt; glue onto the trees. Place a white runner in the center of your table, and then layer the trees onto the runner.

    • Santa Hat Place Cards

      Perk up any table with a bell-topped Santa hat that holds each guest's name.

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      Luxe Linens

      Keep the holiday table merry with ornament-adorned napkin rings. Tie a narrow ribbon through each ornament cap, then attach them to a wider ribbon tied around a cloth napkin.

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      Scaling to New Heights

      The monogrammed cloche from the previous slide joins two others atop a vintage wooden sled for this Christmas centerpiece. Evergreen sprigs are a fragrant and colorful addition to the spread while candles in glass votive cups light up the elegant table.

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      Paper Pocket

      Rummage up a few scrapbooking supplies for these easy silverware caddies. The simple project adds instant Christmas flare to any table setting.

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      Wrapped in Color

      Present basic white cloth napkins with a punch of Christmas color. These holly bead napkin rings take just a few crafting supplies and are finished with a sweet candy cane as a favor for guests.

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      Places Everyone

      Bright ribbon and scrapbooking paper star in these pretty place cards. But rather than grace the table, the elegant craft takes its place on the back of dining room chairs, leaving more space on the table for the essential plates, silverware, and serving dishes.

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      Dinner Party

      Advertise your menu to party guests on a pretty display. Print the food list onto plain paper and then decorate it with scrapbooking stamps or rub-ons. Glue the sheet to a background paper and embellish with buttons.

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      Pepperberry Place Card

      Invite guests to their spot at the table with a simple pepperberry place card. Tie a ribbon around the fresh sprig and add a silver-rimmed tag with each guest's name.

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      What a Card

      Give holiday spirits a home of their own. Pick up a coaster kit at a crafts store or online. Sandwich a trimmed holiday card between two glass pieces and secure with metal tape. Attach rubber feet to the bottom to prevent skidding.

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      On Edge

      Dress up basic red-and-white table runners by adding embroidered snowflake designs. Lightly sketch the shapes with pencil or use a stencil, and then stitch over them with red yarn.

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      Cute As a Button

      Fashion these charming no-sew napkin rings by gluing together the short ends of a frayed strip of burlap. Tie a single thread of burlap through the buttonhole, then glue the button in place.

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      Dine in Style

      Mark a special spot for each diner with festive chair dressings. Hang an ornament from a strip of tinsel garland, tie the ends of the garland to the top of the chair, and embellish with evergreen sprigs.

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      Fun Favors

      Inexpensive green peat pots hold handfuls of sweet treats enclosed in candy-cane-stripe tissue paper tied with green satin bows.

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      Styled Tree Napkin Holder

      Wire and torn fabric combine to make a stylish napkin holder. The country-style rings can be made using any color scheme.

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      Tied Up

      Red bows tied with a few sprigs of greenery and a snowflake ornament are a quick dining chair decoration.

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      Tiny Snowmen Place Cards

      Greet guests at the table with cute little snowmen place cards made from paper.

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      Decorate Your Mantel for Christmas

      Let these beautiful mantel arrangements turn your fireplace into an eye-catching focal point for the holidays.
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