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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Gingerbread House Christmas Party

Celebrate the Christmas season with your loved ones at a fun-filled gingerbread-house decorating party. Colorful candies and yummy butter cream frosting transform plain gingerbread into beautiful houses at this Christmas party.


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    • Candy Trays

      Treat the kids to a gingerbread decorating party that's sure to become a tradition every year! Small plastic cups and disposable trays allow kids to easily sort and carry candies to the decorating table before turning their gingerbread houses into homemade masterpieces. To make this take-along tray, simply print out our place mat and fit into foam trays.

    • Candy Decoration Table

      Set up your own "Sweet Shoppe" as a yummy focal point to a Christmas party. Two rolls of striped wrapping paper serve as posts that suspend an awning cut from red-and-white papers atop a table. Fill with gumdrops, candy-covered chocolate pieces, and any other gingerbread-house decorations you might find. To make the sweets banner, cut out the free download and attach to scallop-edge brown crafts paper. Use a hole punch to make holes at the top of each letter and thread onto a long red ribbon.

      Editor's Tip: Serving treats at your party? Add them to the candy table instead of setting up another display.

    • Christmas Party Invitation

      This striped invite sets the tone for your sweet gingerbread party. To make these adorable invitations, download the free pattern and cut along the scalloped edge.

      Editor's Tip: One invitation version has editable text boxes to fill in your own party details.

    • Decorating Table Place Cards

      Printable tent-style table signs serve as customizable place cards for the decorating table. Squeeze bottles full of butter cream frosting provide the "mortar" for securing the candies.

    • Gingerbread Party Lunch Boxes

      Pack a healthy lunch for your party guests as a preemptive strike against overindulging on candy. Make each lunch extra special with our printable (and customizable!) signs. Just print, cut out, and attach each to store-bought paper lunch boxes.

    • Juice Box Decorations

      Up the fun factor at this sweet luncheon by wrapping juice boxes with printable signs before embellishing with these easy straw flags.

      For the juice boxes:
      Print the downloads and cut along the white space between the red stripes. Wrap around a juice box of your choice; secure with tape.

      For the straw pennants:
      Cut out each pennant carefully; fold in half. Place a paper straw in the fold and secure the ends together with adhesive.

    • Gingerbread-House Labels

      Paper medallions glued to lollipop sticks (straws would work, too) stand upright in gumdrops to make sweet personalized labels. Display the signs next to the finished gingerbread houses when snapping photos to keep track of who made each house. Use the customizable center name tag as is, or glue or tape it to a flower medallion made from accordion-folded paper.

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      Freezer-Friendly Holiday Cookies

      These Christmas cookies don't mind waiting around in the cold one bit. Get a leg up on holiday preparations by taking advantage of Christmas cookies' affinity for freezing. Each Santa-special treat can freeze for up to three months.
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