14 DIY Christmas Decorations You'll Have Fun Making
Christmas DIY for the Tree: Salt Dough Ornaments
Make the Christmas decoration:Start by making the dough: Mix 1/2 cup salt, 1 cup flour, and 1/2 cup water until sticky. Roll it to 1/4 inch thick and cut out snowflake shapes with cookie cutters. Use a straw to punch a hole for hanging. Bake for 4 hours in a 200 degree F oven. When cool, let kids draw hearts, squiggles, and dots on these DIY Christmas decorations with a marking pen.
Christmas DIY for the Walls: Fringe Christmas Tree
Make the Christmas decoration:Decoupage a canvas with old book pages and glue on crushed velvet fringe in a tree shape. Vintage buttons and beads glued to the fringe become ornaments; an old brooch makes a pretty tree topper.
Christmas DIY for Gifts: Photo Gift Tags
Old and new family snapshots add a meaningful flourish to holiday decor, making them easy DIY Christmas decorations to craft each year.
Make the Christmas decoration:Print digital photos onto plain white cardstock; cut into decorative shapes and sizes. Punch a hole in the top of the tag and thread cotton twine or ribbon through to attach.
Christmas DIY for Gifts: Clay Ornaments
Make the Christmas decoration:Use soft modeling clay and let kids cut out with cookie cutters, just as you would with real cookie dough. Poke a hanging hole using a straw; bake according to package directions. When cool and dry, paint and add crafts embellishments as desired.
Christmas DIY for the Table: Simple Pear Centerpiece
Get step-by-step instructions for creating this easy Christmas centerpiece.
Christmas DIY for the Walls: Snowflake Wreath
Christmas DIY for the Table: Snowflake Decor
Christmas DIY for the Mantel: Felted Owls
Snuggly and lovable, these owls make pretty mantel decorations as well as sweet gifts for kids. Made from wool roving, they are easily accented with different eye-ring colors and body dots.
Christmas DIY for the Mantel: Wooden Garland
Make the Christmas decoration:Punch snowflakes from colored cardstock and adhere to round wooden disks using crafts glue. Kids will have fun stringing 3/4-inch wooden beads onto perle cotton thread (bigger kids can use a tapestry needle).
Christmas DIY for the Tree: Painted Ornaments
Christmas DIY for the Tree: Homemade Ornaments
Christmas DIY for the Tree: Sweet Gnome Ornaments
Felted caps and wool roving made into beards are all you need to easily transform nature-walk pinecone finds into quirky Christmas gnomes.
Christmas DIY for the Tree: Scandinavian Ornaments
A collection of pretty, folk-inspired ornaments are striking enough to stand on their own yet simple enough to complement a traditional Christmas tree and your other DIY Christmas decorations.
Make the Christmas decoration:
Cut out three or more layers of felt (matching colors for front and back, complementary hues for visual depth). Hot-glue together if desired, or simply attach with a variety of straight stitches and curlicues. Hot-glue a long ribbon to the top of each ornament for hanging.
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