Host a Modern Christmas Crafting Party

Gather your friends for a creative Christmas party complete with colorful decor, handmade ornaments, and festive food. We'll show you how to host a fun afternoon of crafting with friends. Plus, get free gift tag printables and ideas for easy holiday gifts.

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    Modern Holiday Traditions

    Update the classic ornament-making Christmas party with a non-traditional holiday color scheme, easy DIY decor, and simple no-cook party food. We'll show you how to host the ultimate modern Christmas crafting party complete with free downloads, how-to's, and recipes. 

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    Deck the Halls

    Decorating for a fun Christmas party doesn't have to be stressful! Incorporate your year-round decor for a holiday party theme that's personal to you. Try adding holiday lights for an instant party-ready atmosphere. 

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    Creation Station

    A low coffee table doubles as a fun ornament-making station at this crafting Christmas party. Guests can kick off their shoes and gather round for an afternoon of creating pretty handmade ornaments. 

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    Detailed Diorama

    Get creative with your Christmas mantle. Fill a vintage toy truck with collected pinecones and display festive holiday figurines. Or, try stacking up a collection of vintage ornaments. 

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    DIY Dowel Tree

    Display guests creations while they dry on a pretty DIY dowel tree. It's perfect for small party spaces. Make a tabletop Christmas tree and let it serve as your centerpiece. For easy storage, disassemble the tree and store flat. 

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    Creative Color Scheme

    Don't be afraid of black for Christmas! Plain black paper with green accents is a fun take on the classic Christmas color scheme. Get our free printable tags and add a sprig of fresh greenery. 

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    Cranberry Cocktails

    This pitcher makes the party. To make this big-batch holiday drink, simply mix one bottle of cranberry juice with one bottle of champagne. Serve with fresh cranberrries and a sprig of rosemary. 

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    Easy Ornaments

    Pinecone crafts aren't just for kids! These whimsical pine cone ornaments are an adorable way to trim your tree. Make a bunch at party time and give them as fun holiday gifts. 

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    Modern Display

    A simple wood dowel is a fun way to create a bright holiday ornament display. Attach above a doorway with white tape for a fun party decoration you can display all season long. 

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    Easy Party Food

    There's no cooking involved for this easy Christmas party buffet. Highlight seasonal flavors like rosemary and cranberry with a spread of assembly-only apps. Top purchased popcorn with flaky sea salt and fresh rosemary. Dress up a wheel of brie cheese with cranberry sauce and pecans. Add a bit of nature to your decor with a cut branch from the backyard. Use it to display a collection of handmade ornaments. 

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    Fun Party Favors

    Let guests take home their crafted creations as festive party favors. Provide gift boxes and wrap so they can package them up for easy holiday gifting. 

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    Delicious Desserts

    A display of bakery cupcakes is the perfect easy party dessert. Dress up each cake with a sprig of fresh rosemary and a sprinkle of coarse sugar. Metallic pink dishes and a black candle continue the creative color scheme throughout the table. 

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    Baked Ornaments

    Give classic applesauce ornaments a modern makeover. Made from just two pantry ingredients, these cinnamon-scented ornaments make a special handmade holiday gift. 

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    Hand-Stitched Felt Ornaments

    A handmade felt ornament is a sweet way to decorate your Christmas tree. Make several in bright colors and give them as DIY gifts. Or use them as pretty package toppers. 

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