Homemade Christmas Crafts

December 23, 2008

Homemade Christmas OrnamentReuse an old angel tree top or cut out a large angel from a magazine or hand draw one. Cut out and glue to white card board. Make stars out of white poster board. Decorate stars with silver sparkle glue or use your imagination. Punch hole on top of star and at bottom of skirt. You can also use a stapler to attach string.


Write names of loved ones that have passed on across the star. Use yarn, heavy kite string, or thin ribbon to attach to the angel skirt. Hang in a window or on tree. I have substituted, Christmas trees, and hand made round ornaments, as well as bells. I have also made large stars and hung small stars with real bells attached to the stars. Handmade candles, with the names written at the base work as well. I started making these memory mobiles in 1969.

Source: I started my first mobile, 12/1969 to remember my great-grandmother. I missed her, so this way she was with me. Even at Christmas, her favorite holiday.

By Ellen from Knoxville, TN

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December 7, 2009

For Christmas I make tons of crafts for family and friends. Does anyone have any ideas of crafts I can make before Christmas?

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My mom makes plastic canvas items all year long and gives them to the ladies at church as birthday gifts. I've also seen some plastic canvas items at yard sales.


You can also go by a Hobby Lobby store for tons of ideas and supplies.

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One Christmas, my boyfriend and I made candles as gifts for many of our friends and family. They were pretty easy to make and were well received.

I also often give jars of snack mix or flavored nuts, or plates of baked goods as a Christmas gift.

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November 13, 2011

Card making is a very popular paper craft. This Christmas try sending beautiful handmade cards to friends and family. They will treasure the sentiment and the very personal touch. This is a page about homemade Christmas cards.

A girl making a homemade Christmas card with stickers and cutouts.

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November 12, 2011

This is a page about homemade Christmas ornaments. Adding shiny store bought ornaments to your Christmas tree makes it look great.


However, some of the most cherished ornaments you will have are the ones you and you family make.

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

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March 13, 2020

Recycled glass bottles are decorated with layers of leaves cut from 2 liter bottles to make this candlestick holder. The following steps, supplies, and photos will guide you through the entire process for making one or more of these eye-catching crafts.

Tree Candlestick Holder - finished recycled bottle tree candle holder

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December 7, 2009

What's the best homemade Christmas gift you made or Christmas craft that you received this past year?

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