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Felt Christmas Tree With Ornaments

Making a Felt Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a felt Christmas tree. Make your little one this cute felt tree so that she or he too can help decorate for the holidays.


coffee can snowman

Making a Coffee Can SnowmanThis is a page about making a coffee can snowman. Recycled crafts are great fun to make and a good alternative to expensive decorations. Coffee cans are a popular container to reuse and recycle. They can be a great creative starting point for making a cute Christmas snowman.


Christmas Wreath

Making a Christmas WreathThis is a page about making a Christmas wreath. Rather than buying your Christmas wreath this year try making one. It can become a family tradition and they also make a thoughtful gift. Let your imagination go and create a unique wreath for this year and beyond.


Photo of paper snowflakes.

Making Paper SnowflakesThis is a page about making paper snowflakes. Paper snowflakes are beautiful and simple decorations. Adorn your windows with paper snowflakes this year to get in the Christmas spirit.


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Painting Christmas Tree Lightbulbs?Does anyone know how to paint on Christmas light bulbs? I have an assignment and that is to paint on Christmas tree light bulbs for Christmas decorations. Thank you.


Baby Food Jar Christmas Tree

Making a Baby Food Jar Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a baby food jar Christmas tree. Simply and easily create a delightful holiday display by reusing baby food jars to make a Christmas tree.



A finished Christmas treat cup.

Christmas Tree Treat CupsA quick and super cute decoration for your Christmas Tree. Especially great for any home with young children.


A decorative candle made from styrofoam.

Decorative Styrofoam Holiday CandleRecycle white styrofoam egg cartons to make a large candle centerpiece. Cut off the lid and closure flap from each egg carton. Only the cup portions are used to make the candle.


A homemade Christmas ornament that resembles a striped North Pole sign.

North Pole OrnamentPaint the sticks as in photo (or however you want.) Let dry. Glue together as in picture. Glue on ribbon and hang and enjoy.


Christmas Wreath - bows and other items glued in place

Christmas WreathAfter cleaning and organizing my crafts, I found a few items I could use to make a Christmas wreath. I purchased a wreath and some bows at an after Christmas sale and then added my craft items to make a wreath.


Paper Plate Framed Christmas Decoration - framed artwork hanging on fireplace

Making a Paper Plate Framed Christmas DecorationFrame a piece of your child's artwork with a cut out paper plate rim. Add paper cutouts, snowflakes, whatever you like to create a great kid inspired Christmas decoration. Make several unique ones.


Let It Snow Paper Plate Craft - finished tree plate

Making a Let It Snow Paper Plate CraftLet the kids get into the swing of preparing for Christmas by making this fun "Let It Snow" paper plate craft. The supplies list, photos, and steps needed to create your own version of the craft can be found on this page.


finished project

Making a Paper Plate Christmas BaubleThis is a page about making a paper plate christmas bauble. This cute Christmas bauble is fun and easy to make.


Crochet Christmas Tree Decoration

Crocheted Christmas Tree DecorationThis page is about crochet Christmas tree decoration. A fun, table tree can be crocheted for the holidays.


Girl with a paper chain garland.

Making a Paper Chain GarlandThis page is about making a paper chain garland. Making a paper chain garland is a kid-friendly Christmas craft. They can also be used to count down to Christmas.


Crocheting a Stocking

Crocheting a Stocking?This is a page about crocheting a stocking. A crocheted stocking is a great holiday craft. You can easily personalize them for friends and family too.


Evergreen garland with berries and glass Christmas ornaments.

Making an Evergreen GarlandThis is a page about making an evergreen garland. You can make your own evergreen garland by collecting or buying your own boughs and adding as many additional embellishments as you like. These lovely Christmas decorations add a traditional touch to the holidays.


An up close photo of a reindeer.

Making "Reindeer Food"This is a page about making "Reindeer Food". Making "Reindeer Food" is a fun activity to do with your kids. This sparkly treat can be sprinkled on your lawn on Christmas eve to feed Santa's reindeer.


Kids making popcorn garland.

Making a Popcorn GarlandThis is a page about making a popcorn garland. Popcorn garland is a simple and inexpensive decoration for your tree. It is also a great kid-friendly craft.


Someone making a cranberry and popcorn garland.

Making a Cranberry GarlandThis is a page about making a cranberry garland. Cranberries are not just for eating during the holidays. Those bright red berries are perfect for stringing together to use as garland.


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Free Pattern for Hanging Santa Decoration?I have been looking for a site that has a free pattern for a half body of Santa Claus, that is used to hang up. Does anyone have any ideas where to find it? Thank you for your help.



Craft: Santa and Friends Candy JarsMake plain candy jars into Santa and friends. Simple, affordable fun!


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Pattern for Hanging Metal Christmas Decorations?I would like to know if someone has a pattern for the metal crosses that look like they are made of flashing and painted with different color dots that you hang with a wire. I would love to make some for Christmas.


Fabric Christmas Trees?I love the fabric, handmade Christmas trees. I buy them at thrift stores. I decided to make some, but I can't find a pattern. Does anyone have the directions? There are 2 kinds; one looks like stacked stars and the other is shaped like a tree, 3 points on each section.


decorated outdoor ice wreath

Link: Ice WreathsI just came across this idea and simply must share the link! What an awesome wreath with instructions and also shows other Christmas ice wreath ideas!


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6 Pack Ring Lighted Christmas Ball?Can anyone give me the directions for making a hanging lighted Christmas ball from the 6 pack plastic rings?


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How Many Days Till Christmas ChainYour kids will soon (if nor already!) start with the "how many days until..." litany. Have them make a paper chain using construction paper or even leftover wrapping paper with 25 links on it.


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Painting Santa On Old Bottles?I am looking for a pattern to paint Santa Claus on an old wine bottle or glass soda bottle. If anyone has any ideas where I can find that I'd appreciate it.


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Coffee Can Santa?I am looking for a cute pattern to make the coffee can santas and snowmen.


Christmas Dino Decoration - finished dino decoration on the mantel next to two potted plants

Christmas Dino DecorationHere is a cute dinosaur with a Christmas hat you can make with supplies from home. You can change the reptile/animal to your child's liking and add a Christmas hat. This dino would be a nice decorative piece to add in your home if you like your kid's artwork displayed.


Poured Paint Christmas Bulb - finished bulb, reassembled and ribbon hanger added

Poured Paint Christmas BulbA friend gave me ten of these silver Christmas bulbs that someone had decorated with a writing paint, so I decided to upcycle them using the "paint pour" technique.


Fancy Paper Snowflake - closeup of finished snowflake

Fancy Paper SnowflakeI've always loved to cut out paper snowflakes and hang them in the window during Christmas. (I've even used them to separate layers of cookies in a cookie tin.) It's so much fun to slowly and carefully unfold the snowflake to see the end result. All you need is printer paper, a pencil, and sharp scissors with a fine point.


A candy cane place card

Candy Cane Place CardsThis should take no more than fifteen minutes and anyone can be enlisted to make the name cards. It takes little time and effort, but really adds something to your table.


Propagating Plants Inside a Christmas Ornament Bulb - finished project

Propagating Plants Inside a Christmas Ornament BulbMake these cute and inexpensive ornament bulb propagation planters to give as gifts or simply to decorate your desk, bathroom, or home.


finished snowman

Glove SnowmenThese adorable snowmen are made from a little knit glove. They are so cute and easy to make!


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Paper Poinsettias Wreath

Paper Poinsettias WreathThis paper wreath with poinsettias is a beautiful way to celebrate the holidays. Find out how to make it in this short video.


Hershey's Kiss MiceThese cute little mice are easy to make and are a perfect little gift for someone special!


Paper Doily Christmas Tree

Paper Doily Christmas TreeLacy paper doilies are glued in layers to create this delicate snowy tree. Learn how to make it in this short video.



Felt Christmas Tree With Ornaments

Felt Christmas Tree With OrnamentsA felt Christmas tree is a cute decoration and perfect for the little ones in your life. Learn how to make your own in this step by step video.


Yo yo Garland

Yo Yo Christmas GarlandThis video leads you though the steps to making a yo yo garland.



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Making a Magnolia Leaf Wreath?I am making a large magnolia leaf wreath. Is there a spray sealant I can use to put on the leaves to keep them from turning brown? The wreath will be hung up high in the church's sanctuary all through Advent.


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Making a Santa Window Decoration?How can I make a Santa looking at a window on a window?


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Styrofoam Santa?I use to make a Santa Claus out of Styrofoam, but I forget how. I'm trying to help my grandkids do this. Can someone help me out?


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Decorative Styrofoam Holiday Candle?Does anyone have any directions that are shown in a picture demonstrating how you cut the egg carton, for the Decorative Styrofoam Holiday Candle project? And any other pictures showing how to make it?


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Salt Dough Not Drying Completely?I have made a salt dough "house". It is quite flat, but even on the thinnest part I have noticed that it still seems a little soft on the back even after around 15 hours in a slow oven. The problem is I painted the front of it and varnished the front as well.


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Instructions For Paper Snowflakes?I would like to know how to make cutout paper snowflakes. Would someone please share the instructions with me?


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