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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Starburst Pipe Cleaner Tree Topper - closeup of the topper

Starburst Pipe Cleaner Tree TopperThis is an easy and inexpensive way to create a retro tree topper that's also fun to make. All you need is a package of silver pipe cleaners and that's all there is to it. If you want to change up your colors from year to year, this is also a great way to coordinate your topper to match your tree.

 

Pinecone Reindeer Ornament  - ready to hang

Pinecone Reindeer OrnamentMake this cute reindeer ornament with just a few supplies - a pinecone, ribbon, a pipe cleaner, pom pom, googly eyes, and hot glue.

 

Clothespin Reindeer  - reindeer ornaments hanging on the wall

Clothespin ReindeerEvery Christmas I love to make new decorations and ornaments. And this year, I found two reindeer crafts that I had to try. They are easy to make and can be used as regular decor that you set out or ornaments for the tree. I like the traditional look, but you could also mix it up with different paint and accessory colors!

 

Funnel and Broken Jewelry Christmas Tree - finished tree

Funnel and Broken Jewelry Christmas TreeThe other day, I had two funnels in my pantry. When I moved the biggest one, it knocked the next smaller one off the shelf. When I picked it up, I realized it sat on the larger one like it was stacked, like a Christmas tree. More on that later in the post. This was a labor of love and I hope you like it.

 

Pasta Jar Snowman Luminaries - three snowmen

Pasta Jar Snowman LuminariesSnowman crafts are perfect for Christmas because you can leave them out through January! And in my area, the heavy snows don't usually happen until at least the first of the year anyway. I have a lot of old glass jars sitting around, as well as small LED votive candles. After searching for jar crafts, I came across these snowman luminaries.

 

DIY Animated Christmas Hearth Shirt - final look at the shirt with fire crackling

DIY Animated Christmas Hearth ShirtUgly Christmas clothes have been popularly funny for years. You can make this video animated fireplace top for under $10. My best friend throws an ugly Christmas attire contest every year. We realized we were spending at least $60 on our outlandish tops, trying to outdo each other when shopping for these items. I came up with this top for this year's party and it was such a hit.

 

Crochet Chain Wrapped Foam Tree Trio - all three trees with mini packages

Crochet Chain Wrapped Foam Tree TrioI love these tree shapes you can get at Dollar Tree stores. They are easy to decorate in all sorts of ways. Today I finished this trio.

 

Hershey Kiss-mas Trees - on the mantle

Hershey Kiss-mas TreesBy using Hershey Kisses as the stand you can make this cute holiday decoration. Make a bunch and you can have a Christmas forest on your mantel or holiday table.

 

Ripped Fabric Wrapped Faux Candy Canes - four fabric wrapped candy cane decorations

Ripped Fabric Wrapped Faux Candy CanesI have had these for a few years, meaning to do this for almost that long. Well this last week, I got the chance. They had lights inside, so when I took off the end cap, I tossed them. While I might not be able to display them outside (cruddy weather), you can see how cute they are, the world's biggest faux candy canes.

 

Scrabble Tile and Dollar Tree Ornaments - three more ornaments

Scrabble Tile and Dollar Tree OrnamentsI love Scrabble tiles and making things from them. I also love Dollar Tree ornaments. Today, I made some ornaments from both.

 

Mini Gift Wreath - wreath hanging

Mini Gift WreathI love anything tiny. Smaller versions of things amaze me. So today, I made a wreath using mini packages.

 

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Paper Plate Ornament - ready to hang

Paper Plate OrnamentHere's an inexpensive kid's craft for making paper plate ornaments. It would be a perfect little station for the kids if you're hosting a Christmas party!

 

Oversized Bow Pinecone Ornament for Door  - ready to hang on door knobs or anywhere

Oversized Bow Pinecone Ornament for DoorWith just a few simple supplies, you can make this cute oversized bow pinecone ornament! It's a great & inexpensive way of decorating the door handles in your home or any handles around your home!

 

Rainbow Christmas Countdown - countdown hanging on a brick fireplace

Rainbow Christmas CountdownThis is a craft I made earlier this month, but I haven't had a chance to post because I have been sick for the past week.

 

Veggie and Cheese Christmas Trees - three edible trees

Veggie and Cheese Christmas TreesThese tiny little Christmas trees make for cute little edible crafts. You can get creative with the types of veggies you use to make these, you don't have to stick with cucumbers and carrots. The little star topper is made from string cheese. Using slices of round cheese sticks helps to make equal sized stars!

 

Wreath Chandelier - pretty Christmas chandelier

Wreath ChandelierIf I'm not mistaken, my disposable plastic glasses chandelier has been hanging for three years and still the lights are in very good condition. This season I will be saying goodbye to the plastic material and create another eye satisfying decor, minus the disposable glasses, plus the old series lights.

 

Wooden Ball Gift Tag Decoration Ornament - hanging on the tree

Wooden Ball Gift Tag OrnamentHere is a tutorial on how to make this cute, wooden ball tag ornament for your tree or to use as a gift tag for a present.

 

Christmas Flower Crown - young girl wearing the flower crown

Christmas Flower CrownHere in Tahiti it is a tradition to make a beautiful crown to wear on your head for Christmas. Each year at this time the flowers are blooming everywhere and it is so beautiful. We go in our garden and pick a basket full of flowers and a few leaves to make a crown to wear on Christmas.

 

Noel Q-Tip Painting  - border and letters glued down

Noel Q-Tip PaintingThis is a fun indoor craft my son and I made together. We will place this on our fridge. It could be made as a gift from a toddler/kid to anyone in the family, friends, as a nice art piece, or you can make for your fridge or to hang in your home to display.

 

Rainbow Pinecone Ornaments - two versions of the ornament

Rainbow Pinecone OrnamentsBrighten your Christmas tree with these colorful and beautiful rainbow bell pinecone ornaments! These ornaments would also make great gifts too!

 

Minimal Cardboard Christmas Tree Decoration - two trees next to a plant on the mantle

Minimal Cardboard Christmas Tree DecorationYou can make these simple and minimal themed Christmas tree decor pieces using just cereal boxes or any thin cardboard pieces you may have laying around. They are perfect to place on your mantle as decor!

 

Recycled Bottle Gold Leaf Candlestick Holders - two red bottles with gold leaf elements

Recycled Bottle Gold Leaf Candlestick HoldersIf you are looking for a unique and elegant candlestick holder for the holidays why not make some out of old beer bottles. I had a lot of empty beer bottles given to me for my bottle art and decided to see what I could do with a few of them for the holidays.

 

Rudolph Planter - snake plant in plain white planter with a red pom  pom stuck to the pot

Rudolph PlanterThis is a simple Christmas decoration I came up with. I used a snake plant in a plain planter and stuck a big red pom pom bow on it for the Rudolph nose. It might be a bit abstract, but I like it like that. You could add some big googly eyes if you like.

 

Pendant Ornaments -  pendant, silver cord, ornament hanger

Pendant OrnamentsYou can turn any pendant into a Christmas tree ornament.

 

Holiday Swag Decoration - swag hanging on the door

Holiday Swag DecorationMake a holiday swag decoration for your home. It can be placed indoors or outdoors.

 

Christmas Silhouette
Candle Holders - different colored jars with lights inside

Christmas Silhouette Candle HoldersDuring the holidays I end up burning more candles or even lighting tea lights around the house. It is festive to see all the bright lights from the tree and other decorations around your home. This year I wanted to give my friends and family some candle holders they could place on their dinner table for Christmas.

 

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Colorful Paper Mini Table Top Christmas Tree - 4 colorful trees in front of a snowy backdrop

Colorful Paper Mini Table Top Christmas TreeThis cute pine trees are simple but adorable. I love making them in variety of colors. My plan is to put these under my Christmas tree which I plan to install in a few days.

 

Recycled Christmas Card Coasters - decoupaged card front coasters

Recycled Christmas Card CoastersI like to make Christmas coasters from recycled greeting cards. Cut the front off of a Christmas card and with Mod Podge paste it to the front of a 4 X 4 white tile. On the back paste a piece of sheet cork cut to fit. It takes about an hour to complete the coaster including drying time.

 

Light Bulb Grinch Ornament - Grinch light bulb ornament

DIY Light Bulb Grinch OrnamentI made this Grinch ornament from a burnt out light bulb. All you need is acrylic paint, some red and white fabric, and some hot glue. No sewing is necessary. Tie on some ribbon and hang it on the tree. I think he's pretty cute!

 

Recycled Bottle Holly Leaf Candlestick Holder - two blue bottles with holly leaves painted on to use as candleholders

Recycled Bottle Holly Leaf Candlestick HolderRecycling for the holidays is a great way to make your Christmas crafts and save a lot of money. This is such a fun project. I was looking for ways to recycle some old beer bottles that a person gave me for my bottle crafts I love to make. I had the idea that the beer bottles were the perfect size to make cute little candlestick holders that could sit on your table or around your home.

 

Recycled Plastic Bottle Christmas Balls - finished balls hanging on a lighted piece of garland

Recycled Plastic Bottle Christmas BallsI'm pretty late with Christmas decorations this time. There is no time to buy new Christmas balls, travel time takes longer than shopping so I'd rather spend it making an alternative holiday tree ornament.

 

Rainbow Unicorn Ornament - ornament hanging on the tree

Rainbow Unicorn OrnamentHere's a trending animal this year, unicorns. Of course my daughter was a unicorn for Halloween (one of her outfits.) With the left over colorful tulle I had, I was able to make this really simple unicorn ornament.

 

Cash Trees As Gifts - money folded as a tree in a gift box

Cash Trees As GiftsI decided to give cash gifts rather than gift cards.

 

Personalized Felt Ornaments  - large and small felt ornaments on the tree

Personalized Felt OrnamentsMaking personalized felt ornaments was really fun and most of all really thrifty versus buying Christmas ornaments. You can make a bunch for your tree and probably enough to make as gifts! Let me share with you all some of the ornaments I made.

 

Ornament Holiday Card - finished card with glitter glue tree and star sticker

Ornament Holiday CardI can't believe it's December already! I am starting my DIY holiday cards that I make every year with items I collect or have on hand.

 

Making Popsicle Stick Snowflake Ornaments - ornament on the tree

Making Popsicle Stick Snowflake OrnamentsI recently discovered glittery hot glue sticks and knew I had to get a bag for my son who loves hot glue and especially glittery items like glitter glue for his arts and crafts.

 

Paper Plate Framed Christmas Decoration - framed artwork hanging on fireplace

Paper Plate Framed Christmas DecorationHere is a fun little Christmas project my kids and I worked on together this weekend. You will cut the center out of a paper plate and inside you can decorate with Christmas themed cut out decorations, sort of like a globe or wreath.

 

Wiggly Paper Snowman - finished snowman

Wiggly Paper SnowmanDo you wanna build a snowman??! Here's a simple wiggly snowman decoration made with "all scratch paper" materials. Grab your old papers and magazines and start an eco friendly holiday display.

 

Coconut Fiber Christmas Tree - finished tree with angel and blue lights

Coconut Fiber Christmas TreeChristmas is drawing near and I pulled down our Christmas tree to get it ready to use. The tree is very old and is made from wire and some sort of fake green stuff on the branches. It looked terrible and I decided to go check on a new tree for this year. They sell are very expensive and they actually don't look much better than the one I have. I decided to fix up my tree for Christmas this year.

 

No-Sew Christmas Sock Snowman - finished snowman on a beige couch

No-Sew Christmas Sock SnowmanHave any old socks? Do not toss them out, but be sure they're washed and clean. You can make this cute snowman plushie, perfect to give as a gift, inexpensive project for a stocking stuffer, or for your children (no sewing required.)

 

3D Paper Star Ornament - star hanging on the tree

3D Paper Star OrnamentIt's the first day of the Christmas month and today I'll start with smaller Christmas decorations. The most common ornament is the star. This one is very basic, but a little complicated.

 

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Ballerina Gingerbread Ornament - ornament on the tree

Ballerina Gingerbread OrnamentYou can make lots of cute and fun ornaments with just paper (feel free to adjust with supplies you already own). Here's one I made for my daughter to reflect her personality and I used her favorite color for the shirt.

 

Popsicle Stick Sled - red sled with wreath and tree decorations, hanging on the Christmas tree

Popsicle Stick SledHere is a family holiday fun project. It is easily made using Popsicle sticks, hot glue, and craft paints. You can use a variety of colors and embellishments. Here's how!

 

Christmas Tree Hat - hat on child's head

Christmas Tree HatMake this cute, fun, and festive Christmas tree hat. I was able to make this hat for my daughter with leftover tree trimmings that fell from our Christmas tree. The rest of the supplies I already had on hand (i.e. cardboard, hot glue, and decorations).

 

Coconut Fiber Christmas Angels - finished angel

Coconut Fiber Christmas AngelsThe coconut tree gives us two different types of fiber we can use. One type of fiber comes from the inside husk of the coconut and the other comes right off the tree. The fiber that comes from the tree is a material type of fiber can be used to make lampshades, costumes, or even crafts for our home. I decided this year to make my Christmas tree and all the decorations from the coconut tree.

 

Button Christmas Cards - light strand card completed

Button Christmas CardsOne of my favorite parts of Christmas is decorating Christmas cards! This year, I found some button card ideas that were too adorable not to try. All of the ones I attempted were really easy to do and turned out great! I think even older kids would enjoy making these cards.

 

Mason Jar Lid Christmas Ornament - ready to hang on the tree or gift

Mason Jar Lid Christmas OrnamentMason jars in our household are used as cups so we have a lot of spare lids. My son asked if he could make an ornament and I thought it'd be perfect to use the lids!

 

Quick and Sentimental Ornaments - clear plastic ornament with beads inside hanging on the tree

Quick and Sentimental OrnamentsHere is a quick tip on how to make sentimental ornaments. Have your child select any "special" to them items and place inside clear plastic ornament. Add the year to the back of the ornament for memories.

 

Melted Snowman Ornament - melted snowman ornament on light wood surface

Melted Snowman OrnamentI'm just in love with this melted snowman ornament. It is made mostly of hot glue and paint, it's really easy to put together. Bring out the dimensions by layering on the hot glue, and making him an adorable top hat from soft felt.

 

Christmas Tree Place Card Holders - two Christmas tree placecard holders

Christmas Tree Place Card HoldersWill you be hosting Christmas dinner? Do you want a cute and personalized place-card for your guests? You can make these cute Christmas tree place card holders for your guests to bring home as a party favor and decoration made with simple supplies! (I made these for my kids.)

 

Succulent Pinecone Ornament - hand holding up the decorated cone ornament

Succulent Pinecone OrnamentSucculents are very universal and easy to grow! You can incorporate succulents into so many arrangements and even make an ornament for your Christmas tree!

 

Paper Snow Globe Ornament - hand holding the paper snow globe decoration

Paper Snow Globe OrnamentHere is a mess free snow globe ornament you can make, it is a paper version. This ornament is made with construction paper and acrylic paint.

 

Folded Christmas Tree Ornament - hand holding the ornaments with fireplace bricks in the background

Folded Christmas Tree OrnamentI love reusing/upcycling my children's artwork especially my daughter's! She loves her dotting markers so I figured I would incorporate them into homemade Christmas tree ornaments! These would also be nice as gifts (to grandparents, aunts, or uncles) or to pair with their gifts as a gift tag!

 

Snowman/Joy Paper Chain Ornament - hanging on the brick fireplace

Snowman/Joy Paper Chain OrnamentHere is an easy and cute link ornament for your home. You can use this concept to create a countdown until Christmas or write out holiday words (I used "Joy", feel free to use any other word you'd like and add more links if needed).

 

Santa Vase And Lamp -  vase surrounded by red ornaments and fairy lights

Santa Vase And LampThis project has recycle in mind. I am using bottles to create home decor and an outdoor table light for a festive look. Here's how!

 

Designing  Two For One  - snowman and snowwoman candles with greenery, berries, and lights in the foreground

Designing Two For One CandlesDecor for your home does not have to be costly! With a purchase from the dollar store and craft paint you can personalize your candles and cut the cost from those higher retailers by more than half! I wanted to decorate a single set of candles with 2 looks that can be used for multiple occasions. Here's how!

 

Yo Yo Christmas Angel Ornament - finished ornament

Yo Yo Christmas Angel OrnamentThis is a little Christmas angel made from leftover yo yos from a yo yo pillow project I made recently.

 

Baby Succulent Christmas Tree

Baby Succulent Christmas TreeHere is a tutorial on how to make this adorable baby succulent Christmas tree. It is perfect to display in your home or to make as gifts!

 

DIY Wire Star Christmas Tree Topper - wire topper on a small table top tree

DIY Wire Star Christmas Tree TopperWant a custom one of a kind Christmas tree topper? You can make your own with craft wire. This worked perfectly because I couldn't find a light enough topper for our 2 ft tree that I bought last year for 90% off.

 

Pine Cone Vase - white pine cone vase with fairy lights turned on

Pine Cone VaseWith fall here and winter fast approaching, leaves are falling and the greatest ever, pine cones! You can make so many great things with them. Because I want to recycle, I am using pine cones and food cans to create a vase. Here's how!

 

Winter Wonder Bathroom - finished snowman decorated toilet

Winter Wonder BathroomI wanted to decorate my guest bathroom in something cheery for my grandchildren when they come over! I wanted to do something they can relate to, a snowman in the bathroom! Here's how!

 

Moss Trim Picture Frame Wreath

Moss Trim Picture Frame WreathI wanted a unique twist on a wreath, by using a picture frame, covered in moss, yes moss! This wonderful lush green can be found in craft stores and the Walmart craft section. It comes in sheets or pieces. Here's how I transform a frame into a wreath!

 

Gingerbread House Gift Bags - two finished bags

Gingerbread House Gift BagsI wanted to put my own touch on gift bags for friends. Since it is the season for great baking (gingerbread men), I chose to take regular bags and craft paper, and washi tape to make fun one of a kind bags. Here's how:

 

Coastal Beach Ornaments - two decorated ornaments hanging on stands

Coastal Beach OrnamentsHere is a small way to bring my love for the beach into my home displayed in a glass or plastic ornament. This project can be used as everyday decor or for the holidays. Here's how!

 

Christmas Tree Candle Holder - two glass trees decorated with strips of gems and topped with tea lights

Christmas Tree Candle HolderI found these very unique glasses while thriftstore shopping. I saw what they could be, Christmas trees! With a little work, I will transform them. Here's how!

 

DIY Stained Glass Candle Holder - finished candle holder with candle lit, dark image

Faux Stained Glass Candle HolderNow that fall/winter is setting in, here is a good craft for the whole family! This art project is made with tissue paper, Mod Podge or a glue/water mixture, and any glass candle holder. This idea is easy and the end result is unique. Plus they also make fabulous gifts!

 

Budget Friendly Snow Globe - filled globe surrounded by red Christmas ornaments, pine cones, and greenery

Budget Friendly Snow GlobeAll items used for this project came from the dollar store! This idea is great for family fun, gifts, and party favors. It is quite simple and can be done in minutes. Here's how!

 

Drinking Glass Candle Holders - closeup of the painted snowpeople glasses

Drinking Glass Candle HoldersIf you ever want to give back to your community and also save money, shop at the Habitat For Humanity store! I found these lovely drinking glasses for .25 cents each. They will become part of my winter table as candle holders. Here's how!

 

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