Making a Costume Jewelry Christmas TreePerhaps you have seen one of these at a craft show, but it was too costly. You can make your own Christmas tree wall hanging, using your old costume jewelry or pieces from yard sales and thrifty stores. This is a page about making a costume jewelry Christmas tree.
Making Clay Pot AngelsThis page is about making clay pot angels. Terra cotta clay flower pots are a great starting place for many crafts.
Making a Toothpick Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a toothpick Christmas tree. Make a spiky toothpick Christmas tree decoration for you home.
Making Fused Plastic Straw OrnamentsColorful plastic drinking straws are the main supply needed to create fused plastic Christmas ornaments. Follow the detailed instructions to make this cute Christmas tree.
Lightweight Gift Ideas for Sending Overseas?This is a page about lightweight gift ideas for family overseas. No one likes to spend more on postage than the value of the gift being sent.
Making a Bleach Bottle SantaThis is a page about making a bleach bottle Santa. Clean plastic bleach and detergent bottles are great to use in craft projects. Make this cute Santa for the holidays.
Making a Coffee Mate Container SnowmanThis is a page about making a Coffee Mate container snowman. A Coffee Mate container is the perfect shape for making a cute snowman that can be filled with treats for a gift or used as a decoration.
Making Yo Yo Christmas TreesThis is a page about making yo yo Christmas trees. Christmas fabric yo yos can be used to make a variety of Christmas tree craft projects.
Making Punched Aluminum OrnamentsThis is a page about making punched aluminum ornaments. This easy to make Christmas craft will look great on your tree this year.
Making Folded Fabric PineconesThis is a page about making folded fabric pinecones. A fun way to use up fabric scrapes can be making these faux pine cones to add to a wreath or other holiday decorations.
Making a Popsicle Stick SnowflakeThis is a page about making a Popsicle stick snowflake. Popsicle sticks or craft sticks are perfect for making these decorative snowflake designs.
Christmas Pin Craft IdeasThis page contains Christmas pin craft ideas. Fun projects for gifts or personal decoration are pins with a Christmas theme.
Making a Clay Pot NativityThis is a page about making a clay pot Nativity. Clay pots can be decorated and painted to make a homemade Nativity scene.
Making a Tree Skirt with NecktiesThis is a page about making a tree shirt with neckties. Men's neckties come in so many beautiful colors and patterns they are a great choice for your next craft project. One interesting choice is to craft a tree skirt using neckties.
Mason Jar Ring Christmas OrnamentsCover Mason jar rings with holiday ribbon, add a cute little ornament such as a snowman, and you have a handcrafted Christmas ornament. This can be an inexpensive project, especially if you already have some of the supplies on hand.
Pantyhose Reindeer Balloon GameIt is always fun to find a new game to play at a Christmas party. This is a page about pantyhose reindeer balloon game.
Making a Cardboard Christmas TreeThis is a page about making a cardboard Christmas tree. Interested in an eco-friendly alternative to a Christmas tree? Want to expand your recycling efforts? How about making a cardboard Christmas tree? Not only will you have a unique tree, but the making of it will be a fun activity for the whole family.
Novelty Christmas Gift IdeasThis is a page about novelty Christmas gift ideas. Novelty items make great inexpensive gifts and stocking stuffers for Christmas.
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.
Yonder Star Homemade Christmas CardMake a lovely Christmas card focused on the Nativity star. This page contains photos and instructions for making a Yonder Star card.
Making Gingerbread Men OrnamentsThis page is about making gingerbread ornaments. Very cute holiday decorations can be made with this cookie shape.
Making a Squeeze My Cheeks Santa?This is a page about making a squeeze my cheeks Santa. The Squeeze My Cheeks Santa generally dispenses chocolate kisses.
How to Make Medicine Bottle CarolersGet creative with empty medicine bottles and make as many of these cute carolers as you like. This is a page about how to make medicine bottle carolers.
Gift Ideas for a Youth Minister?This is a page about gift ideas for a youth minister. Finding just the right gift for your church's youth minister can be difficult.
Making a Coffeemate Container PenguinThis is a page about making a Coffeemate container penguin. Reuse small coffee creamer bottles to make these festive penguins.
Santa Craft IdeasThis page contains ideas for making homemade Santa crafts. There are many ways to use this holiday character to create crafts for Christmas.
Yo Yo Christmas TreeCovering a Styrofoam or paper cone with seasonal fabric yo yos is a fun way to make a Christmas tree decoration to grace your table or to brighten up a room for the holidays. This is a page about yo yo Christmas tree.
Cranberry Nut BreadThis delicious cranberry nut loaf is the perfect addition to any holiday party. It is a simple recipe to throw together and tastes extra delicious with a bit of butter. If you are looking for Christmas food gifts this just might be your go-to recipe.
Need 50 Small Gift Ideas For 2 Secret Sisters?I am wanting to get a large gift bag with 25 small gifts in each-one for each day of December. The envelope or small package will have the date on the outside of each so they know what day to open them. I'd like each to have different items-not the same. And they need to be inexpensive.
Snowmen Button BraceletCelebrate the season with a DIY Christmas bracelet. I really liked the idea of forming different figures from buttons. This is a great use for buttons left over from old clothes. I decided to make a bracelet with snowmen.
Birch Bark SnowflakeI like to use bark for crafts. This time I decided to make snowflakes from birch bark. You can hang these snowflakes on Christmas tree or use them to decorate Christmas gifts.
Candy Cane Rice Krispie TreatsThese festive treats are super simple to make and really delicious. They make perfect gifts or a great addition to a holiday party.
Ugly Christmas Tree SweaterMake your ugly Christmas sweater yourself! The advantage of this project is that the sweater will not be damaged. After the holidays are over, you can rip off the beaded organza ruffles and wear your sweater as usual.
Store Ornament Hangers on Bread TabsLast year, I put my ornament hangers on bread tabs and it worked out great. They were not tangled up, which was a big help.
Covid Christmas Car KitBecause I was given a lot of fabric, and I generally make and distribute treats to friends and neighbors at Christmas time every year, I decided to change it up a little and made these "car kits" with hand sanitizer, kleenex, and masks to keep handy in the car.
Keepsake Christmas OrnamentMade from my Grandmother's old perm rods. I wanted to do "something" with them and so I fashioned these two different ornaments; an angel and a Christmas tree.
Pine Cone WreathI saw this on Pinterest.
Five-Minute Thrifty Goodie ContainersMade from berry containers from the produce department, I used Christmas fabric and plan to use to gift homemade fudge in them.
Organza Spiral Christmas TreeOrganza and beads look great together. I used them to create this Christmas tree. You can use an LED garland instead of beads or make the Christmas tree without adding beads.
Gift for Adult Stepchild Who Never Visits?Step child, age 31, always makes up excuses why she can't come to family events. She posted a comment on Facebook that she would not be celebrating Christmas this year to let her family know. However, she does go over to other places to have dinner, etc. with other people if her mother goes. They live together. We rarely see her.
Accordion Christmas Tree from Plastic BottleDon't spend a lot of money on Christmas décor, rather use what you have at hand to create it. I figured out how to make this wonderful Christmas tree from a plastic bottle. I used a green plastic bottle, but you can use it in a different color, as Christmas trees don't have to always be green. You can also use any other decoration for such a Christmas tree, for example crystals, beaded garlands or even buttons that you can sew with threads if you don't have a suitable wire.
Last Minute Christmas Gift IdeasLet's brainstorm together! What are your go-to last-minute gift ideas?
Best Stocking StuffersWhat makes the best stocking stuffers?
Coffee Can Santa?I am looking for a cute pattern to make the coffee can santas and snowmen.
Funny Saying to Go With Crying Santa Picture?Need a funny saying to go with a crying Santa picture for Christmas cards.
Alternative to "Secret Santa" for the WorkplaceThis year only half the office wanted to have Secret Santa (gift exchange where you pick someone's name). Even those who agreed gave a lukewarm response to the idea. The people opposing the idea did not want to spend the money, some others mentioned that they usually get gifts that they don't use/like at these gift exchanges.
Santa and Friends Candy JarsMake plain candy jars into Santa and friends. Simple, affordable fun!
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.
How Can Santa Come If I Have No Money?Every year, there are financial troubles around the holidays and this year will be no different. Christmastime can be hard for families, especially with young children, if funds are tight. Here are some ideas submitted by our ThriftyFun community. If you have any tips, please post them here.
Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus Air Freshener Covers?'m looking for a pattern of Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus. It was from Atlanta Puffections some years ago. It was sewn together fit over air fresheners.
Stars from Fishing Line and Hot GlueI figured out how to make beautiful stars from fishing line and hot glue. Thanks to the glitter and beads, the stars shine perfectly. You can hang them on a Christmas tree or use for decoration.
Miniature Christmas Crochet HatThis miniature Christmas crochet hat is such a cute holiday decoration. Attach them to a string of yarn and create a pretty garland to hang in your home. Use them on a wine bottle cozy outfit or use as a handmade hat ornament. Such a cute way to make your home décor festive.
Spanish Fruit CakeCream butter and sugar until light. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
Decorated Glass OrnamentsThese ornaments are a simple, but elegant way to dress up your tree. They also make great keepsake gifts for friends and family. You can make the ornaments with your family, too.
Christmas Tree HatThe best crafts are those that make you smile, and this one will. It's a fun holiday party hat that's a cinch to make (bear not included).
Recycling Christmas CardsWhat do you do with your Christmas cards? I decided to recycle mine! I took all my cards and turned them into Christmas gift cards for next year!
Save Halloween Candy for Christmas StockingsIf you are looking at your kids Halloween candy and thinking you really don't want them eating it all. You could consider "borrowing" some of their candy that is not Halloween themed and save it for their Christmas stockings.
A Little Holiday Entertainment Planning Goes Long WayWe have all heard this our entire lives: plan ahead. It's actually a good idea at any time of year, but in this run up to Thanksgiving and Christmas, this is a good time to look to the little things so they don't become big things. Here are some examples:
Christmas Rainbow Cheetah Gift TagHave your kids help partake in Christmas wrapping! They could design cute little gift tags or make as a flat homemade card. This is a cheetah my daughter designed.
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.
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.
Reindeer CandleEver received a candle with no scent, but you hated to toss it? Here is an idea for making it into a holiday candle.
Needlepoint Canvas Wreath OrnamentI was given a lot of circular needlepoint canvas shapes and found this quick and simple ornament to make.
Mini Gumball Machine Christmas OrnamentI saw this idea at a craft boutique and since I had the supplies to make one, I made my own version.
Gingerbread Chex MixI wanted to use a gingerbread themed gift to give to friends and neighbors. I found some cute gingerbread containers to put the mix in. The gingerbread designed napkins, cookie cutters, and candy canes add to the gift presentation.
Personalized Spool OrnamentsTo celebrate my grandson's first Thanksgiving and first Christmas and to commemorate family who can't be here this year due to COVID, I created some cute but simple tree ornaments using just photos and empty thread spools for an old fashioned look!
Craft Wire Christmas Tree & Star OrnamentsThis year, I donated all of my glass ornaments so our Christmas tree is looking a little bare. I decided to make some wire ornaments. I made 2 so far and looking forward to make more.
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.
Gingerbread People Wall DecorationsHere is an inexpensive/free way you can decorate your home for the holidays. You can cut out gingerbread people from cardboard, shipping boxes or craft paper then decorate! Hang the gingerbread people individually with tape or as a garland.
Pine Needle Christmas TreeThis is a craft my son thought of on his own and had our family do individually; it was a lot of fun! We collected pine needles, drew our own Christmas trees then decorated it!
Making Angel OrnamentsAngels are a popular decoration during the holidays, especially for the Christmas tree. Angel ornaments can be constructed from all sorts of inexpensive or recycled materials.