Christmas is upon us and one of my favorite parts about the holiday season is the fun DIY Christmas crafts, decor and recipes I get to make. Friends and family always appreciate DIY Christmas crafts or even a simple baked treat. Check out these fun homemade Christmas ideas and get inspired to create you own.
DIY Christmas Crafts
Happy Holidays Gnomies!
Are you ready for Christmas? It's my favorite time of the year and I love to get crafty and make lots of of DIY decor and craft projects. Today I'm sharing some of my best Christmas crafts, recipes and printable from over the years. I hope you are inspired to create some homemade magic this season and get crafty with your families and loved ones.
Homemade Christmas Craft Ideas
Make this DIY letter board and share your favorite holiday greetings with everyone!
These DIY gnomes are easy to make with socks, sand, flannel fabric and Christmas ornaments. They are so cute you may want to leave them up all year long. You can get most of the supplies from the dollar store so why not stock up on supplies and make a whole family of cute little gnomes?
This Christmas Eve plate was inspired by the movie Elf with Will Farell. I wanted to capture a child's excitement when they are getting ready for a visit from Santa. Make this craft with dollar store clear plate and Mod Podge.
This advent calendar is strictly for the grown-ups. Mini bottles of alcohol are placed in a wooden shelf and covered in wrapping paper. You can enjoy a yummy cocktail every day until Christmas!
DIY Christmas Decor
Make one of these adorable gnome ornaments with craft felt and poly filling.
This log reindeer is easy to make with a fallen tree and a chop saw. Make this simple wall decor with only two cuts of your saw. Add branches for antlers and a red ornament nose and your reindeer becomes Rudolph.
Take an ordinary garland and add some fresh evergreens to transform it to a holiday table top swag. This is a fun way to spruce up your decor-and it smells amazing.
If paper crafts are more your thing then you will want to make this yarn and paper holly garland. The kids can help you with this fun and DIY Christmas craft (see also '10 Best Winter Crafts For Kids To Try When It’s Too Cold Outside').
Make this wreath from a straw wreath base and fresh evergreen branches. You can add an optional jar of preserves for a fun and functional decor gift.
Poinsettias are one of the most popular Christmas plants. Learn how to keep them alive after the holiday season with these tips and tricks.
DIY Christmas Trees
Make this small Christmas tree from a flipped over tomato cage and a long faux garland. Decorate this little tree and place it on your tabletop for guests to admire.
This renter friendly Christmas tree is perfect for small spaces. Make use of the vertical space on your walls with this "tree" made of wood planks. Hang it up easily with command strips.
This clove-studded orange pomander is a fun and zero waste craft that kids will love to help you make. Plus, it smells amazing!
Try making one of these 10 DIY Christmas ornaments with the kids this year!
Indoor Christmas Decorating Ideas
If you are getting ready for a party then make sure you don't forget to decorate the bathroom too. Check out this post for lots of fun bathroom decorating ideas.
Transform a hallway into a winter wonderland with these decorating ideas. All you need are some big, plastic snowflakes and lots of twinkle lights. Check out Christmas hallway decorations here.
Throw a Christmas party to remember with this Ugly Sweater themed party. Check out the full post for tons of ideas including decor and recipes.
DIY Gift Wrap Ideas
Wood burned gift tags are an easy way to make your gift wrap look extra fancy. Use a wood burning tool and simple wood tags from the craft store.
Use plain paper bags and construction paper to make these fun woodland creatures. Kids of all ages will have fun making and receiving these fun bags.
Try making one of these fun handmade cards for your friends and family this holiday season.
This origami poinsettia wreath is a fun project to make with just paper and a cereal box!
Mashed potatoes are a must have at any holiday gathering. Whip them up even more easily with this slow cooker mashed potato recipe.
Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Red wine hot chocolate is a fun recipe that tastes a lot better than it sounds. Make it on the stove top with your favorite red wine and hot chocolate beverages.
Cheesecake is always a good idea but you can make it even more festive by adding egg nog. Check out the full egg nog cheesecake recipe here.
If you're looking for a dessert that everyone will love then you'll want to whip up this Triple Berry Pie. Blackberries, raspberries and blueberries are baked together with a fluffy pastry crust for this holiday pie.
Hot Buttered Rum
Hot buttered rum is a classic Christmas cocktail. This yummy drink will make you want to curl up by the fire while watching your favorite Hallmark Christmas movie.
If you're serving a ham for Christmas dinner this year then make sure you try my grandma's famous honey mustard ham sauce. It's sweet and tangy and perfect for your Christmas or Easter ham.
Free Christmas Printables
I made these printables using clip art I purchased and and Pic Monkey photo editing software.
Feel free to print these for personal use and hang them in your home, classroom or office.
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And since we're talking about Christmas feel free to join my Pinterest Group Board "Happy Holidays" for more fun Christmas and Holiday crafts and projects.