DIY & CRAFTS

20 Prettiest (& Easiest) Christmas Crafts To Do

Christmas is barely 3 weeks away. It’s time to dress up your home for the festive holidays! And if you’re like me, I love crafts that are super simple and easy.  Here are 20 prettiest (and easiest) Christmas DIY crafts I found that anyone can get their hands on and do. Not to mention, it makes for great time for family bonding with the kids!

Happy crafting

#1: Photo Snowglobes. Got a pile of photos? Hosting a special party for someone special? Make photo snowglobes to capture the moments. These are so gorgeous, and materials are easy to find! Tutorial here.

#2: Paper-Doily Snowflake Wreath. Go for a sophisticated Martha Stewart Christmas craft with this delicate paper-doily wreath. This elegant wreath is made of a bouquet of doilies strung together by Christmas twinkling lights, also known as ‘Biedermeiermanschetten‘. Tutorial here.

#3: Dixie Cup Garlands. This is a really easy way to customize your fairy lights. All you need is paper-cups and pretty paper. And you can change your color scheme and Christmas theme every year without feeling the burn in your wallet.. Tutorial here.


#4: Gumball Wreath. If you are hosting a kiddy Christmas party and going for the polka -dotted theme, this is the wreath to make. It’s pretty, fun and (looks) yummy! Tutorial here.


#5: Photo Booth Chrissy Props. Photo booths are the rage! Almost every wedding I have been to this year is guaranteed to have a photo booth. So why not make photo booth Chrissy props for the kids (and adults) and get ready when those Christmas happy snaps come around. Printable templates available.


#6: Paper-cup Wreath. Go for the mod look this year with this paper-cup wreath. The key accents here is the background board and a beautiful silky ribbon. Also can be used for a wedding reception deco. Get inspiration here.

#7: Paper-cup Tree Cones. These Christmas water cooler cone cannot be easier to make. All you need is a pack of water cooler cones, crayons, felt, fabric, glue, glitter…and whatever else you’ve got. Super easy, super fun! Get inspiration here.

#8: Pin-up Wreath. Ever wonder what to do with the Christmas cards you receive? Here is a great idea: Make a Christmas wreath from Christmas cards! Get a simple wreath frame, some pegs and glue. Tada…another Martha Stewart special. Tutorial here.

#9: Cookies-in-a-Jar Christmas Gift. Have a cookie recipe you are famous for? Save yourself the trouble of baking this year, and put it all in a jar as a gift instead. Pre-measure the dry ingredients you need to make a batch of cookies, layer them into a jar, and top it with a cardstock on the jar’s lid detailing the mixing and baking instructions.

#10: Jingle Bell Ribbon Rings. Add a little jingle to your holidays with these pretty jingle bell ribbon rings! These make beautiful Christmas tree ornaments too. Tutorial here.

#11: Sock Advent Calendar. Counting down the last weeks to Christmas? Forget about buying the Christmas paper pop-out chocolate advent calendars. Make Christmas an extra fun this year with these cute baby socks advent calendar instead. Tutorial here.

#12: Toilet Roll Owl Ornaments. These owls are so cute. They are made out of toilet paper rolls, painted in bright colors and filled in with permanent black-ink markers. How cool. Tutorial here.

#13: Paper Stars. These gorgeous hand-folded stars gives a touch of elegance to Christmas. Inspired by Home by Linn, the tutorial is not in English but the photos are good enough to follow. Tutorial here.

#14: Doily Table Runner. Don’t throw old doilies away! Stitch them together and get a gorgeous doily table runner for the festive season parties. Tutorial here.

#15: Yarn Mini-Wreath Ornaments. These adorable yarn mini-wreath ornaments are great to make, and give away as pressies. They are amazing as a collection as well. Tutorial here.

#16: Popstick Snowflake Ornament. Kids will love to make these. Just get some ice-cream sticks, paint, glitter, buttons, ribbon and whatever craft accessories you have. Tutorial here.

#17: Pringles Cookie Container. When you pack your delicious homemade cookies for your neighbor and friend this Christmas, don’t just give them away in a paper plate, present them in these adorable self-designed empty Pringles tube containers.  Tutorial here.

#18: Candy Cane Reindeer Ornament. These cute candy cane reindeer ornaments are a blast to make with kids. All you need is a handfull of Christmas candy cane and some brown wool. Tutorial here.

#19: Snow Globes. The shimmery glitter of snowflakes in snow globes have such a dreamy effect. Perfect for the winter Christmas holidays. And it is surprisingly easy to make. All you need is a mason glass jar, glitter flakes, water and a Christmas figurine of choice. Tutorial here.

#20: Cork Tree. ‘Tis the season to collect wine corks! You can make these beautiful Christmas wine cork trees, and be the envy of your house guests! You’ll need about 18-25 corks, glue gun and acrylic paint. Tutorial here.

Viola! This is my Top 20 simple and easy Christmas crafting list for 2012. Hope you like it.

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