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 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 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.
Harlean's Christmas Yard ArtHere are a couple pictures of the yard art that my husband and I make. They are hand cut from birch plywood and handpainted. The figures in the Charlie Brown Christmas display are about 24 inches tall, and the Grinch who stole Christmas is 48 inches tall.
Making a Tire SnowmanThis is a page about making a tire snowman. Old tires can be repurposed to make a fun snowman for an outdoor holiday decoration.
Making a 2x4 SnowmanThis is a page about making a 2x4 snowman. Start with a piece of 2x4, some paint, and accessories and you can create a cute snowman decorations.
Homemade Christmas Tree Flocking?This is a page about homemade Christmas tree flocking. Instead of buying spray on flocking for your tree, or paying a lot for a pre-flocked one, make your own flocking at home.
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 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.
Gifts That Cost NothingThis is a page about gifts that cost nothing. Gifts don't have to cost money to be awesome!
Glass Block Christmas DecorationThis is a page about glass block Christmas decorations. Glass blocks can be made into beautiful Christmas decorations.
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.
Milkweed Ornaments (Angel Pods)This project, using milkweed pods, is a little tricky and probably more suitable for adults or teens. It is somewhat time consuming because of all the paint drying time, unless you leave it natural (see photo).
Sweet Gum Mini-WreathThis wreath is made from the seed pods from the sweet gum tree. This is a pattern for all you Southern folks that have these seed pods to clean up every fall from your yard.
Making Ornaments for a Felt Christmas TreeThis is a page about making felt ornaments. These ornaments are perfect for using on a felt Christmas tree.
Spool Yo Yo TreeHere is another cute yo yo Christmas tree project, for the yo yo enthusiast. You can make one or a whole grove.
Making a Peppermint Candy BowlThis is a page about making a peppermint candy bowl. Hard peppermint candies are first on your supply list for making these pretty edible candy bowls.
Making a Coat Hanger Cloth WreathThis is a page about making a coat hanger cloth wreath. This coat hanger cloth wreath will make a wonderful Christmas decoration.
Broomstick SantaThis Santa makes a cute tree ornament, or just make a few to sit in little niches.
Bead and Sequin Ornaments (Grandma...My grandma made the most beautiful bead and sequin ornaments and they have always been my favorites on our tree. This year I attempted to recreate these stunning ornaments. These are great decorations and also make a wonderful gift.
Christmas Card Photo Ideas IIWe have had so many great photo ideas submitted that we have broken this into two articles. Post your own Christmas card photo.
Face Mask Felt OrnamentMasks, masks, everywhere! If this isn't symbolic of 2020 I don't know what is. Celebrate the glorious mask with this fun ornament!
Felt Toilet Paper OrnamentWere you one of the lucky people that didn't have to visit a bunch of stores and stand in long lines just to get toilet paper? Most of us have the epic TP search seared into our brains. I know I will never under appreciate easy access to it again! Commemorate this wonderful necessity with a fun felt ornament. Add the year if you want too!
Felt Clorox Wipes OrnamentClorox Wipes have definitely been part of our daily lives during the Covid pandemic. Commemorate your fabulously sanitized surfaces with this silly wipes container ornament!
Felt Hand Sanitizer OrnamentIt seems like we have all been tackling germs this year with gallons of hand sanitizer! Another unforgettable staple this year that surely needs to be remembered for years to come.
Felt Killer Hornet OrnamentNothing says 2020 like an infestation of killer hornets! Do we even dare to ask "What's next?!"? You can make a single hornet or a whole swarm to adorn your tree.
Homemade Hot Chocolate MixThis hot cocoa is chocolaty with a hint of cinnamon. Not only is making your own hot cocoa mix delicious, but it can make a great gift for the holidays. My friend is a chef and he had to make special hot chocolate mixes each year for the hotel attached to the restaurant he worked at. We based this recipe on one of his favorites. This is also quite inexpensive.
Homemade Printed Tissue PaperWith just a few supplies, a computer, and a printer it is super easy to make small pieces of custom tissue paper for the holidays!
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.
Wall Tree Activity AdventThis advent is simple to throw together using Ikea's wall tree, and cardstock. Our family likes to do activity-based advents like this one and when I saw IKEA was selling this decoration, I knew I had to make it into an advent calendar.
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 BulbMake these cute and inexpensive ornament bulb propagation planters to give as gifts or simply to decorate your desk, bathroom, or home.
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.
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 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 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 OrnamentMake this cute reindeer ornament with just a few supplies - a pinecone, ribbon, a pipe cleaner, pom pom, googly eyes, and hot glue.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Mini Gift WreathI love anything tiny. Smaller versions of things amaze me. So today, I made a wreath using mini packages.
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!
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!
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 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!
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 OrnamentsBrighten your Christmas tree with these colorful and beautiful rainbow bell pinecone ornaments! These ornaments would also make great gifts too!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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 OrnamentsYou can turn any pendant into a Christmas tree ornament.
Holiday Swag DecorationMake a holiday swag decoration for your home. It can be placed indoors or outdoors.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Cash Trees As GiftsI decided to give cash gifts rather than gift cards.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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!
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!
Yo Yo Christmas Angel OrnamentThis is a little Christmas angel made from leftover yo yos from a yo yo pillow project I made recently.
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 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 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 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 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:
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!
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 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!
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!