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Bleach Bottle Santa

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.

 

VIntage jewelry tree made by aunt.

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.

 

large tire snowman in desert yard

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.

 

Yo Yo Christmas Trees

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.

 

Group of adult friends blowing up balloons.

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.

 

three fabric pinecone decorations

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.

 

Recycled Christmas Card Slippers

Recycled Christmas Card Slipper CraftRecycle your old Christmas cards into these cute little slipper decorations. This is a page about making a recycled Christmas card slipper craft.

 

Wooden Santa Claus

Making a Wooden Santa ClausThis is a page about making a wooden Santa Claus. Even with minimal woodworking skills you can make a cute wooden Santa to use as a decoration for the holidays.

 

Clay Pot Angels

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 Disposable Cup Christmas Chandelier

Making a Plastic Cup Christmas ChandelierThis decorative holiday chandelier starts with white plastic cups and a string of colored lights. This is a page about making a plastic cup Christmas chandelier.

 

A homemade angel ornament.

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.

 

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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.

 

Popsicle Stick Tree Ornament

Making Popsicle Stick Christmas OrnamentsPopsicle or craft sticks have long been used to make a wide variety of crafts. This is a page about making Popsicle stick Christmas ornaments.

 

A family taking a selfie with a new selfie stick at Christmas.

Novelty Christmas Gift IdeasThis is a page about novelty Christmas gift ideas. Novelty items make great inexpensive gifts and stocking stuffers for Christmas.

 

Felt Killer Hornet Ornament

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.

 

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Man looking at a broken light on an Artificial Christmas Tree.

Pre-lit Christmas Tree Lights Not WorkingYou plug the tree in but not all the lights are shining. This can be a frustrating situation, especially if the tree is only 2-3 years old. Often, a Christmas light tester is the easiest way to locate the problem area. This page is about pre-lit Christmas tree lights not working.

 

Artificial Christmas Tree with lights

Pre-lit Tree Lights Keep Blinking?Troubleshooting issues with pre-lit trees can be tricky. Even if you can find the problem the next step is to determine if it is repairable. This is a page about pre-lit tree lights keep blinking.

 

Felt Christmas Tree With Ornaments

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.

 

Peppermint Candy Bowls - edge view of larger crimped bowl

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.

 

woman handing an older man a gift

Inexpensive Christmas Gifts for Assisted...This is a page about inexpensive Christmas gifts for assisted living residents. For a resident living with supportive services, there are a variety of inexpensive things you can find for gifts.

 

Dog Bone Christmas Stocking

Making a Dog Bone Christmas StockingThis is a page about making a dog bone Christmas stocking. Making a holiday stocking to put dog treats in for your best friend, can be fun and doesn't have to be expensive.

 

Artificial Christmas Tree and Decorations in a Box

Storing an Artificial Christmas TreeThis is a page about storing and artificial Christmas tree. If you would rather have an artificial Christmas tree, you will need to keep it someplace the other eleven months of the year. Keep your artificial tree looking nice and ready for next Christmas by storing it properly.

 

Glass Christmas ornaments.

Repairing Glass Ornaments?This is a page about repairing glass ornaments. A treasured glass ornament is not easily replaceable.

 

Mini Gumball Machine Christmas Ornament - two completed ornaments, one with pom poms and one with plastic beads

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.

 

Use Costume Jewelry as Mini Ornaments - closeup of an angel pin ornament

Using Costume Jewelry as Christmas OrnamentsIf you find you don't wear your costume jewelry, you can use it as ornaments on a mini Christmas tree. This is a page about using costume jewelry as Christmas ornaments.

 

Handmade Christmas Wreath Holiday Card

Making a 3D Christmas Wreath and Tree Holiday CardThis is a very cute holiday card to make for someone special. I like the 3D appearance of this card from the wreath to the Christmas tree. This card was made with items I already had at home.

 

Nativity made from clay pots.

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.

 

Pasta Angel Ornaments

Making Pasta Angel OrnamentsThis page is about making pasta angel ornaments. Using different kinds of pasta you can create special ornaments for gifts or your tree.

 

Three medicine bottle carolers.

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.

 

Snowman made with a 2x4.

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.

 

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fabric Christmas decorations: rocking horse, stocking and hearts

Easy Christmas Decoration Sewing...This is a page about easy Christmas decoration sewing projects. There are a wide variety of easy holiday decorations that you can make using a sewing machine or by hand sewing.

 

Close up of Christmas tree with lights and gold and silver baubles.

Top Part of Pre-lit Tree Not Working?This is a page about top part of pre-lit tree not working. It can be difficult to find the cause for a partial loss of lights on a pre-lit tree. If possible checking with the manufacturer may be the best solution.

 

Finished Styrofoam Snowman

Making a Styrofoam SnowmanThis is a page about making a Styrofoam snowman. Snowmen and women are popular holiday decorations. Make some cute tabletop ones of your own easily using Styrofoam balls.

 

Girl with a paper chain garland.

Making a Paper Chain GarlandThis page is about making a paper chain garland. Making a paper chain garland is a kid-friendly Christmas craft. They can also be used to count down to Christmas.

 

Mr. and Mrs. SantaMade From Reader's Digest Magazines

Mr. and Mrs. Santa Made from Reader's Digest...This is a page about Mr. and Mrs. Santa made from Reader's Digest magazines. Cute decorations can be made by folding the pages of magazines.

 

A man repairing Christmas tree lights.

Christmas Lights Not WorkingThis page is about Christmas lights not working. Determining why you have strands of unlit lights can be challenging.

 

Christmas Angel Crafts

Homemade Christmas Angel CraftsThis is a page about homemade Christmas angel crafts. Angels are a popular craft motif no matter what your crafting medium.

 

A mouse made from two Hershey's Kisses.

Making Hershey's Kiss MiceThis is a page about making Hershey's Kiss mice. In just a few minutes you can make these really cute mice using Hershey's Kisses.

 

A penguin made from a decorated Coffeemate container.

Making a Coffeemate Container PenguinThis is a page about making a Coffeemate container penguin. Reuse small coffee creamer bottles to make these festive penguins.

 

Glass block gift wrapped as a package.

Glass Block Christmas DecorationThis is a page about glass block Christmas decorations. Glass blocks can be made into beautiful Christmas decorations.

 

Paper Plate Snow Globe

Making a Paper Plate Snow GlobeThis page is about making a paper plater snow globe. A simple, inexpensive craft that can be customized to display a favorite holiday scene.

 

Gifts That Fit in an Envelope

Christmas Gifts That Fit in an Envelope?This page is about Christmas gifts that fit in an envelope. A small sized gift can mean a lot to those you love.

 

Mini String Christmas Tree - finished green string Christmas tree

Making a Mini String Christmas TreeUsing a Styrofoam cone, you can make this string Christmas tree to help decorate your home or workplace. This is a page contains the instructions and photos needed for making a mini string Christmas tree.

 

A beautiful Christmas tree made from toothpicks.

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 Bead and Sequin Ornaments

Making Bead and Sequin OrnamentsBeads and sequins together or separately can be used to make beautiful, sparkly ornaments. This is a page about making bead and sequin ornaments.

 

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Homemade Christmas Ornament

Homemade Christmas CraftsThis page contains homemade christmas crafts. Homemade Christmas crafts are a fun and inexpensive way to decorate your house. They also are great gifts for someone special. Here are some fabulous homemade craft ideas!

 

hand decorating tree

Making an Artificial Christmas TreeThis is a page about making an artificial Christmas tree. Artificial trees can be quite expensive. With some creativity you can make your own tree and save a lot of money.

 

Fill and Chill Ornaments

Ideas for Filling Clear Plastic OrnamentsIf you don't have a lot of space for gardening at your home, consider planting vertically. This wooden vertical garden doubles as an open fence and would be good to add privacy or camouflauge a less pretty part of your yard.

 

Finished red and white paper pinecone.

Making Paper Pinecone OrnamentsThis is a page about making paper pinecone ornaments. Try these cute folded paper ornaments on your Christmas tree.

 

Finished angel.

Making a Lace AngelThis is a page about making a lace angel. A holiday craft project that you can personalized for a special gift.

 

Homemade sock snowman.

Making a Sock SnowmanThis is a page about making a sock snowman. With some simple accessories, you can turn a plain sock into an adorable snowman. They are cute decorations for around the house and make great gifts too.

 

Coat Hanger Cloth Wreath

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.

 

Putting glue on paper mache ball.

Making Paper Mache Ball Christmas OrnamentsIf you are looking for a homemade Christmas ornament project, this might be just the one. Cover inflated balloons with papier-mâché, allow to dry and then paint and decorate as desired. This is a page about making paper mache ball Christmas ornaments.

 

Neighbors bringing cookies as a gift.

Frugal Gifts For Neighbors?It is very thoughtful to give homemade or thoughtful purchased gifts to your neighbors during the holidays. This tradition can include those that have lived there a long time and the new family on the block. This is a page about frugal gifts for neighbors.

 

Wooden Spoon Deer

Wooden Spoon Reindeer CraftThis is a page about making a wooden spoon reindeer. Make a really cute holiday decoration using wooden spoons.

 

A Christmas tree that has white flocking to resemble snow.

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.

 

Pre Lit Christmas Tree

Setting Up a Pre-Lit Christmas TreeThis is a page about setting up a pre-lit Christmas tree. A pre-lit Christmas tree is supposed to be easy to assemble, an improvement over the traditional tree with separate light strings.

 

Making Pinecone Christmas Trees

Making Pinecone Christmas TreesThis is a page about making pinecone Christmas trees. Pinecones used either alone or in clusters can be decorated to make delightful mini Christmas trees.

 

cowboy hat with decorations

Western Themed Christmas Tree?This is a page about western themed Christmas tree. With sheriff stars, cowboy hats, boots and ornaments, it can be fun to have a western theme for your holiday decorations.

 

Lighted Outdoor Christmas Wreath

Repairing a Lighted Outdoor Christmas...This is a page about repairing a lighted outdoor Christmas decoration. Sometimes lighted outdoor Christmas decorations can be repaired rather than having to be replaced.

 

finished snowman hot chocolate gift

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.

 

Helium Tank Upcycled as The Grinch - Grinch sitting on the ground outside

How to Upcycle a Helium Tank into The GrinchTake that leftover helium tank and create a fun yard decoration featuring the Grinch. This favorite Dr. Seuss character is sure to bring smiles to everyone who sees him. This page contains photos and instructions for how to upcycle a helium tank into the Grinch.

 

A rolled bill inside a Pez dispenser.

Giving Money in a Pez DispenserPez is a classic holiday candy and kids love using the dispenser. If you are looking for a way to give cash that is not simply putting it into a card, you can try this trick.

 

Poured Paint Ornaments  - several colors of paint dripped down the inside of the ornament

Making Poured Paint Glass Ornament BallsPlain glass ornaments can be made fabulous with the addition of some paint poured directly inside. This is a page about making poured paint glass ornament balls.

 

paving stone snowman

Making a Paving Stone SnowmanThis is a page about paving stone snowman. Using paving stones from your local garden center or big box store you can make a cute snowman home or garden decoration.

 

Dog and cat in santa hats.  Dog is licking the plate of cookies left out for Santa and the cat is drinking the milk.

Christmas Card Photo Ideas With Pets?This is a page about Christmas card photo ideas with pets. Many pet owners like to include their pets in the family photo for their homemade Christmas cards.

 

Tomato cage made into a light decorated Christmas Tree

Christmas Crafts Using Tomato CagesThis is a page about Christmas crafts using tomato cages. The tomato cage is not just for the garden. You can create some fun Christmas crafts using them.

 

Snowman Place Setting

Making a Snowman Place SettingSpread holiday cheer all the way to the dinner table with a decorative place setting. This is a page about snowman place setting.

 

A boy smiling looking through the opening of a giant Christmas wreath.

Making a Giant Christmas Wreath?This is a page about making a giant Christmas wreath. If you have an area outside where you can mount a large holiday decoration it would be fun to make your own giant Christmas wreath.

 

Four small decorated candy jars

Santa and Friends Candy JarsMake plain candy jars into Santa and friends. Simple, affordable fun!

 

Homemade Santa

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.

 

Plastic Bottle Christmas Tree - complete with a string of lights

How to Make a Plastic Bottle Christmas TreeGreen plastic soda bottles are the perfect material to recycle into this clever tabletop Christmas tree. This is a page about how to make a plastic bottle Christmas tree.

 

Husband giving a gift to wife.

Christmas is the 'Season of Giving'This is a page about how to make sure Christmas is the 'Season of Giving'. Sharing with the less fortunate and making sure you spread joy to others this holiday season will not only make your Christmas more fulfilling, but it will make those around you feel special too. Here are some wonderful tips to get you started.

 

A pair of tan Army boots.

Meaning of Army Boots Under a Christmas Tree?When soldiers are deployed during Christmastime, families will place a pair of boots under the tree as a symbol of the missing family member. This tradition also recalls St. Nicholas, who leaves presents in the boots of children left on the hearth.

 

The open Covid Christmas Car Kit.

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.

 

A remote for a Christmas tree.

Replacement Remote Needed for Santa's Best Prelit Tree?We purchased (I believe) a Santa's Best prelit tree last year. We lost the remote while moving into our new house. Where can we get a replacement remote? Can we purchase a replacement receiver and remote?

 

Cranberry nut bread loaf, with 2 slices cut.

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.

 

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Making a Skirt and Decorating It Like a Christmas Tree?Has anyone made a Christmas tree "skirt" as a joke for a holiday party? Instead of wearing the traditional Christmas sweater, I want to make a skirt out of tulle and then decorate it. I saw a picture somewhere, but can not find anything.

 

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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.

 

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Fallen Ladder Joke Christmas DecorationThis was my Christmas decoration this year. Well, there is good news and bad news about my Christmas decorations this year.

 

The finished Christmas ball ornament.

Christmas Ball from Plastic Roll-On ContainerDo not throw away empty roll-on antiperspirants or deodorants. You can make little Christmas balls from them. It won't take long and will cost you almost nothing.

 

A collection of handmade food gifts.

Handmade/Homemade GiftsChoosing the perfect gift for each person on our list means paying attention throughout the year and taking note of preferences. This is particularly true when making gifts.

 

The completed Birch Bark Snowflake

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.

 

The completed snowmen button bracelet.

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.

 

A plate of Candy Cane Rice Krispie Treats

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.

 

Brussels Sprout Christmas Tree

Brussels Sprout Christmas TreeI thought this Brussels sprout stalk would make a fun table decoration. I was able to get the Brussels sprouts and cranberries on sale and the star and lights at the Dollar Tree.

 

Closeup of completed star

Button Star OrnamentThis craft can be made using collected buttons left over from old clothes to make a star to decorate your Christmas tree. I used wire from an old transformer, so this project cost almost nothing. You can use any other color of buttons.

 

The completed sweater

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.

 

The completed Christmas bulb

Sticky Tape Christmas BulbThe simplest sticky tape is enough to decorate your Christmas tree. I figured out how to make a Christmas bulb out of transparent duct tape only using expired eyeshadow. Instead of eyeshadow, you can use any powder (of course, a powder that is safe for health), for example flour. So it will cost you almost nothing.

 

Finished Ruffle Christmas Tree

Ruffle Christmas TreeThis small Christmas made of organza and hot glue will perfectly decorate your interior. It's lightweight and durable, so you don't have to worry about dropping it. You can insert a Christmas garland inside.

 

The completed Organza Spiral Christmas Tree

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.

 

Ornament hangers stored on plastic bread tabs.

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.

 

The finished angel ornament.

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.

 

Adding ribbon to the container.

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.

 

A wreath made from pine cones.

Pine Cone WreathI saw this on Pinterest.

 

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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.

 

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Cleaning a Flocked Wreath?Does anyone know how to freshen up a white flocked Christmas wreath. I would re-spray it but flocking cannot be purchased anymore.

 

The completed accordion Christmas tree.

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.

 

The decorated reindeer Rice Krispie treats.

Reindeer Rice Krispie TreatsThis is a simple way to decorate Rice Krispie treats for Christmas. These cute reindeer treats are sure to bring anyone some holiday cheer.

 

Santa putting a present into a stocking.

Best Stocking StuffersWhat makes the best stocking stuffers?

 

An alarm clock next to presents.

Last Minute Christmas Gift IdeasLet's brainstorm together! What are your go-to last-minute gift ideas?

 

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