Crafts around Christmas are fun for everyone from parents to kids. Snowflakes, Santas, ornaments, trees, angels and stars are all standard motifs for Christmas craft making fun. Associated Content authors have great ideas for making some great crafts out of paper, wood, dough, foil, ribbons and whatever materials you can dream of including old wrapping paper and recycling last year’s Christmas cards.
Indulge in some creativity this Christmas with these great articles compiled here.
Kim Wilson has fabulous tips for making vintage type ornaments at home including gingerbread houses, snowflakes, and paper chains. Stick with biodegradable crafts by making popcorn and cranberry garland.
Jolynne M. Hudnell has some wonderful ideas for making crafts out of pine cones. From ornaments to where to buy pine cones, everything you need is here for making the perfectly balanced pine cone design.
Amy Brantley also uses a Christmas time theme in her designs of crafts made with candy canes. Reindeer and a candy dish are very easy crafts to make with your kids this year.
Sage Adderley has a take on making wooden crafts around Christmas including a birdhouse for winter birds, a box, and a picture frame that have all been decked out in Christmas colors and Christmas themes.
Sylvia Branch can help ease your sweet tooth and make some great crafts that double as gifts. Make candy clay and sugar mint modeling clay to create all kinds of things with it to give as yummy edible gifts.
Christmas tree crafts are easy to make in two and three dimensions. Jolynne Hudnell shows her proficiency in craft articles with another Christmas time craft, this time dealing with Christmas trees.
Homemade gift tags are a way to make Christmas extra-personal this year in addition to picking out great presents. Pam Gaulin’s piece on making your own Christmas gift tags is a wonderful idea.
Recycle those plastic bags with Angela Harris’ nifty take about making a wreath out of plastic bags. She uses three 13-gallon bags, but she figures it would take about ten to twelve normal sized shopping bags.
Make a candy cane wreath with this craft made from beads from MomWhoWrites. Get creative and make more beaded crafts after you’re done with the leftovers that you didn’t use.
Catherine Wheeler-Mushlin is a writer who has a guide for finding creative Christmas crafts online including crafts that use recycled items that help the environment.