Christmas can be the warmest and happiest season of the year for many people -- even though time always seems at a premium. The holidays are also when creating homemade Christmas decorations and presents is most fun and fulfilling -- and appreciated by those receiving the lovingly made gifts. Plus, crafting is a wonderful way to escape crowded shopping malls and the mad race to find that "perfect" gift. In this article, you'll find many projects that take a day or less to create that will make great decorations for your home. You will learn how to make a variety of Christmas crafts for your home, including:
- Making Angel Crafts
Angels are commonly associated with Christmas and the holiday season. On this page, we will show you how to make some simple angel Christmas crafts to display around your home. We will give you step-by-step instructions for making a Sweet Scandinavian Angel, Angel Folk Band, and a Classic Cutwork Angel.
- Making Snowman Crafts
Everyone dreams of a white Christmas, and a white Christmas naturally means snowmen. In this section, we will show you how to make several snowman-themed crafts, including the Warm and Wonderful Welcome Mat, the Heavenly Door Hanging, and a Marvelous Mitten Hanging.
- Making Simple Christmas Tree Crafts
It would not be Christmas without a nicely decorated tree. On this page, we will show you how to make some Christmas-tree themed crafts for your home. We will start with two crafts that use actual trees, the Holiday Cheer Topiary and the Sweetest Christmas Tree. We will also show you how to make the smaller set of Fun in the Forrest Christmas trees.
- Making Advanced Christmas Tree Crafts
On this page, we will take our Christmas tree crafts to the next level. Here you will find some more advanced projects that will really test your skills. Be assured, these crafts will be worth it. We will show you how to make a Lodge-Style Luminary, Scandinavian Basket Tree, and a Celebration of Christmas Trees.
- Making Santa and Reindeer-Themed Crafts
Your Christmas crafts would not be complete with a few appearances by Santa and his reindeer. On this page, we will show you how to make several Santa and reindeer themed crafts, including a Jingle the Red-Nose Reindeer, a Jolly Metal Punch Santa, and the playful Pom Reindeer Magnet.
- Making Floral-Themed Crafts
Flowers and plants have always been a part of Christmas decorations. Whether in Christmas trees or mistletoe and holly, Christmas is often associated with plants. On this page, we will show you several Christmas crafts that involve flowers, including Light the Yule Log, Christmas Cardinal Centerpiece, and a Jolly Jingle Bell Candleholder.
- Making Candy-Themed Crafts
These Christmas crafts look good enough to eat, but they're not made from real candy. On this page, we will show you how to make several candy-themed Christmas crafts. We will start with the child-friendly Candy Cane Doorknob Decoration and the more advanced Sweetest Birdhouse.
- Making Bird-Themed Christmas Crafts
Birds like cardinals have long been associated with Christmas. In this section, we will show you how to make some bird-themed Christmas crafts for the nature lover in all of us. We will show you how to make a Holly Jolly Cardinal Wall Hanging and a Four Calling Birds.
- Making Artistic Christmas Crafts
Sometimes while making crafts you get the urge to stretch your creative wings. Wreaths and stockings are nice, but it can also be fun to think outside the box. On this page, we will show you how to make some artistic Christmas crafts, including a Merriest Wall Hanging, a Christmas Joy, and a Noel Card Holder.
- Making Fun Christmas Crafts for Kids
There's no arguing that Christmas is a time for children, and you're children should be a part of all your holiday preparations -- not just the gift receiving. On this page, we will show you how to make Christmas crafts you children can participate in, including Silly Face Magnets and a Holiday Lights.