Do You Love Christmas Crafts?

Discover Christmas crafts that are easy and fun -- and turn out better than you expect.

If you have a passion to create great-looking Christmas crafts -- that are easy, not too messy, and fun to make -- you've come to the right place.

Hi. My name is Kris Stevenson and I must confess, creating crafts is by far my favorite pastime. (My husband says it is my life, but I will argue that point. I like him and the kids too!)

I'm here to help you create truly wonderful Christmas crafts -- projects that you and your kids will be proud to give as gifts or use to decorate your home. Plus, you'll have a LOT of fun in the process.

Most of the Christmas crafts projects you'll find on this website are easy to make. You will NOT find instructions that miss the most important points -- because that's just so frustrating. Instead, you'll find simple, step-by-stem instructions for each Christmas crafts project.

I invite you to take a look around -- I think you'll find some great Christmas crafts projects you'll want to start right now. Or click here to find out more about this blog and everything you can expect to find here.

Enjoy Meaningful Homemade Christmas Ornaments When You Make These Scroll Ornaments

For homemade Christmas ornaments that are especially meaningful, consider this simple craft. I stumbled upon these beautiful scroll ornaments while I perused Facebook. I found the photo you see here on a friend's page, and I knew I had to share it with all of you!

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Memorialize Your Life in One of These Homemade Keepsake Ornaments

If you have children, pets, or a sentimental heart, what could be more fun than homemade keepsake ornaments? Keepsake ornaments allow you to capture a moment in time and gives you the opportunity to revisit that memory every Christmas.

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Think Beyond Christmas and Try One of These Simple Homemade Snowman Crafts

You know what's great about homemade snowman crafts? You can enjoy them all winter long, from December to mid-March. At the end of December, I've noticed people start looking at you a little funny if you don't put away your Christmas decorations. (True story: I once left my Christmas tree up until sometime in July. Granted, our tree was in our basement, but that's really no excuse!)

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Create An Easy, Inexpensive Christmas Ornament Craft with a Heavenly Scent

With just an orange, whole cloves, and ribbon, you can create a beautifully fragrant Christmas ornament craft that's easy enough for kids!

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Make Memories with Your Children with These Handmade Christmas Ornaments

Handmade Christmas ornaments may be the best kind of craft you can work on with your child. First, what child doesn't love Christmas ornaments? I know whenever my children have helped invite guests into our home around the Christmas holiday, they are eager to point to the ornaments on the tree they helped to make.

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Try Matchboxes for Fun Homemade Advent Calendars

Recently I have found myself drawn to homemade Advent calendars. Sure, you can buy one, and you can find beautiful ones in nearly any store and online. But I think creating an Advent calendar for your own family makes it really personal and even more special.

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Enjoy Making Homemade Christmas Gifts for Pets This Year

We know you love to make gifts; why not create one of these special homemade Christmas gifts for pets that your dog or cat will love?

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Enjoy Making These Christmas Tree Crafts!

Christmas doesn't really seem like Christmas without trees, so let's consider Christmas tree crafts. They make great gifts, tree ornaments, and/or great holiday d├ęcor. When I was growing up, it always seemed to me like the Christmas season had truly begun the minute my parents put up our tree. There is something about Christmas trees that just sings, "It's Christmas time!"

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Your Front Door Will Be Unique with a Handmade Christmas Wreath

Sure, you could go buy a Christmas wreath if you need a new one or to replace an old one, but wouldn't it be fun to make your own handmade Christmas wreath? Making your own wreath has many advantages.

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Recycled Christmas Cards: Turning Trash into Treasure!

Reused or recycled Christmas cards can be a fantastic resource for a crafter. Every year our family receives Christmas cards from friends and family all over the country. They are a delight to receive, and every year I display them proudly. But when Christmas ends, what do you do with all those card?

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Give a Scratched CD New Life with This Christmas Angel CD Craft

This Christmas angel CD craft is a wonderful use for scratched compact disks. If you have children in your home, I'm willing to bet you have scratched CDs! You could throw them away, or you could give them new life with this adorable christmas craft.

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Simple Christmas Crafts for Busy People

Simple Christmas crafts are a great way to exercise your inner artist. Not only are they a fun way to get involved in the holidays, they sometimes offer you a chance to be more environmentally friendly, save money, and add a personal touch to the holidays. How can you go wrong?

One of the biggest offenders during the Christmas season is gift wrap. Most of it can't even be recycled, so you wind up with piles and piles in landfills the day after Christmas.

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Beautiful Kids Crafts for Christmas

Not all kids crafts for Christmas are simple and easy. Sometimes, it's worth asking kids to put in some effort to make something really astonishing -- something they will treasure for years to come. These incredible eggshell Christmas crafts do require some adult assistance and work, but they are inexpensive, not overly difficult to make, and look more impressive than anything you would buy in a store.

There are many different options for these crafts depending on the age and ability of the kids you're working with. I've listed a few adaptations below, but feel free to use your imagination: there are no wrong answers when it comes to crafting.

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Crafty Homemade Christmas Decorations

Homemade Christmas decorations make the holidays special. Sure, storebought decorations have a certain charm, and they're often beautiful centerpieces. But if you really want your holiday to have that old fashioned family feel, you need to do some decorating all by yourself.

Homemade Christmas decorations aren't just fun and impressive looking, they can be very easy. You don't have to be Martha Stewart or have a few weeks of free time to turn out beautiful, easy decorations like these homemade Christmas baubles.

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Fun Christmas Crafts For Kids

I love Christmas crafts for kids. They are what Christmas is all about: kids having fun, being creative, and getting into the spirit of the season. That's why there are so many crafts for little hands kicking around. Doing crafts with children really puts me in the spirit, and I can tell that most of you feel the same way.

When it comes to a craft like this cute, fun mitten wreath, there are dozens of different ways to do it depending on the age and abilities of the children you're working with. For example, a kindergarten class could have each child make one mitten and (with the help of adults or older children) glue them onto a communal wreath to create a class decoration.

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Why I launched this website about Christmas crafts...

I just love to spend every free minute I get working on craft projects -- and Christmas crafts are my favorites. If you're a crafty person, I'm sure you can relate.

Around Christmas time, I'm always making Christmas crafts to use for decorations and Christmas gifts. I love to invite people to my house for Christmas craft parties and craft clubs so we can swap ideas and materials and of course, eat loads of yummy junk food while we socialize.

If what all my friends, family, in-laws (and just about everyone else!) says about me is right, you'll find really interesting and easy to make Christmas crafts and great money saving ideas right here on this website.

Here's what you'll find at About Christmas Crafts...

You'll discover lots of Christmas craft projects -- including photos, instructions and patterns. You'll also find some great Christmas craft ideas that you can use to come up with your own unique Christmas crafts, as well as shopping tips that will save you loads of money on your Christmas gifts and Christmas craft supplies.

Throughout About Christmas Crafts you'll find Fun Facts, Did You Know?, Factoids, and other interesting and enlightening trivia and tips that will make your Christmas crafting even more fun.

Plus, I've also invited my friend, Noel Jameson, to stop by occasionally to share her love of Christmas with you. Noel's pretty busy with her own blog called Christmas Rants -- I recommend you check it out.



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