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18 Easy Christmas Crafts, Ornaments and Gifts

by Lauren Passell


18 Easy Christmas Crafts, Ornaments and Gifts
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Cute Christmas ornament crafts and gifts kids can make from our favorite craft blogs.

 

 

 

Soft Ball

Use up leftover fabric to make these unique ornaments from Everyday Beautiful. No two will be the same!

 

Photo Frenzy

If you want to take your snapshots to the next level, whip up these memory globes from Little Pink Monster, perfect for your mantle or as a gift for grandparents. Kids will love picking out photos and decorating their own.

 

Shoe In

Did you know you can make advent calendar out of a hanging shoe rack? Start collecting odds and ends to create this countdown-to-Christmas door decoration from Whimsy Love.

 

Can It

Tin cans are transformed into gorgeous, vintage-y looking ornaments in this easy project from Salsa Pie. Perfect to give to Grandma!

 

Pony Up

Here’s a DIY craft for pony lovers! This felt pony farm from Smashed Peas and Carrots can be folded up so it’s perfect for on-the-go. And her pony collection fits perfectly in the side pockets.

 

Have a Ball

For an easy project you can make from what you have in your recycling bin, try one of these pretty paper bulbs from How About Orange. Use wrapping paper or magazine pages to make the ornaments pop even more.

 

Jingle All The Way

These cute jingle bell hair clips from Little Pink Monster are fun to make and even more fun to wear. They’re perfect for Christmas parties or to wear all season long.

 

Sweet!

Using real candies and yarn, you can brighten up the Christmas tree (or any nook in your house that needs some holiday cheer) with this sweet crocheted candy garland from Dollar Store Crafts.

 

Pin-Up

Old fashioned clothespins make great ornaments, and they only cost a few pennies each. These angel ornaments from Dollar Store Crafts can be decorated any way your kids can think up.

 

Stockings in a Flash

These stockings from Prudent Baby look like they’re straight out of a catalog, but they can be whipped up in 15 minutes and require minimal sewing skills.

 

Tag, You’re It

These personalized photo gift tags from Fireflies and Jelly Beans are so cool they might get more attention than the gift. Use brown grocery bag for a vintage look.

 

Scrap That

Using fabrics scraps, you can make these pretty handmade notes from Smashed Peas and Carrots for a heartfelt way to say “Happy Holidays” or “Thank You”.

 

Snow Daze

If subtle cheer is more your holiday style, try making these wooden snowflake ornaments from The Crafty Crow. They’re minimalist chic and easy to make.

 

Home Sweet Home

Here’s a sweet idea from Dollar Store Crafts: Pick up porcelain houses for a buck each at the craft store to make a pretty painted Christmas village. Kids will love adding their own touches, like feathers, glitter and fur.

 

Tech Cozy

Here’s something kids can make for Dad that will bring back fond memories. This Etch-a-Sketch iPad cozy from Smashed Peas and Carrots is practical and will bring back memories of the days when he was writing Santa.

 

Tree Huggers

These ribbon trees from Fireflies and Jelly Beans are super easy to create, and make a big cheery focal point for your home. Make one or a whole forest, and don’t forget the Christmas table centerpiece!

 

Take Note

These cute, colorful notebooks from the craft blog Whimsy Love, made from leftover paint chips, make great stocking stuffers.

 

Say Cheese!

We love to get Christmas cards in the mail, and these homemade photo ornaments from Fireflies and Jelly Beans are a great way to re-use them instead of throwing them away. Paste on a family pic to make it even more personal.

 

Gumdrop Snowflakes

Use your favorite gumdrop colors to make fun paterned snowflakes with toothpicks.

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Soft Ball

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Use up leftover fabric to make these unique ornaments from Everyday Beautiful. No two will be the same!