One of my favorite parts about the holiday is the influx of holiday crafting inspiration. With all of the DIY crafts available on the web, it’s almost a shame that anyone would actually purchase holiday decorations anymore! I have great memories of making garland for our Christmas tree as a child. We would string together popcorn and cranberries to create festive patterns. Today, it’s much easier to go out and buy decorations – but the memories and the love aren’t in them. Here are some amazing holiday crafts that we found around the web:
Christmas Tree decorations:
Tree ornaments and garland are the easiest place to start if you want to get started on some handmade decorations. Handmade ornaments also make for great budget friendly Christmas gifts. This Christmas Tree Star Topper looks incredibly complicated and intricate, but it’s so simple! I also love these simple tree ornaments. They are fun and would make a great project for the kids. Don’t forget to make a tree skirt! The directions for this one are no-sew. All you need is felt and a glue gun!
Wreaths are often the first impression gained by guests coming into your home. It’s my opinion that a great wreath can set the tone for the rest of the home inside. This DIY berry letter wreath symbolizes the whole family and is seasonally festive – beyond the Christmas holidays. I also love the unconventional simplicity of this door hanging. Moss covered well-wishes also make great door decorations. This tutorial to make “Joy” letters is a great one!
Reusing old materials to make festive holiday décor is one of the best ways to make your decorations. You save money, and the environment in the process. This tutorial shows you how to turn old books into adorable Christmas tree decorations. But what are the holidays without the festive glow of Christmas lights? Create your own joyous marquis with this tutorial.