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This is a guide about recycled wrapping paper Christmas lamps. Using recycled wrapping paper, you can make mini lamp shades and create a unique lighted Christmas decoration.
This is a guide about making mini denim Christmas stockings. Recycled fabric from denim jeans is perfect for making a lot of craft projects.
This is page features snowman craft ideas. Include some of these cute snowmen craft ideas in your holiday decorating plans.
This is a guide about making a popsicle stick penguin. This project turn plain popsicle sticks into this adorable penguin decoration.
This is a guide about making a pine cone snowman. Turn on your creativity and design a cute snowman decoration beginning with a pine cone. Let the whole family join in the fun.
This is a guide about making a stuck-in-the-chimney Christmas decoration. You and the kids can make this whimsical Christmas decoration using recycled and inexpensive supplies.
This candle is easy to make and makes a very attractive centerpiece. It looks like a candle inside of chunks of snow.
Cut the top off the milk carton, wash thoroughly, let dry.
This is a particularly nice candle for Christmas because the clear/white wax looks like snow and you can place short pieces of pine branches around the base immediately below the ribbon.
Source: I don't remember where the idea came from as I have been making these candles since I was a kid, and I am now retired.
By Clynn from Inglis, FL
I spiced up my dining room light by adding a homemade wreath to the bottom of it. It was simple and cheap and I think it looks nice and homey!
I was out and about, and I saw this beautiful Christmas tree. It had sections of metallic bead garland which had been cut into 8 inch or so pieces and hung on the tree. The way they hung them, the top was draped over to form the crook of a candy cane.
All you need for your lighted holiday basket (that can be used year round) is a nice large basket, a 50 light strand of Christmas tree lights, plenty of assorted sizes of pine cones, sweet gum balls, magnolia pods, etc.
I saw a snow scene decoration similar to this in one of my December magazines and decided to replicate it since I already had most of the items on hand. Most of the supplies can be purchased at the dollar store, so it is economical to make.
This basket light is very easy to make. Buy a basket, small electric candle, an ornament of your choice and some greenery at your local craft store. Glue your candle into the basket and the remaining items. Makes a great Christmas gift.
We needed something to do today so I came up with a quick easy fun craft. Take a sheet of aluminum foil, however big you want it, roll it up into a "stick", then you can roll it even more between your hands to make it tighter.
These baby trees are adorable and made to fit anywhere, no matter how much space you have. It's a very easy project, all materials are pre-made. I was able to pick up all of my materials very cheaply at yard sales.
Here's a Gingerbread Man Wreath that is made from a styrofoam wreath, ribbon, gingerbread man, candies, and glue.
Metallic paint adds glitz to pressed leaves that can be hung in a window or off an evergreen bough for the holidays.
We constantly have pineapples in our home, but during Christmas nothing escapes my decorating! I thought this was a cute little decoration for the table or possibly the table of an elderly or single person. Decorative and practical.
Cut wood at an angle. Paint with red acrylic paint, leaving the face part natural. Use fabric glue for the beard, red felt nose, and google eyes.
I wanted to paint on jars and fill with Christmas lights but knew I wouldn't be happy with my "art" so I used the acrylic window clings. Just moisten the cling, put it on the inside of your clean jar where you want your "art" to be.
Snowflake made from beads and pipe cleaners.
A decorative mailbox made from wood and posterboard.
This is a quick and easy gift that packs a big punch. This will light up anyone's Christmas and is a great gift because holiday decorations are always appreciated. Get the kids together and gather your own pinecones it will make for a great outing.
Here's a fun and easy craft to help with the holiday decorating!
Gather small twigs from your yard (leave in a natural state, ones with lichen are especially attractive). Arrange these in a 5 or 6 pointed star. Hot glue where twigs join and attach a twine or string loop as a holder.
You can make a Christmas decoration without spending a single cent. Using old Christmas balls, silk poinsettias, vases, and other ornaments you can make very unique Christmas decorations.
These are just some ideas for some natural homemade Christmas decorations.
Hot glue a small Christmas bear to the bottom of an old fashioned canning jar, add some greenery, include something like the snow shoes or you could add a mail box or a small wrapped gift, etc. add some fake snow and a pretty ribbon on the jar and you've got a very cute original Christmas decoration.
1 clean round gourd, glue, cotton balls or cotton fiber fill of any color, 1 large Christmas bell, acrylic paint, acrylic sealer, spray at least 2 times for good coverage.
We made these at a Christmas party last month and they went over so well. Any age child (or adult) can make these. You need a square of fabric 18 x 18 inches for each item. You need one roll of toilet paper per item. You need something for the top of each.
My mother and I made our own holiday ornaments for the Christmas tree. We bought clear tree ornaments and different colors of craft paint. We put 1-3 colors in the bottom then twisted and twirled the bulbs so the paint covered the inside.
This is a guide about making a candy cane planter. Create this cute planter for the holidays and then eat it later.
Spray paint the basket, let dry (you can use any color paint or any design, you could paint on snowmen and fill with snow related items and give as a gift) Paint on your design, let dry. Seal, let dry. Then you can add a ribbon if you like.
My version of snow since we don't get it where I live. He is made from scrap yarn, foam, hot glue, a Styro foam ball, wiggle eyes and some snowflake doiley things.
This is a lovely gem of a project that looks wonderful in a snowy window. Small birds, mushrooms, and other woodland creatures sit amongst dried moss on a small log to bring the forest into your home on a winter's eve! One of my favorites.
An empty egg shell becomes the start of this cute Christmas caroler decoration. This is a guide about egg head Christmas caroler.
This is a guide about making fabric door bells. Using new or scrap fabric you can make these pretty bell shaped door decorations for the holidays.
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I am looking for the recipe for making Victorian decorations (Christmas) with alum. The alum christalizes.
By Sarah from New Orleans, LA
I think this might be what you are referring to possibly. I remember seeing it done on bare branches for a crystal-y snowy effect.
I am looking for a pattern for noel wall hanging. I saw one I want on your suite.
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I found this beautiful fleece early in the season and used it to make a tree skirt and covers for tables. Then I made a blanket for the couch and a couple of pillows. I have gotten a lot of compliments on how pretty it looks. I used a white trim on the skirt and some of the table covers. I will be looking at the clearance fleece after Christmas, to use this idea for gifts for next year!