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DIY Christmas Craft Tutorials

Updated on September 14, 2011

There are just too many great Christmas craft tutorials out there not to share some of them with you. I took a little time and gathered up a mega list of tutorials that really stood out to me. I am a huge fan of country/rustic décor but I love sparkle and shine too especially around the holidays! So I have a mix here.. I am positive you will find something here that will strike your fancy! There are tutorials for ornaments, small decorative trees, wreathes etc.. Some of these crafts (like the rose wreath) were made from reusing/recycling things that would have otherwise been given away or thrown in the trash. I included a couple of kids crafts too. I hope that you enjoy these DIY craft tutorials as much as I enjoyed finding them!


sock snowman at craftelf.com
sock snowman at craftelf.com
satin cord and seed bead ornaments
satin cord and seed bead ornaments

DIY Christmas Ornaments

Here are some lovely pink ornaments for your Christmas tree. I love the look of the seed beeds and the satin cord wrapped around them. You could change them up a bit and put just seed beads and make a multi colored pattern with the seed beads. You could also make them more rustic looking and wrap jute around them with a raffia bow on top or what about wrapping them with jute along with a thick stripe in the middle of smaller wooden beads.Decisions.. decisions!

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=207109.msg2213795#msg2213795

button wreath ornament
button wreath ornament

An adorable little button wreath ornament.. Cute, simple and quick! This is a Martha Stewert craft so I am sure there are lots more to found on this site. Be sure to have a look around..

http://www.marthastewart.com/article/button-wreath-ornament?backto=true

glitter ornaments using mop and glo
glitter ornaments using mop and glo

Have any mop and glo on hand? Can you believe that these stunning ornaments are made using a floor cleaner? They start out clear but end up sparkly and beautiful!!

http://randomcreativity.wordpress.com/2010/11/29/glittered-christmas-bauble-ornament-tutorial/

upcycled CD ornaments
upcycled CD ornaments

These pretty ornaments are made from old CD's. Of course you can change these up all sorts of ways too..what about decorating with glitter. You could also cover the whole CD with some pretty scrapbook paper or a shiny wrapping paper and then put your bow! What about adding a photo to the center and gluing a circular frame around it making it a picture frame ornament, oh and of course, don't forget your bow!

http://www.favecrafts.com/Ornaments/Beaded-CD-Ornaments#

demin and button tree ornaments
demin and button tree ornaments

I love the look of these precious red and denim trees. This is a short and simple tutorial with a little tree template to use. It says to machine stitch these but as small as they are I think it would be no problem to hand stitch and would add even more charm..I am thinking a red stitch would look sweet!

http://melissagoodsell.typepad.com/day_to_day/2007/11/day-2---christm.html

felt snowman ornaments
felt snowman ornaments

Cute little felt snowmen! This is a Christmas ornament tutorial but I think they would be adorable as a little Christmas pin for your shirt or jacket as well....also wouldn't they be even cuter with some little hats? what do you think?

http://www.diy-guides.com/making-your-own-felt-christmas-ornaments/

felted rose wreath from old sweater
felted rose wreath from old sweater

DIY Christmas Wreaths

I love these felted wool roses with the snowflakes! What a clever wreath in such pretty blue colors... It's got that cold and icy look that is perfect for the holidays. So remember to hang on to those old wool sweaters and don't throw them out- you could turn them into something like this...

http://ellenscreativepassage.blogspot.com/2010/10/felted-wool-rose-wreath-tutorial.html

glass ball ornament wreath
glass ball ornament wreath

How pretty and bright.. I love the look of this wreath made from glass ornaments. Got any old round glass ornaments you don't know what to do with? Spray paint them and make this! This wreath is among several other wreath tutorials at Good Housekeeping. Go check them out:

http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/holiday-ideas/creative-christmas-wreaths


burlap flower wreath
burlap flower wreath

I recently wrote this hub on DIY fabric flowers which included burlap flowers from Tatertots and Jello. I was checking out other projects on the site I stumbled upon this wreath. You could use fabrics in Christmas colors to layer with the burlap. I am picturing a checked material in greens with this and some sort of buttons for embellishment in the center of the flowers. I love the look of the burlap bow that is at the top of the wreath. 

http://tatertotsandjello.blogspot.com/2010/01/2010-burlap-wreath-and-giveaway.html

snow garland
snow garland

Handmade Garlands and Banners

This beautiful "snow curtain" was featured in an online UK craft magazine.. click on the link below and then click on the tutorial link on the page and it will take you to the project located in the online magazine. You should look through the magazine too.. there's some really cute stuff in there.

http://craftsource.blogspot.com/2010/04/diy-snow-garland-made-from-wallpaper.html

banner made from coffee filters
banner made from coffee filters

On my search for some sort of Christmas garland I happened upon this Christmas banner made from cupcake liners.. how clever is that! 

http://organizeyourstuffnow.com/wordpress/?p=15122

Christmas trees made from sytrofoam
Christmas trees made from sytrofoam

Create a decorative Christmas Tree

For the longest time I've had an obsession with making these "cone type" Christmas trees. I ran across this in my search for cone tree tutorials. Aren't they simple and beautiful? I love the colors...

http://cathiefilian.blogspot.com/2009/11/easy-christmas-tree-craft-for-kids.html

burlap Christmas tree decoration
burlap Christmas tree decoration

A beautiful burlap tree.. I am impressed with this! This is so whimsy and cute and it seems to be rather easy to create. I am so grateful for these ladies who share these tutorials. Thank you redswriting.blogspot.com!! Seriously, this is just as adorable as anything you could buy and it's burlap! I wonder what you have to buy that comes in those big burlap bags? I would love some of those big burlap bags about now!

http://redswriting.blogspot.com/2009/11/o-christmas-tree.html

fabric scrap Christmas tree decoration
fabric scrap Christmas tree decoration

This fabric tree has country charm and it doesn't get much easier than tying some strips of fabric around a stick.... I love the gingham check materials and 5 point star on top!  

http://www.allthingsheartandhome.com/2009/11/17/cute-christmas-trees-from-fabric-scraps/

Christmas tree decorations made from paper
Christmas tree decorations made from paper

At first glance I thought these trees were made from some kind of material that was stiffened maybe but it's actually paper! Aren't they just gorgeous!

http://taylordesign.wordpress.com/2008/10/30/curled-paper-christmas-tree-tutorial/

Fabric Christmas Trees at The Small Object
Fabric Christmas Trees at The Small Object

Look at these very cute stacked fabric Christmas trees found at The Small Object. Imagine all the different patterns and colors you can work with to come out with your one of a kind creation! The templates come on PDF which you download and print. The instructions are easy with great illustrations. They are stitched together using a machine but if you don't have one I'm sure you could improvise using a hand stitch or even using a good glue. Click on the link below to make these cuties:

http://thesmallobject.com/stenopad/wordpress/?p=822

pop cycle stick and button Christmas ornament kids craft
pop cycle stick and button Christmas ornament kids craft

Christmas Crafts for Kids

They don't list an actual tutorial on this page but you can tell pretty much by the photo... all you need is some glue, buttons, popsicle sticks, a little bow or embellishment for the top and a string! What a cute kids craft!

http://homespunlight.blogspot.com/2009/12/easy-christmas-craft-for-kids.html



cinnamon  ornaments
cinnamon ornaments

These ornaments look like cookies but they are not edible.. however they ARE made from applesauce and cinnamon.  You mix the the two ingredients and it somehow forms into a dough and then you cut your shapes with cookie cutters and bake them! Not only are they decorative but they have a lasting aroma of cinnamon...This is an awesome project to do with the kids. Learn how to make these neat scented ornaments at the link below:

http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Other/Cinnamon-Ornaments.aspx

This concludes my list of great tutorials for Christmas crafts! I hope that I've inspired you to create some of your own crafts for Christmas this year. You could create a special gift ornament that will hang on your loved ones tree year after year. Ornaments are a perfect family heirloom sure to be cherished for years to come. Whether you want to make something for someone else or just for yourself, take your time and enjoy the process. However it turns out it will be great :0)

Happy Christmas Crafting!

P.S.To make the cute little snowmen at the top of the page go here: http://www.craftelf.com/Winter_Sock_Snowman.htm

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      Jamie Brock 21 months ago from Texas

      sadie- If you scroll down to the bottom of the hub I have the link there. Thanks for dropping by!

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      sadie 22 months ago

      do you think that you could give instuctions for the snowman on the top

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      unvrso- Thank you so much.. I'm glad you enjoyed the hub and have found it useful. I appreciate you stopping by!

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      Jose Juan Gutierrez 4 years ago from Mexico City

      Beautiful hub about Christmas decoration ideas! There are many ideas to choose from.

      Voted useful!

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      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      Au fait- You are so right, with Christmas around the corner, it's the perfect time to get started on stuff like this :) I'm glad you enjoyed the hub! Thank you for stopping by and thank you for the vote up and for sharing :)

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Now is the time for people to be reading this hub and getting great ideas for Christmas. As always, you have some great ideas and they're easy and inexpensive too. I always enjoy reading your hubs and learning about new ideas, many that can be whipped up in no time.

      Voted up and useful. Will share.

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Ellen Price, Thank YOU! I LOVE your blog.. it's awesome. Such cute stuff! I love recycling and reusing stuff too :)

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      Ellen Price 5 years ago

      Hi! Thanks so much for featuring my felted wool rose snowflake wreath! I appreciate it!

      ellenscreativepassage.blogspot.com

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      prektjr.dc: Thank you so much!! I really appreciate your feedback and comment. Looking back over this hub makes me want Christmas to hurry up and get back here again.. Take care :)

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      Debbie Carey 6 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

      Very good links to some very cute decorations! This hub is a must! Thanks! Voted up, useful and interesting!

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      bunty 6 years ago

      these are great Christmas tree decorations . loved them all and the are so real.

      http://www.mychristmas.com.au/

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Kittythedreamer: Thanks so much for the nice comment! I will be sure to drop in and see your gothic Christmas hub :)

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      Nicole Canfield 6 years ago from the Ether

      I love the pink Christmas balls and the snowmen! I know it's not Christmas time but I have been aching for it already so I figured I'd comment on this hub, in particular. I just recently did a Gothic Christmas hub, even though it's only July! :) Thanks for this hub. Great stuff and I voted up and useful.

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Anna Baize... I appreciate you stopping by!

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      Anna Baize 6 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Nice collection!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Fluffy.. sounds like we have LOTS in common! Thank you for the positive feedback :)

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      Fluffy77 6 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      I have made some of these myself, there are so many great ideas here! Thanks, we always have a nice Christmas and I think decoration does have allot to do with that too. I plan to do many more myself. Love this HUB, voted you up here.

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you ElleBee.. that's what I love about them too. They are so easy to do and they look great too. Great for kids and adults!

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      ElleBee 6 years ago

      these crafts are great! i wish i'd seen them earlier. oh well, i'll have some ideas to save for next year! i especially like the kids crafts. simple and yet actually a nice looking final products!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you bettybarnesb! Glad you like them. My daughter is into crafts too. I hope you and your family have a great Christmas!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      you are welcome voightgirl... so glad you found the tutorials useful. It was exactly my goal to come up with some really easy yet cute crafts for Christmas. Have fun making the snowmen!!

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      bettybarnesb 6 years ago from Bartlett, TN

      beautiful. My daughters are really into decorations. Loved it! Merry Christmas

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      voightgirl 6 years ago

      Thank you for the link! All of these crafts are adorable and look fairly simple and easy to make. We will make the snowmen tomorrow!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you voightgirl.. the link to the snowmen are at the very end of the hub.. My daughter made some of these one year and used felt to put little scarves around them and make the hats. They really were adorable. Thank you for the nice comment and Happy Holidays!

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      voightgirl 6 years ago

      Cute! I love the Snowmen in your top picture. Did I miss the link for directions for them?

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you, oceansnsunsets and prasetio30.. Happy Holidays :0)

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      prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Dear, Jamie. You made this craft so special. I can felt the spirit of Christmas here. Thanks for share with us. God bless you!

      Prasetio:)

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      Paula 6 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Great hub, thanks for sharing all of these pictures and ideas! :) Merry Christmas

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you 1youcantoo! Happy Holidays!

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      1youcantoo 6 years ago from Hillsboro Oregon

      Cute christmas crafty ideas *Meekin*

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you craftdrawer and yenajeon!

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      yenajeon 6 years ago from California

      These are Very cute holiday craft ideas! Thanks for the info!f

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      craftdrawer 6 years ago

      Nice collection! Great ideas!!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      You are very welcome Karisa! I love FaveCrafts!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      paterson.. To me it's not about the end results as much as how it makes you feel while you are creating it. It's really therapeutic. I bet you could do any of this stuff! You should give it a try sometime.. Thank you for the sweet compliment :0)

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      Karisa 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for featuring FaveCrafts! I'm so glad you're enjoying our projects and spreading the word :)

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      paterson 6 years ago from scotland

      wish I had a talent like yours, your stuff and ideas are great

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for checking out the hub RTalloni :)

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      RTalloni 6 years ago from the short journey

      Such cute stuff and such! Great collection of decoration crafts. :)

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      You are welcome christina!

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      christinalang 6 years ago

      Thank you so much for the craft ideas and very timely too:)

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you raising6kids!

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      raising6kids 6 years ago

      Wow great ideas, thank you for sharing!!

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      Jamie Brock 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you France..Merry Christmas to you!

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      France Travel Inf 6 years ago

      What a fun collection of Christmas projects! Kudos!