Archive for the ‘Easy Christmas Crafts’ Category

Paper Christmas Ornaments: 3D Christmas Trees

Monday, December 7th, 2009

by Teresa of Loony Knoll
This is an easy way to make paper Christmas trees from card stock. Designs are flexible. Below, you can download a .ZIP file containing  three different pattern sizes, to be printed out on 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
There are plain patterns that can be coloured however you like, and also pre-colored [...]

Making Christmas Ornaments from Marshmallows

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Making Christmas ornaments from marshmallows is one of the simpler ways of having some craft fun with your children or grandchildren. Going through my photographs, I found a picture of this marshmallow tree decoration my granddaughter Katherine made a few years ago. I remember how much fun she had, making it, and how proud she [...]

Homemade Christmas Decorations 101

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Just a quick post today, for those looking for tips on how to make homemade Christmas decorations.  Favecraft has a  section on how to make Christmas ornaments of all shapes and types – from ones made out of old CD’s (a wonderfully green way to dispose of them) to a Santa with a textured beard.
I [...]

Holiday Wreaths for Toddlers

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Today’s guest post is courtesy of my daughter Ursula – the best mom I’ve ever seen! This is just one of the ways in which Ursula entertained 2 ½ year old Leo Michael today……
You will need:

1 paper plate
Non-toxic craft glue or double-sided tape
Green construction paper
Red construction paper

Cut the center out of the paper plate, so [...]

Stephanie Fish’s Salt Dough Ornaments

Friday, November 20th, 2009

Today’s guest post is from busy VA and crafter, Stephanie Fish, of Ohio, USA. Stephanie has been sewing since childhood and creating OOAK (one-of-a-kind) primitive dolls, stitcheries and pillows since 1988.
Crafting has always been a part of my life. So when I had my children I wanted to instill a love of crafting in [...]

Glass Block Lights Started My Craft Binge

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

I do this every year, you know: Intend to make wonderful Christmas crafts, spending quiet hours knitting, sewing and crocheting while soft music plays in the background… making Christmas decorations… or doing some Christmas baking with my grandchildren.
And what usually happens? Every year, I suddenly realize Christmas is less than a week away… and [...]

Making Christmas Decorations With Paper

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

One Christmas craft that’s easy to do any time is making Christmas Decorations with paper.
Depending on the age and physical skill level of the person doing it, you can get as complicated or as simple as you like.  But it remains one of the easiest crafts to hook children into doing, and can turn cases [...]

Homemade Christmas Crafts: Cari Buziak’s Wrapping Paper

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Today’s guest post is from internationally renowned Celtic artist, Cari Buziak, of Calgary, Alberta. Cari proves her versatility today by teaching us how to make homemade Christmas wrapping paper…
A fun family activity… why settle for commercial wrapping paper when you can make your own homemade wrapping paper?
This craft is fun and easy to do [...]

Printable Christmas Card: We 3 Kings

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Contributor Ziggy Blum suggested that she’d like to see We 3 Kings and their Purple Light as a printable Christmas card, so I’ve put it in two sizes for anyone who wants to download it – a half-fold “Large” size and a quarter-fold size.
The large bi-fold version has no interior message, but the quarter-fold does. [...]

Fun Christmas Crafts eBook

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

While looking for information on drying flowers, I came across Quick and Easy Christmas Crafts, a free eBook just packed with projects! It’s nicely organized, and has full-color photos – something that’s really helpful, when you’re attempting to follow instructions.
Most of the items look easy and quick to make, some of them ideally suited [...]