The holidays are right around the corner— it’s the perfect time to stretch those sleeping creative muscles and come up with something bright and festive just in time for the holidays!
Here are 11 awesome holiday-themed craft ideas that you can use to decorate your home, liven up a party or just make everything else prettier for the holidays:
Throw A Christmas-Themed Coloring Party
A coloring enthusiast will take any excuse to bust out their favorite coloring books and supplies and throw a coloring party! Free Christmas-themed coloring pages abound this holiday season, so take advantage of that. You can also ask your buddies to sign up to subscription services so you can color a new page together.
Better yet, grab a Christmas-themed coloring book, some hot cocoa and color your favorite illustrations by the fire. Don’t forget to use glitter pens to make your drawings come to life. This particular medium is good at lending an extra oomph to any drawing!
Use Paint Chips As Christmas Garlands
Want to decorate your home but don’t want to spend a fortune? There’s no need to stress. There are lots of awesome projects out there that don’t cost an arm and leg to create. Case in point: these lovely paint chip Christmas garlands. Can you tell that these beautiful “Christmas lights” originally came from the hardware store?
Check out the full tutorial here and recreate this awesome decor idea for your banisters, mantle or windows.
Handmade Is Still In
In this fast-paced, digital world, handmade Christmas cards are few and far between. But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t try your hand at making something unique for your friends and loved ones this Christmas.
Create a beautiful, hand-lettered Christmas greeting card with some watercolor brush pens. These are especially awesome if you’re into modern calligraphy and brush lettering. You can make one for each of your friends (make sure you use high-quality watercolor paper for this) or you can scan your unique work of art on the computer and print it. Either way, it’s a great reminder of how much you love and care for the people around you.
Want to create brush calligraphy but don’t know where to start? Check out the tutorial above— it’s got everything you need to know about lettering, from the basic strokes to creating a greeting card of your own.
Or, You Can Give That Classic Musical Card A Modern Twist
Have you ever sent or received a musical greeting card? Well, they just got a modern makeover and you might want to give them a shot. These days, you can send songs, greetings, and special video messages using your traditional greeting cards with the help of QR codes.
QR codes work like the barcodes you see on your grocery items; the difference is, they can route a person to anywhere on the internet— from a hand-picked Christmas playlist to a personalized holiday video message—once scanned.
Anyone can generate QR codes but first, you gotta find or upload some awesome digital content to send your loved ones. You can make a simple family blog or upload a fun video. Once you’ve got that down pat, head on to QR code generating sites like this. Just put the link to your digital “Christmas present” on the appropriate field and click the button to generate your code. Print it on your Christmas cards. Your friends and family will be so impressed with your modern musical card!
3D Christmas Paper Crafts
Want to add more depth and dimension to your Christmas cards? Take them to the next level and create 3D paper crafts. These are super easy to make and just need materials that you can find anywhere. Have fun creating these wonderful designs with your friends and loved ones.
You can find lots of pinecones on the ground, but did you know that you can use them to make beautiful homemade candles? Check out the full tutorial here!
Coffee Filter Garlands
You don’t have to look far for the perfect Christmas decor— sometimes you can find the best ones in your very own kitchen! Take those coffee filters and use them to create these surprisingly elegant garlands for Christmas. Their understated, neutral color scheme will elevate any living space. Check out the full tutorial here and try it out for yourself!
How About A Christmas-Themed Bullet Journal Spread?
Just because the year is ending doesn’t mean you have to slack off on your bullet journal spreads! This Christmas season, take inspiration from the colors and decors around you and create merry journal pages.
Hot Cocoa Bar
Not all hot cocoa are created equal. The most comforting cup of hot cocoa is usually the one made after one’s own taste and preference, so instead of making hot cocoa for everyone, why not make a bar instead? You can deck it out with options like marshmallows, wafer sticks, and even fancy mugs. Check out the full tutorial here.
Awesome Gift Wrapping Ideas
Wrapping presents doesn’t have to be complicated. You can dress up your gifts in sophisticated yet easy-to-make wraps using the tutorial above. Use simple materials like craft paper, markers, ribbons and glitter paper. The key to creating visually pleasing gift wraps is to simply stick to a theme and a come up with a consistent color palette. Get these two things down pat and you’ll be good to go!
Put Together A Coloring Care Package
Know a die-hard coloring enthusiast but can’t decide what to give them? Why not go all out and put a coloring care package together? Take a nice cardboard box and stuff it with everything a coloring fan would love: specially curated Christmas-themed coloring pages, choice coloring materials, comfy socks, instant hot cocoa, snickerdoodles— the list can go on and on!
The holidays are the perfect way to let your creativity flow. Take this chance to create wonderful designs, crafts, and presents that are sure to wow everyone. The best part is that you don’t have to spend a fortune on these holiday ideas! As long as you’ve got creativity and resourcefulness, you can come up with gorgeous creations that will impress your friends and loved ones.
Which of these craft ideas is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!