10 Christmas Craft Tutorials

10 Christmas craft tutorialsChristmas is a great time for making stuff. Now we’re only 2 weeks away and I keep finding more stuff I want to make and there just isn’t time!

Here is a round up of 10 Christmas craft tutorials. Some of them are my ideas, most of them are not. Some of them I have made, some of them I am planning to make but I haven’t got round to it yet!

All the things in the tutorials can be made using stuff you will probably either have already or can obtain easily. All of them could be made within a couple of hours or an evening.

1. Snowflake Suncatcher Garland

10 christmas craft tutorials This is genius. It’s such a simple idea and they look amazing. The snowflakes are made from salt dough using a cutter. The centres are filled with plastic beads which then melt when the decorations are baked in the oven. Full instructions how to make them can be found here on Homegrown Friends.

 2. Dried Fruit Decorations10 christmas craft tutorials

I have made these for the last two years. It’s very easy to dry the fruit yourself. Instructions for how I did this are here, How to Dry Citrus Fruit.

All you do is thread the fruit onto twine, cord or raffia and decorate with bows. You might also like to add pine cones or cinnamon sticks.

Putting the holes in before you dry the fruit makes the whole thing a lot easier! Full instructions can be found here, How to Make Dried Fruit Decorations.

If you have a bit more time (and a bit more fruit!), you could make a garland in a similar way. Instructions for a garland using just dried fruit, raffia and ribbon can be found here, Fruit Garland and Decorations.10 christmas craft tutorialsThere are instructions for making a garland using dried fruit and pine cones here, How to Make a Pine Cone Garland.10 christmas craft tutorials

 

3. Paper Snowflakes

10 christmas craft tutorialsMaking paper snowflakes is not just for the kids! These snowflakes on Vintage Junky are so gorgeous. Templates are available to download and print out so you can recreate them yourself!

4. Cinnamon Stick Candles

10 christmas craft tutorialsWhile I was pregnant, strong synthetic scents made me throw up, with fake coconut and laundry detergent featuring top of the list.

I still associate these scents with feeling ill, so generally I steer clear of scented candles and anything that smells strongly of fake stuff.

However, natural scents are fine!

These cinnamon stick candles on Home Stories A toZ are easy to make and look lovely. When the candle warms up, so do the cinnamon sticks and the scent is released without being overpowering.

5. Crocheted Stars

10 christmas craft tutorialsCrocheting Christmas decorations is great for using up odds and ends of yarn and, being small, they don’t take to long to make.

The pattern for these stars is here on One Dog Woof. If you like crochet, there are lots of other crochet projects too, including some very cute little elves!

6. A Christmas Wreath10 christmas craft tutorials

Maybe it seems a bit late to suggest making a wreath now that Christmas now is only two weeks away. However, historically, people used to bring greenery into their homes on Midwinter’s Day which is on 21st December. So there’s still time!

Christmas wreaths can be expensive to buy, but they are not expensive to make and it’s easy and fun to do.

To make this one, I used a flower foam wreath and greenery from the garden, berries and pine cones just from around outside, fruit that I dried myself (instructions here!) and some ribbon.

Once I’d collected everything together, it took me about an hour and a half and it cost less than £10 to make.

Full instructions are here, How to Make a Christmas Wreath.

7. Box Ornaments

10 christmas craft tutorialsThis tutorial involves covering a little star shaped box, the kind that can be bought from craft shops, and decorating it to make a 3D scene. I suspect if I start making these, I won’t be able to stop! I can imagine all kinds of cute scenes in tiny little boxes!

The instructions for this can be found here at American Crafts Studio.

8. Candles in a Jar With Greenery

candles jar greeneryThis comes from a French site, Le Cottage De Gwladys. There are lots of ideas on here for using candles and greenery to decorate your home for Christmas. The photographs are beautiful and Google Translate is very useful if you don’t speak French.

9. Cookie Cutter Felt Decorations10 christmas craft tutorials

These decorations are great for using up scraps of felt and cookie cutters make perfect templates. A little bit of polyester filling in the middle gives them a slightly padded look. They are easy enough for older children to make too!

Full instructions can be found here, Cookie Cutter Felt Decorations.

10. 3D Paper Ball Decorations

10 christmas craft tutorialsThese decorations are made from 12 paper flowers that slot together. The tutorial and printable templates for different sized decorations can be found at How About Orange.

For more Christmas themed stuff including crafts and crafts for children, please visit my Christmas Pinterest Board!

Happy Christmas Crafting! xx

About AnnaWilson

I'm Anna and I live in Norfolk with my four beautiful boys, my husband and a three legged cat. I don't have an actual craft room due to the fact that we are six messy people living in a not very big house. I do however have a pile of unfinished projects. Thankfully there is plenty of room in cyberspace, so make a cup of tea, pull up a chair and make yourself at home! And please leave me comments! And maybe like me on Facebook :)

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