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 Homemade Christmas Crafts

This holiday season, preserve your peace of mind—and pocketbook—by prioritizing how you celebrate. If you love to decorate with handmade pieces, focus on making and hanging your favorite ornaments and garlands. Then compensate for your time spent decorating by wrapping gifts in newsprint and relying on made-ahead casseroles in the kitchen. Or maybe you’d rather spend time on exquisite eco-friendly gift wrap. Whatever your holiday priorities, we’ve got you covered with a bevy of homemade Christmas crafts and holiday projects, from making your own wreaths to creating reusable bags for gifting.

holiday wreath

DIY Wreaths

Bedeck your front door with a homemade wreath that will welcome visitors to your home with fragrant holiday smells or the simple beauty of nature.

Cinnamon Stick Wreath

Simple, Natural Holiday Wreath

Recycled Cans Wreath

10+ more Christmas wreath crafts!






homemade ornament

Homemade Ornaments

Instead of decorating your tree with cookie-cutter ornaments from big-box stores, lend your tree some character with homemade ornaments. Gather friends or family together for an afternoon of crafting as you try these homemade ornament crafts.

Cinnamon-Scented Cookie Ornaments

Citrus Slice Ornaments

Decoupage Ornaments

Felted Bird Ornaments

Tree Jewels: Handmade Aluminum Ornaments

7 more DIY ornament crafts!


reusable holiday gift bags

Gift Wrapping

Traditional holiday gift wrapping creates a substantial amount of waste each year, but wrapping gifts in recycled, recyclable or earth-conscious materials doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice good-looking gifts. If gift wrapping is where you show off your style, check out these eco-friendly gift wrapping projects.

Reusable Gift Bag

3 Reused and Reusable Wrapping Ideas

Fun Do-It-Yourself Wrapping Ideas

DIY Handmade Candy Boxes

Alternative Gift Wrapping Ideas

DIY Gift Box

10+ more gift wrapping ideas!

More Homemade Christmas Crafts and DIY Holiday Projects

Newspaper Christmas TreeTabletop Crafts
Decorate tables, mantels and other flat surfaces with these creative candles, centerpieces and other holiday crafts.

Mini Cardboard Tree

Newspaper Christmas Tree

Fire and Ice Candle Centerpiece

Rock Christmas Tree

Conical Candles

Decorative Yule Log

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread House recipe


Crafts to Hang
Adorn entryways, door frames and walls with these homemade Christmas crafts.

Victorian Kissing Ball

Herbal Kissing Ball

Holiday Garland for Your Chandelier

Festive Garland


Extra Crafts

Reusable Christmas Tree Trunk

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