60+ Adorable Christmas Crafts to Make on a Snowy Day

The snowcapped village wreath is a no-brainer.

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Antonis Achielleos

On a cold winter's day, sometimes all you want to do is cuddle up next to the fireplace. With these easy holiday DIY ornaments, stockings, and crafts, you and your kids can stay warm, dry, and entertained. Your finished projects can even double as festive decorations.

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christmas crafts snowcapped village wreath
Antonis Achielleos
Snowcapped Village Wreath Christmas Craft

To embellish a feathery wreath, make a couple of card stock houses.

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What you'll need: feathery wreath ($26, )

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Antonis Achielleos
Staircase Banister Ornament Christmas Crafts

Make extra-special decorations a focal point by hanging them front and center on a staircase banister, or drape your favorites on doorknobs or chair backs.

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christmas crafts classic colors wreath
Antonis Achielleos
Classic Colors Wreath Christmas Craft

Paint select leaves of a magnolia wreath red, white, and green. Once dry, brush glue onto the tops of the white leaves and dust on glitter for added sparkle.

What you'll need: magnolia wreath ($33, )

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christmas crafts stockings
Antonis Achielleos
Woodland Stocking Christmas Crafts

No fireplace? No problem! Place stockings made from felt, fabric, and buttons on coat hooks near the entryway, and you'll walk into cheer every time you come home.

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What you'll need: felt ($6 for 44 pieces, )

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christmas crafts bell bow wreath
Antonis Achielleos
Bells and Bows Wreath Christmas Craft

Update a boxwood wreath with a few jolly add-ons: Knot two 6" pieces of red ribbon, then wire a jingle bell to the center. Hot-glue a skewer to the back and use to push into place.

What you'll need: boxwood wreath ($39, )

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Striking Star Ornament
Erika LaPresto
Striking Star Ornament Christmas Craft

This craft will have you looking at matchsticks in a new light!

1. Trace the onto cardboard and cut out.

2. Cut the red tips off 4 wood safety matches and make a plus sign in the center of the star as shown; secure with craft glue.

3. Glue matches, tips out, to fill each of the 4 sections.

4. To hang, use hot glue to attach a loop of red embroidery floss to the back of one of the points of the star.

Get the tutorial.

What you'll need: matches ($6 for a 10 pack, )

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree Ornaments
Landcruisers
Cinnamon Stick Ornament Christmas Craft

Bend a 31⁄2" piece of naturally coiled wrapped wire in half to form a loop, then gently push each end into the hollow part of a cinnamon stick. Use hot glue to attach cut sprigs of fresh rosemary for branches and small gems for ornaments.

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What you'll need: cinnamon sticks ($25, )

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Erica Lapresto
Cozy Cap Ornament Christmas Craft

Oh, what fun it is to make these adorable tree trimmings! Use them to decorate a branch, shelf, or window.

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What you'll need: Green yarn ($8, )

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Christmas Owl Ornament
PAUL WHICHELOE/BEST IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS
Christmas Owl Ornament Christmas Craft

Add a homemade touch to your Christmas tree this year with our cute-as-a-button owl. It only requires four simple materials: burlap, felt, hot glue and a glue stick!

Get the tutorial.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Paper Bird
Erika LaPresto
Paper Bird Ornament Christmas Craft

Create a flock of ornaments by stitching together gift-wrap scraps.

1. Trace the head, onto wrapping paper and use scissors to cut out.

2. Thread a sewing needle with embroidery floss. Working from neck to beak, whipstitch the head piece to one of the body pieces. Then, working from beak to neck, whipstitch the head to the second body piece. Continue to stitch the body together along the top and bottom of the tail.

3. Working from tail to beak, stitch one side of the breast piece to one side of the body. Stuff the bird with cotton batting. Then, working beak to tail, finish stitching the other side of the breast to the body; knot to close.

4. Attach rhinestones for eyes with craft glue, then sew a loop of embroidery floss through the top of the bird to hang.

Get the tutorial.

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DIY Christmas Ornaments Star Ornament
PAUL WHICHELOE/BEST IDEAS FOR CHRISTMAS
Star Ornament Christmas Craft

Elegant and surprisingly simple, this decoration only requires faux-bois scrapbooking paper and a little folding practice.

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What you'll need: faux bois paper ($4, )

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Christmas Crafts Melted Candy Ornaments
Courtesy of One Little Project
Melted Candy Ornaments Christmas Craft

These sweet ornaments have a minty aroma that will deceive your guests into thinking they'd entered candy land.

Get the tutorial at .

What you'll need: Peppermint candies ($18, ); Holiday cookie cutters ($20, )

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Christmas Crafts Snowflake Door Hanger
Courtesy of Rae of Sparkles
Snowflake Door Hanger Christmas Craft

Dollar store snowflake ornaments make this magical masterpiece affordable.

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What you'll need: Snowflake ornaments ($30, )

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Christmas Crafts Evergreen Forest
Erica Lapresto
Evergreen Forest Christmas Craft

1. Create these tall, delicate trees by wrapping the top of a foam cone with cardstock to create a true point (the tops are flat), then cover the cone in clear plastic wrap.

2. Knot a piece of green embroidery floss around the top, then wrap it around the cone in a crisscross pattern. To make shorter trees, stop wrapping before you get to the bottom of the cone.

3. Apply 2 coats of Mod Podge Stiffy (available at craft stores) to the floss. Once dry and hardened, remove the plastic wrap and cone.

4. Glue on gems to add sparkle.

What you'll need: Green embroidery floss ($23,); Foam cone ($7, )

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Christmas Crafts Countdown to Christmas
Erica Lapresto
Advent Calendar Christmas Craft

Count down to Christmas one day at a time with this charming Advent calendar.

1. Cover a 21x4 in. foam board in fabric and secure at the back with hot glue.

2. Hang store-bought manila tags in rows from straight pins and add your own ornaments.

3. To mark each date, punch holes in wood craft circles, stamp on numbers and hang above the ornaments so little fingers know what's ready for the tree.

Get the tutorial.

What you'll need: Wood circles ($12, )

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    Christmas Crafts Door Wreath
    Erica Lapresto
    Enchanted Wreath Christmas Craft

    1. Nest a 14 in. embroidery hoop inside an 18 in. one and attach with strong tape at the clasps. Cover the tape with a loop of wide ribbon (you'll use it for hanging later).

    2. Secure faux greenery, white berries and glittery ornaments along the bottom of the hoops with thin green floral wire.

    3. Create the fairy door from an 8x4 in. piece of balsa wood by tracing an upside-down cereal bowl to make a rounded top. Then, cut it out with scissors and use a brown pen and a ruler to draw vertical lines for wood slats.

    4. Punch a metal paper fastener through the wood for a doorknob and hot-glue miniature hinges on the opposite side.

    5. Attach twine or thin rope around the outside of the door, then use hot glue to secure it to the inner hoop.

    What you'll need: Green floral wire ($6, )

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    Christmas Crafts Homey for the Holidays
    Kate Sears
    Fabric Wreath Christmas Craft

    Swap the glitter for simple decorative touches like a Fabric Wreath and a bowl of String Snowballs.

    1. Cut fabric into leaf shapes and paint with white glue thinned with water to the consistency of heavy cream.

    2. Let dry, then staple the stiffened leaves to a cardboard ring. Shape extra leaves into poinsettias fastened with a center brad.

    3. To make the balls, tie thin red and white baker's twine around the knot of a fist-size balloon and wrap the string crisscross around the balloon until covered.

    4. Paint with the thinned glue mixture and let dry overnight. Pop and remove the balloon for a beautiful finished product.

    Get the tutorial for Fabric Wreath.

    Get the tutorial for String Snowballs.

    What you'll need: White twine ($8, )

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    christmas crafts Jolly Wreath
    ERIKA LAPRESTO/STUDIO D
    Jolly Wreath Christmas Craft

    To turn store-bought bows into a jolly wreath, attach a loop of floral wire (for hanging) around a 16 in. . Then, hot-glue gift bows to the front and sides of the form. Keep it festive with a classic red-and-white combo or mix in powder blue for a wintry look.

    What you'll need: Plastic bows ($10, )

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    Christmas Crafts Calendar
    Kate Sears
    Gift Advent Calendar Christmas Craft

    The 12 days of Christmas become 24 with an adorable Advent calendar that shares the generosity of the season from December 1 through Christmas Eve.

    1. Wrap 24 matchboxes with playful gift or craft paper, keeping the sides uncovered so that the bottoms can slide in and out.

    2. Decorate each box with stickers, stamps and hand-drawn designs, using crayons, yarn, buttons and labels for numbers.

    3. Thumbtack the boxes to a corkboard and tuck tiny gifts and goodies inside!

    What you'll need: Matchboxes ($11, )

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    DIY Christmas Ornaments Simple Handmade Ornaments
    Erika LaPresto/Studio D
    DIY Ornaments Christmas Craft

    Swap store-bought ornaments for these handmade versions that can be made in minutes.

    Get our tutorials.

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    Christmas Crafts Gift Toppers
    David Hillegas
    Gift Toppers Christmas Craft

    Use paper or pom poms to create these colorful and fun gift toppers, that make even the wrapping exciting!

    Get the tutorial at .

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    Christmas Crafts Jolly Garland
    Erika LaPresto/Studio D
    Jolly Garland Christmas Craft

    Handcrafted from artificial greenery and bright berries, this garland will last season after season.

    1. Use needle-nose pliers to bend ⅛ in. armature wire into the 8 in. letters that spell out your chosen word or phrase. Cover the letters with green floral tape.

    2. For each letter, cut a 3 in. piece of wire and wrap it with floral tape. Then, bend one end into a small loop (1 in. or less in diameter) and secure it with floral tape to the back of the letter toward the top. For letters like J, T and Y, you'll need a loop on each end at the top.

    3. Pull the small sprigs off an artificial juniper pine garland and, working bottom to top, use floral tape to secure them at the stem to the front of each letter form to create a base. Then, use hot glue to fill in the front and sides of each letter with more greenery. The sprigs should overlap slightly.

    4. Hot-glue faux or dried berries to each letter. Once completely dry, thread a length of 2 in. to 3 in. red ribbon through the loops to hang.

    What you'll need: armature wire ($7, ); green floral tape ($4, ); artificial juniper pine garland ($23, ); artificial red holly berries ($10, )

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    Christmas Crafts DIY Tree Shelf
    That's My Letter
    DIY Tree Shelf Christmas Craft

    You don't have to be a master woodworker to create this cute Christmas tree shelf. Hang ornaments and add festive decorations for an extra boost of cheer.

    Get the tutorial at .

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    Christmas Crafts Plastic Spoon Trees
    One Project Closer
    Plastic Spoon Trees Christmas Craft

    Create these miniature trees using cardboard tree forms from a craft store, plastic spoons, hot glue and spray paint. What a great way to recycle plastic!

    Get the tutorial at .

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    DIY Christmas Ornaments Porcelain-Look Wreath Ornaments
    Kate Sears/Best Ideas for Christmas
    Porcelain-Look Wreath Ornaments Christmas Craft

    Adorn your Christmas tree or add a little something extra to a gift with these pretty mini wreaths. All it takes is polymer clay and cutters to create this beautiful decoration.

    Get the tutorial.

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    Christmas Decorating Ideas Christmas Pillows
    paul wicheloe
    Joy and Love Pillow Covers Christmas Craft

    Washable burlap sewn into covers stamped with paint-covered wooden letters will send loving holiday messages to your friends and family.

    Get the tutorial.

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    Christmas Crafts Stitched Cards
    Kate Sears
    Stitched Cards Christmas Craft

    Give your family and friends a one-of-a-kind greeting this holiday season with these homemade stitched cards. Use embroidery floss to get that hand-stitched look that'll make recipients want to hold onto these for Christmases to come.

    Get the tutorial.

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    Christmas Crafts Start Stuffing
    Kate Sears
    Felt Stockings Christmas Craft

    These Felt Stockings were hung and crafted with care, using snowy white felt and bright colors. Trace our stocking template onto three pieces of felt, then cut them out, using pinking shears for a decorative edge on the front. Sew the pieces together, and embellish with felt poinsettias, trees and ribbon-trimmed packages. Add extra punch to greenery on the mantel by weaving in a handmade Holly Garland, too.

    Get the tutorial for Felt Stockings.

    Get the tutorial for Holly Garland.

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    Christmas Crafts Festive Frosty
    Kate Sears
    Festive Frosty Christmas Craft

    It's magical how quickly this sweet craft springs to life! Sprinkle drifts of icing sugar into the bottom of a glass canister for snow and stack three peppermint candies on top to build a snowman, affi the pieces together with glue as you go along. Add cake decorations for the eyes and mouth, and glue a striped candy atop a circle of black paper for a hat. Tie a red ribbon around the neck of the jar to make a whimsical display or trinket.

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    Christmas Crafts Red Rover
    Kate Sears
    Snowman Toy Christmas Craft

    Show your best friend some puppy love with a jaunty jingle-bell collar and cute Snowman Toy filled with batting and a squeaker. Seam two strips of red felt together and stitch jingle bells all around to make the Velcro-close collar. Use white felt or white felted wool sweater material to make the toy. To felt a sweater, wash it once or twice in hot water to shrink and bond the wool fibers, then machine-dry.

    Get the tutorial.

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