Add the final touch to your Christmas dinner table with this easy DIY evergreen centerpiece.
What you'll need: Foam cone ($10, .com); cardstock ($9, .com)
These cute DIY ornaments will spread peace to all this holiday.
What you'll need: Craft wire ($7, .com); doll pins ($6, .com)
Use baker's twine and mini clothes pins to string up your holiday cards and turn them into festive wall decor.
What you'll need: Baker's twine ($8, .com)
Salt, flour, and water is all you need to make this kid-friendly ornament.
What you'll need: Star-shaped cookie cutters ($12, .com)
Spruce up your walls with these easy DIY ceramic plates, adorned with paint and stamps.
What you'll need: Ceramic paint ($8, .com)
Make sure Santa's elves know exactly where to leave the presents with this mini elf door ornament.
What you'll need: Plaid ribbon ($7, .com)
Made with a foam ball, toothpicks, and some glitter, this sparkly star ornament is guaranteed to spread Christmas magic.
What you'll need: Silver spray paint ($7, .com); assorted foam balls ($10, .com); toothpicks ($6, .com); silver glitter ($4, .com)
Who says you can't decorate a cactus, too?
What you'll need: Poly-Fil ($11, .com)
Try something new this year with this stellar wreath made out of red and white straws. It'll look just dashing in your living room or on your front door.
What you'll need: Straws ($9, .com)
This tiny suitcase ornament is the perfect gift for a traveler.
What you'll need: Altoids ($12, .com); assorted Christmas stickers ($11, .com)
Start a new holiday tradition and make your own festive scenes to brighten up your mantel. Get the whole family involved in the fun with a fold-it-yourself village from Paper Source.
What you'll need: Holiday Houses Kit ($15, papersource.com)
Santa will love seeing this adorably fluffy ornament as he lays presents under your tree.
What you'll need: Craft wire ($7, .com); red felt ($7, .com)
To embellish a feathery wreath, make a couple of card stock houses.
What you'll need: Feathery wreath ($28, .com)
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.
What you'll need: Assorted felt ($11, .com)
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, .com)
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.
What you'll need: Assorted felt ($6 for 44 pieces, .com)
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 ($31, .com)
This craft will have you looking at matchsticks in a new light!
1. Trace the star template 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.
What you'll need: Matches ($6 for a 10 pack, .com)
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.
What you'll need: Cinnamon sticks ($25, .com)
Oh, what fun it is to make these adorable tree trimmings! Use them to decorate a branch, shelf, or window.
What you'll need: Green yarn ($8, .com)
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!
What you'll need: Assorted felt ($11, .com)
These sweet ornaments have a minty aroma that will deceive your guests into thinking they'd entered candy land.
Get the tutorial at One Little Project.
What you'll need: Peppermint candies ($17, .com); Holiday cookie cutters ($12, .com)
Dollar store snowflake ornaments make this magical masterpiece affordable.
Get the tutorial at Rae of Sparkles.
What you'll need: Snowflake ornaments ($16, .com)
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 ($19, .com); Foam cone ($7, .com)
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.
What you'll need: Wood circles ($12, .com)
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 ($4, .com)
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, .com)
To turn store-bought bows into a jolly wreath, attach a loop of floral wire (for hanging) around a 16 in. Styrofoam wreath form. 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 ($17, .com)
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, .com)
Swap store-bought ornaments for these handmade versions that can be made in minutes.