Christmas Crafts

Fill your house with the sights and scents of the Christmas season with these wonderful Christmas craft ideas. These simple Christmas crafts you can make include fun and easy Christmas crafts for adults that can be made in only 15-minutes! From Christmas wreath crafts to holiday ornament crafts to Christmas decor crafts, one of these easy homemade Christmas crafts will be perfect for your home, or Christmas gift giving!

DIY Christmas Coasters

DIY Christmas Coasters. These DIY Christmas Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. These easy to make Christmas Coasters are unique, but usable. Plan ahead though because they do take time to cure.


DIY Christmas Coasters

These DIY Christmas Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. These easy to make Christmas Coasters are unique, but usable. Plan ahead though because they do take time to cure.

DIY Christmas Coasters. These DIY Christmas Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. These easy to make Christmas Coasters are unique, but usable. Plan ahead though because they do take time to cure.


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DIY Christmas Coasters Materials: enough to make 4 Christmas Coasters

DIY Christmas Coasters. These DIY Christmas Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. These easy to make Christmas Coasters are unique, but usable. Plan ahead though because they do take time to cure.


Enviro Tex Lite Pour On High Gloss Finish
• 4 Wide Mouth Canning Jar Lids and Bands
• Christmas Cards
• 4 Plastic Cups with smooth sides
• Aluminum Foil
Glue Gun
• Glue sticks
• Scissors
• Pencil
• Popsicle Stick
• Felt or Cork
• Ribbon

DIY Christmas Coasters Directions:

DIY Christmas Coasters. These DIY Christmas Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. These easy to make Christmas Coasters are unique, but usable. Plan ahead though because they do take time to cure.


• Using a mason jar band, lay on your Christmas cards to see what part of the image you like best for your coasters.

DIY Christmas Coasters. These DIY Christmas Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. These easy to make Christmas Coasters are unique, but usable. Plan ahead though because they do take time to cure.


• Use the mason jar lid as a template and trace the circle onto your card.
• Cut with scissors.

DIY Christmas Coasters. These DIY Christmas Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. These easy to make Christmas Coasters are unique, but usable. Plan ahead though because they do take time to cure.


• On a flat surface, place hot glue all around the inside ring of the band – make sure you cover it ALL doing your best to seal any holes that you think may be there.
• Press a lid onto the ring.

DIY Christmas Coasters. These DIY Christmas Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. These easy to make Christmas Coasters are unique, but usable. Plan ahead though because they do take time to cure.


• Place hot glue around the lid edges and affix the circle card onto it. Press firmly. Repeat for remaining coasters.

DIY Christmas Coasters. These DIY Christmas Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. These easy to make Christmas Coasters are unique, but usable. Plan ahead though because they do take time to cure.


• Place aluminum foil on a flat surface – where you won’t be touching or moving it for a few days. Fold up the edges of your foil to create a tray. Place coasters, right side up, on foil tray.
• Carefully following the directions on the resin package, mix your liquids.
• These coasters used 2 small 2 ounce cups. Fill equally with resin, and then added them both to a larger cup and stirred with a Popsicle stick.
• The resin directions stress flat sided cups, stirring carefully, for a few minutes at a time, etc.
• Follow the resin directions closely.

DIY Christmas Coasters. These DIY Christmas Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. These easy to make Christmas Coasters are unique, but usable. Plan ahead though because they do take time to cure.


• Pour your resin over the coasters.
• Try to divide equally in four batches. You may need to use your stick to spread the resin hit all the corners.
• The resin will be bubbly.

DIY Christmas Coasters. These DIY Christmas Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. These easy to make Christmas Coasters are unique, but usable. Plan ahead though because they do take time to cure.


• When all the coasters are covered with resin, let them sit for the recommended dry time and follow the directions on how to remove the bubbles by blowing on them and not tapping. These were blown on and the next morning all of the bubbles were gone!

• Let set for the recommended 72 hours to fully cure.
• Remove from your foil. You will now see how well you sealed your bands and lids together. One of these coasters did not seal well and the resin leaked out onto the foil. But the coaster was FINE! You can’t tell when you look at the coaster, but the resin was hard but peeled off the coaster bottom and side just fine.

• Cover the bottom with of your coaster with cork or felt (if desired, but recommended).
• Cut out a circle using the coaster as a template and hot glue the cork or felt to the bottom of the coaster. This will create a scratch resistant coaster and cover any dried leaky resin.

DIY Christmas Coasters. These DIY Christmas Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. These easy to make Christmas Coasters are unique, but usable. Plan ahead though because they do take time to cure.


• To wrap your Christmas Coasters: stack them on top of each other and tie with a bow. This is challenging! There is an added bit of clear tape on the edges of the rings to help keep them together. Remove the tape after tying ribbon in place.

DIY Christmas Coasters. These DIY Christmas Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to reuse old Christmas cards and to make a wonderful homemade gift for friends and family. These easy to make Christmas Coasters are unique, but usable. Plan ahead though because they do take time to cure.


Enjoy these Christmas Coasters. They are heavy, and boy do they shine! These do not feel cheap, they feel durable and nice. This is one craft you will certainly be pleased to use in your home, or give as a present.


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Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath. Create a beautiful wreath with painted pine cones. Fabulous as fall, winter or spring decor, this Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath is highly customizable. Step by step instructions make the entire process simple. You will be thrilled with the results of this inexpensive craft project!


Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath

Create a beautiful wreath with painted pine cones. Fabulous as fall, winter or spring decor, this Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath is highly customizable. Step by step instructions make the entire process simple. You will be thrilled with the results of this inexpensive craft project!

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath. Create a beautiful wreath with painted pine cones. Fabulous as fall, winter or spring decor, this Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath is highly customizable. Step by step instructions make the entire process simple. You will be thrilled with the results of this inexpensive craft project!


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Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath. Create a beautiful wreath with painted pine cones. Fabulous as fall, winter or spring decor, this Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath is highly customizable. Step by step instructions make the entire process simple. You will be thrilled with the results of this inexpensive craft project!


Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath Materials

Pine Cones (30 were used for this wreath, staggered sizes)
Floral Wire
Wire Cutters
Metal Wire Wreath (12″ was used for this wreath)
White Paint, pint
• Ribbon (3 feet)
• Accessories: this wreath has red and white berries
Glue gun
• Glue sticks

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath Materials Instructions

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath. Create a beautiful wreath with painted pine cones. Fabulous as fall, winter or spring decor, this Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath is highly customizable. Step by step instructions make the entire process simple. You will be thrilled with the results of this inexpensive craft project!


• If you have gathered your pine cones rather than buying them: Bake your pine cones on a pan lined with aluminum foil for 30 minutes at 250° or on medium on your grill for 30 minutes (many people prefer the grill because these pine cones can carry some gross bugs) *Keep an eye on these while cooking so they’d don’t get burnt and start on fire*
• Let your pine cones cool. Continue to the next step.

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath. Create a beautiful wreath with painted pine cones. Fabulous as fall, winter or spring decor, this Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath is highly customizable. Step by step instructions make the entire process simple. You will be thrilled with the results of this inexpensive craft project!


• If you have purchased pine cones, begin here: start dipping your pine cones in paint, some of them completely and some just roll around a bit so you can still see the pine cone color. You want some variance so your pine cones do not all look alike. This makes this craft very forgiving as there really are no “mistakes!”
• Let dry overnight.

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath. Create a beautiful wreath with painted pine cones. Fabulous as fall, winter or spring decor, this Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath is highly customizable. Step by step instructions make the entire process simple. You will be thrilled with the results of this inexpensive craft project!


• Cut your floral wire in 9″ pieces and wrap around each pine cone one at a time. Leave leftover wire to wrap around your wreath wires.
• Lay out your pine cones as you would like them on your wreath. Stagger fully painted pine cones with moderately painted pine cones for an attractive look.

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath. Create a beautiful wreath with painted pine cones. Fabulous as fall, winter or spring decor, this Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath is highly customizable. Step by step instructions make the entire process simple. You will be thrilled with the results of this inexpensive craft project!


• Wrap the floral wire “tails” onto the metal wreath frame. This will take some time, so be patient.
• Once you do your whole wreath, add several more pine cones to fill in any gaps.
• To add volume use any remaining pine cones and hot glue them on top of any spaces you could not get to with your floral wire.

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath. Create a beautiful wreath with painted pine cones. Fabulous as fall, winter or spring decor, this Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath is highly customizable. Step by step instructions make the entire process simple. You will be thrilled with the results of this inexpensive craft project!


• Now, take your ribbon (36″ or so piece) and tie is around your wreath to form a hanger.
• Hot glue any accessories you’d like on your wreath (this is very minimal with only red and white berries)

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath. Create a beautiful wreath with painted pine cones. Fabulous as fall, winter or spring decor, this Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath is highly customizable. Step by step instructions make the entire process simple. You will be thrilled with the results of this inexpensive craft project!


• Now your wreath is ready to hang!

Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath. Create a beautiful wreath with painted pine cones. Fabulous as fall, winter or spring decor, this Easy DIY Pine Cone Wreath is highly customizable. Step by step instructions make the entire process simple. You will be thrilled with the results of this inexpensive craft project!



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Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft

Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft

An easy, DIY holiday craft that adds sparkle and shine to your Christmas decor!



Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


So while scoping out the aisles at Hobby Lobby, I came across these containers of “jewels”. Now you know me, I can’t resist holiday shine, so I was thinking hard on what I could do with those boxes of jewels for the holidays.

As luck would have it, I had papier-mâché Christmas trees in my cart. I also had bags of feathers (which I still may make up), and some cranberry picks (which again, still may be made up) in my cart. So I sat in the aisle trying to determine if the papier-mâché would support the jewels, or if the weight of the jewels would crush the papier-mâché.

I decided to chance it (like I was going to resist the sparkle!), and stuck a silver and multi-color box in my cart, and went on my merry way.

For this craft I used:

• Papier-mâché Christmas Trees
Mod Podge
Spray Adhesive
• Round Multi Color Acrylic Stone Mix
• Round Silver Acrylic Stone Mix
• Pewter Spray Paint
Small, flat head paint brush

Note: disregard the glue gun, I didn’t use it.

Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


The first thing I did was set up a paint box, and spray painted my papier-mâché Christmas Trees pewter. I used pewter because I had that color in the house. Silver would have worked too as the predominant jewel color I used was silver.

Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


The big fat negative of buying an assorted color packet was I only wanted certain colors. So, I had to pick through for the colors I wanted. I ended up tossing the rejected colors into small bowls. I may do a similar craft for Easter.

Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


Once I decided on my colors, I sprayed some spray adhesive on my tree, and went to work gluing on the acrylic “jewels”. (Hereafter just called jewels)

I desperately wanted a random pattern and found myself making flowers and matching colors on occasion. I started on the small tree first, and got better at the random on the taller tree.

Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


I worked in small areas quickly before the adhesive dried. One of the issues I had with the spray adhesive was when I over-sprayed older adhesive with jewels already stuck on the tree, it would loosen the old adhesive and some of the dried jewels would come away on my fingers.

I did learn to let the adhesive dry for a good 45 minutes in between jewel applications. If there was a hole in my jewels, I would use mod podge later (see below) to fill in the area.

Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


I started on the smaller tree and worked from the bottom up. On the larger tree, I worked from the top down. Top down is the way to go. I found that once the teeny tiny jewels were attached, it was easier to add the large jewels than to have the large jewels attached, and add the small ones.

Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


Whether I started at the top or the bottom of the tree, the jewels at the top were attached with mod podge. The negative to the mod podge was it was thin and wet and didn’t grab the jewels, so I was “building” the small jewels one on top of each other. This meant I could only work in small sections as I had to allow the mod podge to dry completely.

Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


For spaces in between adhesive jewels, I buttered the back of a jewel with mod podge, and attached it to the tree.

Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


Eventually I got a lot better at just randomly picking up jewels and attaching them, but not before I finished the small one with some obvious designs.

Jeweled Christmas Tree Craft


The first, smaller tree took me twice as long as the second, larger tree. It just got faster as I found my groove. And when I was about 3/4 of the way done with the first tree, I started the second tree. If I were to do this again I would do two at one time, but I would not advise it without getting a feel for the craft first. You’d probably be able to start the second tree when the first tree was about 1/3 done. You just do one tree, set aside to dry, do the second tree, set aside to dry, and come back 30 minutes later to start the first tree. I was able to work approximately 10-15 minutes per adhesive spray before it dried to much to grab a jewel.

So, to do this craft:

• Spray small amounts of adhesive spray on the tree.
• Adhere jewels.
• Allow to dry 45 minutes at a time (so your area is completely dry).
• Work top to bottom – or at least do the very top of the tree before doing the body of the tree.
• Fill in holes with mod podge buttered jewels.

This craft could not possibly be easier. It is time consuming though. Larger acrylic jewels would make it go faster, but you have to make sure they are not so large that they will have trouble laying flat on the tree.

I wish I could have taken a photo that does these justice. They are simply stunning in person. They are light weight (which surprised me), and beautifully sparkly!


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