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!

Ombre String Art Tree

Ombre String Art Tree. Make your own whimsical Ombre String Art Tree with this step by step tutorial. Included are several printable tree patterns for you to choose from to make a Holiday Craft that you will be proud to display in your home, or give as a gift.


Ombre String Art Tree

Make your own whimsical Ombre String Art Tree with this step by step tutorial. Included are several printable tree patterns for you to choose from to make a Holiday Craft that you will be proud to display in your home, or give as a gift.



Ombre String Art Tree Materials:

• 1 pallet board
Sanding Block (if necessary)
• Embroidery Floss in 5 different shades of green
Brown Embroidery Floss
Wire Nails ( 7/8″, 17 gauge)
Tack Hammer
DecoArt Silver Morning Acrylic Paint
• Black Acrylic Paint (optional)
• Paintbrush
• Template, printed on PAPER, not card stock
* Narrow String Tree Template
* Regular String Tree Template
* Wide String Tree Template

Ombre String Art Tree. Make your own whimsical Ombre String Art Tree with this step by step tutorial. Included are several printable tree patterns for you to choose from to make a Holiday Craft that you will be proud to display in your home, or give as a gift.


Ombre String Art Tree Instructions:

• Gather all the crafts and tools you will need for your project.
• On a flat surface, begin your work. Place a towel under your board to protect the surface and to quiet the pounding.

• Prepare your board by sanding it with a sanding block to remove edges.
• Paint your wood. Add a dollop of black paint (optional) to your silver paint to make it just a touch deeper.
• Apply a second coat if necessary and let dry.

Ombre String Art Tree. Make your own whimsical Ombre String Art Tree with this step by step tutorial. Included are several printable tree patterns for you to choose from to make a Holiday Craft that you will be proud to display in your home, or give as a gift.


• Print out your pattern template:
* Narrow String Tree Template
* Regular String Tree Template
* Wide String Tree Template

• Set your pattern in the center of your wood.
• Drive a nail in the top and bottom to hold the paper in place.
• Nails should be pounded in about 1/3 to 1/2 of their length.
• Continue to follow the pattern and pound your nails about 1/2″ apart.

WASH YOUR HANDS because the nails are dirty!

Ombre String Art Tree. Make your own whimsical Ombre String Art Tree with this step by step tutorial. Included are several printable tree patterns for you to choose from to make a Holiday Craft that you will be proud to display in your home, or give as a gift.


• Remove your paper pattern by gently pulling UP and then tear off. Pulling up will help to eliminate stray paper pieces around your nails. If you have stray paper pieces, use tweezers to remove.

Ombre String Art Tree. Make your own whimsical Ombre String Art Tree with this step by step tutorial. Included are several printable tree patterns for you to choose from to make a Holiday Craft that you will be proud to display in your home, or give as a gift.


• Begin to string your tree.

Ombre String Art Tree. Make your own whimsical Ombre String Art Tree with this step by step tutorial. Included are several printable tree patterns for you to choose from to make a Holiday Craft that you will be proud to display in your home, or give as a gift.


• Start at the bottom using brown for the stem and move upward.
• Double knot your floss onto a nail in the corner.
• Zigzag back and forth, up and down and all around until you are happy with the look.
• Return the floss to where you began.

Ombre String Art Tree. Make your own whimsical Ombre String Art Tree with this step by step tutorial. Included are several printable tree patterns for you to choose from to make a Holiday Craft that you will be proud to display in your home, or give as a gift.


• Now outline your section.
• You’ll wrap floss around the entire head of the nail and carry it to the next nail. Wrap around that nail head and continue to the next. This will create either the inside or outside outline. Once you’ve made it all the way to the other side, reverse direction to create the opposite outline (i.e. if you made the inside outline, you’ll now make the outside one.)

Ombre String Art Tree. Make your own whimsical Ombre String Art Tree with this step by step tutorial. Included are several printable tree patterns for you to choose from to make a Holiday Craft that you will be proud to display in your home, or give as a gift.


Note: When you outline the stem and bottom four tree sections, you only need to outline the left, bottom and right parts. When you get to the top, you’ll need to outline the entire section.

Ombre String Art Tree. Make your own whimsical Ombre String Art Tree with this step by step tutorial. Included are several printable tree patterns for you to choose from to make a Holiday Craft that you will be proud to display in your home, or give as a gift.


• Return to where you began and tie the two strings together at the end and double knot. Trim strings.

Ombre String Art Tree. Make your own whimsical Ombre String Art Tree with this step by step tutorial. Included are several printable tree patterns for you to choose from to make a Holiday Craft that you will be proud to display in your home, or give as a gift.


• Continue with your green colors in sections, repeating the steps above! Start with the darkest green at the bottom and work to the lightest green. Or, start at the lightest green working to the darkest. This is very customizable depending on the colors you have chosen, and the look you are striving for!

Ombre String Art Tree. Make your own whimsical Ombre String Art Tree with this step by step tutorial. Included are several printable tree patterns for you to choose from to make a Holiday Craft that you will be proud to display in your home, or give as a gift.


This is a truly beautiful craft; a work of ombre string art!

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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.


• To print the DIY Christmas Coasters Instructions, click here.



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.

If you would like to make more DIT coasters, here are a few more homemade coaster tutorials:

Tie Dye Coasters Tutorial – How to make your own tie dye coasters step by step tutorial. A fun, easy coaster craft perfect for home decor or as a housewarming gift!

Easy DIY Autumn Coasters – These DIY Autumn coasters are simple to make. Instead of resin, they use a spray to form a heat resistant coating (to 500 degrees!) which seals and protects. Add a touch of fall decor to your living area with these easy to make autumn coasters.

DIY Pine Moose Coasters – These DIY Pine Moose Coasters are cute and quite simple to make. This is a fantastic project to make using scrap wood, and can be finished very quickly. These easy to make Moose coasters are unique, and something fun for your rustic decor, a gift, or for use as holiday coasters!


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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!


If you like to make your own wreaths, you may want to check out these wonderful seasonal wreath DIYs:

Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath DIY – This beautiful Cranberry Holly Winter White Wreath is a simple rustic wreath that appears time-consuming, but actually comes together in under 30 minutes! Follow these easy step by step directions to make your own lovely custom Christmas door hanger wreath.

Golden Swan Wreath DIY – This stunning wreath takes only 15 minutes to make! Perfect for so many holidays, party functions (think bridal or shower), or as a year-round wreath with a bit of bling, this unusual swan wreath is lovely wall décor or door décor!

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


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