Category Archives: Christmas Crafts

He’s rugged & rustic: How to DIY a Burlap Snowman

This rustic, DIY Burlap Snowman would be right at home in the north woods, watching over a forest of Christmas trees. Designer Debra Quartermain cleverly fashioned him from burlap ribbon and balls of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam – couldn’t be easier! … Continue reading

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Wind up more Christmas yarn crafts: DIY a few Chunky Yarn Trees

I’ve been crafting a lot with yarn this season, and I had this beautiful, chunky yarn left over from my Pom Pom Wreath. I didn’t care for the pom poms I made with this yarn, but I love these DIY, … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesday: DIY Button Christmas Tree Wall Art

I thought I’d wrap up this year’s Tinsel Tuesdays with a favorite craft idea – a button craft! I know you have a button stash . . . so bring out the button jar and DIY this Button Christmas Tree … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesdays: How to make a Santa with paper prairie points

Debi Schmitz is back today with a Prairie Point Santa. (Don’t miss the Prairie Point Pumpkin she shared last week.) This favorite, folding technique works with paper and fabric, and there is a lot you can do with these folded, … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesday: Recycled Christmas crafts made with soda cans and milk cartons

I’m talking trash today! 🙂 I have two Christmas crafts for you, and both DIY Christmas Tree Cones are made with supplies you might regularly toss in the trash – soda cans and milk cartons. Thank you to designers Debi … Continue reading

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Seeds and peas and moss, oh my! Stunning Deco Spheres or Ornaments au naturel! (Winner announcement, too)

Kathleen George has turned everyday seeds, peas, moss and a few more natural materials into stunning Deco Spheres or Ornaments. The subtle beauty of each natural element really shines in Kathleen’s DIY Deco Spheres. Kathleen added hanging ribbons to make … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesday: Ballard Designs knock off – DIY Ornament Topiary

This Ballard Design knock off is going to save you some holiday cash, and bonus, it’s a really easy DIY. When I saw the Ornament Topiary in the Ballard catalog, I knew I could make a prettier one for a … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: DIY a Party Hat Snowman

Thanks to Expo International, we’re celebrating Christmas in July this week. Donna Budzynski is back today with her adorable Snowman in a fancy party hat! (Did you see Donna’s Rustic Christmas Trees yesterday?) I’m a little intimidated by painting, but … Continue reading

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Christmas in July: DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Topiaries

Today is the first day of a weeklong Christmas in July series, with thanks to the design team from Expo International. Today, design team member Donna Budzynski shares her easy, DIY Rustic Christmas Tree Cones. Check out the rich colors and textures … Continue reading

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Tinsel Tuesday: DIY a cozy, Felt Leaf Christmas Cone

Can you ever have too many tabletop Christmas trees? Sweet little cones to tuck in here and there, display in a corner, showcase on a tabletop, or wherever you need a little holiday cheer? No, I didn’t think so! So, … Continue reading

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