Christmas Craft Ideas and Projects

Christmas crafts are great ways for kids to spend time over their winter break, for unique holiday décor and gifts. Browse our Christmas craft ideas below for inspiration, tips and more. We have easy Christmas crafts for crafters of all levels, Christmas crafts for kids and more. Click on any project image for detailed instructions, including supply lists.

2014 Holiday Card Challenge: Two Ways to Win

Holiday Card Challenge 2014

The costumes are put away and the candy bowl is dwindling…that means it’s time to gear up for the holiday season! At Crafts Unleashed, we’ve been hard at work thinking of new ways to motivate and inspire your handmade holiday. And what we’ve come up with for our 2014 Holiday Card Challenge is pretty exciting…and offers you two completely different ways to win! 1. “Like” Our Handmade Cards and Win We’ve put all of your favorite bloggers to work for you! They’ve been busy {Read More}

Traditional & Modern DIY Christmas Cards

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I did a couple of DIY Christmas cards this year. One using very traditional colors, and the other more modern. I like them both! DIY Christmas Cards: Traditional The manger? A pre-made envelope. Genius, right! I will show you  how I created it! Supplies needed to make your own “The Reason for the Season” card: David Tutera™ Celebrate A2 Card and Envelope Set: Kraft Deco Value Pack David Tutera™ Celebrate Mini Cards: Butterfly Design (envelope only) Core’dinations Tim Holtz® Kraft-Core™ Shattered Collection™ {Read More}

DIY Christmas Countdown Calendar

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We use a Christmas countdown calendar each year in our home.  It is a fun tradition that the kids look forward to.  We usually add treats to each day leading up to the holiday but you can choose anything you like to add to this amazing Christmas countdown calendar.  Your kids will love this tradition each year as they countdown to the big day. Supplies needed to make your own Christmas countdown calendar: 31 x 37 inch Foam Frame Red Burlap Ribbon {Read More}

Shop Early with Our Digital Holiday Lookbook

Holiday Gift Catalog

With only 26 days between Black Friday and Christmas, the pressure to begin your holiday shopping starts early. And as a crafter, you need time to make handmade gifts, holiday cards and home décor. That’s why we worked hard to get our 2014 holiday lookbook in your hands earlier this year by going digital! Our first ever, all-digital catalog makes it easier to find everything you need this holiday season. Not only can you shop on your tablet, iPad, smartphone or desktop, {Read More}

DIY Gingerbread House & Birdhouse In One

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I love this little DIY gingerbread house project for Christmas in July because it works now as a birdhouse AND it works later as a darling little flickering nightlight for Christmas.  I plan to do a whole little bird city with all the houses Consumer Crafts has available (See them all HERE).  Wouldn’t it be fun to have a birdhouse painting party with a bunch of friends or neighborhood children? It is a wonderful way to get out of the {Read More}

Easy Christmas Lanterns With DIY Vinyl Decals

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You may think it’s nutty to start thinking about Christmas in July. But I think it’s genius. Some of my girlfriends and I were just talking about how if you started getting ready for Christmas in July, the month of December wouldn’t be such a hectic time. And handmade gifts wouldn’t be such a daunting task. Turning these lanterns into Christmas lighting with DIY vinyl decals was ridiculously easy. And these are the kinds of crafts that can be so rewarding. Five minutes, {Read More}

Christmas in July: Homemade Advent Calendar

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Happy Christmas…in July! Actual Christmas will be here before we know it and one thing I’ve always wanted to do was to have an advent calendar for my family.  My children love counting down til Christmas (or any holiday) and I have never been able to bring myself to buy an expensive advent calendar.  So we typically either have a cheap one filled with cheap chocolate or do nothing.  So this year I wanted to get ahead of the game, {Read More}

20 Last Minute DIY Christmas Gift Ideas!

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Need help coming up with some last minute Christmas gift ideas? Here are some fabulous, crafty DIY gift ideas that will make great presents for anyone left on your list! Check out these 20 great DIY Christmas gift ideas we rounded up! Chocolate Dip Gift by Tried & True Salt Dough Ornaments & Gift Tags by The Cheese Thief The 12 Dates of Christmas by Narrating Life Fun Handmade Bookends by Cheap Crafting DIY Painted Cork Coasters by The Thinking {Read More}

10 Handmade Gifts Under $10 + A Giveaway

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Looking for a great gift that won’t break the bank? Handmade gifts are a great option when you want to give something that’s both meaningful and budget friendly. We challenged our talented design team to create a thoughtful and unique gift on the cheap. We absolutely love all the crafts they came up with! Here’s the collection of handmade gifts under $10 – enjoy! Chunky Paracord Kumihimo Bracelet Giant Gingerbread Candles “Joyful” Burlap Ornaments Hot Chocolate Gift Baskets DIY Rhinestone {Read More}