Christmas Crafts

As most people will tell you, one of the best things about the holiday season is spending time curled up in the house with loved ones. Though it’s tempting to rush out to finish the holiday shopping during any free moment you can find, don’t forget to set aside some time for some good old-fashioned R&R. While the snow is falling outside (or maybe just visions of snow, if you live in a warmer climate) and the fireplace is roaring, grab a hot cocoa, some sugar cookies, and your supplies and get to work creating some festive Christmas crafts. From mason jar candles and centerpieces to treat bags and cards, there’s something for every skill level—even a host of Christmas crafts for kids. And, if stringing Christmas lights on your roofline seems a little too complicated this year, DIY door décor will still give guests a warm holiday welcome.

7 Easy Christmas Ornaments to Make With Your Kids

Let your little ones in on the holiday fun with these simple decorations they can craft themselves. 

12 Easy and Elegant Christmas Decorating Ideas

Get inspired to transform your home into a holiday haven this season.

8 DIY Christmas Wreaths Prettier Than Anything In the Store

Deck your door with beautiful, seasonal décor you can make in just one afternoon. 

6 Christmas Mason Jar Crafts Full of Holiday Cheer

With just a few supplies, this standard kitchen item is easily transformed into fun seasonal décor. 

3 Super-Simple and Festive Holiday Trees for Your Wall

No room for a tree? Try any one of these easy-to-create alternatives instead.

Snowflake Decorations That Go Way Beyond Paper Cutouts

Remember those paper snowflakes you made in school (or maybe your children still bring them home every year)? They’re pretty and fun to make, but we suggest you put away the white paper and the scissors this year—or, at the very least, strongly consider adding these projects to the mix.

Holiday Gingerbread Houses

We’ll be the first to admit these aren’t the easiest gingerbread houses on the market, but they are the most beautiful. The idea was to construct holiday houses without actually having to bake anything. Gingerbread that’s sturdy enough to build with is never tender and delicious to eat. So we skipped the cookies altogether in favor of pre-fab structural elements. The bonus? They already have straight edges! For those of you who’ve tried to raise a wonky side of a gingerbread house, you know what a luxury symmetry can be.

Brilliant New Uses for Wrapping Paper Scraps

Clever ways to repurpose the odds and ends left over from your gift-wrapping marathon.

11 Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

Fun, festive, DIY ideas to celebrate the holiday season.