5 Creative Christmas Crafts

Christmas is coming up fast, so it’s time to get creative and deck the halls! Getting your home ready for the holidays can be a great way to get you and your loved ones into the holiday spirit, but it’s sometimes hard to get your house to stand out since store-bought Christmas decorations tend to all look the same. If you want to put up Christmas decorations that are a little more creative this year, making them yourself is the way to go! Plus, making your own DIY Christmas decorations is fun, it will save you money, and the final products will look beautiful and unique. These 5 creative Christmas crafts will have your home and garden ready for all of the joy this season brings – plus they’ll definitely impress Santa and his little helpers once they come down the chimney!

1. Frosty The Melting Snowman

You’ll Need:

  • cotton batting
  • 1 large white styrofoam ball 
  • scarf, gloves & hat
  • 3 wool pom poms
  • 1 small red styrofoam ball
  • black & white construction paper
  • hot glue gun
  • 5 black beads

Here’s How:

1.1 Position some cotton batting on the floor where you’d like to make your melting snowman decoration. Place a large white styrofoam ball on top of the cotton batting, then put on the snowman’s hat and scarf, position the pom poms where the snowman’s buttons should go, and find a place for its gloves. Make some eyes out of black & white construction paper, then glue the red styrofoam ball in the center of the white styrofoam ball to make the nose. Glue on the eyes and the black beads to make a mouth. What a cozy way to decorate your living room!

2. Santa’s Little Garden Helpers

You’ll Need:

  • pantyhose
  • paper cup
  • cement
  • rubber band
  • red acrylic paint

Here’s How:

2.1 Cut 1 leg off of the pantyhose.

2.2 Cut a wide strip off of the top of the leg of the pantyhose.

2.3 Cut the bottom off of a paper cup, then slide the leg of the pantyhose over the opening in the base of the cup.

2.4 Pour the cement into the leg of the pantyhose, using the paper cup to help guide the cement inside.

2.5 Remove the paper cup and tie a knot at the top of the pantyhose. Push the majority of the cement towards the bottom so that the shape starts to look like a head with a Santa hat on top.

2.6 Dip the wide strip of pantyhose in cement and place it where the brim of the Santa hat should be.

2.7 Twist a small amount of cement underneath the brim of the Santa hat and tie it with a rubber band to make a nose.

2.8 Suspend the top of the pantyhose and let the cement dry. Once Santa’s little helper is dry, paint its hat red with acrylic paint. Now your garden is as festive as can be!

3. Reindeer Wreath

You’ll Need:

  • 2 empty toilet paper rolls
  • brown yarn
  • scissors
  • cardboard ring
  • hot glue gun
  • brown pipe cleaners
  • googly eyes
  • small red pom poms

Here’s How:

3.1 Wrap brown yarn around 2 empty toilet paper rolls.

3.2 Tie a piece of yarn in the center by threading it through the gap between the 2 empty toilet paper rolls.

3.3 Remove the toilet paper rolls, then cut the 2 ends of the yarn ball in order to create a pom pom. Repeat this same process until you have about 10 pom poms, then glue them onto the cardboard ring using a hot glue gun. Decorate the pom poms with pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and small red pom poms so that they look like little reindeer. Once you hang it on your front door or inside your home, this cute reindeer wreath will put a smile on everyone’s face.

4. Suspended Christmas Tree

You’ll Need:

  • grill grate
  • fishing line
  • Christmas ball ornaments
  • metal clips

Here’s How:

4.1 Tie fishing line to the Christmas ball ornaments, then attach them at different heights in a spiral pattern to the grill grate using metal clips. Hang up the suspended Christmas tree decoration and it will be a total eye-catcher wherever you decide to display it!

5. Ornament Peg Board

You’ll Need:

  • wooden board
  • nails
  • white spray paint
  • small Christmas ball ornaments

Here’s How:

5.1 Hammer equally spaced nails in rows onto a wooden board. Spray paint the board and nails with white spray paint and let everything dry. Hang small Christmas ball ornaments from the nails, making a festive design like a Christmas tree or reindeer. It’s a simple way to brighten up any room with holiday cheer!

A melting snowman, Santa’s little helpers, or a suspended Christmas tree – with these Christmas craft ideas, you can make this holiday season even more merry than the last!