Craft Your Christmas
Easy Christmas Crafts
The advertisers will argue with us, but you really don’t need to spend a sleigh-load of money to make your home beautiful for the holidays. All you really need are a few dollar store basics and a small investment of time.
If you like to make crafts at home, these ones take next to no time to make.
Attractive tapestry style Christmas placemats come in a variety of patterns, so you can make some new cushions for your living room or recover a smaller rectangular cushion you already have on the cheap. Put two placemats together with the pattern sides facing out, stitch together one end and two sides by following along the existing seams of the placemats, stuff with fiberfill and stitch up the end.
Here’s a super easy way to dress up your lampshades for a song. Choose some wire-edged ribbon in your color scheme, circle the top of the lampshade with it to find the length of ribbon you need and cut. Make a hole in the center of the ribbon just large enough to insert a Christmas pick. Bend the stem of the pick back along the length of the ribbon. Then hot glue the ends of the ribbon together and slip over the top of lampshade.
A 9′ roll of fabric ribbon doesn’t cost much at the dollar store, so you could make enough lampshade decorations for all of your living room lamps and still have ribbon left over.
This Christmas ornament was made using two 5 ½” embroidered fabric doilies. With the patterned sides facing out, we stitched around the gold trim around the poinsettia pattern, leaving a small opening at the top. You can stuff the ornament with fiberfill or, as here, use some small pieces of Christmas potpourri to add fragrance to an artificial tree. Then, fold a length of velvet ribbon in half, insert it into the opening and finish sewing up the top.
Add a ready-made velvet bow by tying it around the ribbon holder. You could make several of these to hang on your own tree or to give as gifts.
Making crafts at home has never been easier.