Perfect for kids - and kids at heart - these hand-made Christmas crafts make beautiful holiday keepsakes, or grandparent gifts. Read on to see some adorable handmade Christmas decor that will fill your home with holiday cheer!
Olaf Sock Snowman
Do you want to build a snowman? Since Frozen remains one of the most popular kids movies to date, we’re pretty sure your little ones will love making their very own Olaf. One Creative Mommy has the tutorial - and the free Olaf features printable - that you’ll need to complete this Christmas craft.
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Preschoolers will love to get their hands and feet dirty for the sake of this adorable art project! A footprint transforms into Santa’s sleigh, while the reindeer are made with handprints. Don’t forget to add the antlers! Write the date, and frame this piece so it can be reused year after year.
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A lot of hands went into making this wreath! In fact, it’s made by tracing your hands on green construction paper and cutting around your outline. Glue onto cardboard that’s been cut into the shape of the wreath (trace a plate as a guide), and add a few red circles for berries.
Image: My Name is Snickerdoodle
A wonderful addition to your holiday party, these oversized paper ornaments can be made by hand - and look totally stylish. With some cardstock, a free afternoon, and maybe a little help from your older kids, you can make beautiful ornaments that can be hung from a ceiling, in windows, or as part of a garland. No time to make your own? Folksy has some for sale.
There are lots of hand and foot print ornaments that you can make with kids, but this is one of my favorites as it gets the whole family involved. Made from polymer clay, the snowballs on this snowman are actually the thumbprints of everyone in the family.
Image and tutorial: Lines Across
Bottled Reindeer Gift
Transform your favorite bottled beverage into festive reindeer! Perfect for a party, hostess gift, and even the kids table (using root beer, of course!) these adorable reindeer bottles will certainly spread some Christmas cheer. Pipe cleaners, googly eyes, and a small red nose will help you dress up your holiday drink.
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Baby Keepsake Ornament
A child’s first Christmas is a special one - and this handmade ornament is a great way to mark the occasion. Purchase a large, clear ornament from your local craft store. Gently remove the top, and fill it will the hat your baby wore home from the hospital, ID bracelets, and anything else that marks your child’s first weeks at home.
Image and tutorial: Third Stop on the Right
Button Wreath Pin
Some felt, festive colored buttons, and a little ribbon can create the perfect Christmas craft. An adorable grandparents gift, this button wreath can be worn as a brooch, or hung on the tree, depending on the backing you choose. For a brooch, use a glue gun to attach a safety pin to the upper back side of the wreath. To hang on the Christmas tree, add some ribbon or fishing wire to the wreath.
Image and tutorial: Emmie Lou Who