Yay! It’s that time of year again. It’s time to have a Merry Crafty Christmas!
Whether you use your crafting skills to decorate, make gifts, or all of the above, it’s time to put that craft stash to use. Pulling out my craft supplies is a sure-fire way to put me in the Christmas spirit.
Can you name a friend or a family member that values handmade gifts over commercially made goods? Or maybe someone on your list is totally committed to a sustainable, waste-reducing, life?
One complaint I get from friends who don’t consider the craft store their happy place is that they simply don’t have time to make gifts for everyone!
Well, nobody ever said you had to hand-make everything for everyone. Lower the Christmas stress by taking the time to craft Christmas gifts for the people who would truly enjoy getting a handcrafted present. Don’t stress making every teacher on your middle schooler’s schedule a thoughtful handmade item. Instead, take extra time and care crafting the ornament, scarf, hat, et cetera that you know your mother-in-law will treasure forever.
We put so much extra stress on ourselves during the holiday season. I’m sure that your son’s 7th-grade science teacher has plenty of sharpie mugs!
Christmas Crafts and Projects to Try
If you’ve made the mistake of joining in on the madness of the Elf on the Shelf tradition, a little bit of planning can take some of that “must make Christmas magic” stress away. Luckily, Crystal has a useful Elf on the Shelf Planning Printable on her site Crystal and Co
Got a bunch of Scrabble tiles floating around? These simple, yet always popular Scrabble Tile Coasters from Simply Darrling are easy to make.
If you’ve seen my DIY Snowman Burlap Sign – or any of my other burlap wall art – you know I have a fondness for the rustic texture and earthy feel of burlap. This Vintage Christmas Sign from Tried and True is adorable! I’m going to have to make one to accompany my snowman this Christmas.
Clothespin Santa Ornament from Virginia Sweet Pea
Silver Spoon Santa from Hunt and Hose
Reindeer Games Printable from Clean and Scentsible
Do you have a Christmas crafting tradition? Let us know what you love to make for Christmas!
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Have you seen these fun Christmas crafts and holiday gift ideas on Gym Craft Laundry? If not take a look at some of my favorites!
Forest Scented Christmas Tree Ornaments – made with felt, paint, and glue then scented with essential oils. These are a family favorite.
DIY No Sew Burlap Angel Ornaments – These burlap angels are the most popular craft on Gym Craft Laundry. Each year, I hear from church groups, youth groups, and girl scout troops who’ve had a blast making them.