Brace Yourself, Christmas is Coming – Christmas Craft Ideas

Looking for some Christmas craft ideas? Check out these amazing Christmas crafts, like tree skirts, snowmen and card displays.

I know a lot of people are believers in the whole “No Christmas until after Thanksgiving” thing, but I’m not one of them. As soon as mid-November hits I am in the holiday spirit. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Thanksgiving, but Christmas is my favorite. I haven’t started decorating yet, but I have gone shopping for a few supplies and will probably start my decorations this weekend. This also means that I am in full-on planning mode and visualizing what I want to do and planning my Christmas craft ideas.

The one thing I really need to make is a tree skirt. The past two years I’ve just wrapped a blanket around the bottom of the tree and called it good, but things would look much better with an actual skirt. I browsed a few stores for a skirt over the weekend but most of them look so old-lady and gaudy. I want something simple, yet festive, like this no-sew ruffled tree skirt from Thinking Closet. I will probably stick to green and red patterned fabric instead of burlap though since Jesse is allergic. Christmas decor - tree skirtI also really need a way to display all of my Christmas cards this year. I plan on doing another Christmas Card Exchange (email me if you want in!) and last year I was seriously lacking in a way to display the cards, I stuck a lot of them in our tree. Maybe I’ll do something like this from unOriginal MomChristmas decor - Christmas cardsI’m also kind of obsessed with these little fabric Christmas trees from Fynes Designs. They are too cute, plus I can use leftover fabric from my tree skirt. Nothing beats recycling! 😉Christmas decor - Fabric treesWhile surfing Pinterest the other day I also found these awesome little snowman ornaments made from battery operated tea lights! They would look so cute hanging on the tree, or maybe on a wreath outside. (There was no link to an original source on Pinterest, anyone know who I should give credit to?) Christmas decor - Snowmen tealightsAnd since my walls in the living room are still pretty bare I’d love to hang some of these giant red snowflakes around the couch. (Again no original source on Pinterest). I really think they’ll look good against the light grey walls, once I actually finish painting the living room this week.Christmas decor - snowflakesHave you started thinking about what you want to do as far as Christmas decorations? Do you do the same thing every year, or do you mix it up and add new decor and projects every once in awhile? 

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  1. I made one of those Christmas tree skirts two years ago. I did green + white. Just a warning, it takes a long time! With many finger burns from the hot glue, and most likely back pain from bending over for so long. But the outcome is so worth it!

  2. Oh man I am so ready to decorate for Christmas. I’m trying to make myself wait until after Thanksgiving because I am hosting this year and I probably don’t need anything else to make me crazy. I’m trying to think of different ways to decorate with what I have because I’ve decided this is going to be a year of simplifying.

    I “made” a new tree skirt last year out of a $5 fleece blanket from Walmart. I didn’t even hem it… Maybe I should consider classing it up a bit.

  3. These are great craft ideas! I’m fighting off Christmas until Thanksgiving evening, but after that, I’m going to go all sorts of crazy when it comes to decor!

  4. So many cute ideas! I’m allergic to burlap too…I found that out after I tried to do some crafts with it. NOOOOO good!

    We had some super mild temperatures this weekend, so Pete hung 80% of our outdoor lights already. I’m not quite ready to decorate the inside yet, but my mind has been swirling with ideas and plans for when I start! I’m going to start probably after this weekend passes. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving…to me it’s the official kick-off of the holiday season, and it’s my favoriteeeeee of the year! 🙂

  5. I saw those snowflakes on pinterest to and loved them. I wonder if they are as easy to make as they look? Probably not for me.

  6. Oh man. I need to make everything you posted about! lol. I love that tree skirt; I definitely need to make one. I love those snowflakes, and I think they would look so cute behind our sofa also! So much to do!!

  7. Ah, the most wonderful time of year. What great inspirational ideas. The most shocking thing, in this post, though…Jesse is allergic to burlap! I sometimes joke, it’s a blogging violation not to do burlap crafts (which I would be guilty of as well).

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