7 Christmas crafts to get ready for the upcoming Holiday season

Christmas ideas
Christmas crafting ideas

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DIY Ornaments

German glass glitter is a favorite to use over here. I love how it patinas over time, giving anything a truly superb vintage look and feel. Simply spray adhesive on your items and sprinkle glass glitter deliberately all over the piece. Allow to cure completely and repeat process 2 or 3 times depending on the coverage.

christmas glitter bulb ornament
glitter old fashioned Christmas light bulb ornament DIY

We covered some old fashion light bulbs to create some fabulous Christmas glitter ornaments. You can read all the details in the original post.

christmas crafting
glitter old fashioned Christmas light bulb ornament DIY

You can see more pictures and read more details by clicking and following the links below the images.

The same technique as above is used to create these glittery snowflakes. They get better and better every year as the German glass glitter ages and patinas.

Germany glass glitter snow flakes DIY

I used plastic snowflakes which come in a pack of 10 or 12 at the Dollar Tree. The patina on the edges is everything!

German glass glitter snow flake ornaments

Decoupaging plain craft ornaments is a great way to customize and personalize your Christmas decorations. Anyone who has been here longer than a minute knows I love to create all sorts of book page crafts, which was my inspiration here.

book print Christmas ornaments DY
book print Christmas decor ideas

You can use all sorts of materials to decoupage your own ornaments. Any paper medium that speaks to you, including wrapping paper, scrapbook paper, paper napkins, etc. You can find detailed instructions on decoupaging in this post {how to decoupage easter eggs}.

decoupaged Christmas ornaments
book print Christmas decor ideas

Christmas Decor Accents

Continuing on the book page inspiration, there are a myriad of ways to create Christmas tree forms. I created three styles which you can see here but there are many more ideas out there.

Christmas crafting ideas
book print Christmas

You can also see more ideas on my Pinterest board {for the art of craftiness}. I have some instructions on my original, post just follow link below.

christmas trees from book pages paper
book print Christmas decor ideas

You can see more pictures and read more details by clicking and following the links below the images.

These mini snow globe scenes are created in S&P shakers with faux snow, mini bottle brush trees and jingle bells.

Christmas S&P shaker craf
christmas crafting

These can be used as ornaments, as place settings for a seasonal tablescape, or as unique hostess gift. I use them often as decor in my kitchen over the holiday season.

christmas crafting
christmas crafting

Remember to use a tray to catch all the excess glitter that doesn’t attach so you can save it for a later use. Trays can be found at craft stores but you can use a paper plate, Tupperware, etc.

German glass glitter crafts

Pine Cone Decor

Garlands and swags are always a great way to decorate a mantel or wrap around the Christmas tree or drape across an entry way. The uses are really endless.

pine cone & burlap swag craft
garland from fall into winter

This garland is fabulous because it’s super easy to make and you can actually use it from the beginning of the fall season into Christmas and all the way through late winter. It’s a simple burlap and pine cone garland.

burlap & pine cone garland DIY
garland from fall into winter

You can see more pictures and read more details by clicking and following the links below the images.

I love to use pine cones around the house from fall into late winter. I forage pine cones everywhere I go and this wreath is a great way to use all those pine cones which were accumulating around here.

Christmas pine cone wreath DIY
pine cone wreath DIY

You can leave the pine cone wreath plain for a very organic feel or add a ribbon for a more decorative look, complementing other decor.

winter wonderland on a tray blog tour

We hope one or all of these ideas inspire you to craft something for your own home. Let me know if you have any questions or want to share some crafts you have created yourself which you think fits my style. I am ready to start decking the halls around here. Happy holiday season!

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christmas baubles

other Christmas inspiration

Christmas tree tradition continues & why it’s important
the 12 place setting of Christmas
Christmas village styling in an old secretary desk

“Christmas is a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.”

Freya Stark

sharing @ between naps on the porch


  1. Julie says:

    I love all these ideas, so much creativity. I think the glitter light bulbs are my favourite though, so so pretty.

  2. I love all of your Christmas ideas, especially those glitter bulbs. Congratulations, you are being featured on TFT. https://www.eclecticredbarn.com/2023/11/december-decorating-on-thursday.html

    1. Thanks so much Bev! I so appreciate the love. See your over there. XO- MJ

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