15 of the Best Christmas Crafts and Recipes to Try This Year

15 of my favorite Christmas craft ideas and recipes to inspire you this holiday season!

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What's your favorite thing to do during the holiday season...craft or bake? The period between Halloween and Christmas is one of my favorites! I don my elf's hat and get busy crafting some Christmas goodies, and then I head to the kitchen to bake up our family's favorite treats! It's fun and challenging to come up with new and creative ideas each year. These are 15 of my favorite (and best) Christmas crafts and yummy recipes. Check them out below!

15 of the best Christmas crafts and recipes to try this year

No.1: Easy and Impressive Almond Bark

Always a hit with family and friends, this recipe is so simple it's almost criminal! Do yourself a favor and make this almond bark a regular Christmas tradition in your home. Get my almond bark recipe here.

No. 2: Christmas Tree Hack When Your Stand is Broken

You don't need to toss that tree just because your stand is broken! I'll show you an easy hack to try. Please note: this works best on smaller and lighter trees. I just made a brand new video with a thrifty DIY tree stand for larger, heavier trees. You can check it out here.

No. 3: Easy Farmhouse Merry Christmas Sign From a Canvas

One of my favorite things to discover was how easy it is to make an easy farmhouse sign from a deconstructed canvas! I used my Silhouette machine to create the design for this DIY sign and it was so easy! Get the tutorial for the Christmas sign here.

No. 4: The Right Way to Make an Ornament Wreath

It's not hard to make an ornament wreath, and it will last forever if you do it correctly! I show you what I did wrong the first time, and how to correct my mistakes! I used vintage and new ornaments to create my wreath. Click here for the ornament wreath tutorial.

No. 5: Cozy Christmas Trees

Adding cozy decor at Christmas is a great way to create a warm and welcoming home. These cozy Christmas trees are so easy and inexpensive to make! Get the tutorial for the DIY Christmas trees here. If you want to watch me make one, click here for the video tutorial.

No. 6: DIY Glitter Ornament Nativity

You can turn a deconstructed canvas and a few inexpensive ornaments into beautiful holiday decor like my unique ornament nativity, made with gold glitter vinyl. Click here for the ornament nativity tutorial.

No. 7: Thrifty DIY Buffalo Check Christmas Tree Collar

This DIY tree collar is perfect for those who love to customize their Christmas decor! I share some great tips for success. Get the Christmas tree collar tutorial here.

No. 8: Chocolate Peppermint Fudge Cookies

Easy drop cookies that are full of flavor, our family loves these! Click here to get the recipe for these Christmas cookies.

No. 9: Frosted Christmas Luminaries

Magical, twinkling lights and snow (even faux snow!) are the perfect combo for Christmas decorating! These luminaries are made from mason jars, flour and Epsom salts! They're easy to make and easy to unmake, if you want to reuse your mason jars after Christmas is over! Find the easy frosted Christmas luminary tutorial here.

No. 10: Cast Iron Skillet Apple Crisp Recipe

Warm apple crisp with oats and brown sugar, topped with vanilla ice cream, is a favorite family dessert! You'll love how easy and impressive this dessert it. Get my apple crisp recipe here.

No. 11: Ticking Striped Farmhouse Christmas Wreath for only $10

I love red ticking stripe fabric for Christmas decorating, and this tutorial shows you how easy it is to make your own fabric ribbon from just 1/5 yard of fabric! Click here for this easy Christmas wreath tutorial.

No. 12: Easy and Cheap Designer Pillows

This is one of my most popular Christmas tutorials! I share my simple trick for stuffing the DIY pillow, and how to make these pillows the cheapest way possible! Click here for the Christmas pillow tutorial. These beautiful pillows would be a great gift idea too!

No. 13: DIY Beaded Wood Tray with Crackle Finish

Make this gorgeous, large wood tray for only $20! I share all my tips and techniques in this video tutorial for creating the easy crackle finish (using Elmers glue!) plus putting the entire tray together. For the step by step written directions, with links to the supplies I used, check out this tutorial.

No. 14: Large Framed DIY Snowflake Signs

These large wood signs with snowflakes would be beautiful displayed on your mantel this holiday season! They're actually quite easy to make. Click here for the Christmas snowflake sign tutorial.

No. 15: How to Make a $3 Farmhouse Tree Topper

Here's a super simple tree topper that looks amazing and is perfect if you love that chippy paint, farmhouse style. Click here for the farmhouse tree topper tutorial.


I hope these Christmas crafts have inspired you! I'd love to hear what you plan to make this year! Drop me a comment below.

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