7 Easy and Affordable Christmas Crafts to Make ...

Christmas Crafts are one of the best parts about the season! I get almost like a little kid around this time of year coming up with new ideas for cute Christmas crafts! Whether you have children to make these Christmas crafts with or want to make them for yourself, I can promise that you will enjoy them either way! I love how simple and affordable each of these Christmas crafts are. Read on for some great ideas and inspiration on the cutest Christmas crafts ever!

1. Paper Chains

I'm sure many of use remember making paper chains from when we were children. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Paper chains are one of the Christmas crafts that never go out of style. You can do so many cute things with a paper chain! Use some patterned scrapbook paper to cut out your links and glitter glue to secure them for an extra kick of holiday cheer!

2. Snowflakes

Paper snowflakes are always fun to make, whether you are a child or an adult. One of my all-time favorite Christmas crafts is paper snowflakes! Here's a spin on the classic: Use a cookie cutter to trace out a solid shape onto card-stock paper. Sprinkle glitter glue all over your snowflakes and let dry. Next, punch a hole in the top and tie on some pretty ribbon. Now you have a pretty ornament or a decoration to use however you like!

3. Tree Garland

I absolutely LOVE this tree garland! It's one of the cutest Christmas crafts ever! Use a cookie cutter to trace Christmas trees onto felt. Cut them out, then glue multi-colored beads all over the tree, like Christmas lights. Now, take a ribbon and use clothespins to secure the trees at different sections. I love the cozy feeling this garland brings to any room!

4. Snowmen

Children love snowmen, so what better way to occupy them on a snowy winters day then to let them make a few snowmen-without the mess and cold of actual snow! You will need cotton balls, bits of felt, cardboard, paint, an empty toilet paper rolls, and glue. Start by painting the cardboard white, and cutting it into a circle or oval shape. Next, secure the toilet paper roll standing up off to the side. Now, use the cotton balls to create snowmen and glue them down in the spots you would like. Cut out trees from the felt and glue them to both side of the toilet paper roll. You can use scraps of felt to decorate your snowmen. Voila! You now have a sweet little winter landscape!

5. Felt Designs

Kids love simple projects and Christmas crafts they can make on their own. That's why this craft is perfect! Let your child draw a design onto felt ( Snowman, Santa, reindeer, tree) and cut it out with your supervision. Now, let them use markers, glue, buttons, beads, sticker, ect. to decorate it. Punch a hole in the top and tie on a ribbon so they can display their work!

6. Christmas Candle

This little project is by far one of the simplest and easiest Christmas crafts in my article today. But it's still very cute, and guaranteed to bring a touch of holiday cheer to any room it graces! You will need a clear glass votive holder. Now, use stickers to decorate it however you like. Place a candle inside, and you're done! This is a great Christmas craft for very small children.

7. Gumdrops Galore

All right, this may be the sweetest Christmas craft ever! For this project, all you need are some gumdrops and toothpicks. Fill up 5 or 6 of the toothpicks with small gumdrops, leaving only the tip sticking out at one end. Now, take one large gumdrops and stick the toothpicks in it all the way around, forming a star pattern. There you have it, the sweetest Christmas craft!

So, which of these Christmas Crafts did you fall in love with the most? They are all so adorable it's hard to pick a favorite, but I'm a bit partial to the Garland tree myself. Do you have children to make these Christmas crafts with or will you attempt them yourself? Please comment below if you have any festive Christmas crafts to share with us!

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