Crank up the Christmas tunes and get ready to do some holiday creating with our 10 Christmas craft ideas. We have all you need to create awesome holiday crafts with our simple step-by-step instructions and free printables—all brought to you by our talented staff of designers and crafters. From gingerbread houses to gift tags, we have your homemade holiday covered.
1. Christmas Chalets
Bake up Christmas cheer with a homemade gingerbread house—or two or three! Our resident gingerbread master Bernard Shondell will show you how with recipes, full-size patterns and easy-to-follow instructions.
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2. Quilted Stockings
This sewing craft lets you capture family memories while you create unique Christmas stockings from an old quilt. Craft editor Jeanne Field will teach you how to make these homemade holiday keepsakes.
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3. Seasonal Garland
Deck your halls with holiday cards you just can’t bear to throw away. Hallmark designer Em Byerly shows you how to turn those cards from Christmas past into this year’s colorful mantel decoration.
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4. Easy Paper Snowflakes
Learn how to make paper snowflakes with these snowflake patterns by Hallmark paper sculptor, Tom Wallen. He’ll show you how with easy instructions and patterns for two snowflakes—one that’s super simple (perfect for kids) and one that becomes 3D when doubled.
Download the simple snowflake instructions and pattern
Download the double-sided starburst snowflake instructions and pattern
5. Burlap Christmas Tree
Welcome the season with a unique burlap Christmas tree for your front door. Then decorate it to your heart’s content with ornaments, bells, Christmas candies or miniature lights. We’ll show you how to create this easy tree wreath with chicken wire, burlap and diagrammed instructions.
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6. Card Remix: Holiday Sphere Ornament
Give your holiday cards a second life with this creative Christmas craft. Have a ball with Hallmark designer Em Bronson turning Christmas cards ornamental.
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7. Card Remix, Take 2: Interlocking Snowflake Ornament
Create an interlocking 3D snowflake ornament from card stock or holiday cards using Hallmark paper sculptor Tom Wallen’s patterns and step-by-step instructions.
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8. Paper Chain
Learn how to make this classic kids' Christmas craft. We’ll send you on your merry way with printables for making the strips, paper chain instructions, plus fun twists on this very kid-friendly Christmas tradition.
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Download the paper chain printables
9. Paper Holiday Wreath
If you have a forest of greeting cards growing on your mantel by the end of the holiday, and would love to do something with them, try your hand at a holiday wreath made entirely from recycled cards. We’ll show you how to turn your holiday cards into front door decor with a few easy-to-find materials and a free afternoon.
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10. Initial Gift Tags
Recycle your holiday cards into monograms for one-of-a-kind gift giving this Christmas season. Our printable alphabet templates will help you turn last year’s cards into this year’s personalized gift tags.
Download the gift tag instructions and patterns