Thursday, November 21, 2013

Roundup | My Holiday Crafts

Every year when the year-end holidays approach, I have grand plans for holiday crafting or making handmade gifts.  Every year I feel like a failure because I don’t get all the holiday crafting I want to get done.  That is, until I went back and searched my blog and found a BUNCH of holiday crafting projects over the years!  It was so fun to look back on them.  I thought I would share a roundup of my holiday crafting projects and link back to their original posts in case you get inspired to create some holiday crafts of your own.  Enjoy!

The start of my 2012 December album posted here

And no, I didn’t finish the album.  In fact, I only got the cover and this one page done.

And that’s the reason I’m not doing a December album this year.  I will just incorporate a spread into Project Life.

This one isn’t necessarily crafting related, but I posted my process of how I organize the holiday cards we receive.

My process of creating our holiday cards for 2012.

I made this button tree.  It was easy but took longer than I thought.  But it’s oh-so-cute!

I made these fun t-shirts for our 3rd Annual Elf Party.

I think everyone loved them!

I also stamped these Moleskine notebooks to give away as party favors. 

And I filled these cute felt bags with favors & candies.

I created these cute printable gift tags to give away on the One Little Bird blog.

And these printable washi tape (printed on Avery labels) are free to download as well.

I created these paper ornaments for our small tabletop tree.

For our 2nd Annual Elf Party, I created these Elf treat bags using the print & cut function on my Silhouette.

And I made some homemade hot cocoa mix and put them into decorated mason jars to give away as gifts.  (Recipe here.)

I made four holiday crafting kits and gave them away to scrappy friends as Christmas gifts.

The kits included handmade embellishments.  You can see the kit details in this post.

In 2011 I made 40 handmade holiday cards

You can see the detailed posts here and here.

When you open the tri-fold card up, this was the inside.

I designed and cut this cute ornament with my Silhouette to go inside the card.

I designed these printable gift tags.  They are available to download in this post.
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I made these DIY paper garlands for the tree.
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I made these cute Santa treat bags for my coworkers, using my Silhouette.
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In the same post, I also used my Silhouette to make these gift tags.
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More paper ornaments using a scalloped circle punch.
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I hope you enjoyed this holiday crafting post, and that you are inspired to create some of your own this holiday season!  :)


  1. How FUN! I especially like the scrappy was my favorite Christmas surprise that year!! Can't wait to see your creativity explode this season! (After realizing that I recognized most of these crafts, I'm totally jazzed at how many years we've been bloggy friends. You are a blessing!)

  2. Wow, Christine, what a lot of awesome inspiration! It makes me want to blast Christmas music and lock myself in my craft room :) I loved that button tree the first time I saw it and I still absolutely love it. I really, really want to make one for myself!

    P.S. It has been *far* too long since I've written to you- but I haven't forgotten! I promise a note will be coming soon!!

  3. WOW!!!! That's A LOT of Christmas Crafts!!! Sooo cute and creative! I barely have time to get my shopping done! LOL. Every year I have "GRAND" plans too...Hmm...Yah. I'll make a daily December Album. (Nope. Week 1 is as far as I've gotten)...Oh, I'll make a scrapbook of all my past Christmas cards from family and friends....nope. Alright...I'll SCAN and do a digital album of them...sounds easier...Nope. Wrong again. LOL. So I appreciate and admire anyone that can make/create ANY Christmas project during this crazy season. I Love looking at all you your fun photos and projects!!!

  4. Love all you Holiday diy projects! Great inspirations!!! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Wow so many creative posts!! I always fall behind on my holiday crafting and you put me to shame! This year I'm getting an early I have at least one project to share :) In the past I've only created a December Daily album but never any other holiday crafts outside of scrapbooks.

  6. You are one creatively busy elf! How generous of you to share all these beautiful ideas with us. Thank you!

  7. When you see them all together like this, I think it's fair to say you have NO REASON to "feel like a failure". All these different projects are FANTASTIC and your enthusiasm and skill and talent and creativity and generosity, are all ably demonstrated in the post above. Keep on being creative, Christine ... you're AMAZING!

  8. Fun crafts! And I love that you have an Elf party!



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