Clever and Cool Holiday Decor Projects

'Tis the season for crafty holiday projects that you and your little ones can make and enjoy this Christmas season.

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Totally Tubular Countdown Calendar

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Totally Tubular Countdown Calendar

Roll with it! Decorate toilet paper tubes for an advent calendar garland that holds little surprises for each day. Let the countdown begin!

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How to Make an Advent Calendar

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Merry and Bright Paper Bag Wreath

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Merry and Bright Paper Bag Wreath

Can you believe this wreath is made from painted brown grocery bags? It's festive and it's green!

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Cards and Clothespins Wreath

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Cards and Clothespins Wreath

Decorate your wreath with the faces of the people you love! Clip painted clothespins around a bent wire hanger, then insert the day's haul of holiday cards for all to see.

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Yarn-Wrapped Pinecones

Courtesy of Camilla Fabbri

Yarn-Wrapped Pinecones

Spruce up Mother Nature with bits of leftover yarn from your craft closet. Wrap bright yarn in the crevices of a pinecone, then group in a bowl for display or tie on the top of a package as playful gift wrap.

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Tissue Paper Trees

Courtesy of Cathie Filian

Tissue Paper Trees

Who says it's all about red and green? Decoupage colorful tissue paper to Styrofoam cones, then wrap bits of yarn around the trees to create a minimal, modern look.

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Tabletop Tree

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Your Christmas Angel Tree Topper

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Your Christmas Angel Tree Topper

Your little one can smile down on you from the top of the tree with this personalized tree topper. Have your own angel join in the fun by finger painting the wings and making the paper plate base.

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Peppermint Marbled Ornaments

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Peppermint Marbled Ornaments

It's a minty holiday! Use distilled water and nail polish to achieve this cool marbled look.

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Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

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Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

Snow day! Arrange craft sticks into snowflake patterns and glue into place. Paint them red or white and add some sparkle with glitter or rhinestones. Tie with a ribbon to hang in a window or display on a wall.

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Mistletoe Kisses Poster

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Mistletoe Kisses Poster

Meet me under the mistletoe: gift-wrap a piece of foam core for the base of this mantle decor project. Cut out a silhouette and glue to your gift-wrapped foam core and rest under the mistletoe!

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Clothespin Countdown

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Clothespin Countdown

Countdown the days until Christmas with treats, notes, and surprises clipped to each clothespin.

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Santa Ornament

Heather Weston

Santa Ornament

Santa Claus is coming to your Christmas tree this year! This simple craft is made of a matchbox, felt and a plastic ornament.

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How to Make a Pom-Pom Polar Bear

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Eco-Friendly Frosty Ornament

Heather Weston

Eco-Friendly Frosty Ornament

No need to run to the craft store for this project. Frosty can come to life with the help of things you?ll find around your house.

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Yarn Art Wreath

Brian Pineda

Yarn Art Wreath

This colorful creation will give your home a mod feel. Your kids will love wrapping yarn around the wheel and creating homemade pom-poms for a finishing touch.

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