Clever and Cool Holiday Decor Projects

Yarn wreath with pom poms
Brian Pineda
'Tis the season for crafty holiday projects that you and your little ones can make and enjoy this Christmas season.
Courtesy of Maya Made
Courtesy of Maya Made

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!

Watch this video to learn how to make an advent calendar that your family can use every Christmas.

Courtesy of Giddy Giddy
Courtesy of Giddy Giddy

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!

Courtesy of Craftiness is Not Optional
Courtesy of Craftiness is Not Optional

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.

Courtesy of Camilla Fabbri
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.

Courtesy of Cathie Filian
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.

Instructions for making a Christmas tabletop decoration by upcycling a magazine.

Courtesy of Toddler Approved
Courtesy of Toddler Approved

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.

Courtesy of The Cheese Thief
Courtesy of The Cheese Thief

Peppermint Marbled Ornaments

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

Courtesy of Crafty Nest
Courtesy of Crafty Nest

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.

Courtesy of Welcome Sunshine Home
Courtesy of Welcome Sunshine Home

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!

Courtesy of Visual Heart
Courtesy of Visual Heart

Clothespin Countdown

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

Heather Weston
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.

Turn pom-poms and chenille stems into polar bears in a few simple steps. Watch this video to learn how!

Heather Weston
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.

Brian Pineda
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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