Are you itching to get your hands into some festive creations? Christmas is just around the corner and, in our opinion, it’s never too early to start your holiday-inspired art projects. Fortunately, there are so many wonderful tutorials to choose from and we’ve found some of our favorites to feature today. Below are 15 easy Christmas crafts that can easily be pulled off in just one afternoon. So, grab a few of your favorites and give them a go this weekend!
1. Special Advent Calendar
Advent calendars aren’t just for kids, just check out this idea from Woman’s Day! It’s beautiful, it’s stylish, and it’s a fun way for everyone to countdown to Christmas. Hop on over now and take a peek at all of the details.
2. Light-Up Sign
Why not create something really special to hang on the mantle this year? The American Patriette will show you how to turn some old wooden pallets into something light, bright, and full of festivity. Take the leap and make this by the weekend.
3. Snowy Wreath
Greet your guests with a snowy wreath. It’s a simple design that still speaks of the holiday. HGTV has all the details you need to get started, but know that this is a pretty design that’s full of sweet, contemporary style.
4. Reindeer Garland
This reindeer garland from The Proper Blog is such a charming addition to any mantle of banister. Take the leap and check out how to recreate it at home. Add some glitter, allow the kids to help out, it’s really the perfect afternoon craft.
5. No-Sew Skirt
You don’t have to know how to sew to make one of these adorable tree skirts. In fact, this design (and a couple others) can be found on A Beautiful Mess without a stitch to be had. Jump on the opportunity now to make something new and improved for the tree this year.
6. Flameless Fire Pit
Don’t have a fireplace? Well, you can make one for the house with some help from Free People. This flawless pit is a great way to add holiday cheer to studio apartments, townhouse, or any other space that does without the charms of a real fire.
7. Tinsel Message
Check out this fun tinsel garland you can make for the tree! Grab the details and tutorial over at A Bubbly Life. In the meantime, figure out what you want yours to day – Fa La La La La, Happy Holidays, Santa is coming …
8. Christmas Lights Garland
Add a pop of color and festivity to the windows, the mantle, the banisters or even the kiddos headboards! Stubbornly Crafty will teach you how to make some Christmas lights garland. You’ll find out how after the jump – and you may wanna grab the kiddos for this one too.
9. Wood Clock
We’re swooning over this wooden clock design from Thrifty and Chic. It’s perfectly winter-inspired. Hang it above the mantle, in the foyer, or maybe even above the buffet in the dining room for a splash of season decor.
10. Birch Centerpiece
The Sweet Escape has everything you need to know on how to make this gorgeous tablescape. Actually, it’s a centerpiece, but it spreads across the table creating something extraordinary for your holiday meals. A bit of rusticism and a bit of glam go really well together, especially when it comes to Christmastime.
11. Frozen Branches
If you’re a fan of modern, all-white or neutral holiday decor, them a few frozen branches thrown in would probably do your home well. Check out how to make that happen over at Make Them Wonder. Use them in floral arrangements, donning the Christmas tree, or even in centerpieces.
12. Floral Tree Wrap
How about this for something unique and innovative for your Christmas decor this year? Design Love Fest will teach you how to bring some colorful, floral bouts to the tree. Wrap it up with lots of beautiful petals and see how amazing the transformation is.
13. Chalk Pen Buckets
Simple and easy, these chalk pen buckets are so versatile. You can learn how to make these by visiting Finding Home Farms. In the meantime, think about all of the possibilities these buckets have. The porch, the patio, the mantle, the kitchen, the staircase … and so much more!
14. Poinsettia Wreath
This pretty poinsettia wreath from Lil’ Luna will ignite the entryway like nothing you’ve had before. The deep cranberry and fashion-forward appeal, it’s the perfect way to greet your guest with holiday style. And that textured flower piece is such a showstopper to the finished product.
15. Jolly Holly Garland
And finally, we have this jolly garland from Woman’s Day. If you want something a bit more organic and traditional in style, then this is the craft to try out this afternoon. Once completed, hang it on the mantle so you can show it off with ease.