Christmas is fast approaching, and Do-it-Yourself and Frugality is IN this season. As a crafter myself, I like creating things – especially gifts! People love knowing that I spent time on something rather than just purchasing it. I know that this title says ‘Christmas‘, but these crafts can easily do well if you celebrate other holidays! I  just made a Christmas tree from an old magazine! It was fun, and I even made little ornaments! 😀 I will be using many of these techniques when wrapping gifts and even making gifts. Happy Handmade Holidays!


Gift Packaging




1. How to make a paper gift box. 2. How to Make simple gift tags. 3. How To: Quick and Easy Hand-Printed Wrapping Paper 4. How To: Super Easy Mod, Hand Drawn Snowflake Gift Wrap 5. Paint-Swatch Gift Tags 6.How To: Make Typographic Gift Wrap


For the Home



1. How to Make a 3D Paper Snowflake 2. How To: Make Modern Paper Holiday Garland (on the Cheap!) 3. Lolly Chessie’s Famous CP Christmas Trees 4. DIY Teeny Trees





1. DIY Striped Paper Ornament 2. How To: Make Modern Paper Ornaments 3. Make Wool Tree Ornaments from Felted Sweaters 4. pattern for a half eaten gingerbread man


The Gifts



1. DIY Holiday Gift Idea #2: Handmade Soaps, Eco & Easy 2. TOASTER PASTRY IPOD COZY 3. Handmade Paper Beads 4. DECORATED CHALKBOARD GIFT IDEA



1. Wintry Scene Cutout for Gift Wrap

2. Make a Folded Felt Gift Box

3. How To: Make Easy Literary Leaf Gift Tags (Free Template Included)

4. Typewritten Gift Tags

5.DIY Modern Paper Orament

6. Tutorial: How to Make a Felted Holiday Garland

7. That’s a Wrap (Wrapping Ideas)

8. Paper Flower Ornaments

9. Postage Stamp Gift Wrap

10. How to make 5 pointed paper snowflakes