Christmas Craft Party Highlights

By Kate Riley December 16, 2012

Hello all and happy weekend to you.  I was looking through the links from the Holiday Craft Link Party and there were so many lovely ideas, I just had to share these inspiring projects.

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Stitch retro fabric Christmas light ornaments with Our Family Four.

retro fabric christmas light ornaments ourfamilyfour


Make a wall merry like this charming display of a tree farm sign wall by Creek Line House.

tree farm inspired sign wall creeklinehouse


This oversized JOY sign welcomes guests for the season, project by Love of Family and Home.

joy sign loveoffamilyandhome



How festive is this bow wreath by Design Improvised?

bow wreath design improvised


Taryn at Design, Dining, and Diapers painted these lovely Christmas towels.

christmas tea towels designdininganddiapers


Turn a picture frame into a boxwood wreath with tips by House by Hoff.

boxwood wreath housebyhoff


An old light fixture becomes a pretty holiday cloche at B and B Build a Life.

lamp to cloche bandbbuildalife


Here’s a great Anthro knockoff, a tufted wool wreath by It’s Overflowing.

tufted wool wreath itsoverflowing


I love these unique paper drums by Shabby Sweet Cottage.

paper drums shabbysweetcottage


Craft sparkling glittered pinecones with an easy technique by Making Lemonade.

diy glittered pinecones makinglemonade


Wood shims are the base for this festive Christmas star by Ode to My Abode.

christmas star odetomyabode


Craft a pretty paper snowflake wreath like this one with One Kreiger Chick.

paper snowflake wreath onekriegerchick


Kristin at the Hunted Interior made fur trimmed stockings from leftover fabric scraps.

fabric scrap stockings huntedinterior


Turn plastic toys into paper animal ornaments with Pleasure in Simple Things.

paper animal ornaments pleasureinsimplethings


A pretty glitter nativity adds sparkle to the mantel at Hymns and Verses.

glitter nativity hymnsandverses


Make stenciled gift wrap with tips from Yummy Mummy Club.

stenciled gift wrap yummy mummy club


Craft simple birch paper candle holders with inexpensive supplies, tutorial at Homespun With Love.

birch candle holders homespunwithlove


Sweet paper bags and stamped numbers combine for a simple advent calendar by Feeling Lovesome.

simple advent feelinglovesome


These beautiful snowflake cookies look almost too pretty to eat!  Almost.  Recipe and decorating tips at Worth Pinning.

snowflake cookies worthpinning


Scrabble tiles make clever seasonal word ornaments with a simple tutorial by Dimples and Tangles.

scrabble ornaments dimples and tangles


A scroll saw and tips from Grandpa helped Jessica make a cutout reindeer at Four Generations One Roof.

cutout reindeer fourgenerationsoneroof


Speaking of reindeer, recreate the whole group with hand and foot shapes like this reindeer art wall by Marisa Howard Designs.

reindeer wall marisahowarddesign


I love the simplicity of these burlap stamped ornaments by Bliss Bloom blog.

stamped burlap ornaments


Vintage ornaments + an old screen door = a fun ornament tree focal point at The Ivy Cottage.

vintage ornament tree ivy cottage


Make a peppermint striped yarn monogram with Texas Life Blog.

yarn monogram texaslifeblog


I love the color in Cassie’s glittery snowflake wreath!

glitter snowflake wreath hisugarplum


Clay makes the loveliest gift tags like these versions by La Maison Jolie.

clay tags lamaisonjolie


Make frosted twig trees for a snowy vignette with a how-to over at Brightly Inspired.

twig frosted trees brightly inspired


Craft glitter crown napkin holders for your holiday table with Elegant Nest.

glitter crown napkin holder elegant nest


Attach your holiday cards to a snowy wreath like Donna’s from Funky Junk Interiors.

christmas card wreath funkyjunkinteriors


And 650+ more holiday craft projects are right here to inspire you for this year or next!  Thanks so much to everyone who participated, it’s a lot of fun to see what everyone creates each year!

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  1. This is one of my favorite posts this season!!! I love every one of these Christmas ideas!!

  2. There is so much loveliness in this one post! I think I may just bookmark the page and admire it over and over again year-round….while making some of the projects, of course!

  3. Than You Kate for featuring my drums. I’m so honored to be included along with all of these talented ladies. Merry Christmas!

  4. Well hello…I recognize that glitter wreath! Thanks, kate! Aren’t you just shocked by all the crazy talent out there?!?!!? why can’t all of us live on the same street and get together for these big craft sessions!!??

  5. Beautiful collections of lovely items, each and every one. So many ways to enjoy the holiday suited to our own likes. That’s as it should be…….BUT HOW DO I CHOOSE! haha… I kinda like em’ all.

  6. Thanks for a post filled with beautiful things to remind us that life can be beautiful. When terrible things happen, I like to make something pretty to give to someone else. Thanks for all the great ideas. Happy holidays to you and your family.

  7. Thanks for sharing my Glitter Crowns! Out of 650 amazing craft ideas its awesome to see mine featured here this morning! Heading back to browse more links for more inspiration. Have a great day!

  8. Kate,

    I was just checking my blog stats and saw this amazing bounce in traffic! Then I saw where it was coming from and quick popped over here! Thank you so much for featuring my nativity! I feel honored! There were so many wonderful ideas shared at the party and now I have a list of new things I want to make (but, maybe will wait til next year!!) Have a Very Merry Christmas!

  9. Ahh! I am in overload by all the crafty holiday goodness! It is like I need to remind 6 weeks so I can do all of these crafts! Insteand, maybe I should just pick one. Like that reindeer wall. Just get outta here, it’s so darn cute!

  10. What an honor to have my bow wreath included along with all these awesome ideas! I have had a ton of fun participating in both the fall and holiday link-up parties you’ve hosted – thanks so much! Looking forward to next year ;)

  11. Thanks to all of you talented ladies out there for the great ideas you share with everyone!!

  12. Thank you so much for featuring my Snowflake Wreath! I am truly honored to be chosen as one of your 30 inspiring ideas…Still in shock, actually! There were so many fun ideas. Merry Christmas! :)

  13. What a beautiful round-up! Thank you SO much for featuring my stamped burlap ornaments. Truly an honor. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

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