Category: Winter Crafts

5-Minute Primitive Fabric Ball Christmas Ornaments

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Embrace a rustic Christmas decor theme with these quaint, fabric ornaments. Choose several different fabric patterns and make a set to adorn your tree this season.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 5 minutes
Age range: 8 and up

Things you’ll need:
Fabric
Scissors
Styrofoam balls
Jute

Things to do:
1. Trim a 12 x 12 inch fabric square.
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2. Lay your Styrofoam ball in the center of the square and pull the edges up tightly around it.
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3. Secure the fabric with a piece of jute. Knot it and tie it in a bow.
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4. Trim any excess fabric to give your ornament a neat, polished look.
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5. Slide a 6-inch piece of jute through the jute tie and knot it, creating a loop to hang your ornament from.
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Clothespin Snowflake Ornament Tutorial

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Dreaming of a white Christmas? Adorn your tree with these handmade snowflake ornaments! Play with different sized clothespins to add dimension to your Christmas tree.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Clothespins
White paint
Foam brush
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Scissors
String

Things to do:
1. First, disassemble your clothespins. Twist them in opposite directions to pop off the metal clip.
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2. Next, we’re going to reattach the pieces. Run hot glue down the flat side of your clothespin and attach it to the flat side of another clothespin.
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3. Lay 8 attached clothespins in a snowflake shape and use hot glue to secure them when you have a look you like.
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4. Cut a 12-inch piece of string and knot the ends to create a loop. Attach it to the back of your star using hot glue.
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5. Paint the snowflake with white acrylic paint.
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DIY Winter Woodland Pine Wreath

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Adorn your door with this lush, Christmas wreath! Bright pops of red add a festive touch to this decor, brightening up your home around the holiday season.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 45 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Wreath form
Greenery
Green wire
Wire cutters
Pinecones
Cardinals
Hot glue gun/hot glue sticks
Mini ornaments

Things to do:
1. First, fill in the wreath form by wiring greenery to the wreath form.
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2. Use wire to attach pinecones to the wreath frame.
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3. Clip your cardinals in place to add a bright pop of color.
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4. Use hot glue to attach ornaments. They should fill in any gaps left by the greenery.
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5. Display your wreath and enjoy!
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Embroidery Hoop Holiday Wreath Tutorial

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This embroidery hoop holiday wreath is a festive alternative to the traditional fir wreath. Make several with different miniatures to create a village and display them as a gallery wall.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Wooden embroidery hoops (small and large)
Artificial greenery
Burlap ribbon
Miniature holiday houses
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Wire
Wire cutters
Scissors

Things to do:
1. Use wire to secure your small and large embroidery hoops together. Wrap the wire tightly, so they stay in place.
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2. Cut a few pieces of greenery off of your sprig and use wire to attach them to your embroidery hoop.
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3. Use hot glue to add your miniature holiday houses to the large embroidery hoop.
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4. Cut a 24-inch piece of ribbon and slide it through the center of your hoop. Secure the ends with hot glue to create a hanger for your wreath.
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Pottery Barn Inspired Rustic Felt Christmas Trees

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Spruce up your shelves or winter table with a forest of festive felt trees. Try playing with different colors, textures, and shapes to create a natural, unique look that you and your holiday guests are sure to love.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Felt sheets
Sticks
Scissors
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Wood slices
Paper
Pen

Things to do:
1. Fold a piece of paper in half and draw a tree shape. Cut it out and open it up to reveal a perfectly symmetrical tree.
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2. Trace your pattern onto a piece of felt and cut it out. You’ll need a minimum of five felt trees per one project.
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3. Next, attach to your felt trees to the stick. Fold them in half and run a line of hot glue down the middle. Place them roughly 1/2 inch above the top of the stick.
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4. When all of your felt pieces are attached and the tree is full, use hot glue to bring the tops of the trees together, giving it a finished and polished look.
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5. Use hot glue to secure the stick to a log slice base. If you’ll be moving your trees around a lot and need it to be extra secure, I recommend drilling a hole into the base first.
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How to Make a Frozen-Themed Snowflake Hair Clip

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Let her accessorize with this adorable snowflake hair clip as eek out the last bit of winter fun.

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Two colors (light and dark) of narrow blue ribbon
Snowflake ornament
Barrette
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors

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Things to do:
1. Cut 9 pieces of one color of ribbon to 3 1/2 inches, and cut 9 pieces of the other color to 3 inches each. Thread your needle. Put the needle through both pieces, with the smaller on top, but don’t pull the needle all the way through yet.
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2. Loop the shorter ribbon onto the needle as shown.
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3. Loop the larger ribbon onto the needle as well.
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4. Continue looping the other pieces onto the needle, pulling the finished ones down as you work.
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5. After you’ve completed all nine loops, your flower will look like this. Don’t trim the thread yet.
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6. Sew the last petal to the first petal. Tie off the thread and clip. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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7. Glue a piece of ribbon to the top of the barrette.
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8. Glue the flower to the barrette.
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9. Glue the snowflake to the middle of the barrette.
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Kid Friendly Popsicle Stick Hot Chocolate Mug Tutorial

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Ward off the cold with this cute craft stick mug decoration. Add a magnet and display it on a refrigerator, door, or inside a locker and think chocolatey goodness all season! It’s complete with “marshmallows.”

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 1 hour, includes drying time
Age range: 6+

Things you’ll need:
Acrylic paint
Paint brush
10 popsicle sticks
Small white pom poms
Acrylic snowflake
Craft foam sheet
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Magnets
Card stock

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Things to do:
1. Warm up your hot glue gun and attach the craft sticks to the card stock as shown.
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2. Continue until all 10 have been glued onto the card stock.
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3. Cut the card stock around the sticks and paint. You’ll need to use two coats, allowing it to dry in between.
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4. Warm up your hot glue gun. Glue the pom poms to the top of the “mug.”
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5. Repeat with all the pom poms.
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6. Glue the acrylic snowflake to the front.
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7. Cut a piece of the foam into the shape of a handle and glue to the side of the craft stick mug. Glue the magnets to the back.
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DIY Rustic Felt Trees

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Make an entire forest of these rustic felt trees, or create just one for a tree for a dollhouse or train set for an older child. Perfect for either decor or imaginative play!

Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time to complete: 1 hour
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Tree template
Green felt
Cinnamon stick
Round birch wood slices
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks
Scissors
Drill and drill bits
Sewing pins

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Things to do:
1. Drill a hole in one of the wood slices, making sure it’s largest to insert a cinnamon stick. Warm up your hot glue gun.
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2. Add some hot glue to the base of the cinnamon stick and glue inside the hole.
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3. Fold a piece of felt and pin the template along the fold as shown.
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4. Cut out the tree shape and unfold.
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5. Repeat for at least 5 more trees, but more if you want a fuller effect.
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6. Refold the tree shape and carefully add hot glue along the fold.
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7. Attach to the cinnamon stick as shown.
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8. Repeat for another tree shape, placing it opposite of the first one.
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9. Continue for the remaining tree shapes. The top of the final tree should look as shown.
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DIY Winter Snowball Wreath Tutorial

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Celebrate winter with this festive wreath… and creating this “snow” sculpture won’t even get your hands cold!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time to complete: 30 minutes, includes drying time
Age range: 10+

Things you’ll need:
Flat-backed Styrofoam wreath
1 1/2 ” Styrofoam balls
2″ Styrofoam balls
1″ Styrofoam balls
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks

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Things to do:
1. Warm up you hot glue gun and start gluing the largest balls around the wreath form, leaving space between them.
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2. Add smaller balls between the larger ones.
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3. Glue the smallest balls on the wreath to fill in bare areas, and create depth. Add a piece of string and hang!
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How to Make Clothespin Snowflake Ornaments

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Transform your tree into a shabby-chic masterpiece with these rustic star ornaments. All you need is a few materials to create unique decor that will set your holiday style apart.

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 15 Minutes
Age range: 12 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Clothespins
Stain
Foam brush
Hot glue gun
Hot glue sticks
Scissors
Jute

Things to do:
1. The first step is disassembling the clothespins. Twist both sides in opposite directions and remove the metal clips.
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2. Next, use a foam brush to stain your clothespins. If you’re making multiple ornaments, try using different shades of stain to add depth.
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3. When your stain is dry, run a line of hot glue down the flat side and attach it to another clothespin. Do this until you have six pairs of clothespins.
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4. Use hot glue to attach 6 clothespins by their ends in a circle. When all six are in place, your snowflake shape will appear!
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5. Cut a 10-inch piece of jute and knot the end, creating a loop.
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6. Use hot glue to attach the knot to the back of the star.
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7. Hang your ornament and enjoy!

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