25 Of House & Home’s Best Holiday Crafts!
Here at H&H, the countdown to Christmas has officially begun. One of our favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season is by filling our homes with handmade decorations. From wreaths and garlands to stylish and unique gift-wrapping ideas, click through for our best holiday crafts from the archives.
Add festive charm to a mirror with a Georgian-inspired wreath overlay. It offers an old world look thats elegant enough to be hung anywhere, from the front hall to the dining room.
Learn how to make our Georgian-Inspired Mirror Wreath.
Deck the halls with dried orange slices this holiday season! In Graham Kechnie and Andraya Frith’s old stone house, the citrus fruit is used to make ornaments for their Douglas fir.
Learn how to make Dried Orange Ornaments.
Dress up windows (or doors) with a more natural, homemade wreath made from berries, pinecones and evergreen bough.
Learn how to make Natural Christmas Wreaths.
Celebratory crackers are a must during the holidays! Play around with the different patterns to suit your home’s holiday palette.
Learn how to make Custom Christmas Crackers.
Instead of splurging on a centerpiece, make your own using faux-aged glass bottles, paired with spray-painted leaves and branches for a touch of metallic glam.
Learn how to make Gilded Leaves.
Skip the predictable bow in favor of intricate paper toppers, like this spiky star and 3-D paper ball.
Learn how to make Paper Gift Toppers.
No Christmas countdown is complete without an advent calendar. Take cues from our senior editor Sally Armstrong who used twigs for a simple, natural look and linen bags to hold each day’s surprise treat.
Learn how to make our Advent Calendar.
Everyone loves a party favors. Fill cones with candy and keep them on a tray by the front door to give to guests as they leave.
Learn how to make Paper Cone Party Favors.
For a playful look, dress your mantel with a pompom garland done in a sophisticated sugar-plum palette.
Learn how to make our Pompom Garland.
Instead of stowing Christmas cards away, show them off by clipping them to a clothespin.
Learn how to make our Christmas Card Garland.
Don’t have the space for a towering evergreen? Try a crafty approach to a Christmas tree like this chalkboard wall hanging.
Learn how to make our Chalkboard Christmas Tree.
Layer small gift-wrapped boxes to make this playful wreath that’s ideal for hanging on a child’s bedroom door.
Learn how to make our Present Wreath.
Set the tone for your holiday soiree with a standout paper garland strung on the stairs.
Learn how to make our Festive Paper Garland.
Instead of a classic wreath, hang a DIY lantern with an old-world feel on the inside or outside of your front door.
Learn how to make our Holiday Lantern.
Baked goods make for great gifts around the holidays, especially when they’re wrapped in a nice little package. This origami-style wrapping comes with two pockets so that you can add a little something extra, like a gift card or a tea bag, to go with your cookies.
Learn how to make our Holiday Cookie Package.
Count down to Christmas with this stylish advent calendar made out of a repurposed picture frame.
Learn how to make our Vintage-Inspired Holiday Calendar.
A yarn-wrapped wreath is a colorful focal point on doors and windows, opposed to traditional greenery.
Learn how to make our Yarn Wreath.
Mimic the look of winter greenery covered in a blanket of snow with this seasonal leaf garland DIY.
Learn how to make our Seasonal Leaf Garland.
Photocopy vintage Christmas cards on cardstock to create this simple garland idea.
Learn how to make our Vintage Garland.
This sweet take on place cards is a fun way to welcome guests, and they can double as party favors.
Learn how to make our Mini Gift Box.
Dress up your mantel with these customizable paper lanterns that offer a glowy look.
Learn how to make our Holiday Mantle Decor.
Create an eye-catching focal point this holiday season with this festive chandelier made of cedar wreaths.
Learn how to make our Festive Chandelier.