Holiday Countdown: Easy Decorating and Craft Ideas and Christmas Party Planning Tips

31 Days of Christmas Crafts

Get your home ready for Christmas with handmade decorations, easy party planning ideas, and delicious sweet treats.

Tin Can Advent Calendar

Tin Can Advent Calendar

Recycled cans create a one-of-a-kind advent calendar. Fill each date with a toy, candy, or an idea for family fun.
Tin Can Advent Calendar

Reindeer Wall Art

Easy Burlap Reindeer Wall Art

One simple stencil can turn into a holiday piece to enjoy year after year.
Reindeer Wall Art

Monogrammed Doormat

DIY Monogrammed Doormat

An easy, personalized Christmas gift for under $10.
Monogrammed Doormat

Paint Stick Ornaments

Handmade Paint Stick Ornaments

Create DIY ornaments for an adorable tabletop display or to decorate your full size tree.
Paint Stick Ornaments

DIY Picture Holder

Chic DIY Picture Holder

Everyone on your list will love a picture frame that is as easy to change photos as it is adorable.
DIY Picture Holder

Handmade Holiday Pillow

Handmade Holiday Pillow

Pick your favorite Christmas saying and stitch it to a pillow.
Handmade Holiday Pillow

Personalized Glass Ornaments

Personalized Glass Ornaments

With a special message tucked inside each one, these one-of-a-kind ornaments are made with surprisingly simple supplies.
Personalized Glass Ornaments

Yarn and Ornament Wreath

Easy Yarn and Ornament Wreath

Create a festive new wreath in just two simple steps.
Yarn and Ornament Wreath

Handmade Reindeer Coasters

Handmade Reindeer Coasters

An elegant set of four coasters is an inexpensive and easy gift for the holidays.
Handmade Reindeer Coasters

Wooden Letter Holiday Sign

Wooden Letter Holiday Sign

This inexpensive holiday wall hanging is surprisingly simple to make yourself.
Wooden Letter Holiday Sign

Holiday Message Board

Holiday Countdown Message Board

Transform an old frame into an advent calendar or a holiday message board.
Holiday Message Board

Wooden Pallet Tree

Whimsical Wooden Pallet Tree

In a few simple steps, create a piece of holiday art to enjoy for years to come.
Wooden Pallet Tree

Gift Wrapping Ideas

Gorgeous Gift Wrapping Ideas

Two fresh ideas for wrapping pretty holiday presents will impress everyone on your list.
Gift Wrapping Ideas

Cinnamon Spice Ornaments

Cinnamon Spice Bundle Christmas Tree Ornaments

With its distinctly warm, aromatic smell, cinnamon spice can instantly create a familiar festive scent in any room.
Cinnamon Spice Ornaments

Festive Front Porch

Festive Front Porch

A few special decorating tips will bring even more holiday cheer to your front door.
Festive Front Porch

Decoupage Angels

Decoupage Craft Angels

Bring a tropical touch to your Christmas decor with these elegant angels.
Decoupage Angels

Ribbon Tree Wall Art

Ribbon Tree Wall Art

There is no need to break the bank on a new piece of artwork for the holidays.
Ribbon Tree Wall Art

Mini Stockings

Mini Holiday Stockings

This little stocking is a festive way to hold gift cards or tiny holiday presents.
Mini Stockings

Paper Christmas Trees

Pretty Paper Christmas Trees

An adorable handmade holiday craft that will take less than an hour -- and cost under $20.
Paper Christmas Trees

Stencilled Holiday Sign

Stencilled Holiday Sign

Whether you recycle or buy new materials, this DIY holiday sign will spruce up your home for the holidays.
Stencilled Holiday Sign

Peppermint Candy Wreath

Peppermint Candy Wreath

This festive holiday wreath smells as good as it looks.
Peppermint Candy Wreath

Gingerbread Centerpiece

Gingerbread Snowflake Centerpiece

Whether you bake or buy your gingerbread cookies, this clever tabletop idea does double duty as dessert too.
Gingerbread Centerpiece

Yarn Christmas Trees

Yarn Christmas Trees

These little yarn trees are so simple to put together, you'll have time to make a few for your home plus plenty of handmade gifts for friends and family too.
Yarn Christmas Trees

Perfect Fabric Bow

The Perfect Fabric Bow

Create a one-of-a-kind bow to help make any gift a bit more festive.
Perfect Fabric Bow

Easy Snowflake Garland

Easy Snowflake Garland

Inexpensive, simple and elegant -- the perfect last-minute Christmas craft.
Easy Snowflake Garland

Wine Crate Storage

Wine Crate Storage

Transform a used wine crate into a vintage looking storage box with handles for easy transporting.
Wine Crate Storage

New Year's Eve Cookie Centerpiece

New Year's Eve Cookie Centerpiece

These countdown cookies are just as fun for a New Year's party centerpiece as they are for your guests to take home as favors.
New Year's Eve Cookie Centerpiece

DIY Brag Boards

DIY Brag Boards

This simple display showcases whatever's most important right now, while clearing a bit of kitchen clutter along the way.
DIY Brag Boards

Photo Place Cards

DIY Photo Place Cards

Use photos of your guests on place cards for dinner party fun.
Photo Place Cards

Shiny Confetti Boxes

Shiny Confetti Boxes

These tiny boxes brimming with confetti will transform any party into an even more memorable event.
Shiny Confetti Boxes

Tin Can Lanterns

Tin Can Lanterns

So simple to make that the kids can help — and so special when the sun goes down.
Tin Can Lanterns

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