Easy Christmas Crafts for Adults

Updated on December 06, 2008
D.D. asks from Phoenix, AZ
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Help!!!! I need an easy Christmas Craft. My friends and I get together every year at this time and and we spend a D. crafting. How it works is we each bring an idea and one finished product and enough supplies spo everyone gets to do the craft and then we all leave with 8 new crafts for Christmas. this year I can't think of anything and I need YOUR help. We are alotted 45 minutes for our craft to be completed. Please help I have to have all my supplies purchased before the end of next week. Thanks in advance for you creativity.

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B.T.

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Decoupage ornaments! Buy clear glass ornaments and holiday napkins, and decoupage on torn or cut out designs off of the napkins. Then you can add glitter glue, star stickers and things like that. use a spray laquer to seal and add a bow to the top. Very cute and easy!

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J.R.

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Bath Salts....mix up different types of salts, i.e. salt, epsom, sea, kosher with dry milk and oats ground up. Toss it all with olive oil and essential oils for a lovely scent. Place in decorative cellophane bags, tie with pretty ribbon....Happy Soaking. For Christmas I always use peppermint, or pine, or ginger, or citrus and spice, some kind of holiday smell. It will make the whole house smell great! (google bath salts - there are lots of recipes)

Merry Christmas!

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B.T.

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Decoupage ornaments! Buy clear glass ornaments and holiday napkins, and decoupage on torn or cut out designs off of the napkins. Then you can add glitter glue, star stickers and things like that. use a spray laquer to seal and add a bow to the top. Very cute and easy!

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C.H.

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Gosh, there is some much that comes to my mind. But I will settle for a festive ribbon door hanger. Take a lot of different ribbons for texture and color and fun. Tie different size jingle bells and tie them onto the ribbon at different heights. Now you can either take a metal ring that fits over the doorknob or just make a ring out of some ribbon for a starting point. Add ribbons for a cascade effect. Add a bow. You can also add beads or pearl stings to the hanger for sparkle. I hope that helps. Gee, I think I am going to make one for my door. :D

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J.J.

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There are lots of fun ideas in the Family Fun website www.familyfun.com . Also, what about filling mason jars with cookie mixes, and covering the lids with holiday fabric and tie on the baking directions/ingredient list with raffia ? I bought a whole cookbook filled with "jar" recipes called "Gifts from a Jar" from Borders. People get lots of sweet treats around the holidays, but this they could make later.

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J.H.

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-How about putting together kits in ziplock bags of holiday scrapbooking supplies and ribbon so each person can make a set of cute gift tags to put on packages.

-If you don't know how, making homemade soap is pretty easy. You can get all the supplies at a craft store. You can either have each person make it there or you can make a batch ahead of time, and have each person wrap up a set of soaps in pretty tissue or paper with ribbon and make a gift tag to put on it.

-What about hand stitched or no-sew wine bottle covers

F.H.

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Google "easy christmas crafts" and you can get tons of ideas. Good luck to you!

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J.J.

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cinnamon candles. buy a tall candle at the dollar store. a bunch of cinnamon sticks you can buy these in bulk at food city or bashas in the mexicna food center. they have them in bins. glue cinnamon sticks to the outside of the candle and tie with a ribbon. or maybe just tie the cinnamon sticks together with a ribbon for a nice potpouri. michales has these picture frame kits. cut magazine pictures up or even family pictures or fieces of babric and ecoupage or use the instructions provided to cover them with batting and cloth.

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J.R.

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Bath Salts....mix up different types of salts, i.e. salt, epsom, sea, kosher with dry milk and oats ground up. Toss it all with olive oil and essential oils for a lovely scent. Place in decorative cellophane bags, tie with pretty ribbon....Happy Soaking. For Christmas I always use peppermint, or pine, or ginger, or citrus and spice, some kind of holiday smell. It will make the whole house smell great! (google bath salts - there are lots of recipes)

Merry Christmas!

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E.Y.

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Hi D.,
I've been trying to come up with ideas as well! I bought a bouquet of roses and took them apart. Using floral tape I taped a ball point pen to each rose. I placed half a dozen roses in a vase half filled with marbles. I tied ribbon on the vase. It makes a nice gift for teachers or friends. They can place it on thier desks, they look nice and pens will always be handy and it makes it hard for anyone to walk away with your pen. Good luck!!

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J.C.

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I found this idea on a woman's blog and I am going to attempt to make it for Christmas gifts. The woman who tried it said that it took only a half hour. It is worth a shot.

Here is the link: http://www.marthastewart.com/good-thing/no-knit-scarf

Have fun and what a great idea!

K.K.

answers from Phoenix on

A super easy craft, and the only craft that I can succesfully do is to make the ribbon pony-tail holders. Get some thick cloth covered elastics (I like the Goody Ouchless Extra Thick Elastics in the multi-color pack), at least 8 lengths of holiday themed ribbon (up to an inch wide, anything else is too big)6 to 8 inches long. You can use a little bit of fabric glue on the end of each ribbon to stop any fraying. Feel free to use grosgrain, satin, sheer or any type of ribbon that you like. Chirstmas ribbons are plentiful and fun. Then all you do is tie the ribbon in a double knot around the elastic, and repeat with the rest of the ribbons. Little girls love these pony-tail holders. I make seasonal ones for my kids all the time. They are similar to ones found in the stores for usually $3.99 each. Super easy craft, and kids love them.

T.C.

answers from Albuquerque on

Hi D.,
One year, I was given "Snowman Soup" as a Secret Santa gift, and loved it!
T

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C.P.

answers from Phoenix on

I haven't had a chance to read the other responses, but what I used to do was make Christmas candles. You buy a bunch of tapered candles, candy canes (4 per candle), hot glue gun and glue, ribbons, those picks (Christmas picks). You glue the candy canes to the base (sides) of the candle, curved part down so that the canes make the candle stand up. (The straight part of the canes are glued to the candle. Then you wrap a ribbon around the candle and part of the candy canes glued on and make a pretty bow. Then you take the picks and glue them in however you want. Sometimes you may want to use parts of the pick or cut some of it off. I used to make these and give them as gifts. You can be as elaborate as your imagination and pick and ribbon selection lets you. happy crafting. Sounds like a fun idea.

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M.J.

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Go to orientaltrading.com the crafts are cute and cheap. I get stuff and ideas from them all the time.

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A.C.

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I recently found an awesome craft site during the Halloween season. Kathy Cano-Murillo is the Crafty chica who has tons of fun crafts to do. I just looked up her christmas season crafts and there were over 50 of them check it out here is her website www.craftychica.com

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L.S.

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Use heavy construction paper in multiple colors and have each adult trace their hand and on each finger list something they are thankful for. You can use this for an ornament by punching a hole in top and using pretty riboon but it can also be attached to fridge, mirror etc to remind us everyday of our blessings. Since this is so easy and quick you might be able to have nine crafts at the end of the D..

Merry Christmas and God Bless.

L.

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S.L.

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You can make cute reindeer ornaments out of wine bottle and champagne corks (real ones not synthetics) - use the champagne for the head (wide part up) - one wine for the body and two more for the legs - use pipe cleaners to shape tail and antlers - get a couple google eyes for each - hanging loop is a ribbon for the neck with a jingle bell or do separate using a thin golden cord for hanger - a scrap of fabric/felt cut to an oval shape over the back for a saddle - and use a small bead for the nose - red if you want Rudolph - brown for the other guys - hot glue gun it all together - have fun!

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S.P.

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I found some cute ideas on FamilyCorner.com

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V.J.

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You could make scented ornaments for the Christmas tree. I don't have exact amounts, but you'll need a large bottle of inexpensive cinnamon-- Sprouts or Fry's might have it cheap-- then add small amounts applesauce until it forms a claylike substance. Roll out the "dough" to about 1/4 inch thickness and use cookie cutters to get festive shapes. Poke a hole in the top so you can later attach a string to hang the ornament. Lay them out on a cooling rack to dry until hard. They usually take about a D. to dry out at which point they can be painted if you want. They smell wonderful and will keep for several years. This is a nice and easy craft, but I don't know if you can do it in the timeframe you suggested. Maybe you could cut out the shapes and dry them beforehand and just paint the ornaments with your friends the D. of. Happy holidays! =)

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A.A.

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Visit Lowe's online magazine, they have tones of cute projects that you can make for functioning all year round, or just for certain holidays... cool stuff. Check it out! :)

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B.B.

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At Hobby Lobby or your craft store, they have ornament kits that you can put together. They are really cute and very easy. We did gingerbread ornaments this year.

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K.W.

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There are several ideas on my website. Go to http://www.winmarkcom.com/christmasornaments.htm Other pages have ideas too, but these might get you started. Make the most of your D. and have fun crafting!
K. Winters, "Mother of Family Ideas"

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M.T.

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I've never used a Xmas theme before, but I'm a fan of using crayon on sheets.

You take a piece of bedsheet or similar material, draw a design on it with crayon, then iron it between two layers of paper grocery bag. The ironing melts the wax in the crayon, the bags soak up the wax, and the color sets in the material.

You could then iron on a simple hem. Or, to make it really easy, start with plain white handkerchiefs. They already have a hem.

Have fun!

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