12. Thumbprint Cards

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This fresh take on classic hand print art will change the way you create Christmas cards with your kids. Instead of using their palm print, you can make amazing designs by using just their thumbprint. All you need is some ink and imagination and you can pull of some awesome designs. 11. Fun Garland

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Nothing beats making your own decorations with your kids. This super easy project requires minimal effort, but the result is amazing. To start, begin by gathering some cranberries and wax floss. Thread a needle with the floss and begin by sliding on the berries. When finished, simply tie off and ta-da!

10. Baby Sock Advent Calendar 

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Maura McEvoy

Advent calendars are a Christmas staple in nearly every household, and this easy to pull-off DIY project will spice up this traditional classic even further. To begin, gather a number of mixed baby socks and hand them up on a ribbon using some clothespins. Then add the date using craft patches.

9. Shoe In 

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If the previous suggestion didn’t satiate your desire for a larger scale advent calendar, then this option might be for you. You can create an even larger advent calendar from a hanging shoe rack.
8. Holly Corsage 

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In this project, you will make a super easy, yet stunning, holiday pin. All you need is some felt, ribbon, and a few minutes. For a less experienced DIYer, this little project is a great gateway.

7. Napkin Holders

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If you want to spice up your table before that special Christmas dinner, then consider making these adorable napkin holders from felt holly leaves and tiny jingle bells.
6. Gift Monogram

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If you’re the sentimental type, then you likely have a bunch of old holiday cards laying around. Well, this project will help repurpose them into something creative. Using a stencil (or by eye) draw the initial of the gift recipient on the card, and cut out. You can now use this as a present label — super fun, and most importantly, very easy.
5. Card Garland 

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Another super quick and easy way to recycle some old cards (or organize new ones) is by displaying them around your house. To imitate this method around your own home, grab a clothespin (cover it with holiday wrap) and hang up the cards on a festive ribbon along your banister.
4. Can It 

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Making homemade ornaments can result in hours of fun for the whole family, even for those less artsy than most. To pull off this gorgeous DIY project you will need to start with some tin cans. You can decorate them as you see fit, but feel free to get inspired from by the photo above.

3. Pipe-Cleaner Snowflake

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To re-create this beautiful ornament all you need is some wire cutters, needle-nose pliers and pipe cleaners. Keep in mind that wire-cutters and pliers shouldn’t be used without parental supervision. If you want to recreate this at home, grab some pipe cleaners and begin moulding them into snowflakes as shown.
2. Cookie Cutter Ornaments

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Homemade ornaments are becoming a staple in a lot of homes, but if you want to stand out from the crowd, then you should consider making these come the season. All you need is some cookie cutters, and pictures photocopied onto card stock. Once you’ve cut out your photo to fit, simply dab some white glue on the edges and stick to the back of the aluminum cookie cutters to create some sentimental decorations.
1. Paper Gift Packets

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Got your amazingly thoughtful girts, but not sure how to wrap them? Take a break from the boring old wrapping paper and make your own gift packets. All you need to pull this off is two pieces of kraft paper and some patience. Take the two pieces of paper and trace the shape you want your package to take, then place your gift inside and sew with contrasting thread.