Simple Christmas Crafts From Around the Web

I’m partial to crafts and DIYs that use simple, mostly every day supplies and end up with something beautiful.  I hope these ideas inspire you to use what you have and make something wonderful.

Edie’s Pom Pom wreath, and you must click to see more photos of it in her beautiful home

I love the asymmetrical ornament swag that Kristen made at The Hunted Interior

Hoop Dreams from Karen @The Art of Doing Stuff.  She cracks me up because this is actually a photoshopped version of her year-round embroidery hoop art.  But it’s so inspiring I had to include it.

Plaster & Doilies from Marianne @Songbird

A boxwood Christmas wreath @Just So Lovely, I like how Lizette made an oval instead of a regular, run-of-the-mill circle, it actually got me thinking about trying to make a uniquely shaped wreath.

Christmas Countdown from Emily at Jones Design, she even has a free printable for the tags.  I bet you could shop the house for this one and get all 25 days.

Geometric Paper Table Runner from Oh Happy Day

I adore this project.  A deer made out of words on a window. The tutorial is at Taking Steps Home.

A 15 minute project with old wood, ribbon and screws @ Beyond the Picket Fence

Simple Fresh Wreaths (with embroidery hoops) from Markham Street Design, just use whatever greenery you have in the yard.

PS, remember last year’s favorite things party?  Let’s do that again, pick a favorite thing for $15 or less and link up on Friday.

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Comments

  1. How nice to see my plaster doily bowls on your site. Thank you so much for adding me to this wonderful roundup. I am in love with that word-art deer on the window. My mind is spinning…..

  2. Betty Wayman says:

    I love the ribbon star !!!!

  3. What a surprise to open your blog this am & see my mantel! Thanks for sharing among these killer ideas. That little oval boxwood wreath is so simple & beyond gorgeous.

  4. Oh I just love the deer made out of words! So unique anc striking! Love these ideas.

  5. Love all of these, but CANNOT wait for the favorite things party!

  6. The joy of the holidays shows up clearly in these links! Thanks, Ms. Nester.

  7. Oh, I may just have to make that ribbon star…now to find some barn board!

  8. Pinned from the original sites. Thanks so much for sharing what others are doing. I love that!

  9. plaster on doilies…oh how fun!

    and I LOVE the oval wreath…gorgeous.

  10. Oh my gosh, so excited to see that you’ve featured my deer! :) It was definitely a lot of fun.
    LOVING all of the other ideas you’ve posted.

  11. What fun treasures!! Thanks for sharing!! I love the bright red ribbon…. just adds holiday snap, doesn’t it!

  12. I love the Pom Pom wreath and think the Christmas Countdown is absolutely clever. That one I’ll be working on today! Thank you for posting!

  13. Love the Christmas countdown.

  14. I love all these ideas! I also loved your white duct tape leaves so much I made my own branches and you are right about wanting to use them everywhere! See my post here
    http://elegantnest.blogspot.com/2012/12/diy-winter-branches-with-white-leaves.html
    Looks like I have a few more items on my “to do” list today!

  15. Love these ideas – thanks for sharing!

  16. The deer made out of words on the window is amazing, I should try that out. And I have ribbon laces too, perhaps I’m going to use it to create decorative stars for Christmas. I’m gonna need screws and old wood!

  17. Great compilation of crafts! The red ribbon star catches my eye and I love the Advent calendar from Jones Design Co. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

  18. Loved the way you used the red ribbon to make the star. Also the garlands in the windows are looking really nice. Simplistic and perfect for Christmas. I am already starting the countdown for 2013.

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