101 Handmade Holiday Tutorials

Decorating for Christmas is always a blast!  I’ve gathered a few…well, maybe more than a few holiday tutorials for you to create a festive handmade holiday.

I love handmade decorations!  There seems to always be some new and creative idea to add to my list each year.  You’ll find something for everyone in this collection of tutorials…from book page trees to subway art pillows.

  1. Christmas Tree Piñatas – Everything Etsy
  2. Christmas Subway Art Pillow – Tatertots & Jello
  3. Winter White Willow Wreath – Centsational Girl
  4. Book Trees – Creative “Try”als
  5. Felt Advent Calendar – Everything Etsy
  6. Ruffle Christmas Trees – Shanty2Chic
  7. Festive Napkin Rings – The Lettered Cottage
  8. Santa Hat Decor – Thrifty Decor Chick
  9. Crepe Paper Tree – Creative Chaos
  10. Felted Holiday Garland – Papernstitch
  11. Present Topiary – That Village House
  12. Santa Mantel Art – Bower Power Blog
  13. Milk Glass Christmas Trees – Madigan Made
  14. Pottery Barn Inspired Advent Calender – The Feminist Housewife
  15. Handmade Advent Calendars – Everything Etsy
  16. Thread Christmas Tree – Trade Line
  17. Fabric Santa Bag – Skip to my Lou
  18. Mod Paper Snowflake Garland – Curbly
  19. Jingle Bells Shadow Box – Blue Eyed Blessings
  20. Simple Holiday Cards – amy a la mode
  21. Invisible Christmas Tree – Not Martha
  22. Elf Boot Stoking – Family Fun
  23. Fresh Cedar Monogram Wreath – Dittle Dattle
  24. DIY Christmas Stockings – Everything Etsy
  25. Gift Wrapping Toolbox – Ana White
  26. Christmas Applique Tea Towels – Little Birdie Secrets
  27. Christmas Advent Matchbox Jar – Just a Girl
  28. Christmas Planner Tutorial – Eighteen25
  29. Ornament Wreath – Matt & Becky
  30. Silhouette Advent Calendar – LePapier Studio
  31. Snowflake Pillows – Noodlehead
  32. Vintage Christmas Village – Ally Scraps
  33. Poinsettia Garland – Wee Folk Art
  34. Mini Fabric Christmas Trees – Lemon Tree Creations
  35. Solar Powered Wreath – Not Martha
  36. Ribbon Christmas Tree – She’s {kinda} Crafty
  37. Faux Fabric Paper Snowmen – Whipperberry
  38. Christmas Tree Canvas – Cleverly Inspired
  39. Quilted Christmas Tree Skirt – Sew4Home
  40. Frosted Wine Bottle Display – Cleverly Inspired
  41. Recycled Sweater Trees {or hats} – Sweater Surgery
  42. Modern Christmas Village – Tiny Apartment Crafts
  43. Tissue Paper & Yarn Christmas Trees – Cathie Filian
  44. Reindeer Rootbeer/Beer – Life of a Modern Mom
  45. Rudolph Sock Dogs – Martha Stewart
  46. Pinecone Elves – Martha Stewart
  47. Scalloped Felt Tree Skirt – Martha Stewart
  48. Christmas Tree Pillow – Dittle Dattle
  49. Matchbox Advent Tree – Country Living
  50. Popsicle Stick Snowflake – The Ballard Bunch
  51. Stenciled Noel Napkins – Pickles and Cheese
  52. Wine Cork Wreath – Good Housekeeping
  53. Wood Christmas Trees – Young and Crafty
  54. North Pole Sign – Krylon
  55. Christmas Card Wreath – Martha Stewart
  56. Winter Holiday Birch Houses – Getting Stitched on the Farm
  57. Hoopie the Snowman – Betz White
  58. Sparkle Candle Holders – Better Homes and Gardens
  59. Peppermint Pillow – Sewing.org
  60. Vintage Book Page Garland – Living the Swell Life
  61. Glitter Starburst – Her Beautiful Mess
  62. Illuminating Holiday Jar Candles – Better Homes and Gardens
  63. Glam Holiday Wreath – A Blonde’s DIY Life
  64. March of the Penguins – Craftberry Bush
  65. Under the Mistletoe Silhouettes – Welcome Sunshine Home
  66. Simple Mantle Trees – Making Lemonade
  67. Coffee Filter Wreath – Decor Chick
  68. Santa Key – Organize and Decorate Everything
  69. Jute Christmas Trees – Thrifty and Chic
  70. Epson Salt Candles – Thrifty Parsonage Living
  71. Crochet Snowflake Table Runner – All Free Crochet
  72. Christmas Wall Tree – Red Red Completely Red
  73. Paper Holiday Village – Claudine Hellmuth
  74. Wooden Snowman – Crafty Chic Mommy
  75. Paper Christmas Tree Set – Glue Arts
  76. Snow Globe – Little Birdie Secrets
  77. Noel Stocking Hanger – Craftberry Bush
  78. Block Nativity – Learning to be Me
  79. Elf Hat – Craftyminx
  80. Snowflake Chandelier – Make Grow Gather
  81. Felted Christmas Tree – Purl Bee
  82. Christmas Sampler Embroidery Patterns – Red Brolly
  83. Paper Gingerbread Houses – Twelve22
  84. Fake Snow – About.com
  85. Clothes Pin Countdown Wreath – Kristy Wiseman
  86. Christmas Apron – Phyliss Dobbs
  87. Candy Cane Scrunch Scarf – Fleece Fun
  88. Holiday Soap Pumps – Simply Kierste
  89. Stenciled Holiday Pillows – My Backyard Eden
  90. Crochet Christmas Stockings – Sugar’n Cream
  91. Wood Nativity Set – Sugardoodle
  92. Tomorrowland Trees – Wise Craft
  93. Framed Ornaments – According to Kelly
  94. Christmas Subway Art Download – Eighteen25
  95. Holiday Shadow Box Art – All for the Memories
  96. Holiday Planner – The Project Girl
  97. Reindeer Art – Unnecessary Necessities
  98. Cookie Cutter Christmas Wreath – Better Homes and Gardens
  99. Light Up Holiday Cards – Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
  100. Embroidered Tea Towel – Needle in a Haystack
  101. Santa Claus Can – Sew Many Ways

That should seriously keep you busy for awhile! :)  Hey, if you use all of these I’m sure you could charge admission to your home this year.  It might even help to pay for your craft supply bill…ha!

If you are looking for beautiful holiday ornament tutorials you’ll love this list of 101 Handmade Ornaments!!

101 Free Christmas Printables

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I usually decorate the day after Thanksgiving.  How about you?  Do you wait a bit or do you try and stretch out the holidays by decorating early?



  1. says

    Yes! The weekend of Thanksgiving. We usually celebrate Thursday with my husband’s family and either Friday or Saturday with my family, so after that is done, we get out the Christmas decor. I love Christmas, but it makes me nuts when people skip over Thanksgiving.

  2. says

    Thanks to my sister, I just discovered your site. I can’t wait to delve in and start discovering things. I have an Etsy shop and am always looking for way to grow and improve it. This is awesome! Thanks for being there to lend a helping hand!

  3. June says

    Thanks for putting your “hunting & gathering” skills to work for us! I’ve had a great time looking and am not even halfway thru the list yet!

  4. says

    Thanks for linking to my Holiday Birch Tutorial. They are so much fun to make and totally easy! I have lots of needlework and knitting tutorials and videos on my blog too. Take a look if you have a minute.
    Happy Crafting. My best, Kristin Nicholas

  5. says

    First off, thanks for including us in this awesome list. So much to do, so little time, but there is sooooo many inspiring people and projects!

    In our family, the holidays seem to begin in October, although I’ve been banned from listening to Christmas music until after Halloween! Thanksgiving weekend is when we start decorating. With lots of family around for the Thanksgiving weekend, it’s always fun to decorate with a group.

  6. says

    Thanks for adding me to your list of holiday crafts. I can’t wait till nap time to check out the others you posted!
    Looks like I need to take a look around your site to get some ideas on etsy sales…
    Thanks again! I am very honored!

  7. says

    Couldn’t figure out why my traffic spiked this week, so I checked Google analytics and saw my little paper trees were featured here. THANK YOU, that was a wonderful treat and I can’t wait to check out the other projects!

  8. says

    I do love your posts and appreciate the tut groupings!,

    Yes, I start after Thanksgiving. We head to the hills to cut a tree on Friday after Thanksgiving. With college kids, that is our chance to carry out this tradition before the kids head back to college!

  9. Elizabeth Charlton says

    Love this idea! Have you got the directions for making this christmas tree ball below?? I saw it on Pinterest . . I have to make this!

    Eco Friendly Holiday Ornament Upcycled Book Pages

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