Category: Christmas DIY

Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas and Tips for the Perfect Present

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

For the ultimate in Holiday gift wrapping, look no further than these 23 creative Christmas gift wrap ideas. From recycled paper to using items from your garden, these ideas will add a special touch to your presents this year.  I love wrapping Christmas gifts almost as much as I do receiving them!  I find it…

Easy DIY Alphabet Block Christmas Tree

DIY alphabet block Christmas tree

Imagine how cute this Christmas Tree would be in an nursery or child’s playroom? The alphabet block Christmas tree uses child’s toys, building blocks and some small holiday odds and ends. One of my favorite types of DIY projects are those that recycle old items into something new and decorative for the home. See my…

The History of Mistletoe – The Kissing Plant

Kissing under the mistletoe

We all love to kiss under the mistletoe at Christmas.  But have you ever wondered why we do this during the holidays? The history of mistletoe actually goes back centuries.  December 1st is National Mistletoe Day.  Since the plant is a symbol of Christmas and, for many, the Christmas season starts on this day, lets find out…

Printable Christmas Gift Tags – Holiday Labels with Messages

Printable Christmas Holiday labels

These printable Christmas gift tags are the perfect way to send just the right message to your gift recipients.  Each of these holiday labels has a different Christmas message on it.  One will be just perfect for your friend or family member. I can’t believe how quickly Christmas is heading our way this year. It…

DIY Peppermint Candle – Easy Holiday Decor Project

Peppermint Candle

This DIY peppermint candle will add a festive looks and aroma to any table.  You won’t believe how easy (and fun) this holiday decor project is to make! Grab a bag of peppermints and let’s get started on this fun Christmas project.. T’was the night before Christmas, when all though the house, we had candles with…

Clay Pot Snowman – Easy Terracotta Christmas Project

This clay pot snowman is right at home near a bowl of peppermints

This Clay Pot Snowman project is an easy craft to do with kids. Using garden pots for crafts is a fun way to recycle left over items into an adorable terracotta Christmas project that will add a touch of holiday decor to any table. Recycling old items into new holiday decor is one of the…

Gingerbread House Tutorial

Did you know that December 12 is National Gingerbread House Day? Making Gingerbread houses has always been one of my favorite Christmas memories.  My daughter and I would make one each year and it was always one of the highlights of the Christmas season.   There are almost 2000 National Days in the year. This is…

Magic Reindeer Food – DIY Project to Delight The Children

Magic Reindeer Food

This Magic Reindeer Food Recipe is so much fun to make. All kids (and grownups) will love to sprinkle the reindeer snack in their yard to guide the reindeer and Santa’s sleigh to their home on Christmas Eve. Many households make cookies for Santa Claus to leave out on Christmas Eve, but what about his…

Holiday Mailboxes – Decorating your Mailbox for the Holidays

These holiday mailboxes add great curb appeal to your home.

These holiday mailboxes show that Christmas decorations are not just for indoors.  Decorating your mailbox for the holidays is fun, inexpensive and a great way to add holiday curb appeal. Decorations outdoors on the lawn and around the garden really brighten up a front yard and greet your guests in a festive way. Your mailbox…

Christmas Labels – Print out These Christmas Gift Tags

Do you need some last minute Christmas labels?  Why pay retail price for Christmas tags when it is so easy to make your own?  These Christmas gift tags will look perfect on your holiday presents and you can just print them out right on your printer at home! Hand made Christmas gift tags show the recipient…

The Incredible Christmas Place – Pigeon Forge Christmas Shop

The Incredible Christmas Place Sign

If Christmas is your favorite holiday, then a visit to The Incredible Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge. Tennessee is a must-see. This amazing Christmas shop celebrates Christmas every day of the year! Join me in a virtual tour of The Incredible Christmas Place. My husband and I toured the Christmas Shop as a part of…

Cork Christmas Star – Rustic Holiday Decor

Rustic cork Christmas Star

My kitchen pantry has recently been renovated and we added a rustic barn door to it.  As usual, there is a lot of left over wood for me to reclaim.  Today’s project makes use of the off cuts of light gray wood from the barn door project.  I love the way this Cork Christmas Star…

DIY Christmas Centerpiece

DIY Christmas Centerpiece

One of my favorite types of crafts to do are those that re-use, recycle or re-make crafts that I have already finished. Doing this saves me money, saves me time and gives me a great “I helped to save the planet” feeling.  This DIY Christmas centerpiece is one of those projects. Do you love Christmas…

Wooden Elf Doorway Sign – Elves on Duty!

Elf Doorway Sign on Display

This reclaimed Wooden Elf Doorway Sign adds a touch of whimsical holiday glee to my front door entry.  The project is super easy to do and the kids will be overjoyed each time they walk though the door, thinking of Christmas. Is Christmas decorating your thing?  Check out my recent post featuring the Incredible Christmas Place.…

Santa Claus Wall Hanging – DIY Reclaimed Wood Santa Decoration

This adorable Santa Claus wall hanging is made from recycled wood from an old door frame. He adds a nice rustic Christmas decoration to your holiday decor.

Recycling old items into new holiday decor is one of the fun parts of the holidays for me.  See my alphabet block Christmas tree for another fun example of turning old items into new treasures.This Santa Claus Wall Hanging is fun to make and would look great on your wall or entry.  The reclaimed wood Santa…

Bottle Cap Snowmen DIY Ornaments

These Bottle Cap Snowman Ornaments are very easy to make and the kids will love to be involved in the project.

One of my favorite things to do in the holiday season, when my daughter was little, was to make Christmas crafts and let her take part in the process. These little bottle cap snowmen DIY ornaments are very easy to make and the kids will really enjoy helping you put them together. Each of these…

Paintbrush Christmas Ornaments

These fun paintbrush ornaments will delight both the young and the young at heart.

Nothing is more satisfying for me than using ordinary household items and a few inexpensive craft supplies to created fun and whimsical Christmas decorations.  This trio of Paintbrush Christmas Ornaments all started out their lives as a simple Dollar Store paintbrush! Recycling old items into new holiday decor is one of the fun parts of…

Snowman Paintbrush Ornament

Snowman Paintbrush Ornament

This cute Snowman Paintbrush Ornament is very easy to make and will look cute either as a wall hanging or sitting front and center on your Christmas tree. I love to make easy Christmas crafts. Since I manage three blogs and my main site also features DIY and Craft in some form or other, time is…

Adorable Light Bulb Snowman Ornament

Recycling old items into new holiday decor is one of the fun parts of the holidays for me.  See my alphabet block Christmas tree for another fun example of turning old items into new treasures. This adorable light bulb snowman ornament is all dressed up for the cold in his blue scarf and hat.  He…

Round Up of Gingerbread Houses

Need some inspiration for your Gingerbread house this year? Try one of these festive 17 designs. alwaystheholidays.com

One of my favorite things to do when my daughter was young was to make a new addition to our attempt at Gingerbread houses each year for Christmas. Our biggest challenge was finding a place to put it so that our German Shepherd dogs (who happen to love the taste of gingerbread houses) would not devour it…

DIY Light Bulb Santa Ornament

This adorable lightbulb Santa ornament is easy to make and will look great on your Christmas tree - alwaystheholidays.com

This DIY Light Bulb Santa Ornament can be made from burned out bulbs. A lot of my time during the holiday season is spent in making Christmas ornaments and other holiday seasonal decor.  I find it so rewarding to make something instead of buying it, and love to share my creations with my readers.  This…

Christmas Home Tour – My Santa Claus Collection

My Santa Claus collection

Ring in The Holidays with a look at My Santa Claus Collection I have always been a kid when it comes to Christmas.  I come from a very large family. Although we did not have a lot of money as I was growing up, somehow my parents always made Christmas very special for us.  I…

17 Creative Holiday Gift Wrapping Ideas

17 creative holiday gift wrap ideas - alwaystheholidays.com/

If you wander through the stores during the holidays, you will be overwhelmed with all of the choices for holiday gift wrapping.  You can buy supplies for wrapping,  of course, but if you take the time to come up with a creative idea for your gifts, they will be that much more special.  I’ve put…

Santa’s Phone Number – Fun for the Kids

Fun for the kiddos! Let them call Santa on his very own phone number!

Be sure to Give Santa a Call on his special Phone Number! Hey kids!  Did you know that Santa has his very own phone number?  You can give him a call at the North Pole and he’ll wish you a Merry Christmas and ask you to leave your wish list in a message.It is that…