I realize that it’s only September, and that some of you may think it’s too early for posting Christmas gift ideas. However, crafters need an earlier start than most people do — because it takes more time to make your gifts than it takes to buy them. If you get started now, you have plenty of time to make handmade Christmas gifts for all the main players on your gift list this year.
We’ve collected a wide range of Christmas gift ideas and craft projects to inspire you, ranging from crocheted treasures to holiday cards. You’ll find free Christmas beading patterns, Christmas card making instructions, and a whole bunch of other free patterns and project instructions to make.
An Edible Christmas Arrangement Featuring Candy Canes
- Pictured here: A Christmas Candy Cane Dispenser you can make using dollar store craft supplies.
- Christmas Patterns – Find free knitting and crochet patterns for making a variety of different holiday gifts and decorations.
- Crocheted Gift Sets – If you’d rather give a handmade gift that can be used year-around, these gift sets might be just what you’re looking for.
- Don’t forget the giftwrap. You could try wrapping up your gifts in handmade baskets or gift pouches — or you can use this unusual idea for wrapping oddly-shaped gifts in paper giftwrap.
This photo collage shows bunches of different holiday craft projects. These projects are all current for Christmas 2015, and are ideal for Christmas gifts or decorating your own home for the holidays. Ideas include Christmas tree motifs, wreaths, Christmas blankets and more. These designs are all available as free craft patterns on the Internet.
The holiday season is coming up quickly. September is almost over, and next month is Halloween. Then the following month is Christmas, followed by the New Year.
Are you ready?
Now’s a great time to make a list of all the most important thinks you want to get done before the holiday rush. This is particularly important if you want to make holiday crafts. You can’t do everything, much as you might like to. Having the list prioritized on paper makes it so much easier to remember the most important things, and to not get sidetracked by less important stuff. Your list can also be a helpful motivator for accomplishing your most important goals.
So, what’s going to be on your list?
Our free holiday craft patterns and tutorials could help you with any of these worthy goals. You’re invited to load up on free patterns and instructions for any of the holiday (or other) craft projects we’ve posted.
Wishing you and yours the happiest, healthiest, most creative holiday season ever!
For those of you who celebrate Christmas, here’s hoping your Christmas 2013 will be the best Christmas ever!
If you’re ready to kick your Christmas crafting into high-gear, we think it’s a good idea to make use of all the free Christmas craft tutorials, patterns, and project instructions posted on the Internet. Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite craft project ideas that are available this holiday season.