Best Christmas Craft Ideas

Doing crafts this Christmas is a great idea because it is a fun and creative way to celebrate the holidays. You can make decorations , unique gifts, or even just have some fun with your family. Not only can you make something unique with your own hands, but you can also make something special for someone else.

If you craft together with your family, it’s also a great way to spend quality time with your loved ones and create beautiful memories together. Crafting is an activity that people of all ages can enjoy and it’s sure to bring some joy into your home this festive season.

So here are some of the best Christmas craft ideas to either keep you and your family busy, or to create gifts for your loved ones! We are taking a look on how to create a beautiful mini-album, creating Christmas houses from cardboard and making lovely lightboxes or shadow boxes.

Create a mini-album

Crafting a mini-album for your loved ones is a great idea because it is fast to make, can use smaller pieces of paper and scraps, and comes with everything you need to create a fun card. It gives you the perfect place to store your favorite family photos and make a layout that will be a perfect complement to your family’s heritage album.

You can also find great scrapbooking supplies online and make mini scrapbooks that are smaller and less involved than traditional scrapbooks, which makes them ideal for beginners. With these ideas, you can easily create the perfect gift for family members, friends, co-workers, teachers and so much more!

Monja Wessel is an experienced teacher at the Xquissive Academy. She has developed a course that is easy to follow which provides a step-by-step approach to creating a mini-album. Above this paragraph you see the promo video of her mini-album course.

Create a Money Cake

A Money Cake is a creative way to give someone special a unique and memorable gift. It’s an edible cake filled with cash that can be used for any occasion! Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, graduation, wedding, or just want to show someone how much you appreciate them, this DIY Money Cake is sure to make a lasting impression.

Making your own Money Cake is easy with the right supplies. First you bake a delicious cake and then create the lovely decoration to put on top of the cake, presenting the money in a surprising and decorative way!

In this video from Designbundles they show you – step by step – how you can create it using a Cricut, but of course it’s also possible to use a scissor to create the design elements. If you are looking for design elements, make sure to check out their website.

Create a 3D Christmas Village with cardboard

Creating a Christmas village from cardboard is an exciting and fun way to get into the festive season without breaking the bank! Kids will love getting involved with cutting and shaping their own miniature houses, and you can even get creative by adding your own decorations and flourishes. All you need is a corrugated cardboard box, some scissors and a few other basics, and you’ll be able to make your own festive scene in no time. Plus, the finished result looks amazing!

You can either use this template, or let your imagination run wild. The image below is created using that template which comes with 6 lovely houses. Use cottonwool and branches of a pine tree and decorate a lovely Christmas scene under your Christmas tree or perhaps on your chimney.

Christmas 3D Village
Create a 3D village scene from cardboard with this template.

3D Christmas box (plywood)

Creating a 3D Christmas box from plywood can be a really fun and rewarding experience for the whole family! Not only is it a great way to get creative with your holiday decorations, but it’s also an opportunity to bond with your kids. The detailed instructions will help you get started on building something special that you can all be proud of.

When you’re done, you’ll have a beautiful 3D Christmas box that you can use as a decoration every year! You can either use a Laser Cut, but of course you can also use the templates to cut the wood with a jigsaw. Buy the template here.

Christmas Lasercut 3d scene
Christmas Lasercut 3d scene

3d Christmas Lightbox

Creating a 3D Christmas Lightbox is a fun activity for the whole family! Not only do you get to choose and customize each layer, but once you light it up, it creates a unique visual experience that will enchant anyone who looks at it. This craft is perfect for gifting your loved ones with something special. Install LED lights on the back or use a waxine light (make sure it’s safe) and it’s sure to create a magical atmosphere for your home.

So why not take some time and create your own 3D Christmas Lightbox? It’s sure to be an enjoyable experience! Purchase the template here and create one from paper, cardboard or wood.

Kids at Christmas light - 3d cut lightbox
Kids at Christmas light – 3d cut lightbox

Winter Reindeer Shadow Box

Creating a Winter Reindeer Shadow Box is an incredibly fun and creative way to get into the holiday spirit! Use this template from Designbundles to make your own unique shadow box or browse their website for other designs. You can add a bit of sparkle and shine with some glitter or faux snow.

Winter reindeer 3D papercut shadow box
Winter reindeer 3D papercut shadow box

Not only are they wonderful for displaying during the winter season, but they also make great gifts for family and friends. When it comes to creating the perfect shadow box, there are so many possibilities. So whatever you decide to create, you can be sure that it will be totally unique and one of a kind!

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