24 Christmas craft tutorials for a handmade holiday

That time is rapidly approaching… get your craft on now for a handmade Christmas. I’ve gathered 30 great craft tutorials and free printables – from around the internet as well as from the red thread – for you to bring some DIY handmade goodness to your festivities, decorations, gifts and wrapping. They use all different materials, skills and styles so I hope you find something that sparks your creative interest.

24 ideas for a handmade Christmas via the red thread

Images are captioned from top left and in a clockwise direction.

Sweet little paper wreath embellishments tutorial from A Subtle Revelry

Crepe paper ‘flapper trees’ tutorial from The House That Lars Built.

Paper leaf wreath from the red thread (that’s me!)

Adorable glittered peg gift toppers tutorial from Creature Comforts


the red thread make a hama bead garland

5 ideas on using Hama / Perler beads for the festive season.


Click through for the other 20 ideas and links.

the red thread geometric Paint Chip Tree tutorial

How to make a geometric Christmas tree for your wall.


the red thread paper geo decorations

Make geometric paper Christmas ornaments – with free printable.



Lush natural wreath tutorial from fellow fellow

Simple baubles filled with sequins and beads tutorial from Sania Pell

Colourful felt ornaments tutorial from Purl Bee

Crochet star ornaments tutorial from Marianna’s Lazy Days

Miniature elfin hat ornaments tutorial from Wooly Wormhead

Scrappy stocking ornament tutorial from Stumbles & Stitches


the red thread tutorial make a paper doiley wreath

Make a lovely white wreath from paper doilies.


the red thread 5 gift ideas using Ikea jars

5 great gift ideas using Ikea Celeber spice jars.


how to make origami gift boxes - the red thread tutorial

How to make origami gift boxes.



Printable letter from Santa from Mr Printables

Printable gift cards from Hey Susy

Paper reindeer postcard and tag printable from Eat Drink Chic

Printable Santa gift boxes or advent calendar from Kathy’s Cottage

Printable labels for edible gifts from Lia Griffith

Printable gift tags from Image Zoo Spark



Printable Christmas gift tags – use them in black and white, or colour them yourself.


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Easy advent activities calendar for the wall, including printable number tags.


Are you inspired? I hope so, the clock is ticking. Don’t forget that you can check out all of my craft tutorials on the red thread crafts index page. Happy making!


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  1. Such a great collection of ideas! Thank you so much for sharing them!

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