We can’t think of many better ways to get into the festive spirit (or keep the kids entertained on the school holidays) than with some Christmas crafts! Here are the ones we’ll be trying in the lead up to Christmas…

Macrame ornaments

1960, eat your heart out! Macrame might just have to be the most versatile craft activity, don’t you think? We can’t get enough of these beautiful macrame ornament ideas – and they’re so, so easy to recreate! Once you make a few for your own tree, why not give them as gifts? Gotta love Christmas crafts that double as Christmas presents.

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Toilet paper roll Christmas trees

Have you ever considered that your loo roll might just provide the perfect base for your next festive DIY project?! These toilet paper roll Christmas trees are beautiful, zero waste and child-friendly, too. You can whip out a pair of scissors and cut them, then let the kids loose with the paints so that they can make their own.

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Festive popsicle people

These might just be the cutest Christmas decorations we’ve laid our eyes on – and so easy to try yourself! Whether it’s an elf, a snowman, a gingerbread man or a reindeer, your kids will love getting creative making these festive popsicle people. Put them in a cake, on your windowsill or even use them to make ice blocks when you’re done!

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Splatter wrapping paper

Take your Christmas presents to the next level this year with some custom-made wrapping paper – this one is so kid-friendly it’s not funny. Simply lay out some brown kraft paper, get your paints ready and splatter away. It’s a craft activity that promises fun and functionality, and means you’ll get super unique wrapping paper out of it!

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Grinch ornament

There’s not much you can’t create with a clear bauble, but even we were blown away by the creativity of this DIY ornament. Simply find some green feathers, a permanent marker and that all-important clear bauble – oh, and a bit of patience and artistic skill. Draw the Grinch face then let your kids fill the bauble with the green feathers. Easy.

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Fabric tinsel

Turn your old t-shirts, socks, tea towels and scrap fabric into a beautiful fabric tinsel garland. It eliminates the need to buy your own at the shops, saving you money and the environment, and makes for a fun craft activity, too. You can stick to a neutral colour scheme, opt for the traditional green and red or go all out with a rainbow.

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Tape resist Christmas tree

What kid doesn’t want their very own Christmas tree? That’s what is so genius about this tape resist (where you use tape and paint to create fun patterns with negative space) Christmas tree craft idea. Let the kids create their own, then they can put their presents underneath it!

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Christmas sock gnomes

It doesn’t get much cuter than these DIY Christmas gnomes – or more simple! Round up your old socks, pick up (or DIY) some white pom poms and grab the other materials listed in the blog post and you’ll be well on your way. You can hang them from your tree, line them up on your windowsill or place them on the table to add some cuteness to your table setting.

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Spare ribbon Christmas trees

What do you do with those pieces of spare ribbon – you know, the ones that are too short to properly tie around a Christmas gift, but too long to throw out with a clear conscience? You turn them into these adorable Christmas tree ornaments, that’s what!

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DIY Christmas cards

One thing we love more than DIY Christmas cards? DIY Christmas cards we can make in under an hour. Here, you can find a whopping 23 of them! From beautiful bright felts to potato stamps (yes, like real potatoes!) and designs with torn paper and fresh leaves, there really is something for everyone.

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Love these Christmas crafts and looking for more ways to make this season a little more magical? Head here.