Christmas crafts for adults to try this festive season
Christmas crafting is one of the best ways to spend Christmas 2021. Pick a project from our easy, step-by-step guides to start making fabulous Christmas arts and crafts, decorations and handmade Christmas gifts that your friends and family will love.
Christmas is here, so shops are reeling us in with their Christmas adverts, sparkling lights and ornate, festive displays. Despite the fact we can all enjoy a spot of Christmas shopping, nothing sums up the spirit of the season more than lovingly-gifted handmade gifts, decorations and treats.
Not only is embarking on a daily craft decorations project a cosy way to spend a winter evening; handmade Christmas gifts are also a more sustainable way to tell your friends and family you love them and to decorate your home as the festivities get underway.
Take a look at our list of daily use decorations ideas you can easily try your hand at – from decorations for your home and Christmas food and drinks to fun gift ideas. Rest assured, you won’t be making any old stocking fillers. All our guides will show you how to make trending and useful crafts, from stylish dried flower wreaths and Instagram-approved painted candles to collaged Christmas cards and festive sloe berry gin.
Whether you’re a crafting fanatic looking for new ideas or a beginner searching for easy to make arts and crafts that will still look slick and professional, you’ve come to the right place. Merry Christmas and happy crafting.
Give a truly heartfelt Christmas present this year by making your very own gifts by hand. Not only will your loved ones appreciate them so much more, it also means you can make your presents as eco-friendly as possible (there’ll be no excess cardboard or shrink-wrap on these bespoke gifts).
Whether you want to make traditional festive favourites to spread some cheer this season, or you’d prefer to home craft decoration fun items that your friends and family will be able to keep forever, there’s a craft on our list for you.
From making your fireplace more festive to crafting one-of-a-kind ornaments and trimming your Christmas craft decorations, our holiday craft projects will help you creatively take your home from ho-hum to ho-ho-ho! Get crafting to deck out every area with DIY Christmas decorations that perfectly showcase your personal seasonal style.
For many, it (wrongly) contained connotations of amateurism, appearing homespun and deeply unfashionable.
‘I was quite interested in the hierarchy of materials, where plastic comes way down at the bottom,’ he explains. ‘I thought maybe there was some connection between that and the silly things we do with it, like using it for a few seconds and throwing it away. I figured if I applied the skills, understanding and time that easter craft decorations, it might unpack some other aspects of the material.’
For his ‘Plastic Baroque’ series, Shaw takes high-density polyethylene pellets (recycled from packaging), which are heated, extruded through a kind of homemade gun, and then rapidly manipulated before the gooey substance cools down, to create objects that are subsequently sold on the collectibles market.