Christmas Crafts To Make And Sell

It’s getting to be that time of year to add some Christmas  items to your inventory if you have a store or you sell at arts and crafts shows.

If you are having trouble coming up with some new ideas, I have some that are easy to make and are certain to sell.

Christmas ornaments are always popular.  These song sheet Christmas ornaments were easy to make with Styro-foam balls, vintage song sheet pieces, a little glitter and Mod Podge.  They make a warm and nostalgic shabby chic adornment for the Christmas tree.  You could sell then individually or in sets.

You can make ornaments from almost anything and there are so many different styles to decorate a tree that you can get real creative here.  Check out this collection of homemade ornaments.

Here are some other ornaments, decorations and gift items to give you some inspiration.

Christmas Crafts To Make And Sell:

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Gift tags by Annie Get Your Glue Gun.

Sets of gift tags should be popular sellers.  You can make them in so many varieties of styles.  Here are some of the gift tag styles that I have made:

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Half the fun of gift giving at Christmas is in the wrapping so a fun tag definitely adds to the spirit of things.

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Ice skate Christmas wreath by Front Porch Ideas And More.

Christmas wreaths are always a hot item.  If you can make them unique, you will have a bit of an edge.  Incorporating vintage items or a popular winter theme will be eye catching and a sure draw.

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Peppermint topiary trees by Show Tell Share.

Fun and festive centerpieces will be a hit for sure!  Who can resist decorations to fill their home with holiday cheer?  Again, centerpieces are something that can be done in a variety of different styles.  For an idea on  something a little more rustic, check out my pinecone Christmas tree centerpiece.

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Christmas jar snowmen by Bargain Blessings.

Jar gifts are popular to give so they would be a good item to make and sell.  These smaller jars stacked as snowmen are such a cute idea for hot chocolate mix!  Here are some more mason jar gift ideas.

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Snowman wine corks by Eyeballs By Day Crafts By Night.

Lets not forget about the all important stocking stuffers!  Small items like these are an easy addition for customers to pick up.  Wine stoppers are a great idea, especially in a festive winter theme.  Here are some more ideas for stocking stuffers.

Happy Crafting!

Birch Christmas Centerpiece From A Tin Can

The best craft projects, I think, are made up of recycled items or renewable resources from nature.  This particular Christmas centerpiece uses both, making it very cost effective so you have plenty of money leftover to spend on gifts!

By looking at the picture, you may think that there was a fair amount of money spent on floral picks for the arrangement – but not really!  Well, years ago there was a small amount of money spent but that is all in the past.  You have to be a little bit of a hoarder I guess.  If a decoration that I bought previously just doesn’t quite fit the bill anymore, I will hold onto it for its crafting potential.  The pieces and parts can often be used in a fun new way.

This centerpiece idea started with a tin can and then blossomed from there.  Let me show you what I did.

I started out with these objects in mind:

The tin coffee can and birch bark would be my base.  If you don’t have access to birch bark and would like to do a project like this, check out my sponsor listing on the side bar for companies that supply birch bark.

I had saved the wreath that had once been hanging on our front door.  The sun had taken quite a beating to it and parts of it are very dried out and faded.  However, there are many salvageable parts that I could clip and use in other arrangement.

I’m not sure what I originally bought the artificial poinsettia plant for but didn’t want it setting out as is.  I had already used part of it in another centerpiece project so I had some flowers left to still use up.  It’s kind of nice to be able to get more than one use out of an old decoration!

1.  First, I started applying small sections of birch bark to my can using decoupage.  I applied one coat to the back of the bark and then another coat to the top of the bark when it was adhered in place on the can.  I kept adding pieces, overlapping as I went, until the entire can was covered.

Here is how the can looked when it was completely covered with the bark.

2.  Next, I inserted a round Styrofoam ball that was trimmed a little to fit inside the can.  I used this to poke my poinsettia flowers and other picks into.

3.  With a tin snips, I cut three flowers from my artificial poinsettia plant to insert into the can.  To add some fill around the bottom, I clipped some of the picks from the wreath which consisted of small pine cones and berries and rusty tin stars.

4.  I filled the can with Spanish moss to further secure the Styrofoam and glued some small pine cones at the top of the can.

5.  Finally, I tied a peppermint stick to the front and wrapped some jute string around the can a few times.

Here is a close up of the finished Christmas centerpiece:

Even the peppermint stick was somewhat recycled since it was unopened from last year.  However, now that I took it from it’s wrapper, I will be throwing that out at the end of the season!

Happy Crafting!

How To Make A Rustic Centerpiece For Christmas

Your kitchen is typically a place that is warm and inviting.  A place where you may be more apt to have some nature inspired decor.  You may already have fresh fruits and vegetables out on display or maybe a potted herb garden on your window sill.  This room is a perfect place to add in some rustic decor, especially at Christmas, no matter what your main decor style is.   Adding a festive focal point to your kitchen table or counter doesn’t have to be hard when you incorporate just a few natural elements.

A couple of my favorite items to use in a centerpiece are pine cones and birch branches.  However, there are so many different kinds of pretty branches to choose from.  Some even have berries on them that can be dried and used in an arrangement for more color.  Pick something that is available to you or you can also purchase branches, that have been dried, as well.

If you use your own found pine cones, make sure to bake them at a low temperature for a couple of hours to dry them.  For this arrangement, I am using store bought pine cones that I had gotten on clearance for 75 percent off.  They can be fairly easy to find after the holidays, on sale, which is a good time to stock up.  Mine even smell like cinnamon which is another plus!

Here is how I made the centerpiece:

Materials Needed:

  • birch or other branches
  • pine cones
  • glass vase
  • ribbon
  • bark covered wire
  • Christmas floral pick

First I took my glass vase and filled it two thirds full with small pine cones.  I then inserted birch branches, one at a time, until I had a full arrangement.  Finally, I inserted a Christmas pick that I had purchased with rusty bells, evergreen, and red berries.

To decorate around the neck of the vase, I tied a section of ribbon and bark covered wire around the top.  I then twisted each end of the wire in a spring like pattern and draped the ribbon through the loops at each end.

To finish the whole arrangement off, I set the vase on a square white platter that was topped with a white pea-berry wreath.  I added a few candy canes between the wreath and the vase for a little more color and set it on my counter next to my chef Santa!

The rustic Christmas centerpiece makes a warm focal point in my kitchen for the holiday season.

Happy Crafting!