Crafty Christmas with the Garden Charmers

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Christmas doesn’t have to be about spending every penny you have on store-bought gifts, decorations, and foodie favourites. With materials you might already have around the house and some clever tips from the Garden Charmers you can make your home decorating and gift giving a fun, inexpensive, and crafty experience. So whether you’re looking for a cute way to decorate your holiday table, give a personal and meaningful gift, or feed the troops, the ideas below should help to to get your creative holiday juices flowing!

Crafty Christmas - Gift and decorations for a Handmade Holiday. Loads of classy ideas! #christmas

Delicious, handmade chocolates, BBQ Sauce, Truffles, Salt rubs, and more make for excellent gifts for the foodies in your family. See plenty of ideas over at Life at Cobble Hill Farm.

Crafty Christmas - Gift and decorations for a Handmade Holiday. Loads of classy ideas! #christmas

Mason jars, soy candles, and beeswax decorations…you couldn’t get more crafty than making these Christmassy Poinsettia candles. Perfect for decorating your home or for giving as presents.

Crafty Christmas - Gift and decorations for a Handmade Holiday. Loads of classy ideas! #christmas

Create your own winter bulb garden for less than $20 with these tips from Barb at Our Fairfield Home and Garden.

Crafty Christmas - Gift and decorations for a Handmade Holiday. Loads of classy ideas! #christmas

You can make this festive and green candle decoration for next to nothing with foraged leaves and berries, a bit of florist wire, and a large pillar candle.

Crafty Christmas - Gift and decorations for a Handmade Holiday. Loads of classy ideas! #christmas
A bit of scrap burlap, some cardboard templates, and basic sewing skills can result in these cute handmade Christmas tree decorations. Love them!

Crafty Christmas - Gift and decorations for a Handmade Holiday. Loads of classy ideas! #christmas

These made me laugh the first time I saw them 🙂 Global Warming Christmas cookies from the Empress of Dirt. Not only are they clever but I’ll bet they taste amazing too!

Crafty Christmas - Gift and decorations for a Handmade Holiday. Loads of classy ideas! #christmas

Classy, crafty, and inexpensive, learn how to make Christmas stockings using vintage hankies from Heather at New House, New Home.

Crafty Christmas - Gift and decorations for a Handmade Holiday. Loads of classy ideas! #christmas
Do you have Christmas cards saved from last year but are not sure what to do with them? Stephanie at Garden Therapy shows us how to transform old Christmas cards into beautiful gift tags.

Crafty Christmas - Gift and decorations for a Handmade Holiday. Loads of classy ideas! #christmas
You could probably make this gorgeous candle display in less than twenty minutes. Even with everything else you’ll be busy with over the holidays you could definitely squeeze this project in.

Crafty Christmas - Gift and decorations for a Handmade Holiday. Loads of classy ideas! #christmas
Now this is clever…how to make pretty little Christmas ornaments out of curtain rings from Jane at Cottage at the Crossroads.
Crafty Christmas - Gift and decorations for a Handmade Holiday. Loads of classy ideas! #christmas

For an easy and personal gift idea consider illustrating coffee mugs and filling them with a treat the recipient might love. Sachets of tea, hot chocolate, or coffee are perfect! Idea from Staci at Life at Cobble Hill Farm.

For more crafty ideas please visit the Garden Charmers on their Facebook page.

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6 Discussion to this post

  1. What a great compilation Tanya!! You did a great job and thank you SO MUCH for including my items. 🙂

  2. Dani says:

    Brilliant – thanks Tanya 🙂

  3. Melissas says:

    Lots of lovely ideas! Glad the poor melting snow people gave you a laugh!

  4. Love the round up Tanya, thanks for including my burlap craft…. 🙂

  5. Tanya Walton says:

    I love to add that personal touch to my stuff and have just completed a Christmas gift for Solomon…I will be sharing but not until after the event!!

  6. Leigh says:

    What a fantastic collection of ideas!

    Also, I want to invite you to come check out my blog for why I'm so excited! Plus, perhaps I can entice you to enter my book giveaway. 🙂

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