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Holiday Prep: 13 Christmas Craft Ideas to Cover All Your Bases

By: Julie DaMario, Editor for

Although it may seem far off, our favorite winter holiday is just around the corner. This joyful day brings family and friends together to celebrate the spirit of giving. It’s a beautiful, rare moment to enjoy the company of those who live near and far under the same roof, but a lot of hard work goes into planning and preparation. The house has to be immaculate, and the kids need to be dressed. There are presents to wrap and a tree to trim. Are you ready? Lucky for you we have compiled a list of 13 DIY Christmas decorations, DIY Christmas gifts, and other easy Christmas crafts to help prepare for the big day.

Holiday Prep: 13 DIY Christmas Crafts to Cover All Your Bases

Get the House Ready: Knit Home Accessories
Get the Tree Ready: Knit Ornament Patterns
Get the Presents Ready: Knit Gift Patterns
Get the Family Ready: Easy Knitting Patterns for Cold Weather
Now Relax: Fun Drink Accessories

Deck the Halls Throw


Get the House Ready: Knit Home Accessories

Getting the house ready for Christmas is one of the biggest jobs of the holiday season. Everything is tucked away in storage or has to be dug out of the attic. Every room has to be warm, merry, and bright, so give these DIY Christmas decorations a try! These adorable knit home décor items add a charming and festive touch to your holiday decorating.

Deck the Halls Throw
Scarf Wrapped Wreath
Tiny Striped Stocking

Scarf Wrapped Wreath

Get the Tree Ready: Knit Ornament Patterns

After the house is ready, it’s time for the tree. Handmade ornaments have always been our favorite, but these knit ornament patterns are especially cute. The best thing about these knit ornaments is that they don’t take long to make and offer a peaceful respite from the stress of the holidays. 

Silent Night Six-Pointed Star
Finger Knit Letter Ornament
Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree

Get the Presents Ready: Knit Gift Patterns

The tree is trimmed, now it’s time to pile the gifts underneath. Handmade gifts always mean so much more than store bought items, so knit up some of these DIY Christmas gifts for you loved ones. These little knit gifts are as fun to knit as they are to give.

Despicable Me Santa Minion
Holiday Gift Card Holder

Despicable Me Santa Minion

Get the Family Ready: Easy Knitting Patterns for Cold Weather

Make sure your family doesn’t freeze and looks good for holiday photo ops with these knit wearables. Cozy knitted sweaters and beautiful knit scarves are a joy to wear while outside in the snow or inside getting some holiday baking done. There’s something for everyone: Fido included!

Bitty Baby Santa Suit
Cable Knit Dog Sweater
Blue Ice Winter Scarf

Cable Knit Dog Sweater

Now Relax: Fun Drink Accessories

Pour yourself a hot cup of tea or a glass of something stronger. Sit back, relax, and put on some of your favorite Christmas tunes. These little knit drink accessories are fun to make, give, and use.

Reindeer Christmas Cup Cozy
Bottle of Bubbly Striped Cozy

Reindeer Christmas Cup Cozy


We hope this list of Christmas crafts ideas will help relieve some stress in your seasonal preparations. But when the holidays are getting to you, take a minute and remember the true meaning of Christmas. Happy knitting!





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