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22 Incredible Holiday ‘How To’ Lenses: Find Something Fun for Everyone!

If you’re a Do-It-Yourself kind of Squid, you must make time to visit each of these 22 lenses while there’s still time to get creative before the big day.  Find everything from several different kinds of homemade ornaments to crochet patterns and spirit jars along with lots of other super cute stuff.

Warning:  You’re probably going to want to make one of each of these wonderful things.  Tell us which one you’re going to try first in the comments below.

Crocheting For Charity This Holiday Season

1. Crocheting For Charity This Holiday Season

Crocheting has been apart of my life for a long time now. It is the one hobby that I find completely relaxing and satisfying. There is nothing better than snuggling up in a soft, handmade blanket on a cold winter night to make you feel comforted. Because c…

Lets Make Chocolate Candy Cane Sleighs For Christmas

2. Lets Make Chocolate Candy Cane Sleighs For Christmas

I’m the type of person that is always looking for new ways to make small gifts for people at Christmas time and this year they are receiving these cute, easy to make candy cane Santa sleds. It’s important to note that I am not the only person who…

How To Draw Nightmare Before Christmas Characters

3. How To Draw Nightmare Before Christmas Characters

This is the time of year for holiday cheer, and jolly, and all that. stuff. Well, maybe some of us don’t think about Santa and elves and reindeer this time of year. Maybe some of our heads are filled with something else. Maybe some of us are thinking…

Create a 30 Days of Gratitude Scrapbook

4. Create a 30 Days of Gratitude Scrapbook

With Thanksgiving quickly approaching here in the United States, I have been reflecting a lot on how much I have to be thankful for in my life. I have been going through a rough time lately and found my spirits sinking. When I learned about the 30 Days of…

How to Make Snowmen from Recycled Drink Mix Containers

5. How to Make Snowmen from Recycled Drink Mix Containers

Do you enjoy crafts which incorporate recycled materials? I sure do! These recycled drink mix container snowmen are a perfect and easy project. Adults and kids alike can decorate their own with buttons, yarn, paper, foam sheets, stickers, paint, and (dare…

How to Make Easy and Beautiful Christmas Tree Ornaments with Children

6. How to Make Easy and Beautiful Christmas Tree Ornaments with Children

The best ornaments I’ve ever placed on my Christmas tree over the years were the tri- bead ornaments that my children made in school and gave as gifts to me. The ornaments were special because they were made by my children. They were beautiful then be…

Craft this adorable angel for your tree

7. Craft this adorable angel for your tree

I love to create. Certain things inspire me, sometimes it’s a special person. This little angel was inspired by my grand daughter. She is a ‘personality plus’ person, just like her mother. Since she is a little angel and Christmas is near, I…

Christmas Holiday Gag Gift Ideas

8. Christmas Holiday Gag Gift Ideas

Handmade Christmas Gag Gifts There is a certain someone on my Christmas shopping list that I love to play practical jokes on, especially when it comes to Christmas gag gifts. So this year the kids and I put our minds together and came up with a few easy Ch…

How to Put Christmas Spirit into Jars

9. How to Put Christmas Spirit into Jars

Several years ago, I came up with a quick, easy and inexpensive Christmas gift idea which was inspired by a quote by Harlan Miller as I imagined what it might be like to ‘put up Christmas Spirit in jars. ‘ The jars are my way to keep the Christma…

Santa Claus Peanut Choco Bar

10. Santa Claus Peanut Choco Bar

Kids just need a reason to celebrate and exchange gifts. So why not make your own Santa- Claus- Peanut- Choco- Bar for class- gift- distribution. This is an exciting craft for kids and my daughter just loves folding and drawing the wrapper. Kids love volun…

Homemade in a Hurry Christmas Ornaments

11. Homemade in a Hurry Christmas Ornaments

Handmade Christmas ornaments are so very special to me. I bet if you’re reading this page homemade ornaments are probably top on your list as well. I imagine it is also a good bet to say you are searching for some easy to make Christmas ornaments that…

How To Make Christmas Memory Ornaments

12. How To Make Christmas Memory Ornaments

Capturing Holiday Memories In A Christmas Ornament Every year, we receive Christmas cards featuring photos of friends and relatives, some of whom are separated by time and distance. The annual Christmas photo cards give us an updated glimpse into their liv…

DIY Quick and Easy Yarn-Wrapped Christmas Trees

13. DIY Quick and Easy Yarn-Wrapped Christmas Trees

Looking for a quick and fun holiday craft that even your kids can help with? These beautiful yarn- wrapped Christmas trees make a festive statement around the holidays. They can be matched to any color scheme and they have endless decorative combinations,…

Make Easy Christmas Ornaments With Repurposed Crystals

14. Make Easy Christmas Ornaments With Repurposed Crystals

The other day I saw this mountain of boxed light fixtures on clearance for £5 at Ikea. They originally retailed for £32 and the big sign with the slashed 32 caught my eye. The next thing that caught my attention was that they were…

Make a Forest of Necktie Christmas Trees

15. Make a Forest of Necktie Christmas Trees

I love to reuse old neckties! The patterns are interesting, the silk is smoothly satisfying, and vintage ties are affordable and easy to find. Recently I put my mind to creating holiday decorations with a bunch of old men’s neckties I’ve been col…

My New Necktie Bracelet Design - Perfect Stocking Stuffer Project

16. My New Necktie Bracelet Design – Perfect Stocking Stuffer Project

I really like all of the tutorials and pictures online for cuff bracelet designs using upcycled neckties. This is my own design! I wanted to add my own touch to cuff bracelets with a triglide, which is a fancy name for the very simplest of belt buckles. A…

Christmas Rock Painting

17. Christmas Rock Painting

Christmastime is a perfect time to do crafts! I love rock painting and have done some generic rock painting in the past, and I painted some rocks for Halloween one year. This year, I decided I needed to paint some Christmas- themed rocks. I gathered some r…

Pompom Decorated Pinecone Christmas Tree

18. Pompom Decorated Pinecone Christmas Tree

How to use Pinecones to make beautiful Christmas Trees: I am lucky to have a pine tree in my yard that produces the most beautifully shaped large pinecones that are perfect for making a Christmas Tree. I began saving these gorgeous cones this past summer k…

Paper Mache Clay Light Bulb Snowman and Santa

19. Paper Mache Clay Light Bulb Snowman and Santa

I’ve been having a great time making turkeys, snowmen, birds and chicks usingpaper mache clay. I saw a craft using a burned out light bulb to make a snowman, so I decided that the light bulb would be a great armature for using paper mache clay. In thi…

Christmas Angel Beaded Earrings

20. Christmas Angel Beaded Earrings

I made a lovely little Christmas angel this year by wire threading different beads and finishing with jewellery pliers. My mom and aunty loved them. Straight away, people were asking for them on earrings and necklaces. I even started to make them in bulk f…

Paper Mache Clay Snowmen, Bird and Chick

21. Paper Mache Clay Snowmen, Bird and Chick

Once you start making and using paper mache clay, you’ll be addicted and want to try more and different clay projects. After I finished making the Paper Mache Clay Turkeys for my daughter’s Thanksgiving day luncheon at school, I decided to try a…

How To Crochet Christmas Baubles

22. How To Crochet Christmas Baubles

These adorable Christmas baubles remind me of ornaments from years gone by. They stitch up quickly and add the perfect homemade touch to your Christmas tree. Follow along to make your own crochet Christmas baubles! I’ll list the pattern first and then…

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Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at Squidoo.com where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/getmoreinfo getmoreinfo

    I am a big do it yourself person and these are some amazing “how to” lenses.

    • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/rms rms

      They really are. I’m glad you enjoyed them.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Doc_Holliday Doc_Holliday

    I’ll have to have a go at the snowmen – just for fun.

  • http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/aredey aredey

    love Christmas Baubles and adorable angel .when i was a child i offen do it ,but now have no time

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