Take some time to learn new crafting skills so that you can make your own unique homemade Christmas crafts for gifts and decorations.
Find yourself with some extra free time right now? Why not use that time to learn a new crafting skill and make some Christmas crafts?
It may seem strange to start so early but you will be glad you did when November and December roll around. Everyone else will be stressed about getting prepared for Christmas and you will already have a head start.
I love learning new crafting skills because you never know when those may come in handy. It’s also a great stress reliever for myself and many others.
With the internet it’s so easy to learn these skills now, we don’t have to find someone that knows how to do it and learn from them. We have so many talented teachers at our fingertips!
I’ve gathered some great resources for learning new crafting skills that can help you make great Christmas crafts. These can be for decoration or fun gifts. Let’s all do some crafting!
Skills to Learn for Christmas Crafts
Learning to sew can open up a lot of crafting possibilities and is also just a very practical skill to have. You could take a sewing class online or if classes aren’t your thing you could pick up a book to learn the basics.
Once you master those practice your new skills with some basic sewing projects. Many of these projects make great gifts once you have mastered them.
You could also sew some easy tote bags which would work well for gift wrap but also double as a useful gift. It’s such a great way to reduce waste as well.
Don’t have a sewing machine? Learn some basic stitches you can sew by hand. You may not want to do big projects by hand but there are some small projects that work fine for hand sewing.
Once you learn how to hand embroider things the gift ideas are endless. You can embroider hats, shirts, tote bags, blankets, and so much more. You can make gifts for basically everyone on your list with this skill.
Woodworking can be a great craft to learn if you have a lot of men to make gifts for. It’s also one of those skills that can really come in handy in life.
There are so many great woodworking skills to learn you can stay really busy working on new things all of the time.
Crocheting or Knitting
Knitting and crocheting can look very hard but once you get the hang of it you can have a lot of fun. It’s also something that can be very relaxing.
Videos or online classes can be really helpful when learning to crochet and learning to knit. And you can find videos on Youtube or if books are more your style there are some good options out there.
Once you have the skills down make gifts like beanies, scarves, blankets, and even cute little stuffed animals.
Want some unique Christmas cards this year? Get into paper crafting and you can make some really fun cards. There are many fun technics to explore and it will give you a totally unique Christmas card.
There are so many other fun paper crafts to try like scrapbooking, lettering, and more. They can all be really useful for gifts and also for making your own decor.
Macrame is a fun craft that is really gaining popularity again. If you like making decorative items this is a good craft to learn.
You can make simple wall hangings, hanging planters, a holiday wreath, and more fun creations. They would all make great gifts.
These are just a few fun crafts you can start learning to make now. Youtube and Pinterest are full of free tutorials. Stock up on supplies, turn on a Christmas movie and get crafting!
And be sure to check out Craftsy for lots of fun online crafting classes that you can take this year so you can make beautiful homemade Christmas gifts for next year.
What a great list!